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Warren Edward Schrader

Portait of Wing Commander Warren Schrader. Image kindly provided by Jennifer Hillas (March 2019). Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Portait of Wing Commander Warren Schrader. Image kindly provided by Jennifer Hillas (March 2019). Im …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Warren Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Schrader AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Smokey AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ411944 AWMM
    • WWII NZ132585 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 March 1921 AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 20 March 1941 AWMM 92 Rongotai Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    • Clerk AWMM
    • Airline Pilot Public - Neil - Child - 16 February 2016 - Family papers
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 July 1941 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

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  • Son of Leslie Maurice Schrader and Julia Schrader

    Destroyed 12 aircraft during service in airforce

    mainly employed on ground attack and dive bombing

    Husband of Val; father of Gordon, Neil

    A celebration of his life was held at Silverdale and Districts RSA AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    6 February 2009 AWMM
    Age 87 AWMM
    WhangaparaoaCape Runaway AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 09 February 2009 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • Polaschek, A. (1983). The Complete New Zealand Distinguished Conduct Medal. Christchurch, N.Z.: Medals Research. AWMM
    • Sortehaug, P. (1998). The wild winds : the history of number 486 RNZAF Fighter Squadron with the RAF5. Dunedin, N.Z.: Author. AWMM
      pp. 263, 266-268 AWMM
    • Morris, G.S. (c2000). Spitfire: The New Zealand Story. Auckland, N.Z.: Reed. AWMM
      p. 209 AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Vol. 3 p. 596 AWMM
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      p. 427 AWMM
    • 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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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
30 May 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
06 March 2019JenniferAucklandFriend
16 February 2016NeilWellingtonOther relative

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