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Douglas William Vaughan

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Douglas William AWMM
  • Surname
    Vaughan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ429046 AWMM
    • WWII 429046 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of William and Florence Evelyn Vaughan (nee Ayres), of Geraldine, Canterbury.

    Husband of Muriel Belle Vaughan, of New Plymouth, Taranaki.

    Vaughan and his entire crew, which included fellow New Zealanders, Manson Lammas (pilot) and Robert Bailey (air bomber), were killed when their Stirling bomber was shot down by German night fighters over Denmark on 23 April 1944. In April, 1994, the people of Taasinge unveiled a 50th Anniversary Memorial Stone at Vemmenaes, near where the Stirling bomber crashed, to commemorate the seven airmen killed. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    23 April 1944 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    VemmenaesDenmark AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark AWMM Allied Military Plot, Row 4, Grave 2 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
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  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Bailey, Andrew Robert. Papers relating to war service of Flight Sergeant Robert Bailey, 75 Squadron, RNZAF, 1942 - 1994. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2006/25. 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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