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Joseph Norman Clark

  • Service number
    NZ415076 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Last rank
    Flying Officer/Military AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Air Force, 207 Squadron, RAF AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Joseph Norman AWMM
  • Surname
    Clark AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ415076 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Presbyterian, Christian AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    28 April 1920 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 08 Sep 1941 Waiau Pa, Patumahoe, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr N.M. Clark (father), Waiau Pa, Patumahoe, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 30 Oct 1942 Single AWMM


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
    NZ415076 AWMM
  • Military service
    No. 1476 Advanced Ship Recognition Flight, Skeabrae AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • 1939-1945 Star AWMM
    • Air Crew Europe Star (France and Germany clasp) AWMM
    • Defence Medal AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 AWMM
    • New Zealand War Service Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Initial Training Wing (1.5.42) AWMM
    • Empire Air Training Scheme (31.10.42) AWMM
    • No. 7 Gunnery and Training School, Paulson, Manitoba AWMM
    • No. 1 Air Observers School, Malton, Ontario (January 1943) AWMM
    • No. 7 Gunnery and Training School, Paulson, Manitoba (April 1943) AWMM
    • No. 5 Air Observers' School, Jurby, Isle of Man AWMM
    • No. 14 Operational Training Unit, Market Harborough, Leicestershire AWMM
    • 1654 Conversion Unit, Wigsley, Nottinghamshire AWMM
    • No. 5 Lancaster Finishing School, Syerston, Nottinghamshire AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW2 8 September 1941 AWMM
  • Age on enlistment
    WW2 21 AWMM


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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 8 1/4 inches AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fresh AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Flying Accident : Shuttlegate, Derbyshire. He baled out and received a leg injury. He was admitted to station sick quarters at Finninley, Yorkshire, Doncaster Royal Infirmary and the RAF Hospital, Ely, Cambridgeshire. AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
      Killed on air operations AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Flying Officer/Military AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Air Force, 207 Squadron, RAF AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Joseph Clark was the son of Norman McLean Clark and Florence Ethel Clark, of Waiau Pa.

    He was originally buried in the Cemetery at Duren, Germany. AWMM


About death

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  • Age at death
    24 AWMM
  • Date of death
    16 November 1944 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    The Netherlands (Holland) AWMM
  • Death notes
    Netherlands AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Venray War Cemetery, Limburg, Netherlands AWMM
  • Grave reference
    Plot V; Row C; Graves 5-8 AWMM
  • Memorial name
    Waiau Pa School War Memorial, 571 Waiau Pa Road, Pukekohe, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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  • External links
  • 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