“REPORTED MISSING – PILOT OFFICER O. H. KEEDWELL
(Special to the "Evening Post.") LEVIN, This Day. Cabled advice has been received from the Air Ministry by Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Keedwell, of Levin, that their son, Pilot Officer O. H. Keedwell, is reported missing as a result of air operations in the Low Countries. Pilot Officer Keedwell, who is 26 years of age, left the Dominion in August, 1938, to join the Royal Air Force, and after completing his training was appointed to the 57th Bombing Squadron. Recently he was stationed at the Wattisham aerodrome in Suffolk. He was born in Levin and was educated at the Levin District High School and Wellington College. He took a keen interest in all forms of sport and at one time was secretary of the Levin Swimming Club and Levin Gymnasium Club. Pilot Officer Keedwell is a grandson of the late Captain Harvey, well known on the Wellington waterfront for many years.“ [Evening Post, Volume CXXIX, Issue 115, 16 May 1940, Page 13]
Submitted by: Alain Rosseels
Relationship to casualty: NoneKIA on May 12 1940 flying Blenheim P-4914 from N° 107 sqdn during an attack on the bridges over the Albert Canal on the border of Belgium and Holland.
Submitted by: Jacinda Delacy
Relationship to casualty: 1st Cousin 2x removed
Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph Online, Auckland War Memorial Museum