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David Gray Dickie

Portrait from The Weekly News; 23 July 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from The Weekly News; 23 July 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    David Gray AWMM
  • Surname
    Dickie AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    43029 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 July 1919 RNZAF Biographies (R17845609) RNZAF Biographies (R17845609)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. D. Dickie of Taita, Wellington Main Road, Taita, Wellington 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
  • 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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • David Dickie was the son of David and Mary Dickie, of Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand.

      Attended Palmerston North Boys' High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845609)) AWMM
    • Reason for aircraft and air-crew loss :

      15-16 June 1941 - Pilot Officer David Gray Dickie RNZAF # 43029 - who served with 106 Squadron RAF took off - at 23:00 hours with his Air-Crew from their 106 Squadron RAF Base at Coningsby, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom to join 90 other RAF aircraft for a bombing mission to Cologne, Germany.

      Pilot Officer Dickie's aircraft - Hampden 1 AD863 - did not return from this mission. This was the only aircraft not to return from this Air Operation and the aircraft was lost - with all crew - without trace. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 24 May 2019 - Reference : (England).
    • Pilot Officer Dickie's fellow air-crew were -

      1. Observer Sergeant Albert Leslie Glaves RAFVR # 973029 (aged 25) - Missing believed killed.
      2. Wireless Operator/Air Gunner Sergeant Peter Somers RAF # 550679 (aged 23) - Missing believed killed.
      3. Wireless Operator/Air Gunner Sergeant Edward Ralph Hall RAFVR # 749477 (aged 21 years) - Missing believed killed.

      Pilot Officer Dickie and his fellow crew are remembered on the Runnymeade Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom (Image 2). Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 24 May 2019 - Reference : (England).
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About death

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  • Death
    15 June 1941 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom AWMM

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  • External links
  • References
    • 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) - 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 Deceased New Zealanders (Formerly) serving with RAF [Royal Air Force]. Archives New Zealand, Wellington (R17845760). AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
18 June 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
24 May 2019JeniferWairarapaResearcher

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