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Michael Ernest Groome

Group of No. 22 Squadron personnel in front of the Headquarters hut. Bougainville. L-R: Back; IP Speedy, N Hickson, RW Gummer, RW Black, unknown, ME Groome, RW Wellington (stool collapsed!), W Heslop, FE Sargent, NM Quarrie, RJ Pascoe. Middle; R Scorrar, LH Brittain, C Wright, B Reynolds, PR Reid, F Tomlinson, NM King, D McNab, R Bennett. Front; RW Steele, KR Horsley (Intelligence Officer), RA McDonald, JR Court, AA Watson, S Thompson, AB Shaw. Missing; Stougie. Names supplied by RW Wellington. Image kindly provided by the Royal Air Force Museum of New Zealand, PR6174

Group of No. 22 Squadron personnel in front of the Headquarters hut. Bougainville. L-R: Back; IP Spe …

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    Michael Ernest AWMM
  • Surname
    Groome AWMM
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    • WWII NZ4211048 AWMM
    • WWII 4211048 AWMM
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Civilian life

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  • Birth
    4 April 1921 Births, Deaths and Marriages
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    WW2 Tuhana, Otane AWMM
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    WW2 Farmer/Civilian Electoral Roll
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  • Death
    26 March 2003 Cemetery Records
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  • External links
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    • 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
    • New Zealand Electoral Rolls, 1853–1981. Auckland, New Zealand: BAB microfilming. Microfiche publication, 4032 fiche. AWMM

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