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Cyril Richard Smith

Crew of S for Sugar, Trent operation to Amsterdam.

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Cyril Richard AWMM
  • Surname
    Smith AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ415563 AWMM
    • WWII 415563 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
  • Relationship status


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  • War
  • Campaign
    Europe (Air) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ415563 AWMM
    • WWII 415563 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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Prisoner of war

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

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  • Cyril Smith was the son of Francis John Smith, and of Alice Maud Smith (nee Batchelor), of Miller's Flat, Otago, New Zealand.

    Barrass, M.B. (2001- 2008). Web site: Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation. "Squadrons numbered in the 400 series were technically units of the RCAF, RAAF and RNZAF, but their members were placed under the operational control of the RAF and are usually considered to be part of the RAF's organisational structure". URL: AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    3 May 1943 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    Amsterdam, Van Bossestraat
    Noord-Holland province
    Netherlands Public - Peter - Researcher - 26 February 2018 -
  • Cause of death
    • Killed in Action AWMM
    • His plane, a Lockheed Ventura, serial number AE780, was shot down by German fighters Public - Peter - Researcher - 26 February 2018 -
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery, Noord-Holland, Netherlands AWMM Plot 69 Row C Collective Grave 9 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Nieuwe Oosterbegraafplaats, Amsterdam Public - Peter - Researcher - 26 February 2018 -
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference Public - Peter - Researcher - 26 February 2018 -



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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. 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


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12 December 2021KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
03 November 2020KevinAustraliaResearcher
26 February 2018PeterNetherlandsResearcher

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