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Michael Patrick Angland

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Michael Patrick AWMM
  • Surname
    Angland AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ411357 AWMM
    • WWII 411357 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1918 AWMM AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mr Michael Joseph Angland (father), C/o Police Station, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Parents: M r & Mrs M. P. England, 17 Buccleugh Street, Greymouth AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and 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
    Torpedoed AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Michael Joseph and Bridie Angland, of Greymouth, Westland

      Educated at Feilding Agricultural High School.

      Died in transit in convoy from Canada to Britain

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

      Attended Marist Bros. High School, Hamilton and Fielding Agricultural High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)) AWMM
    • RNZAF Pilot-Officer Michael Angland had completed Pilot training at Canada - and he was en-route from Halifax, Nova Scotia to RAF duty at England - with 2 fellow RNZAF Pilot Officers - Pilot Officer Maurice Melton Campbell (NZ40530) and Pilot Officer William Upton Hewett (NZ404363) - when the transit ship they were aboard - 'Yngaren' - was torpedoed by German U-Boat 43 - 600 miles west off the coast of Ireland (Position 57 degrees 00'W; 26 degrees 00W - Grid AL1938). Of the 40 crew and passengers aboard 38 (including the 3 RNZAF Air-men lost their lives). 2 Survivors were later found in a life raft.

      Details here from website

      At 08.02 hours on 12 Jan 1942 the unescorted Yngaren, a straggler from convoy HX-168 due to bad weather, was hit by two torpedoes from U-43 in heavy seas and sank within one minute about 600 miles west of Ireland. The master, 31 crew members and six British passengers were lost. On 10 February, two survivors (a Swede and a Dane) on a raft were spotted by a Hudson aircraft from the Coastal Command. They were picked up the next day by a British fishing trawler that was directed to them by a Catalina flying boat. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 16 April 2019 - Website :
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About death

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  • Death
    12 January 1942 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Atlantic Ocean AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: Feilding Agricultural High School War Memorial volume. (1948). p.33. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Ottawa Memorial (Commonwealth Air Force Memorial), Ontario, Canada AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Martyn, E. (1998-2008). vol. 1 p. 171; vol. 2 p. 65 AWMM
    • Feilding Agricultural High School War Memorial volume. (1948). Feilding, N.Z.: Feilding Agricultural High School (N.Z.). Old Pupils' Association. AWMM
      Feilding Agricultural High School War Memorial volume. (1948). Portrait p.17. AWMM
    • Feilding Agricultural High School War Memorial volume. (1948). Feilding, N.Z.: Feilding Agricultural High School (N.Z.). Old Pupils' Association. AWMM
      Obituary. (1948). p.33. AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. 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 - Embarkation Lists, November 1940 - July 1942. Archives New Zealand, Wellington (R17845762). AWMM


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11 July 2022KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
17 April 2019JeniferWairarapaResearcher

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