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DEERE, Alan C (#49)

…22 William V. Crawford-Crompton New Zealand Royal Air Force 21½ Raymond Brown Hesselyn New Zealand Royal New Zealand Air Force 21½ Evan Mackie New Zealand Royal New Zealand Air Force 20 +3 shared Cobber Kain New Zealand Royal Air Force 17 First RAF fighter ace of WWII Brian Carbury New

WIREMU, Hemi (#210)

…the Aotearoa Maori Club. He enjoys the chance of meeting New Zealanders in his job, and obviously often thinks of home.” —Barbara Ewing. Source: http://teaohou.natlib.govt.nz/journals/teaohou/issue/Mao60TeA/c12.html) About the 28th (Māori) Battalion The 28th (Māori) Battalion was part of the 2nd New Zealand Division, the fighting arm of the 2nd New Zealand…

MAYBANK, John W (#242)

…OKINAWA and IWO JIMA to Japan, and also via FORMOSA and the PHILIPPINES to BORNEO & SINGAPORE or NEW GUINEA & the SOLOMONS, therefore it was a strategic imperative to strangle any potential reinforcement of Japanese Air strength from the coming Battles and Beachheads or OKINAWA and IWO JIMA –…

BIRD-WILSON, Harold A C ‘Birdie’ (#32)

…was the second member of The Guinea Pig Club. McIndoe operating at East Grinstead: a painting by Anna Zinkeisen, 1944(Art.IWMARTLD6001) The Guinea Pig Club, established in 1941, was a social club and mutual support network for British and allied aircrew injured during World War II. Its membership was made up…

BURN, Michael C (#86)

…out two semicircular ledges of skin under my eyes to allow for contraction of the new lids. What was not absorbed was to be sliced off when I came in for my next operation, a new upper lip. In 1941, Hillary persuaded the British authorities to send him to America…

MAX, Roy (#289)

…he and his gunner were wounded, he managed to land on a French airfield. Returning to operations a few days later, he was told that he had been awarded the Croix de Guerre and the news reached his parents and newspapers in New Zealand. In the chaos of the collapsing…

GIBSON, John AA (#197)

…as an air firing instructor, Gibson was posted in New Year 1942 to No 457, a Royal Australian Air Force Spitfire squadron. In May he returned to New Zealand where, attached to the Royal New Zealand Air Force, he trained its newly formed No 15 Squadron in Tonga. Squadron Leader…

SMITH, Irving S (#109)

…the smoke and debris of the preceding attack. Two Mosquitoes and a Typhoon were lost, but 258 prisoners escaped, including Louis Vivant. Smith was born at Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. He was educated at Seddon memorial technical college, Auckland, and on leaving school became an apprentice coach-painter. In late 1938,…

SLY, Ted (#276)

…fighter operations of the ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE in particular in North Africa and also New Guinea, who initially joined the 7th Light Horse quickly joined the RAAF. After training in Rhodesia he joined No.452 RAAF Squadron in England and was fortunate to serve with ‘Bluey’ Truscott in the UK…

de CLARENS, Vicomtesse (#161)

…A heroine at the centre of scenes like those immortalised in Jean-Pierre Melville’s iconic film Army of Shadows, Jeannie more recently caught the attention of journalists at the New York Times. The American newspaper published in August 2017 an obituary that pays homage to the spy’s “heroic and momentous achievements”…

JOHNSON, James E (#21)

…with two of his ‘erks’. ‘One of our pilots is missing’… Wing Commander Johnson, centre, and friends anxiously await news of an overdue Spitfire pilot at Kenley in 1943. The ‘Canada’ shoulder flashes were a gift from his Canadian pilots. Instead of our original plan, I later decided to cover…

CHESHIRE, Geoffrey Leonard (#31)

…to Flight Lieutenant, flew to Canada, met actress Constance Binney in New York and married her, and returned to England to resume bombing operations. After this, Leonard spent almost a year as a flight instructor before being promoted to Acting Wing Commander and given command of 76 Squadron flying Halifax…

BAGLEY, David C (#280)

Commander David C BAGLEY DFC USN Reserve US Naval operations in the Pacific, in particular for the key raids on RABAUL which had become the biggest Japanese base in New Guinea….

BROWN, William (#156)

…story of FEPOWs who “were prisoners on the Thai/Burma railway, the Sumatra railway, the Sandakan Death Marches, in copper mines in Formosa, steel factories in Japan, building roads in Burma, air strips on Ambon, Haruka, Java, Rabaul, New Guinea and the Solomons. Also, thousands died battened down in holds on…

VRACIU, Alexander (#303)

…staff announcer for WOR Radio in New York, interrupted a broadcast of a professional football game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants at the Polo Grounds to read the following bulletin from the United Press news agency: “The Japanese have attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, by air, President [Franklin]…

ELLISON, Lorna (#174)

…28, and Jan, 26, wrote new wills. Naturally, they remembered their families but the only others mentioned were their English roses. Their incredible bravery is at the centre of much-anticipated new movie Anthropoid with Fifty Shades of Grey’s Jamie Dornan and Peaky Blinders’ Cillian Murphy playing the doomed pair. But…

CROSLEY, R Michael (#234)

‘Once airborne, the Seafire responded with the sensitivity of a polo pony to nearly all our ignorant demands upon it. It behaved in its normal habitat with such unselfish grace and with such rapid response and power, that we knew we were being allowed to fly a thoroughbred. Once we…

KILMARTIN, JI (#35)

new republic’s office of the Deputy Commissioner for Forestry, died from influenza when John was nine years old and the boy was shipped out to Australia under a scheme to resettle deprived children.He worked on a cattle ranch in Australia and as a bank clerk in Shanghai, where he was…

BABINGTON-SMITH, Constance (#180)

…pursuing another vital brief – watching out for new types of aircraft, especially jets. “Keeping an eye on Peenemünde,” she said, “was a minor task compared to the everlasting watch for new German aircraft.” When Group Captain Frank Whittle, inventor of the jet engine, paid her a visit, he was…

ATKINSON, Robert (#214)

…Wear after his departure in 1983, Nissan was recruiting for its new factory nearby. Robert Atkinson was born at Tynemouth on March 7 1916, the son of a civil engineer. His elder brother was the theologian Prof James Atkinson, who, Robert reckoned, saved him from drowning off the Tynemouth coast…

MORLEY, Sam (#278)

…Rosyth including the Bismarck alert, Sam would join HMS REDOUBT in September 1942 after a further Torpedo course in Roedean School (HMS VERNON) and the new unused St Dunstan’s building. Redoubt was a brand-new R-class destroyer commissioning at John Brown’s Clyde shipyard. Sam remembers the personal handling of the 1,000…

SCARMAN, Leslie (#241)

…thought he knew as much about Rastafarian culture as the people of Brixton. In his report, he concluded that racial discrimination had been one of the main factors behind the riots, and he stuck his neck out by proposing positive discrimination in favour of blacks – a proposal described as…

LLOYD-OWEN, David (#273)

…a few oases which are featured in the film. The expedition party included: Bagnold, Craig, Holland, Prendergast, Newbold, Burridge, Fernie and Shaw, Paterson, Harding-Newman and Boustead. Bagnold went on to form the British Army’s Long Range Desert Group during World War II.” Sahara Overland has a good page on the…

DUDGEON, AG (#187)

…headquarters of the recently formed 216 Group a week late, having taken unofficial leave in May 1941 to marry Phyl McFarlane, the daughter of his former commanding officer. His new role was to establish the ferry and transport organisation, and he was an ideal choice. Following the closure of the…

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