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Ian Murray Vass Field

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ian Murray Vass AWMM
  • Surname
    Field AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ401757 AWMM
    • WWII 401757 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 May 1915 AWMM HopeTasman AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Gordon and Dorothy Field, Hope, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 30 January 1941 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

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
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Ian Field was the son of Gordon Field and of Dorothy Field (nee Lewis), of Hope, Nelson, New Zealand.

      Killed in raid on Nuremberg, Germany AWMM
    • Reason for aircraft / crew loss :

      RAF 40 Squadron Wellington Bomber Mk 1c X9619 BL-M took off - from RAF Alconbury, Cambridgeshire, England - for a bombing air operation to Nuremberg, Germany.
      Over Belgium the Wellington was attacked and shot down by a German night fighter (flown by Oblt Heinrich Griese of 1/NJG1).
      According to a statement a Belgium school master - Mr Lovet Marcel - stated that a twin-engine aircraft crashed at 22:30 hours in a field. All crew aboard the Wellington did not survive and they were all buried at Dinant (Citadelle) Cemetery. There are also 25 other graves of allied airmen in this cemetery. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 11 September 2019 - Reference : www.aircrewremembered.com (England)
    • The Crew of Wellington Mk1c X9619 BL-M were :

      1) Pilot Officer Ian Field : RNZAF NZ/401757 - aged 26 years (killed).
      2) Pilot Officer Sergeant Paul Fraser Collis : RAFVR aged 24 (killed).
      3) Observer Flying Officer Eric John Sugg : RAAF Aus/407141 - aged 30 years (killed).
      4) Wireless Operator Flight Sergeant Thomas Lincoln Duxburg RCAF Canada/R59125 - aged 25 year (killed).
      5) Wireless Operator/Air Gunner Sergeant Richard A. Dundon : RAFVR.
      6) Air Gunner Sergeant Henry R.G. Chapman RAFVR. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 11 September 2019 - Referenece : www.aircrewremembered.com (England).
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Death

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  • Death
    12 October 1941 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
    12 October 1941 Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 26 November 2017 - AWMM
  • Age at death
    26 Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 26 November 2017 - AWMM
  • Place of death
    Belgium, Europe. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 26 November 2017 - AWMM
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Dinant (Citadelle) Military Cemetery, Belgium. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 26 November 2017 - Website : Aircrew Remembered : United Kingdom.
  • Grave reference
    Grave 8. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 26 November 2017 - Website : Aircrew Remembered : United Kingdom.
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Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    Martyn, E. Vol 1, p.149, Vol 3, p 189-190 AWMM

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26 November 2017JeniferWairarapaResearcher
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