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Andrew William Clark

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  • Service number
    NZ421961 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Andy Clark AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Last rank
    Flight Sergeant/Military AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Air Force, 115 Squadron, RAF AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Andrew William AWMM
  • Surname
    Clark AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Andy Clark AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ421961 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Methodist, Christian AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    7 January 1919 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Leithfield, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Ladbrooks, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Unknown Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaign
    Europe (Air) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ421961 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Empire Air Training Scheme, Canada (Gunner). AWMM
    • Wireless Operator AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
  • Age on enlistment
    WW2 23 AWMM

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Leading Aircraftman/Military 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
    Flight Sergeant/Military AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Air Force, 115 Squadron, RAF AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Andrew Frank and Isabella Clark, of Wataroa, Westland.

    No. 115 Squadron, RAF, was based at Little Snoring, Norfolk, England.

    At the time of his death Clarke was flying with Bomber Command.

    The Auckland Museum Library's manuscripts collection contains a letter written by the father of Pilot Robert Clayton Newcomb (NZ413462) to Flight Sergeant Andrew Clark's father regarding the deaths of their sons (MS 2006/35).

    Wigram Air Force Museum holds Clark's campaign medals, Memorial Medal, Flying Log book and an official photograph. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    24 AWMM
  • Date of death
    4 October 1943 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    North Sea AWMM
  • Death notes
    North Sea AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom AWMM
  • Memorial reference
    Panel 198 AWMM
  • Obituary

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Papers relating to Flying Officer Robert Clayton Newcomb, RNZAF, 1943. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2006/35. AWMM
    • 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