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Hewitt Elliot Billens

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hewitt Elliot AWMM
  • Surname
    Billens AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ428180 AWMM
    • WWII 428180 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 October 1920 RNZAF Biographies (R17845607) WanganuiManawatu-Wanganui RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Wife: Mrs J. B. K. Billens, 112 Linton Street, Palmerston North AWMM
    • WW2 Parents: Mr & Mrs R. H. Billens of Palmerston North AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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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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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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  • Hewitt Billens was the son of Robert Hewitt Billens and Myra Billens, of Palmerston North; husband of Joan Barbara Billens. of Palmerston North.

    Attended Palmerston North Boys' High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)) AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    23 April 1944 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cuissy-et-Geny Churchyard, Aisne, France AWMM Coll. grave. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    LONGLEY, GEOFFREY ERNEST (426052) age: 20 RNZAF. Flt Sgt. He was killed whilst flying in Stirling III, EH943 OJ-B of No 149 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Coissy-et-Geny during a raid against railway targets at Laon. He is buried in Cuissy-et-Geny Churchyard. 23-Apr. BILLENS, HEWITT ELLIOT (428180) age: 23 RNZAF 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
    • The Weekly News AWMM
      The Weekly News 1944 AWMM
    • The Weekly News AWMM
      Photo from The Weekly News; 12 July 1944 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 Missing - United Kingdom, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845745) AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [List of Missing]. Archives New Zealand (R17845747) AWMM

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