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Ross Victor Levy

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

  • 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
  • Relationship status
    Pre 3 September 1942 AWMM Single 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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  • Military training
    Empire Flying Scheme AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1942 AWMM
    Age 19 AWMM
    Sergeant AWMM
  • 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 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. AWMM
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Death

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
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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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

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • 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

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04 April 2015Ian MarkLeeds, EnglandOther
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