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Leonard William Bennett

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leonard William AWMM
  • Surname
    Bennett AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 41820 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 March 1916 RNZAF Biographies (R17845607) HaweraTaranaki 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 E. M. Bennett, 164 Leach Street, New Plymouth AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Europe (Air) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 41820 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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 on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Pilot Officer Bennett was the son of Samuel Francis Bennett, and of Ethel Maude Bennett, of New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand.

      Attended New Plymouth Boys' High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)) AWMM
    • Served RAF Ferry Pool (aircraft delivery), United Kingdom.

      Pilot of Hurricane I V6563 which was being delivered to RAF Kemble, UK - from RAF Base at Debden, United Kingdom.
      Whilst bringing the aircraft into land - at 15:00 hours - the aircraft turned tightly across wind at low altitude. The aircraft then stalled, entered a left hand spin and struck the ground - killing Pilot Officer Bennett. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 28 February 2020 - Reference : www.aircrewremembered.com (England).
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    26 August 1940 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    KembleGloucestershire AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Kemble Church Cemetery, Gloucestershire, England AWMM Section Z. Row E. Grave 20. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Te Henui Cemetery, New Plymouth City : Ref : Block B; Row 6. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 28 February 2020 - NZSG New Plymouth

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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
    • 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. [(New Zealanders Attached to R.A.F. [Royal Air Force]) (Officers), (Europe) - Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845744) AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Deceased New Zealanders (Formerly) serving with RAF [Royal Air Force]. Archives New Zealand, Wellington (R17845760). AWMM

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