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Owen Beamish White

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Portrait of Flight Sergeant Owen Beamish White, Auckland Weekly News, 16 December 1942. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19421216-23-17. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Flight Sergeant Owen Beamish White, Auckland Weekly News, 16 December 1942. Auckland Lib …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Owen Beamish AWMM
  • Surname
    White AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ411003 AWMM
    • WWII 411003 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 January 1921 RNZAF Biographies (R17845617) PakiriNorthland RNZAF Biographies (R17845617)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mother: Mrs K. C. White, Lake Okataina, Rotorua 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 (R17845617)
  • 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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  • Son of Gerald Beamish White and Keitha Owen White

    Attended King's College, where he was attached to St John's House 1934-37. He had been a champion gymnast while at both King's School and later the college.

    He trained as a pilot in the RNZAF, and in the UK and took part in the first 1000- bomber raids on German industry.

    Attended Kings College, Auckland (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845617)) AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    24 September 1942 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom AWMM
    • Rotorua Citizens War Memorial (World War 2) AWMM
    • King's College Golf Ave, Otahuhu, Auckland 1062 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • The King's collegian AWMM
      The King's collegian 1943, p.31 AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Ue - Z. Archives New Zealand (R17845617) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [Missing - But Presumed Dead on Lapse of Time - Officers, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845743) 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 - Embarkation Lists, November 1940 - July 1942. Archives New Zealand, Wellington (R17845762). AWMM

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