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Douglas Hepburn Ayson

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Douglas Hepburn AWMM
  • Surname
    Ayson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ42998 AWMM
    • WWII 42998 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 February 1921 RNZAF Biographies (R17845607) SouthlandSouth Island RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Parents: Mr & Mrs D. Ayson, 12 Thomas Street, Gore AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ42998 AWMM
    • WWII 42998 AWMM
  • Military service
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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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  • Embarkation details

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM
    Accidentally killed on active service AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Douglas Hepburn Ayson, and of Florence Mary Ayson (nee Fache), of Gore, Southland

    Formation flying with 2 Operational Training Unit at Ohakea in a P40E Kittyhawk NZ3003. After leaving the formation at 1330 hours, executed a series of diving turns then dived into Otaki beach and burst into flames . It was thought that the apparent loss of control may have followed a leak in the fuel system, resulting in his being overcome by fumes. At the time of his deat Ayson had done 242 hours solo (25 in P40s)Source: For Your Tomorrow: A Record of New Zealanders who have died while serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services since 1915, Volume Two: Fates 1943-1998, Page 57)

    Attended Gore High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    29 January 1943 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Gore Cemetery, Crewe Street, Gore, New Zealand AWMM 44. 84. AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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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
    • 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

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