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Wallace Norman Ingham



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Wallace Norman AWMM
  • Surname
    Ingham AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Wally Ingham AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ391292 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Christchurch Technical College AWMM
    • Military Cadet AWMM
    • RNZAF Training AWMM
    • Jungle Training AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 31 October 1939 AWMM
    Age 17 AWMM
    Airframe fitter/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    Malaria (twice) AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Author of two Books :'We also served' and 'The Avengers'

    Ranks : Fitter Gp 1 14.10.39; Fight Rig Gp 1- 1.6.40; AC 1 -1.9.40; LAC -25.8.40; Fitter 11A Gp 1 - 6.7.42; Acting Corporal - 15.9.44; Corporal - 15.3.45

    When Wally flew to Bouganville, he flew via Espirtu Santo as ground backup for the ferry flight of 30 Squadron TBF's when they departed in two flights from Whenuapai via Norfolk Island to Noumea to Espiritu Santos.

    Aircraft Engineer - AirWork Christchurch 1946, NAC 1948 - 1955.

    Civil Aviation Aircraft Surveyor, Auckland 1955-57

    SPANZ Engineer Manager, 1959-1965

    Chief Engineer AirWork Ltd, Ardmore 1967-1995

    Retired now, but writes a Bimonthly Newsletter for 30 Squadron & Servicing Unit. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    27 May 2015 New Zealand Herald
    Age 93 AWMM
    New Zealand Herald
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 30 May 2015. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • Documents
    The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    27/05/2015 AWMM

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