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John Arthur Houlton

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Portrait of 'Johnny Houlton standing beside a No. 485 Squadron [?]. Unknown location.' Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Ak838-94. CC BY-ND 3.0 NZ.

Portrait of 'Johnny Houlton standing beside a No. 485 Squadron [?]. Unknown location.' Air Force Mus …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Houlton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Johnnie AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ413543 AWMM
    • WWII 413543 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 September 1922 Cemetery Record ChristchurchCanterbury Cemetery Record
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Pilot/Military AWMM
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Credited with the first enemy aircraft destroyed over Normandy on D Day. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    16 April 1996 Hanson
    Age 73 AWMM
    SilverdaleAuckland Province Hanson
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    North Shore Memorial Park, North Shore, Auckland AWMM Ashes AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • New Zealand, World War II Appointments, Promotions, Transfers and Resignations, 1939–1945. [Extracted from the New Zealand Gazette.] CD-ROM. Ravensbourne, Dunedin, New Zealand: Colonial CD Books, n.d. AWMM

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28 August 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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