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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
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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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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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Liberation date
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Medical history

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    Accidental Death, 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) AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    29 January 1943 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
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  • Cemetery
    Gore Cemetery, Crewe Street, Gore, New Zealand AWMM 44. 84. AWMM
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Sources

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