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Ventry Watters

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ventry AWMM
  • Surname
    Watters AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ413522 AWMM
    • WWII 413522 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 June 1920 RNZAF Biographies (R17845617) WarkworthNorthland RNZAF Biographies (R17845617)
  • Date of birth
    2 June 1920 Public - Paul - Researcher - 15 April 2022 - Errol Martyn, "For your Tomorrow".
  • Place of birth
    Warkworth, Rodney, New Zealand Public - Paul - Researcher - 15 April 2022 - Errol Martyn, "For your Tomorrow".
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Parents: Mr & Mrs F. Watters of Whangarei 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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    • Francis and Moya Ventry Watters, of Warkworth were the parents of Ventry Watters.

      Watters took his mothers second Christian name of Ventry.

      Attended Dargaville District High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845617)) AWMM
    • Ventry's brother Flight Sergeant Terrence WATTERS, No. NZ417299, RNZAF, 75 (NZ) Squadron, RAF was the navigator aboard Stirling III EH938 which was attacked by a night fighter and crashed at Lommel, Belgium on 31 August 1943 killing all the crew except for Air Bomber Val Johnson who had successfully parachuted to safety. Public - Paul - Researcher - 28 March 2022 - aircrewcremembered website.
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Death

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  • Death
    13 October 1942 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    GermanyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Kiel War Cemetery, Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany AWMM Grave 3 F AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Roll of Honour, Northern Wairoa RSA, Dargaville 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
    • 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
    • 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

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15 April 2022PaulAuckland, New ZealandResearcher
02 August 2021KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher

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