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Herrold Raymond Corrin

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Sergeant H. R. Corrin of Auckland, awarded the DFM. Image kindly provided by Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19420121-30-4. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Sergeant H. R. Corrin of Auckland, awarded the DFM. Image kindly provided by Auckland Libraries Heri …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Herrold Raymond AWMM
  • Surname
    Corrin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ401224 AWMM
    • WWII 401224 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 June 1921 Hanson AltrinchamCheshire Hanson
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM) AWMM
    "In July 1941, large scale attacks were made on German warships at Brest and La Pallice (including the Gneisenau, Scharnhorst and Prinz Eugen). A smaller attack was made on the Cherbourg. The operations were carried out in daylight and extremely heavy and accurate anti-aircraft fire and fighter opposition were encountered by all aircraft when approaching the target which at Brest was protected with a balloon barrage. The air crews engaged succeeded nevertheless in securing hits on their objectives and inflicting very severe damage in the target area. During the combats with enemy fighters 21 hostile aircraft were destroyed and others severly damaged. The precise timing of attack by the various formations of aircraft and their correct approach to and accurate bombing of the objectives in face of such powerful opposition demanded great skill and high courage. The great success of these operations was largely due to the braverly, determination and resource displayed by officers and Airmen who participated in various cpacities as leaders and members of Aircraft Crews." Hanson, p.135 AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Herrold and Mary Corrin. Brother of Doug, Vic, George, Marj AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    24 September 2009 AWMM
    Age 88 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    North Shore Memorial Park and Crematorium Schnapper Rock Albany North Shore City New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 26 September 2009 AWMM
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Roll of Honour

Remember Herrold Raymond Corrin by laying a poppy.

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Leave a tribute or memory of Herrold Raymond Corrin

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  • Remembering my brother by laying a poppy today, on the eve of the anniversary of his 100th Birthday, which falls on the 14th June, 2021.
    A brave, generous and courageous man, he lived his life to the full, always for the betterment of his fellow men. In his end days, he was a member of the NZ Peace Movement.
    Remembered Always
    Marjery Corrin
    Public - Marjery - Sibling - 9 June 2021
    Report 

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • 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. 135 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Vol. 3. p. 590 AWMM
    • Tavender, I. (2000). The Distinguished Flying Medal register for the Second World War with official recommendation details. (Vols. 1-2). London, England: Savannah. AWMM
      Vol 1. p. 417 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. 135, incl citation AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: 26 September 2009 AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
09 June 2021MarjeryAucklandSibling
16 June 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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