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Robert James Dall

UPPER LEFT: Some of the pilots of the squadron. In this group are Flight-Sergeant A. N. Sames, of Onehunga, Flight-Sergeant N. E. Preston, of Wellington, Sergeant D. Macalister, of Palmerston North, Sergeant L. Walker, of New Plymouth, Flying-Officer E. D. Waddy, of Marlborough, Flying-officer J. G. Thomson, of Manakau, and (in front) Flight-Sergeant C. N. Gall, of Waikato. UPPER RIGHTt: Ready for a fighter sweep. Flight-Sergeant W. B. Yerman, of Raurimu, and Flying-Officer R. J. Dall, of Auckland. LOWER: One of the new, improved Spitfires, which are flown by the New Zealanders. It has a four-bladed propeller and twin cannon. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19430512-15-1.

UPPER LEFT: Some of the pilots of the squadron. In this group are Flight-Sergeant A. N. Sames, of On …

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert James AWMM
  • Surname
    Dall AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ41535 AWMM
    • WWII 41535 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 November 1912 AWMM MelbourneVictoria AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Wife: Mrs. N. R. Dall of Christchurch, 82 Aikman's Road, Merivale AWMM
    • WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. C. C. Dall of Hawkesburn, Victoria AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) AWMM
      "Acting Flight Lieutenant Dall has taken part in many operational sorties of a varied nature, during which he has inflicted much damage to enemy shipping. Throughout these operations Acting Flight Lieutenant Dall has shown keeness and enthusiasm for his duties as Flight Commander and great courage in the face of enemy opposition." AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 AWMM
    • New Zealand War Service Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • Medical notes
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

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  • Son of Clarence Christian and Catherine Charlotte Dall (nee Rosser, later Duthie), Hawkesburn, Victoria, Australia. Husband of Nancy Russell Dall (formerly Husband, nee Henderson), Merivale Christchurch.

    Attended South Melbourne Technical College (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845609)) AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    4 July 1945 AWMM
    Age 32 AWMM
    GermanyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    Hildesheim (R.16), Germany Public - David - Comrade - 2 February 2021 - No. 33 Squadron ORB
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Celle War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany AWMM 2. D. 2. AWMM
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    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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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) - Co - Dy. Archives New Zealand (R17845609) - Former archives reference: AIR118 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 - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [List of Killed - Officers (Canada, Pacific, Europe) - Airmen (Canada, India and Far East)]. Archives New Zealand (R17845748) AWMM


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09 July 2022KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
02 February 2021David Oxford, England Comrade

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