Napier. Joined the RNZAF 7th of February 1942.
Invalided out August the 6th 1945.
Ashburton 18 months ( on Tiger Moths )
Converted to P40s Ohakea moved up to
Southwest Pacific with 21 Squadron,
flying P40s ( Bougainville, Guadalcanal,
and Green Island( in the Nisson Group)
Early training at
No.21 Sqdrn P40s,
US Airforce Lightnings overhead.
on patrol Bougainville.
Mount Bogana in the Background
to RNZAF Station ARDMORE converting to
then back up to the South West Pacific
No 21 Squadron.Operating around
Guadalcanal , Bougainville, and Green
Island In the Nissan Group. Keith was
on a straffing run and returned to New
Zealand for treatment.
Keith had done
of the Corsair he was shot up in.
DOCKERY'S PHOTO ALBUM Keith
has passed over his photo album.
Here are some pictures from his airforce training
days in NZ and days of action in the
South West Pacific, covering the RNZAF's
involvement in the Solomon Islands.
Most cover action around Bougainville and Green
Island in the Nissan group of islands.
Keith telling story of last flight
Keith has been a
member of our organisation from its formation.
His support has certainly helped to put this
'show on the road'.