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John Richard McCormack

This image of my great uncle John was taken from a group photo of RAF pilots. John was third from the left in the back row.  Access to this was via my grandmother Nance's memoirs (she was his younger sister).

John Richard McCormack RAF circa 1943

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Richard AWMM
  • Surname
    McCormack AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ412004 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 May 1914 AWMM BluffSouthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs H. McCormack (wife), 15 Clyde Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM


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
  • Enlistment
    WW2 23 March 1941 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
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Cancer AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • His daughter writes" my father went on to instruct on 1663 HCU RAF for 18 months before joining 608 Sqn RAF (Mosquito) to fly a further 27 sorties. That Squadron was based at Downham Market, a small town in Norfolk. I have been told that this was one of the elite Pathfinder squadrons. My father flew on the last mission over Germany to Kiel as one of 16 planes on 2nd May 1945. This was only a few days before peace was declared on 8th May 1945." AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    20 February 1956 AWMM
    Age 41 AWMM
    DunedinOtago AWMM
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  • Age at death
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  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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  • With thanks to great uncle John for his service for our freedom and to his lovely Nora for being our family historian.
    Public - Maria - Other relative - 25 April 2016
  • In memory of my great uncle John McCormack and his wife Nora. Lest we forget.
    Public - Maria - Other Relative - 26 April 2015



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25 April 2016MariaBrisbane AustraliaOther relative

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