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Keith Forbes Ryan

Headstone of Flight Sergeant Keith Forbes Ryan (41999). Nossegem Communal Cemetery, Zaventem, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium. New Zealand War Graves Trust (BEDB8355). CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Headstone of Flight Sergeant Keith Forbes Ryan (41999). Nossegem Communal Cemetery, Zaventem, Vlaams …


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    Keith Forbes AWMM
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    Ryan AWMM
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    • NZ41999 AWMM
    • WWII 41999 AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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    Europe (Air) AWMM
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    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

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  • Son of Alfred Mervyn and Julie R. Ryan, of Taihape, New Zealand.

    Flight Sergeant Ryan was the Captain of a Stirling I which was part of Operation Saarbrucken. The plane was shot down by a night fighter (Hptm Walter Ehle II./NJG1) and crashed at 0315 hours at Sterrebeek, Brabant, 9km ENE from the centre of Brussels. AWMM


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  • Death
    2 September 1942 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
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    Nossegem Communal Cemetery, Zaventem, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium AWMM Collective grave 1-5 AWMM
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17 March 2017Jennifer Curtis (nee Ryan)Oamaru, New ZealandOther Relative

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