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Charles Anthony Armstrong

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Portrait from The Weekly News; 30 August 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from The Weekly News; 30 August 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles Anthony AWMM
  • Surname
    Armstrong AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Tony AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ401368 AWMM
    • WWII 401368 AWMM
    • WWII 401368 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 April 1918 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mrs C. Armstrong (mother), 97 Vauxhall Road, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Parents: Mr & Mrs C. E. Armstrong, 97 Vauxhall, Road, Devonport, Auckland AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

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
    • Pilot/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)
    • Instructor/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)
  • 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 Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Charles Armstrong was the son of Charles E. and Eunice Armstrong, of Devonport, Auckland.

    Flight Lieutenant Armstrong joined the Royal New Zealand Air Force in June 1940.

    The New Zealand Herald of 3 August 1944 reported that he was missing on air operations. On 18 May 1945 the Herald reported that he was presumed dead.

    There is a reference to Tony Armstrong DFM in the diary of Sergeant Pilot Raymond Herbert John Broady (NZ39691) on 7 June 1942. [Ref. MS 883]

    Remembered on the Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna.

    Attended Takapuna Grammar School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)) AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    12 June 1944 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    GermanyEurope 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
    • Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Takapuna War Memorial, (ex RSA Roll, on a boulder), The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Takapuna Grammar School War Memorial, (Foyer, Library), 210 Lake Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial Drive, 1939-1945, Devonport Memorial Drive, Auckland AWMM
    • Memorial Drive, Lake Road, Devonport, Auckland AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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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
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Thompson, H. (1956). New Zealanders with the Royal Air Force (Vols. 1-3). Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • The Evening Post AWMM
    • Broady, Raymond Herbert John. Papers, 1911-1942. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 883. 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 - Embarkation Lists, November 1940 - July 1942. Archives New Zealand, Wellington (R17845762). AWMM

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28 February 2024Lorraine Mona GisborneResearcher
19 September 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
25 November 2019KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher

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