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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
    18 February 1916 RNZAF Biographies (R17845607) NelsonTasman RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mother: Mrs A. Allport, 138 Waimes Road, Nelson AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    • Pilot/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)
    • Instructor/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)
  • Enlistment
  • 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
    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.

      Attended Nelson College (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)) 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
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cambridge City Cemetery, Cambridgeshire, England AWMM Grave 14759. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Marsden Memorial (WW2), Marsden Valley Road, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM

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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. 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. [List of Killed - Officers (Canada, Pacific, Europe) - Airmen (Canada, India and Far East)]. Archives New Zealand (R17845748) AWMM


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18 January 2020JeniferWairarapaResearcher

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