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Russell James Kerr Hume

Family photograph, sons in uniform : Left to Right : Russell Hume, Dad & Graham Hume - This image may be subject to copyright

Family photograph, sons in uniform : Left to Right : Russell Hume, Dad & Graham Hume - This image ma …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Russell James Kerr AWMM
  • Surname
    Hume AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 2/1/802 AWMM
    • 4214055 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • War
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    Europe (Air) AWMM
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    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • 2/1/802 AWMM
    • 4214055 AWMM
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    Height, Unknown Period AWMM
    6 foot AWMM

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  • Enlisted first with the Army and served 1 year, 8 months and then enlisted with the RNZAF and served a further 3 years 2 months; a total of 4 years 10 months.

    'My brother Graham and I were together in D Company, machine gunners 1st Battalion, Wellington Regiment. We left together as sergeants, to join the RNZAF as trainee A.C.2s on 31.10.1942. We went through NZ and Canadian training together - and both qualified together as Pilot Officers (Wireless Operators) on 27.3.1944. We were then stationed together in London, Ontario as staff Wireless Operators. Next we were sent together to UK (on Mauretania 17.9.44) as reserves to expected heavy casualties on invasion of Europe. We spent months being sent from 'drome to 'drome either together, or near each other - waiting posting to the same squadron, Bomber Command. Finally we were sent to No. 4 O.T.U. - Scotland as 2 wireless operators on the same Sunderland Flying Boat (Coastal Command). We were on final training when war finished - we were sent home on the same ship (Andes 15.9.45) & have a newspaper photo of us together on the ship looking at Wellington.' AWMM
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    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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