Ian Murray Vass AWMM
Also known as
- NZ401757 AWMM
- WWII 401757 AWMM
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Gordon and Dorothy Field, Hope, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
Pre 30 January 1941 AWMM Single AWMM
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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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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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