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Richard Maitland Singer

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard Maitland AWMM
  • Surname
    Singer AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ416574 AWMM
    • WWII 416574 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


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ416574 AWMM
    • WWII 416574 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

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 in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Richard Arnold Singer, and of Dorothy Singer, (nee Nicol), of Auckland, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Reason for aircraft/crew loss

      9-10 November 1944 - Mosquito ER363 of 605 Squadron RAF - took off from RAF Base Manston, Kent, England - as part of 'Operation Intruder' - to Marx and Ardorf in Germany. The Mosquito was shot down by German fire and crashed in a pine forest at Schaarsbergen, Netherlands. Both men were killed - and were buried near the crash site. They were re-interred after the war at Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, Gelderland, Netherlands. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 24 July 2019 - Source : (England) : Reference : Mosquito ER363.
    • The 2nd crew member was fellow New Zealander Flying Officer (Navigator) Ian C. Rodgerson - of New Zealand. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 24 July 2019 - Reference : (England).
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About death

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  • Death
    10 November 1944 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    The Netherlands (Holland)Europe AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, Gelderland, Netherlands AWMM 13. C. 9. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    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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24 July 2019JeniferWairarapaResearcher

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