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Bruce Woodward Ellison

This photo was taken with other members of his crew believed to be on Halifax BB412 on Sep 11 1944

Flt Segeant Bruce Ellison, 1944

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Bruce Woodward AWMM
  • Surname
    Ellison AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ4310166 AWMM
    • WWII 4310166 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 May 1918 AWMM NapierHawkes Bay AWMM
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Training and Enlistment

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  • Capture details
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Medical history

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    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

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  • Son of Percy Charles Ellison and of Gwenllian Glamorgan Ellison (nee Richards), of Napier, Hawke's Bay. Initially enlisted with the Royal Navy/Fleet Air Arm and was attached to HMS St. Vincent/Gosport. His Pilot training was terminated in December 1941, and he transferred to the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve at Euston. He then embarked overseas to Canada where he underwent training as an Air Navigator and received his Air Observers Badge around January 1943. He returned to the UK, and then transferred to the RNZAF attached to the Royal Air Force, and went to Algeria via Morocco in May 1944. He also served with the 614 Squadron, before going to Italy in June 1944, where he served with the 148 Squadron. (Martyn, p. 181). AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    12 September 1944 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    Mediterranean AWMM
  • Date of death
    11 September 1944 23.45 Public - Rolf Martin - 4 April 2016 - Errol Martyn "'For Your Tomorrow - A record of New Zealanders who have died while serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services since 1915' (Volume Two: Fates 1943-1998"
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    Cavallaria mountain, near Ivrea, Italy. Public - Rolf Martin - 4 April 2016 - Military Personnel File
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  • Cemetery
    Milan War Cemetery, Italy AWMM Coll. grave VI. C. 5-6. AWMM
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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Allison, D. (2009). Flying Navy: The story of New Zealanders who flew in the Fleet Air Arm in World War I and World War II and the Roll of Honour of those who died in action and on active service. Auckland, N.Z.: Fleet Air Arm Museum of New Zealand. 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


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04 April 2016Rolf MartinGuernsey, Channel IslandsOther

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