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James Arthur Couper

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Couper AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ417027 AWMM
    • WWII 417027 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Europe (Air) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ417027 AWMM
    • WWII 417027 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Accidental death on active service AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Duncan Thomas and Kathleen Jane Couper of Rangiwahia, Wellington

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

Death

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  • Death
    3 August 1943 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
    Kaiser-Wilhelm-KoogGermany AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
    • Accidental Death AWMM
    • En route to the target during what has been described as fierce thunderstorms, Stirling BF577 was ra Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 26 July 2017 - http://www.aircrewremembered.com/couper-james-arthur.html
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hamburg Cemetery, Hamburg, Germany AWMM 4 A D 10-12 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Memorial Plaque between parents head stones in Rangiwahia Cemetery Public - Allan - Researcher - 7 March 2019 - Manawatu District Council Cemetery Records
  • Memorial reference
    Row A Plot 16 Public - Allan - Researcher - 7 March 2019 - Manawatu District Council Cemetery Records

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Chorley, W. (1996). Royal Air Force Bomber Command losses of the Second World War: Aircraft and crew losses 1943 (Vol. 4). Leicester, England: Midland Counties Publications. AWMM
      Chorley, W.R. 'Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War' Vol. 4 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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