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Cyril Francis Blanchard

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Cyril Francis AWMM
  • Surname
    Blanchard AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ416445 AWMM
    • WWII 416445 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 December 1911 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Z.L. Blanchard, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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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 Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of John William and Charlotte Blanchard, of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand; husband of Zora Louis Blanchard, of Auckland AWMM
    • Killed in the loss of Short Stirling EH887 HA-Z, 218 Sqn, captained by Sgt N S Collins RAFVR during a raid to Düsseldorf. Shot down by a Bf.110G-4 flown by Maj Walter Ehle, Stab II/NJG 1. (St Trond airfield, Belgium).
      Crashed near Düren, 35km SW of Köln. Public - Antonio - Researcher - 8 October 2022 - web research
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 May 1943 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
    DurenGermany AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Rheinberg War Cemetery, Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany AWMM 4. E. 4. 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

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Chorley, W. (1996). Royal Air Force Bomber Command losses of the Second World War: Aircraft and crew losses 1943 (Vol. 4). Leicester, England: Midland Counties Publications. AWMM
      Chorley, W.R. 'Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War' Vol. 4 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
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
08 October 2022AntonioHastings DistrictResearcher
19 August 2018Henry Dexter Louis BlanchardAuckland, NZDirect descendant

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