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George William Tindle

Portrait from the Weekly News; 23 February 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from the Weekly News; 23 February 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    George William AWMM
  • Surname
    Tindle AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ417128 AWMM
    • WWII 417128 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
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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Europe (Air) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ417128 AWMM
    • WWII 417128 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • George Tindle was the son of Muriel Harrop (nee Lockley), of Auroa, Taranaki, New Zealand; husband of Myrtle Pearl Tindle, of Manaia, Taranaki. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    23 November 1943 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    The Netherlands (Holland)Europe AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Den Burg Cemetery,Texel, Noord-Holland, Netherlands AWMM Plot K Row 2 Grave 26 AWMM
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  • On 23/11/1943 around 10 p.m., a Lancaster bomber under the command of F/L George W. Tindle RNZAF was hit by FLAK. Its fuel tanks were holed, fuel drained away. The pilot set course to the nearby island of Texel. The glide-path reached the coast near the fishing village of Oudeschild. At the last moment, landing lights revealed that the bomber was heading straight for a row of blacked-out houses behind de high sea dyke. Tindle narrowly avoided the crash but this caused a stall. The bomber crashed into a marshy paddock. All seven crew died on impact. I was four, asleep in one of the houses under the glide path, with six of my relatives. 42 years later, in 1985 my family moved to New Plymouth, but it was only in 2013 that I discovered that 70 years earlier I had nearly met (fatally) a young man from Auroa, less than an hour’s drive from where I now live, thanks to his sacrifice.
    Public - Aller - 10 February 2017



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