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John Brims

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Identity

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  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Brims AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ416629 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
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  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Service

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of William and Lilias Aitken Brims, of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    15 March 1943 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    [United Kingdom]Europe AWMM
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    Westcott (St Mary) Churchyard, Buckinghamshire, England AWMM 7 AWMM
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  • One of many training losses suffered by the hard pressed operational training units during the war, many of which are not remembered with their own page on the internet.
    Taking off on a daylight cross country exercise when on return the aircraft landed askew, so the pilot opened the throttles to try and go round again.

    They climbed normally with undercarriage up, but with the flaps still down, but after reaching just 120 ft the nose pitched up steeply with the aircraft stalling and fell back to the ground at 16:54 hrs - just off the end of the north east end of runway.
    Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 18 July 2017

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM

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18 July 2017KelvinGreat Yarmouth, Norfolk, EnglandResearcher