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Ben Dallenger

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  D_001. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel D_001. Image taken June 2020.

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ben AWMM
  • Surname
    Dallenger AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ411377 AWMM
    • WWII 411377 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    31 March 1919 AWMM Lower HuttWellington AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Lower Hutt AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. J. S. Dallenger of Lower Hutt 14 Stilling Street, Lower Hutt AWMM
  • Relationship status


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 (R17845609)
  • Enlistment
    WW2 2 March 1941 AWMM Clerk/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Joseph Sidney and Aveline Jane Dallenger of Lower Hutt

      Attended Hutt Valley High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845609)) AWMM
    • Son of Joseph Sidney and Evelyn Jane Dallenger of Lower Hutt Public - Keith - Direct descendant - 15 August 2016 - Family papers
    • Born 31 March 1919
      Attended Hutt Valley High School, Lower 07.02.1933 to 20.09.1935 Public - Judith - Researcher - 10 February 2017 - Hutt Valley High School Archives
    • Ben Dallenger was the pilot of the British Stirling bomber W7569 that on a mission to Essen, Ruhr area, W-Germany was shot down by German Flak into the IJsselmeer lake near Lemmer village, North Netherlands, killing all 7 crew members. RIP Public - Peter - Researcher - 16 November 2019 -
    • Son of Joseph Sidney (died 09th June 1959, age 73) and Aveline Jane Dallenger (née Hughes - died 03rs April 1943, age 59), of Stilling StreetLower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand. Father remarried Constance Lillian Eveline Dallenger (née Wilson - died 26th November 1978, age 70). Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 2 January 2022 -
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About death

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  • Death
    17 September 1942 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    The Netherlands (Holland)Europe AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Lemsterland (Lemmer) General Cemetery, Friesland, Netherlands AWMM Plot C Row 9 Grave 244 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    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
      Vol.3, p.157 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
    • 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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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
30 September 2022AntonioHastings DistrictResearcher
02 January 2022KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
16 November 2019PeterAlmere, NetherlandsResearcher
10 February 2017JudithUpper Hutt, Wellington, New ZealandResearcher
15 August 2016KeithNew ZealandDirect descendant

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