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Henare Whakatau Uru

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    • WWII NZ39589 AWMM
    • WWII 39589 AWMM
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    Kay Public - Nicola Adrienne (Nikora Ariana) - Other relative - 14 December 2018 - His oldest sister is my grandmother (Catherine Eileen Cocks nee Uru, also known as Kata) and I grew up knowing him as Uncle Kay. His photograph sat on the fireplace.
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    Henare Whakatau AWMM
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    Uru AWMM
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  • Ingoa kārangaranga
    Kay Public - Nicola Adrienne (Nikora Ariana) - Other relative - 14 December 2018 - His oldest sister is my grandmother (Catherine Eileen Cocks nee Uru, also known as Kata) and I grew up knowing him as Uncle Kay. His photograph sat on the fireplace.
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    • WWII NZ39589 AWMM
    • WWII 39589 AWMM
  • Ira tangata
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
    • Iwi Māori AWMM
    • Ngāi Tahu Public - Nicola Adrienne (Nikora Ariana) - Other relative - 14 December 2018 - Family records
  • Hapū
    Ngāi Tūāhuriri Public - Nicola Adrienne (Nikora Ariana) - Other relative - 14 December 2018 - Family records
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    Te Waipounamu Public - Nicola Adrienne (Nikora Ariana) - Other relative - 14 December 2018 - Family records
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Te whānautanga

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    21 Huitanguru 1921 AWMM AWMM
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    WW2 Oxford, Canterbury AWMM
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    Europe (Air) AWMM
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    • WWII NZ39589 AWMM
    • WWII 39589 AWMM
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  • Whakapikinga / Tukunga / Whakawhitinga

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Te Whakangungu me te Urunga atu

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Whakapapa hauora

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    6 Hereturikōkā 1944 AWMMKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

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    • Henare Uru was the son of Henare Whakatau Uru and of Gladys Constance May Uru (nee Rogers), of Christchurch, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Reason for Aircraft/crew loss :

      5/6 August 1944.
      Operation Code-Name : Special Operations 'Ian 7'
      RAF Unit : 299 (Special Operations) Squadron, 38 Group.
      RAF Base : Keevil, Wiltshire, England.
      Aircraft type and Call Signs: Short Stirling IV LJ878 5G-T.

      3 Short Stirling aircraft - from 299 (Special Operations) Squadron - based at RAF Base Keevil, Wiltshire, England - were detailed to drop several containers of equipment to the French Special Air Service - and the French Resistance - in the Baden area of France.
      Stirling LJ878 - piloted by New Zealander Pilot Officer Henare Uru - left RAF Base Keevil, Wiltshire, England - at 23:00 hours. Two other Stirlings - on the same mission also left RAF Base Keevil - one at 23:38 hours (piloted Flight Lieutenant Taylor) and 22:44 hours (Pilot Officer Tevell).
      On arrival over the drop zone at France LJ878 was circling the area looking for the rendezvous lights (signal lights from French Resistance fighters on the ground) - when LJ878 was hit by German anti-aircraft fire. LJ878 was badly damaged and crashed into the Village of Plougoumelen - killing all 6 Allied air-men aboard - as well as 3 French civilians on the ground.
      In 1945 the full facts - of the loss of LJ878 and her 6 air-crew - were discovered by the No 1 Missing Research Enquiry Unit - and the findings were sent to the relatives of the crew.
      Over 1,000 local French inhabitants, of Plougoumelen, attended the funeral of the 6 Allied air-men, a full service was provided and all the 6 coffins were covered in flowers.

      The 6 crew of Stirling LJ878 were -
      1. Pilot Officer Henare W. Uru - RNZAF NZ/39589 (aged 23 years - killed).
      2. Navigator Robert J. Braddock - RNZAF NZ416081 (aged 26 years - killed).
      3. Flight Engineer Alfred A. Hull RAF (England) RAF # 1588979 (aged 20 years - killed).
      4. Air Bombdr Flight Sergeant Leonard A. Eunson RAAF (Australia) # 410536 (aged 24 years - killed).
      5. Wireless Operator/Air Gunner Pilot Officer Walter N. Irving RCAF (Canada) # J/87928 (aged 26 years - killed).
      6. Air Gunner/Warrant Officer Gordon F. Harrison RCAF (Canada) # R/112810 (aged 24 years - killed). Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 12 June 2019 - Reference : www.aircrewremembered.com (England) : Stirling IV LJ878 5G-T/Uru Henare W.
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    6 Hereturikōkā 1944 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Europe AWMM
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  • Wāhi Mate
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  • Tuhipoka mō te matenga
  • Urupā
    Plougoumelen Communal Cemetery, Morbihan, France AWMM Coll. grave. AWMM
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Maumahara Henare Whakatau Uru mā te whakatakoto i te papi

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Waiho atu he poroporoaki, he maumaharatanga ki a Henare Whakatau Uru

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  • Hononga ki waho
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2814304
    Sources Used
  • Ngā tuhinga
    • 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

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12 Pipiri 2019JeniferWairarapaResearcher
14 Hakihea 2018Nicola Adrienne (Nikora Ariana)New ZealandOther relative
11 Haratua 2017Bernard FranceOther

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