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Russell Royl Alwyn Jones

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Portrait of Russell Jones in uniform. Image kindly provided by Patricia McRae (November 2023).

Portrait of Russell Jones in uniform. Image kindly provided by Patricia McRae (November 2023).

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Russell Royl Alwyn AWMM
  • Surname
    Jones AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ404540 AWMM
    • WWII 404540 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 June 1920 RNZAF Biographies (R17845612) NapierHawkes Bay RNZAF Biographies (R17845612)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mothrer: Mrs. R. M. Jones. 41 McDonald St, Napier AWMM
    • WW2 Mr. & Mrs. J. Jones of Napier AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of John & Ruby May Jones of Napier.

    Attended Napier Boys High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845612)). AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    6 April 1942 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    The Netherlands (Holland)Europe AWMM
  • Date of death
    4 June 1942 Public - Charles Trevor - Researcher - 20 August 2017 - CWGC REgister
    William Chorley Bomber Command Losses 1942
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    crashed 0114 hrs at Zwiggelte, Drenthe, Holland Public - Charles Trevor - Researcher - 20 August 2017 - as above
  • Cause of death
    • Killed in Action AWMM
    • Lancaster BI R5847 EM.Y 207 Sqn. Shot down by Major Gunther Radish II/NJG2 Public - Charles Trevor - Researcher - 20 August 2017 - As above
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Westerbork General Cemetery, Drenthe, Netherlands AWMM Plot 33 Collective Grave 3-9 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

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Sources

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  • 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
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Ib - Ly. Archives New Zealand (R17845612) - 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 - Embarkation Lists, November 1940 - July 1942. Archives New Zealand, Wellington (R17845762). AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
19 October 2023PaulNottinghamResearcher
20 August 2017Charles TrevorEnglandResearcher

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