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William Clerken O'Shea

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  • Service number
    NZ411096 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Air Force AWMM
  • Last rank
    Sergeant AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Air Force, 75 (NZ) Squadron, RAF AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Clerken AWMM
  • Surname
    O'Shea AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ411096 AWMM
  • Gender
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Occupation before enlistment
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  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ411096 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Sergeant AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Air Force, 75 (NZ) Squadron, RAF AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of John & Margaret O'Shea. Husband of Ann O'Shea of Dunedin.

    Took from Feltwell on board a Wellington III as a part of Operation Hamburg. Crashed at Steinbeck, Gemany AWMM

Death

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  • Age at death
    28 AWMM
  • Date of death
    29 July 1942 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Europe AWMM
  • Death notes
    Europe AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Becklingen War Cemetery, Soltau, Niedersachsen, Germany AWMM
  • Grave reference
    Joint Grave 11 E 8-9 AWMM
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    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