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Merle Noel Wytkin

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Merle Noel AWMM
  • Surname
    Wytkin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ416036 AWMM
    • WWII 416036 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
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ416036 AWMM
    • WWII 416036 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Accidental death on active service AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Esidor John Wytkin and of Mary Josephine Wytkin (nee Willis), of Egmont Village, Taranaki, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Whilst on a training flight - aboard RAF Bristol Beaufort DD886 - operated by RAF (Number 5) Coastal Command Operational Training Unit - from Long Kesh on 4 April 1943 - at 13.15 hours the Port Engine failed due to difficulties with oil pressure. The aircraft crashed - near Longford Lodge - killing all 4 RNZAF crew men aboard. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 6 April 2019 - website: www.ww2ni/greaterbelfastpart7
    • Correction: Crash site should read Langford Lodge (Ireland) - not Longford Lodge. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 11 April 2019 - www.aircrewremembered.com
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Death

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  • Death
    8 April 1943 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    BelfastNorthern Ireland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast, Northern Ireland AWMM Glenalina Extn. Sec. A.S. Grave 15 AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

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Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2931099
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM
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