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Wallace John Douglas

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Flight-Sergeant W. J. Douglas, of Ohinemutu, Rotorua, missing on operations. Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 23 JUNE 1943 p020. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19430623-20-27. No known Copyright.

Flight-Sergeant W. J. Douglas, of Ohinemutu, Rotorua, missing on operations. Taken from the suppleme …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Wallace John AWMM
  • Surname
    Douglas AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ403618 AWMM
    • WWII 403618 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1921 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    1921 Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 5 October 2020 - research
  • Place of birth
    Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 5 October 2020 - research
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Father: Mr. E Douglas, Clayton Road, Ohinemutu Rotorua AWMM
    • WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. E Douglas of Rotorua AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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 Mr & Mrs E Douglas of Ohinemutu, Rotorua.

    Two brothers Adrian Vincent Douglas (NZ403617) and Wallace John Douglas (NZ403618) lost their lives in 1943.

    Attended Rotorua High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845609)) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    9 April 1943 AWMM
    Age 22 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

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom AWMM
    • Rotorua Citizens War Memorial (World War 2) AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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  • 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
    • 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

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
07 June 2024Lorraine Mona GisborneResearcher
05 October 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
18 January 2019KELVINNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
16 January 2019JeniferWairarapaResearcher

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