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Raymond Robin Henry Nuttall

Biography for Raymond Robin Henry Nuttall. RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Na - Py. Archives New Zealand (R17845614-0138). CC-BY 2.0.

Biography for Raymond Robin Henry Nuttall. RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceas …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Raymond Robin Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Nuttall AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 624643 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 November 1911 RNZAF Biographies (R17845614) WestportBuller District RNZAF Biographies (R17845614)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Parents: Senior Sergeant and Mrs. Nuttall of Auckland AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Leading Aircraftman/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845614)
  • Enlistment
    Inter War Aug 1938 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Raymond Nuttall was the son of Henry and Martha Belinda Nuttall, of Westport

      Otago swimming champion

      Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers.

      Attended Wellington College, TImaru, Otago Boy's High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845614)) AWMM
    • RAF 10 Squadron Whitley V P4954 ZA-T
      Operation : German Troop Concentrations - France
      Unit : 10 Squadron RAF
      Aircraft type : Armstrong Whitley V
      Serial # : P4954
      Code : ZA-T
      Base : RAF Dishforth, Yorkshire, England.
      Crash site : 6km north of Abbeville, France.

      Crew - including 1 New Zealander

      1. 1st Pilot : Sergeant Leslie A. Keast RAF 564740 - aged 25 years - killed
      2. 2nd Pilot : Pilot Officer David F. Braham RAFVR 72463 - aged 25 years - killed
      3. Observer Sergeant John J. Myers RAF 580910 - aged unknown - killed
      4. Wireless Operator/Air Gunner Sergeant James McD. Black RAF 536996 - aged 24 years - killed
      5. Wireless Operator/Air Gunner LAC Raymond Robin Henry Nuttall RNZAF 624643 - aged 28 years - killed.

      Reason for aircraft loss :

      Taking off at 20:47 hours (8.47pm) - from RAF Dishforth, Yorkshire - to attack German troop concentrations in Northern France - together with aircraft from 51 & 102 Squadrons.

      Whitley P4954 is believed to have been hit by German-fired anti-aircraft flak. It crashed 6kms north of Abbeville, France - with the loss of life of all crew. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 26 January 2022 - Reference : (England)
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About death

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  • Death
    11 June 1940 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Abbeville Communal Cemetery, Somme, France AWMM Plot 6. Row B. Grave 15. AWMM
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  • External links
  • References
    • The Evening Post AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Na - Py. Archives New Zealand (R17845614) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • Please note that the 12 volumes of the "RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939-1945" held at Archives NZ (formerly known as AIR118) should be used in conjunction with Errol Martyn's "For Your Tomorrow". FYT reflects detailed examination of all of the AIR118 bios which contain many inaccuracies and omissions. AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Deceased New Zealanders (Formerly) serving with RAF [Royal Air Force]. Archives New Zealand, Wellington (R17845760). AWMM


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