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Kenneth Sinclair Blair

Flying-Officer K. S. Blair, of Wellington, killed in aircraft accident in New Zealand. Image kindly provided by Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19420812-18-44.

Flying-Officer K. S. Blair, of Wellington, killed in aircraft accident in New Zealand. Image kindly …

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Kenneth Sinclair AWMM
  • Surname
    Blair AWMM
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    • NZ40962 AWMM
    • WWII 40962 AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

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  • Birth
    9 January 1917 AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
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    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM
    Geraldine Mary (nee Litchfield) AWMM


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    Air Force AWMM
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    • NZ40962 AWMM
    • WWII 40962 AWMM
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    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed in an aircraft accident AWMM

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  • Kenneth Blair was the son of Kenneth John and Elizabeth Blair; husband of Geraldine Mary Blair, of Wadestown, Wellington, New Zealand. Spent some time in Australia, attended Scots College in Sydney and Sydney University before returning to Wellington, where he attended Victoria University College, where he was an associate to the Hon. Mr Justice Blair. He was seriously injured in an Aircraft Accident on the 19 June 1940, but recommenced training on the 30th Decemeber 1940. He was in another aircraft accident on the 11 September 1941 while instructing a student - Bryan Walter Lambourne who died. AWMM
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  • Death
    27 July 1942 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    HarewoodChristchurch AWMM
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  • Memorial name
    Karori Crematorium Memorial, Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM

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  • Training photo listing:
    L-R: Rear; A.K. Saunders, A.J. McCracken, J.T.E. Matheson, P.J.D. Cooney, H.A. Chandler, W.D. Stuart, C.J. Stirling, L.B. Ware, J.A.G. Barthgate.
    Centre; L.M. Checketts, F.W.H. Burney, R.H. Higgins, A.D. Bayly, K.F. Moore, K.S. Blair, W.R. Kemp, R.E. Stevenson, C.B. Wareham, J.E. Smith.
    Front; T.C. Goodlet, B.D. Christopher, A.T. Parata, B.G. Wallace, J.D. Broadley, S.S. Obery, B.T. Shannon.
    Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 24 May 2022



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24 May 2022KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher

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