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Derrick Fitzgerald Westenra

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Derrick was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) and Bar.

Derrick was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) and Bar.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Derrick Fitzgerald AWMM
  • Surname
    Westenra AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII 89782 AWMM
    • WWII NZ2374 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 April 1918 Hanson ChristchurchCanterbury Hanson
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
    After the war, he returned to New Zealand to work the family farm at Camla, one of the earliest sett Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 12 March 2022 - Own research
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Son of Derrick Warner Werner Wesrtenia (died 1955 age 78) Helen Beatrice Westenra (née Nicholls - died 16th April 1970, age 85) Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 12 March 2022 - Own research
  • 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 Hanson
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1939 Hanson
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Transferred from Royal Air Force to Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1 January 1944. AWMM
    • Son of Derrick Warner Werner Wesrtenia (died 1955 age 78) Helen Beatrice Westenra (née Nicholls - died 16th April 1970, age 85) Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 12 March 2022 - Own research

Death

About death

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  • Death
    17 August 1999 Hanson
    OmokoroaTauranga Hanson
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    St. Paul's Anglican Church Cemetery, Papanui, Christchurch AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • RNZAF fighter ace - with 8 aircraft destroyed, further 3 shared. 2 of the destroyed flying the Gladiator bi-plane!
    Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 12 March 2022
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    p.506 AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
12 March 2022KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
14 October 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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