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Ira Allison Sutherland

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Portrait from the Weekly News; 15 March 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from the Weekly News; 15 March 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ira Allison AWMM
  • Surname
    Sutherland AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ402909 AWMM
    • WWII 402909 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 April 1913 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Sister: Miss U. J. Sutherland, c/o Mrs Jupp, 16 Onewa Street, Birkenhead, Auckland AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Pilot/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845616)
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1 September 1940 AWMM Tannery labourer/Civilian AWMM
  • 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
    1945 AWMMKilled on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM
    Air accident AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Ira Sutherland was the son of Ira Joseph and Agnes Graham Sutherland.

      Attended Auckland Grammar School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845616)) AWMM
    • 1945: 28th June. Mosquito RF582. Return to base.
      The pilot, flying solo, had arrived the previous day to farewell friends prior to leaving Burma for a posting in Britain to take up training duties.
      Departed from Akyab, Burma c11:50 for the return trip to base.
      Disintegrated in mid-air and crashed in the Pauktaw-Kwegu River area about 50 miles east of Akyab.
      The accident report noted that because of its poor fabric condition, RF582 was not to be flown on operations. Public - Antonio - Researcher - 30 April 2024 - https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/165676
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    28 June 1945 AWMM
    Age 32 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Singapore Memorial, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • An amazing pilot who deserved to survive the war. It is a privilege to tell a little of his story.
    Public - John - Researcher - 5 July 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      vol.3, p.461 vol.2, p.350 AWMM
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      p.465 AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Sm- Ty. Archives New Zealand (R17845616) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • Please note that the 12 volumes of the "RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939-1945" held at Archives NZ (formerly known as AIR118) should be used in conjunction with Errol Martyn's "For Your Tomorrow". FYT reflects detailed examination of all of the AIR118 bios which contain many inaccuracies and omissions. AWMM

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30 April 2024AntonioHastings DistrictResearcher
05 July 2015JohnChristchurchResearcher

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