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Maurice Roy Haycock


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Maurice Roy AWMM
  • Surname
    Haycock AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ4216224 AWMM
    • WWII 4216224 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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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


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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ4216224 AWMM
    • WWII 4216224 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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  • Embarkation details

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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    • Maurice Haycock was the son of George Aubrey Catley Haycock and of Vera Muriel Haycock (nee Harvey), of Brightwater, Nelson; husband of Gladys Maude Haycock, of Brightwater, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Crash of RNZAF Avro 652 Anson into (then Mount Egmont) now Mount Taranaki.
      Date & Time: September 4 1944 at 1515 LT
      Type of aircraft: Avro 652 Anson
      Operator: RNZAF
      Registration: NZ414
      Flight Phase: Flight
      Flight Type: Training
      Survivors: Yes
      Site: Mountains
      Schedule: New Plymouth - New Plymouth
      Location: Taranaki.
      Taranaki Regional Council
      Country: New Zealand
      Region: Oceania
      Crew on board: 4
      Crew fatalities: 2
      Total fatalities: 2
      Captain / Total flying hours: 237
      Co-Pilot / Total flying hours: 887
      The crew departed New Plymouth Airport at 1419LT on a navigation exercise. While cruising at an altitude of 1,200 feet, the twin engine aircraft went through a cloudy area over Mt Egmont (Mt Taranaki). Familiar with the area, the second pilot saw trees 200 feet below and took over the control to turn to the right to avoid any collision with the mountain. Unfortunately, the aircraft stalled, hit tree tops and crashed in a wooded area. F/Sgt Peterson was able to leave the crash site and walked for about seven miles to find help. On site, the rescuers were able to evacuate a second crew member alive while both other occupants were killed.
      Crew (SNR):
      F/Sgt John Paterson Cummins, pilot, †
      F/Sgt Maurice Roy Haycock, pilot, †
      Sgt B. F. A. Rough, navigator,
      F/Sgt A. F. Peterson, radio operator. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 12 August 2020 - Ref : : Bureau of Aircraft Accident Archives/Mt Egmont/Mt Taranaki.
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About death

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  • Death
    4 September 1944 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    New PlymouthTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of death
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  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
    Brightwater Cemetery, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM 6. B. AWMM
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  • This is my Great Nana's Brother. He will be remembered.
    Public - Amelia - Other Relative - 14 April 2015



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12 August 2020JeniferWairarapaResearcher
14 April 2015AmeliaNelson New ZealandOther Relative
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