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Robert Weir Herron

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Photo from The Weekly News; 12 July 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Photo from The Weekly News; 12 July 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Weir AWMM
  • Surname
    Herron AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ422282 AWMM
    • WWII 422282 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 July 1920 RNZAF Biographies (R17845611) RNZAF Biographies (R17845611)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mother: Mrs. E. S. Herron, Knox Church Manse, 37 Tolcarne Avenue, Maori Hill, Dunedin AWMM
    • WW2 Parents: The Rev. and Mrs. D. C. Herron of Dunedin 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 (R17845611)
  • 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
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Robert Herron was the son of David Craig Herron, and of Edith Stewart Herron (nee Smart), of Auckland. M.A. (Otago University).

    Attended Otago Boys' High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845611)) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    28 April 1944 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    GermanyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Durnbach War Cemetery, Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany AWMM Coll. grave 4. C. 1-7. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Born 26 July 1920,Auckland New Zealand.He was my late Mother, Margaret Simpsons eldest brother. I never knew him personally, but know him through the stories that have been passed onto me. Died galantly , loyal to his country , to the end. May God bless him and his flight crew.
    Public - ann catherine - Other Relative - 8 April 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • The Weekly News AWMM
      The Weekly News 1944 AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Ha - Hy. Archives New Zealand (R17845611) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [Missing - But Presumed Dead on Lapse of Time - Officers, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845743) 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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08 April 2015ann catherine mosgiel, otago, nedw zealandOther Relative

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