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Donald James McBride

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At the beginning of the war.

D.J. McBride

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Donald James AWMM
  • Surname
    McBride AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ404075 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 April 1919 AWMM HokitikaWestland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Whataroa, South Westland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Thomas McBride (father) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    France & Germany AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ404075 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2 POW - Stalag Luft VI, Heydekrug, modern day Šilutė, Lithuania AWMM
      AWMM
      7 November 1942 AWMM
      Bombing mission on Genoa, Italy AWMM
    • WW2
      McBride's plane was hit by flak while crossing the French coast and abandoned in the region of Chaumont. AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 11 April 1945 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    839 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Heart attack AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    19 June 1990 AWMM
    Age 71 AWMM
    TaurangaBay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Pyes Pa Cemetery, Tauranga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Chorley, W. (1994). Royal Air Force Bomber Command losses of the Second World War: Aircraft and crew losses 1942 (Vol. 3). Leicester, England: Midland Counties Publications. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Cenotaph data entry form 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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