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Lionel John Bennett

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Lionel John AWMM
  • Surname
    Bennett AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ42287 AWMM
    • WWII 42287 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 November 1919 RNZAF Biographies (R17845607) WhangareiNorthland RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs M. Bennett (mother), Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Parents: Mr & Mrs J. W. Bennett, 3 Wilsons Avenue, Whangarei AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of John William Bennett and of Minnie Bennett (nee Carpenter), of Whangarei.

    Attended Whangarei High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)). AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    9 February 1945 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
    9 February 1945 Public - Kevin Paul - Other relative - 25 January 2016 - Military files
  • 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

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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. 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
    • 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
    • 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 - United Kingdom, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845745) AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
29 March 2021KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
22 September 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
01 May 2020scottAucklandDirect descendant
25 January 2016Kevin PaulMelbourne AustraliaOther relative

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