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James Turner Tringham

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Turner AWMM
  • Surname
    Tringham AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Snowy AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ391982 AWMM
    • RAF131941 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 December 1921 AWMM NapierHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Margaret Strathearn Tringham (mother) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 29 December 1939 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 6 November 1939 AWMM
    Age 18 AWMM
    Post and Telegraph Employee/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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
    Died from Natural Causes, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of natural causes AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Embarked from Wellington for United Kingdom on a cargo ship with about a dozen other airmen. They were all wearing civilian clothing.

    At the conclusion of his six years flying in the war, he had flown a total of 1591 hours. During that time he had lost his plane in Malta after it was bombed while on the ground. The crew were fed by the nuns from the local convent and evacuated from Malta by the Navy.

    He returned to NZ on the George Mandell, an American Liberty ship, which brought home the 2nd Echelon on 1 November 1944. He then saw service in Papua New Guinea, Philippines Guadalcanal and HongKong while attached to 40 Squadron, the squadron he remained with until the end of the war.

    He spent six years fighting during the war and had flown in many types of planes: D.H.84, Whitley, Dominie, Proctor, Anson, Oxford, Wellington, Halifax, Liberator and Dakota. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    14 October 1992 AWMM
    Age 71 AWMM
    Hawkes BayNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: Napier Daily Telegraph 15 October 1992

    Death notice: New Zealand Herald 16 October 1992 AWMM
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  • Memorial reference



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