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John Raymond Massey

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Raymond AWMM
  • Surname
    Massey AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 42302 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 January 1908 AWMM AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs R.J. Massey (wife), 2 Patey Street, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1942 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    WW2
    19 March 1944 AWMM
    Flying with 158 Squadron, RAF ditched in sea off France AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Flying Officer Massey was the husband of Mrs J. R. Massey of 2 Patey Street, Remuera and the second son of Ruby and John Norman Massey a Member of Parliament for Puni.

    John was born at Puni and educated at Puni School and then Kings College, Auckland where he represented the College at Rugby and Boxing.

    John represented South Auckland and Pukekohe in Rugby and was the half owner of a horse "Sea Lore", which won a number of important handicaps at race meetings.

    John Massey trained in New Zealand and Canada, where he qualified as a bomber and navigator. John Massey's two brothers were also in active service, one in the Army and the other in the Air Force. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    8 December 1996 AWMM
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  • 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
    • 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
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Martyn, E. (1998-2008). vol. 3 p. 604 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
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