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Ronald Alexander John Anderson

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ronald Alexander John AWMM
  • Surname
    Anderson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ36139 AWMM
    • WWII 36139 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 December 1913 RNZAF Biographies (R17845607) EnglandUnited Kingdom RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs Anderson (mother), Northampshire, England AWMM
    • WW2 Mother: Mrs M. E. Anderson, c/o Mrs Evans, 14 Victoria Street, Timaru 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
    Wireless Operator 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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Both Ronald and Mrs Anderson, his mother, previously lived in Wellington.

    At the time of his death was he was flying in Bomber Command.

    In 1998 Adriaan de Winter and Ton van Alphen undertook a project in the Reichswald Forest Cemetery photographing all the headstones of New Zealanders buried there.

    Attended Christchurch High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)) AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    20 July 1940 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    GermanyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany AWMM 21 F AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Acting Flight-Sergeant R. A. J. Anderson, Royal New Zealand Air Force. Information has been received from the German High Command through the International .Red Cross this non-commissioned officer was killed in action. His mother is Mrs. Anderson, Northants, England. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 1 August 2023 - AIR FORCE LOSSES
    GISBORNE HERALD, VOLUME LXVII, ISSUE 20335, 26 AUGUST 1940, PAGE 6
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Chorley, W. (1992). Royal Air Force Bomber Command losses of the Second World War: Aircraft and crews lost during 1939-1940 (Vol. 1). Leicester, England: Midland Counties Publications. 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
      Finn Scrapbook No. 100, p. 31 (Held in AWMM Library) 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
      Thompson, H. L. (Wing Commander). New Zealanders with the R.A.F. p. 33. 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

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01 August 2023Lorraine MonaGisborne Researcher

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