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Valton William James Crook

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Valton William James AWMM
  • Surname
    Crook AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bill Crook AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ40203 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Ground training at Weraroa January 15 1940 AWMM
    • Lewis Gunners Course at Air Observer's School,Ohakea AWMM
    • RAF 264 Squadron, Duxford, for further training AWMM
    • 5 OTU, Ashton Down. AWMM
  • 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • When attached to 37 Squadron in Egypt, he was shot down into the sea and was not picked up for 38 hours.

    During his service he flew a total of 750 hours, of which 520 were operational.

    Discharge date from the RNZAF 9 June 1944.

    Discharge from RAAF in February 1945, Wynn (1981) suggests for medical reasons

    Portrait in Wynn, K. (1981). The Battle of Britain: 10 July- 31 October 1940 AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    1950 AWMM
    Age 37 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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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Wynn, K. (1981). A clasp for "The Few". Auckland. N.Z.: Author. AWMM
    • Wynn, K. (1981). A clasp for "The Few". Auckland. N.Z.: Author. AWMM
      Wynn, K. (1981). p. 98-99 AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Ministry for Culture and Heritage. (2012). New Zealanders serving with RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain, 10 July – 31 October 1940. [A list compiled by Ministry for Culture and Heritage with Errol Martyn]. AWMM

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