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David Malyon Allan

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Portrait of Squadron Leader David Malyon Allan, New Zealand Herald. Image kindly provided by Martin Johnston (August 2018). Image has no known copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    David Malyon AWMM
  • Surname
    Allan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ2524 AWMM
    • WWII 2524 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 September 1896 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Waipukurau, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs E.F.C. Allan, of Bosham, Sussex, England AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Europe (Air) AWMM
    • Pacific AWMM
    • S W Pacific Public - Stoney - Researcher - 28 July 2018 - NZH 18 July 2018
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ2524 AWMM
    • WWII 2524 AWMM
  • Military service
    WW1; RNAS. WW11 RNZAF pilot, Kittyhawk aircraft, two tours [incl. shot down] Public - Stoney - Researcher - 28 July 2018 - NZH 18 July 2018
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

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
    Killed in Air Accident, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • He was the son of Alan Leslie Allan and Eva Matilda Allan (nee Blythe); husband of Emma Florence Constance Allan, Bosham, Sussex, England.

    Allan had served with the RNAS and RAF during WWI and was a renowned figure in New Zealand aviation during the 1930's as a flying instructor and display pilot.

    He received his wings on 14 November 1917.

    Principal types of aircraft flown by 1919: Avro, Sopwith, and a BE ('British Government Machine')

    Qualified as a flying instructor during World War I. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    12 March 1940 AWMM
    Age 44 AWMM
    WaiukuPukekohe AWMM
  • Date of death
    12 March 1940 Public - Stoney - Researcher - 21 July 2018 - NZ Herald 18 July 2018 p A10
  • Age at death
    44 years Public - Stoney - Researcher - 21 July 2018 - NZ Herald 18 July 2018 p A10
  • Place of death
    Black Bridge, Mangere, Auckland Public - Stoney - Researcher - 21 July 2018 - NZ Herald 18 July 2018 p A10
  • Cause of death
    • Killed in Air Accident AWMM
    • Died in a fall from an aircraft whilst training pilots. Public - Stoney - Researcher - 21 July 2018 - NZ Herald 18 July 2018 p A10
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated at Waikumete Crematorium, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
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  • Memorial name
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • McGreal, Maurice Eugene. Diaries relating to service in Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) and Royal Air Force (RAF) during World War II, 1937 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2004/54. AWMM
      p. 30. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • The International Aerial Register and Gazette AWMM
      The International Aerial Register and Gazette, 1919, London. AWMM

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