19 August 1941 485 Squadron Spitfire Vb P7977 Sgt. Miller
Operation: Circus 82
Date: 19 August 1941 (Tuesday)
Unit: No. 485 Squadron (motto: Ka whawhai tonu - 'We will fight on') 11 Group
Type: Spitfire Vb
Base: RAF Redhill, Surrey
Location: Lost without trace
Pilot: Sgt. Keith Campbell Morison Miller NZ/401761 RNZAF Age 24. Missing - believed killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Taking off at 09:55 hrs escorting Blenheims with the target of the power station at Gosnay.
Combat with enemy aircraft over French coast and shot down, sadly the pilot has no known grave.
Sgt. Keith Campbell Morison Miller. Runnymede Memorial. Panel 64. Born on the 29th September 1916 at Auckland. Son of William Morison Miller and of Margaret Pate Miller (née Campbell), of Te Awamutu. 328 flying hours logged and completed 16 operational sorties.
Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this pilot with thanks to Jenifer Lemaire and to the extensive research by Errol Martyn and his publications: “For Your Tomorrow Vols. 1-3”, Auckland Library Heritage Collection, AWMM, Weekly News of New Zealand, other sources as quoted below: