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Kiwi Ernest Rehe Amohanga

Back row (l-r): W. G. Jenkins, A. C. Burnie, W. B. Le Grys?, E. K. Whitechurch, Middle row (l-r): C. E. Shanks, F. C. Schroder, N. F. Coster, D. R. Sadgrove, Front row (l-r):
 N. C. C. McKay, N. W. Johnson, K. E. Amohanga, A. M. Trevarthen. Identification Album RNZAF (c.1939-1945). Aerodrome Defence Unit, Camp 1. Hibiscus Coast (Silverdale) RSA Museum (G62). CC BY 4.0.

Back row (l-r): W. G. Jenkins, A. C. Burnie, W. B. Le Grys?, E. K. Whitechurch, Middle row (l-r): C. …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Kiwi Ernest Rehe AWMM
  • Surname
    Amohanga AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII NZ425492 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Address before enlistment
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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Liberation date
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Medical history

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Biographical information

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  • 'Kiwi was known to have returned every Lancaster bomber plane that he piloted. The crew were known after our family name as the Amohanga crew. One plane was so badly shot up that they did not expect it to return, but Kiwi successfully returned the plane back to London'. Family source.

    Flight Lieutenant Amohanga was born in England, either in London or Kent. Family source.

    Embarked for Britain on the ship 'Uruguay' on 12 October 1943 for attachment to the Royal Air Force. Arrived 9 December 1943. Source: Errol Martyn, 'For Your Tomorrow', vol. 3, p.611.

    Married Annie Bloomfield, Leeds, October-December, 1945. Source: England and Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    29 March 1980 AWMM
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  • Cemetery
    Kihikihi Cemetery, Te Awamutu AWMM
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01 November 2020MariamAuckland, New ZealandOther relative

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