BURRILL [DFM], Keith Richard

POW Japanese - Survived the sinking of the Rakuyo Maru on 12/9/1944 held Burma at Mergui & Tavoy. " Awarded Distinguished Flying Medal for shooting down an enemy fighter whilst wounded displaying outstanding skill and coolness. The courage and devotion to duty by this airman was undoubtedly responsible for the safe return of the aircraft and its crew."

Last Name
BURRILL [DFM]
Given Names
Keith Richard
Service Number
408120
Distinguished Flying Cross
YES
Date of Birth
23/05/1915
Birth Location
Devonport Tasmania
Enlistment Location
Hobart Tasmania
1Wags Start Date
06/12/1940
Course Details
WAGS Course 9, 1 W.A.G.S Prisoner Of War, 1 W.A.G.S Gallantry Citations
Intake Date
09/01/1941
Finish Date
30/06/1941
To
1 BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
31/05/1946 (Discharged)
Discharge Unit
21 SQN
Rank
Warrant Officer
Prisoner of War
POW
Notes

POW Japanese - Survived the sinking of the Rakuyo Maru on 12/9/1944 held Burma at Mergui & Tavoy. " Awarded Distinguished Flying Medal for shooting down an enemy fighter whilst wounded displaying outstanding skill and coolness. The courage and devotion to duty by this airman was undoubtedly responsible for the safe return of the aircraft and its crew."

NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1 WAGS - BURRILL Keith Richard - 408120
1 WAGS - BURRILL Keith Richard - 408120
1 WAGS - BURRILL Keith Richard - 408120 Citation

Acknowledgements

UBC Web DesignAustralian War MemorialCity of BallaratNational Archives of AustraliaRSL Virtual War MemorialDepartment of Veterans+39 Affairs