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Robert Cecil Harden

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Pilot Officer Robert Cecil Harden, of Auckland, missing on operations, Image kindly provided by Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19441025-24-29

Pilot Officer Robert Cecil Harden, of Auckland, missing on operations, Image kindly provided by Auck …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Cecil AWMM
  • Surname
    Harden AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ402517 AWMM
    • WWII 402517 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 December 1921 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. C. J. Harden of Auckland AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

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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  • Robert Harden was the son of Cecil John Harden and of Norma Juanita Harden (nee McDonald), of Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand.

    Attended Mt. Albert Grammar school (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845611)) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    15 August 1944 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    Near Ouville-la-bien-Tournee Public - Peter - Other Relative - 29 August 2015 - Military records of crash site
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    No known grave. Public - Peter - Other Relative - 29 August 2015 - Family history
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Mount Albert Grammar School, Alberton Ave, Mount Albert Auckland 1025 AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • 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
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Ha - Hy. Archives New Zealand (R17845611) - 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 Missing - United Kingdom, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845745) AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
21 July 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
08 November 2018KwlvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
29 August 2015PeterWellingtonOther Relative
29 August 2015Peter CharlesWellingtonOther Relative

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