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Roy Alexander Hodge

Portrait, The Weekly News; 12 July 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, The Weekly News; 12 July 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Roy Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Hodge AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ413756 AWMM
    • WWII 413756 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 June 1918 Martyn Martyn
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Wife: Mrs. G. M. Hodge, 546 Ritchot Street, St. Bonniface, Manitoba, Canada AWMM
    • WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Hodge of Wellington AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Roy Hodge was the son of Peter Frankland Hodge and Ella Hodge, of Wellington, New Zealand; husband of Germaine Hodge, of St. Boniface, Manitoba, Canada.

    Attended Wellington Technical College (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845611)) AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    17 March 1944 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    CanadaNorth America AWMM
  • Date of death
    17th March 1944 (Friday) Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 17 February 2018 -
  • Age at death
    25 Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 17 February 2018 -
  • Place of death
    Lost without trace - possibly Pearse Islands area Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 17 February 2018 -
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Ottawa Memorial Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 17 February 2018 -
  • Grave reference
    Panel 3. Column 5 Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 17 February 2018 -
  • Obituary
    Fl/Sgt. Hodge posted to 32 OTU as he had evaded capture earlier when the Stirling III BF350 was shot down over Belgium. 6 of his fellow crew members were killed, 1 taken PoW and he evaded capture. Further information can be found here.

    They took off on a night navigational exercise at 19:40 hrs. They were last in contact at 21:58 hrs and despite many searches made, no trace of the crew or aircraft were found. It is understood that two oxygen cylinders found within the Pearse Islands recovered later and these were of the same type carried by this aircraft.

    In June 2017 Victoria International Airport unveiled a beautiful memorial to the 132 service personnel who lost their lives whist at Patricia Airbase. The main feature of this sculptural work will be 25 x 12 foot high Corten Steel Cooper’s Hawk Feathers. The Cooper’s Hawk is a predator known for its extraordinary agility in flight and ferocity in hunting. The names of the lost airmen have been water jet cut into the feathers. Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 17 February 2018 -
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Ottawa Memorial (Commonwealth Air Force Memorial), Ontario, Canada AWMM
    • Lost Airmen of the Empire - Hospital Hill, Victoria International Airport, Vancouver Island, Canada. Public - kelvin - Researcher - 20 February 2018 -

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  • A new memorial to the 179 airmen and women who lost their lives during training missions while based at 32 Operational Training Unit Patricia Bay, BC, Canada will be dedicated in the spring of 2017. A description of the memorial is available here:
    Public - Peter - Researcher - 7 March 2017



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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
      Vol., p.250 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
    • 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
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [List of Missing]. Archives New Zealand (R17845747) AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
28 January 2021AlanFlat Bush, New ZealandOther relative
27 February 2018KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
17 February 2018KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
07 March 2017PeterVictoria, B.C., CanadaResearcher

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