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Robert William Byers

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Photograph of Pilot Officer Robert William Byers, c.Second World War. Image kindly provided by George Hayden (May 2018). Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Photograph of Pilot Officer Robert William Byers, c.Second World War. Image kindly provided by Georg …

Identity

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  • Forenames
    Robert William AWMM
  • Surname
    Byers AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ412201 AWMM
    • WWII 412201 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Waka
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 June 1921 AWMM OwakaOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Dunedin AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Europe (Air) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ412201 AWMM
    • WWII 412201 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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  • Enlistment
    WW2 13 April 1941 AWMM Apprentice Boilermaker/Civilian AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

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  • Son of Robert George and Lillian Alice Byers, of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.

    Attended King Edward's Technical College, Dunedin. Source Martyn, For Your Tomorrow, vol.3, p.117.

    Pilot Officer Byers was 2nd Pilot on a Wellington bomber which took part in a raid on Kassel, Germany, and was shot down over the Netherlands by a nightfighter. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    27 August 1942 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    The Netherlands (Holland)Europe AWMM
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  • Cemetery
    Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands AWMM Plot JJ. Grave 112. AWMM
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Memorial

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  • I have been researching the crash of Z6113 the aircraft in which Robert was killed along with fellow New Zealander Bill Stuart for the past two years. With the help of the Plane Hunter group in the Netherlands we have been able to find the crash site. Records had shown us that a memorial to all the crew killed on the night of the 27th August 1942 was put up by local people in the village of Elsendorp during the war. However for some reason unknown this went missing in the 1960's. And with it the details as to the crash sites position. It is are plan to reinstate a new memorial, and therefore we would like to find any family of Roberts in order to share with them where the memorial will be placed, along with information we have on the crash itself.
    Public - Bryan - Researcher - 19 November 2015
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30 September 2018David DudleyMission BC CanadaOther
19 November 2015BryanHull, EnglandResearcher

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