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Kenneth Roy Aicken

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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

Identity

  • 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 Noel Smith Research Project
  • 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
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Europe (Air) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ414372 AWMM
    • WWII 414372 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    New Plymouth AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Apr 1941 AWMM Steel construction worker/Civilian AWMM
  • 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

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. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    18 January 1943 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    Europe 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

Memorials

Memorial

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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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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/1082591
    Sources Used
  • 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
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

Contributors

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18 September 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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