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David Cameron Stewart

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Portrait from The Weekly News; 23 August 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from The Weekly News; 23 August 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    David Cameron AWMM
  • Surname
    Stewart AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 40990 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 January 1919 RNZAF Biographies (R17845616) WaiporiOtago RNZAF Biographies (R17845616)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Parents: Mr & Mrs D. W. Stewart, 174 Forfar Streer, Dunedin AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    • Pilot/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845616)
    • Instructor/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845616)
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

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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  • David Stewart was the son of David William Stewart and of Lily Maud Stewart (nee Cameron), of Waipori Falls, Otago

    T/o 2345 Downham Market in a Lancaster III, Operation Hasselt - railway yards in Belgium. This operation involved 111 aircraft, of which 9 were lost. Brought down over the Netherlands by flak, crashing into the Oosterschelde, near Stavensisse at midnight. The sole survivor, an RCAF air bomber, was taken prisoner.

    Flt. Lt. Stewart had flown 1093 hours. This was his 34th operation, his 8th with 635 Sqn.



    On 17 July 1941 (then) Sergeant Stewart had been flying a Wellington IC, operation Koln, had been hit by flak and on return the pilot decided to make an emergency landing. While doing so he was blinded by a searchlight team stationed at Cockfield, 9 miles NNE of Sudbury, Suffolk. With his night vision lost, Flt Sgt Stewart crashed at 0105 through a line of trees, near the moat, between Oldhall Green and Cross Green, bursting into flames on impact. All were injured, except for Sgt. P. Gibbons, who died.

    Attended Otago Boys' High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845616)) AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    13 May 1944 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Kattendijke (Wilhelminadorp) General Cemetery, Zeeland, Netherlands AWMM Plot E. Row 1. Grave 7. AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • The Weekly News AWMM
      The Weekly News 1944 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
    • 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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