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Kenneth Roy Aicken

Portrait - Kindly provided by the Otahuhu College Archives. This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait - Kindly provided by the Otahuhu College Archives. This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Kenneth Roy AWMM
  • Surname
    Aicken AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Kenneth Roy Aickin AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ414372 AWMM
    • WWII 414372 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 December 1917 RNZAF Biographies (R17845607) NgaruawahiaWaikato RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
    Steel Construction Employee Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 18 September 2020 - research
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs M Addison, Pt Chevalier, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Wife: Mrs Maud Anne Addison, C/o Post Office, Te Puke Sister-in Law Miss Mary Chadwick, Catholic Presbytery, Te Puna R. D. Tauranga (Guardian of Son) AWMM
    • WW2 Mother: Mrs Lilian Aicken, Westfield, 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
    New Plymouth AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Pilot/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Apr 1941 AWMM Steel construction worker/Civilian 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

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  • Son of Neville George and Lillian Aickin of Otohuhu, Auckland, New Zealand.

    Attended Otahuhu Technical School 1931-32/33. He participated in boxing and football.

    At the time of his death he was married to Anne Chadwick.

    Served with the Royal Air Force Bomber Command.

    Sgt Aicken was the Captain of a Lancaster which was part of a raid on Berlin, Germany when it was lost without trace.

    Attended Otahuhu High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    18 January 1943 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • External links
  • References
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • Chorley, W. (1996). Royal Air Force Bomber Command losses of the Second World War: Aircraft and crew losses 1943 (Vol. 4). Leicester, England: Midland Counties Publications. AWMM
      Refer to Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1943 by W.R. Chorley from which the details of Bomber Command's activities in January 1943 and Sergeants last mission are taken. 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) - Ab - B. Archives New Zealand (R17845607) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [Missing - But Presumed Dead on Lapse of Time - Officers, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845743) 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 Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [List of Missing]. Archives New Zealand (R17845747) AWMM


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18 September 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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