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Hugh Munro Mackay

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  • Service number
    NZ415345 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Air Force AWMM
  • Last rank
    Flying Officer (Observer) AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Air Force, 487 (NZ) Squadron, RAF AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hugh Munro AWMM
  • Surname
    Mackay AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ415345 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    19 December 1920 AWMM
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Accountant AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Mary Mackay (mother), 19 King Edward Avenue, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    France and Germany (TBC) AWMM
  • Force
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ415345 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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  • Enlistment
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Embarkations

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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
    Flying Officer (Observer) AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Air Force, 487 (NZ) Squadron, RAF AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Hugh Mackay was the son of John Mackay and of Mary Mackay (nee Falla), of Morrinsville

    Barrass, M.B. (2001- 2008). Web site: Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation. "Squadrons numbered in the 400 series were technically units of the RCAF, RAAF and RNZAF, but their members were placed under the operational control of the RAF and are usually considered to be part of the RAF's organisational structure". URL: http://www.rafweb.org/Sqn485-490.htm

    Transcriptions of Mackay's diaries and letters are held at: Royal New Zealand Air Force Museum, Wigram, Christchurch, New Zealand; Morrinsville Library, Morrinsville, New Zealand and Library of Congress, Washington, DC, USA. Biographical material, some flight log and additional photocopied images. AWMM
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Death

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  • Age at death
    22 AWMM
  • Date of death
    1 December 1943 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    France AWMM
  • Death notes
    France AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Guidel Communal Cemetery, Morbihan, France AWMM
  • Grave reference
    Row 6. Grave 8. AWMM
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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