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Valentine Allport

Portrait from the Weekly News; 3 May 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from the Weekly News; 3 May 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Valentine AWMM
  • Surname
    Allport AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ402839 AWMM
    • WWII 402839 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


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Europe (Air) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ402839 AWMM
    • WWII 402839 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
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Prisoner of war

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  • Liberation date
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Medical history

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    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Valentine Allport was the son of Alfred Valentine and Amy Allport, of Stoke, Nelson, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Born Nelson, New Zealand 1916.
      Employed as a Life Assurance Agent with AMP - at Nelson - prior to enlistment.

      Enlisted for war service - with the RNZAF - 30 August 1940.

      Served full tour with 18 Squadron RAF - in the Middle East and Europe - flying Bristol Blenheim Bombers - prior to joining RAF 1655 Training Unit for Mosquito (light bomber) training. Awarded the DFC 11 August 1942 whilst serving with 18 Squadron.

      12 solo hours with Mosquito bomber prior to the accident which would claim his life.

      Reason for aircraft/crew loss:

      26 March 1944 - whilst serving as a Pilot with RAF 1655 Training Unit - took off, at 19.09 hours from RAF Warboys, Cambridgeshire, England for an operational training flight in Mosquito FB.IV DZ388 with his Navigator RAFVR Flight Lieutenant Thomas W. Matthews.

      At 19.30 hours Squadron Leader Allport's Mosquito spun into the ground at Aslackby Farm. Both men aboard were killed. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 18 January 2020 - Reference : (England).
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About death

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  • Death
    26 March 1944 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
  • Date of death
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  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
    Cambridge City Cemetery, Cambridgeshire, England AWMM Grave 14759. AWMM
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  • Memorial name
    Marsden Memorial (WW2), Marsden Valley Road, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM

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18 January 2020JeniferWairarapaResearcher

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