|Place||Europe: United Kingdom, England, Lincolnshire, Blyton|
|Place made||United Kingdom: England, Lincolnshire, Blyton|
|Date made||c 1943|
Second World War, 1939-1945
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Portrait of Squadron Leader (later Wing Commander) John Keith Douglas DFC, "A" Flight Commander, ...
Portrait of Squadron Leader (later Wing Commander) John Keith Douglas DFC, "A" Flight Commander, 1662 Conversion Unit RAF. (RAAF photograph UK 432). Aged 22, he became the youngest Australian squadron commander, and one of the youngest in Bomber Command. In October 1944 he was posted to command 467 Squadron RAAF, again flying Lancasters. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in 1943 and the Air Force Cross in 1944. Douglas was shot down and killed near Munster, Germany, after attacking the Dortmund-Ems canal on 8 February, 1945. He is buried at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, near Kleve in western Germany.