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Ronald Wilfred Albrecht

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Bourail Memorial panels 3rd from left Panel 3 - This image may be subject to copyright

Bourail Memorial panels 3rd from left Panel 3 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ronald Wilfred AWMM
  • Surname
    Albrecht AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ438630 AWMM
    • WWII 438630 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 April 1924 RNZAF Biographies (R17845607) Palmerston NorthManawatu-Wanganui RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)
  • Date of birth
    8 april 1925 Public - John - Researcher - 24 October 2022 - BDM 1945/64545 states he was 20 years old when he died in 1945. Date of 8 April 1905 must therefore be incorrect.
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Parents: Mr & Mrs John G. Albrecht, College Street, Palmerston North AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Pilot/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)
  • Enlistment
  • 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 in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed whilst on an unsuccessful air operation to rescue a downed pilot AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of John George and Louisa Mabel Albrecht, of Palmerston North

    Anyone interested in further information about the incident in which Flight Sergeant Albrecht died could contact Armoury staff (2009).

    Attended Hokowhitu and the Palmerston North Technical High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    15 January 1945 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Bourail Memorial, Bourail New Zealand War Cemetery, New Caledonia AWMM
    • Memorial stone, Museum of Transport & Technology (MOTAT), Auckland, New Zealand 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
    • Cox, B. (1987). Too young to die : the story of a New Zealand fighter pilot in the Pacific war. Auckland, N.Z.: Century Hutchinson. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Vol. 3 p. 59-60 AWMM
    • New Zealand Fighter Pilots Association Journal AWMM
      January 15th 1945: the RNZAF's Blackest day.March 1999, No. 24, p. 5-11 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Ab - B. Archives New Zealand (R17845607) - 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. [Missing believed killed - Officers, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845746) AWMM

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24 October 2022JohnMotuekaResearcher
05 January 2022AntonioHastings DistrictResearcher

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