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Ross Victor Levy

Portrait Flight Lieutenant Ross Levy, taken in London by Arthur and Arthur Ltd, 36 Strand, WC2. - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait Flight Lieutenant Ross Levy, taken in London by Arthur and Arthur Ltd, 36 Strand, WC2. - Th …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ross Victor AWMM
  • Surname
    Levy AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Allan Levy AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ416831 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 January 1923 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • L & 0 Levy (Parents), New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Mother: Mrs. O. H. Levy of Wellington AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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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  • At the time of the crash the local schoolmaster wrote to Mrs Ludlow, F/L Levy's mother saying " You've no idea what we thought when we saw the plane heading for the school, with 300 children. Your son managed to hedgehop the plane away from the schools."

    A letter from the local vicar expresses "gratitude for the cool courage and strenuous effort and great skill of the pilot who steered the fast-disintegrating plane over the school into a field beyond, and so protected them from harm and death."

    As a result of F/L Levy's action, the village collected 100 pounds for the RNZAF Benevolent Fund, the school held a special ceremony and mounted a photograph of him in a permanent place of honour, and the village held a service for the airmen.

    Attended Wellington Technical College (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845612)) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    19 October 1944 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    PottonBedfordshire AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cambridge City Cemetery, Cambridgeshire, England AWMM
  • Cemetery name
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  • Memorial name
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  • Memorial name
    St Annes Church, Northland, Wellington - Brass Plaque AWMM

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  • I can remember Ross's photo on the wall in our school hall in Potton during the seventies. It's always stayed with me and as soon as it became easier to research things because of the internet, I tracked him down as did a former classmate, Michael Snoswell. RIP
    Public - Ian Mark - 4 April 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      RNZAF Museum, Wigram. AWMM
    • Chorley, W. (1997). Royal Air Force Bomber Command losses of the Second World War (Vol. 5). Leicester, England: Midland Counties Publications. AWMM
      Chorley, W.R. 'Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War' -Vol 5 Aircraft and Crew Losses 1944. AWMM
    • 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) - Ib - Ly. Archives New Zealand (R17845612) - 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 Killed - Officers (Canada, Pacific, Europe) - Airmen (Canada, India and Far East)]. Archives New Zealand (R17845748) AWMM


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04 April 2015Ian MarkLeeds, EnglandOther

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