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Richard Waller Brookman

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  • Service number
    NZ40186 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Air Force AWMM
  • Last rank
    Sergeant AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Air Force, 235 Squadron, RAF AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard Waller AWMM
  • Surname
    Brookman AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ40186 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    24 November 1912 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Waitara, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Waitara, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Commercial traveller AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    • France and Germany (TBC) AWMM
    • 1940 Battle of Britain AWMM
  • Force
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ40186 AWMM
  • Military service
    • Royal New Zealand Air Force, attached Royal Air Force AWMM
    • 17 Operational Training Unit, RAF AWMM
    • Royal Air Force, 106 Squadron AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • 1939-45 Star (Battle of Britain clasp) AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Sep 1939 AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment
    WW2 27 AWMM

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Vessel was Rangatira AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Air Force AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Sergeant AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Air Force, 235 Squadron, RAF AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Harold and Margaret Brookman, of Epsom, Auckland

    Coastal Command

    Lost his life in the Battle of Britain

    Portrait in Wynn, K. (1981). The Battle of Britain: 10 July- 31 October 1940 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    28 AWMM
  • Date of death
    22 February 1941 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
  • Death notes
    Crashed into the sea off Denmark AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom AWMM
  • Memorial reference
    Panel 63 AWMM
  • Obituary

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