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John Eustace Haycock

Flt Lt John E Haycock DFC

Flt Lt John E Haycock DFC

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Eustace AWMM
  • Surname
    Haycock AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 422396 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 May 1923 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 AWMM
    • New Zealand War Service Medal AWMM
    • DFC Citation 05th March 1946:
      This officer has completed a highly successful tour of operations. This included many sorties against various objectives. Early in his tour during low-level attacks on a bridge on the 13th December 1944, his aircraft was attacked by an enemy fighter but by skilful manoeuvring and accurate fire he was able to destroy it. On another occasion on the 11th March 1945, when flyng over Rangoon, his aircraft was seriously damaged by enemy action. With great skill and determination he regained control and successfully brought his damaged aircraft back to base, where he made a safe landing. Throughout his career Flying Officer Haycock has shown outstanding keeness, skill and great devotion to duty. In the incident over Rangoon mentioned above the Flight Engineer repaired the rudder control cables with parachute cords. On landing 197 holes were counted in the fuselage. The aircraft was so badly damaged it did not fly again. Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 15 April 2022 -

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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

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Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
    5 September 1963 AWMM
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Marsden Valley Cemetery AWMM
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  • External links
    Report on the accident: Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 15 April 2022 -
  • References
    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


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15 April 2022KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
10 October 2021JohnPerth WAResearcher
02 January 2021LynneOAKEY QLD AustraliaChild

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