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Arnold Divers

Portrait of Flight Sergeant Arnold Divers, awarded DFM. Image published in the Auckland Weekly News, 29 March 1944. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19440329-22-48. Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Flight Sergeant Arnold Divers, awarded DFM. Image published in the Auckland Weekly News, …


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    283 Squadron, RAF (Walrus). During the past four months, Flight Sergeant Divers has been responsible for eleven successful rescues of British and American aircrews. In November, 1943, immediately after his release from hospital, he rescued 5 airmen from a dinghy in adverse weather which made a take-off impossible. Taxying also became impossible after a time due to the weather and after 10 hours afloat the crew and the rescued personnel were taken on board an American ship. His courage and coolness have invariably been of a high order. AWMM

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  • Son of William Abernathy Divers and Jane Sutherland Divers, married Jean (Billie) Hay in October 1947.

    Embarked with the Royal New Zealand Air Force, as a Pilot and then attached to the Royal Air Force. Divers, served with the 283 Squadron in the Mediterranean, the 277 Squadron in England, he served for a year in the Middle East, before returned to the UK and serving with the 285 Squadron and the 667 Squadron, on Oxford, Blenheim and Hurricane aircraft. In October 1944, he was converted to Mosquito's and posted to the 487 Squadron, NZ. He carried out numerous sorties over, Hamburg, Bremen, Hanover, Berlin and Ruhr Valley.

    He was a member of the "Goldfish Club". Date and time of ditching, 3 July 1943, 2110 hrs. The cause of the incident was due to night landing in heavy sea unable to take off. Time spent in water / dinghy 27 hours. AWMM
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    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
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    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      vol. 3. p. 602 AWMM
    • Goldfish Club, New Zealand Branch. The Goldfish Club: Roll of Honour 1954 - 2003. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2004/32. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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