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Leslie Noel Atkinson

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Portrait, The Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, The Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leslie Noel AWMM
  • Surname
    Atkinson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 34429 AWMM
    • NZ4310154 AWMM
    • WWII 4310154 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 July 1914 RNZAF Biographies (R17845607) TaumarunuiTaupo RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM C/o Post Office, Taumarunui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs R M Atkinson (mother), Kururau Road, Taumarunui, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Wife: Mrs J. Atkinson, 69 Wilfred Street, Moston Manchester 10 AWMM
    • WW2 Parents: Mr & Mrs N. F. Atkinson of 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
    Observer/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Bushman/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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 Noel Furniss Atkinson and Ruby May Atkinson, of Taumarunui, Auckland, New Zealand; husband of Joyce Atkinson, of Moston, Manchester, England.

      Atkinson's war service began with 2 NZEF, whilst in England in he transferred to the RAF and then he transferred to the RNZAF. AWMM
    • Pre War Occupation, Bushman. Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 17 November 2020 - research
    • Flight Sergeant Leslie Noel Atkinson (at that time Sergeant RAFVR) was one of two survivors when Whitley Bomber Z9362 crashed into the sea near Saltcoats, Ayrshire, Scotland on 2 May 1943. Details available at the link https://naheritage.co.uk/stories/whitley-bomber-crash-at-saltcoats-1943 Public - Ian - Researcher - 6 August 2023 - North Ayrshire Heritage website https://naheritage.co.uk/stories/whitley-bomber-crash-at-saltcoats-1943
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Death

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  • Death
    24 February 1944 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
    GermanyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
    • Killed in Action AWMM
    • Member of crew of Halifax LV778 Schweinfurt Op Public - sandra - Researcher - 16 May 2015 - My husband's father R J Colley was the Fl Eng to this crew
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Durnbach War Cemetery, Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany AWMM 9. E. 21. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Taumarunui War Memorial Hall, Hakiaha Street, Taumarunui, King Country, New Zealand. Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 17 November 2020 - research

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Sources

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  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 20 AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Chorley, W. (1997). Royal Air Force Bomber Command losses of the Second World War (Vol. 5). Leicester, England: Midland Counties Publications. AWMM
      Chorley, W. (1992-). Royal Air Force Bomber Command losses of the Second World War: Vol.5. Earl Shilton, Leicester, Midland Counties 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

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
06 August 2023IanGlasgow, ScotlandResearcher
02 May 2023PaulNOTTINGHAM, EnglandResearcher
17 November 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
20 March 2019KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
16 May 2015sandraSidcup. EnglandResearcher

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