Māori › Robert Ian McChesney Born 4 October 1913 - Died 6 December 1942 PDF Key details Service numberNZ40194 AWMM WWII 40194 AWMM Also known as Armed force / branchAir Force AWMM Last rankFlight Lieutenant (Air Gunner)/Military AWMM Royal Air Force, 488 (NZ) Squadron AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Enquire Lay a poppy Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesRobert Ian AWMM SurnameMcChesney AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service numberNZ40194 AWMM WWII 40194 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Report › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Birth4 October 1913 AWMM AWMM Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Address before enlistment Post war occupation Next of kin on embarkationMrs E. McChesney (mother), St Heliers, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Relationship status Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignEurope (Air) AWMM 1940 AWMM Battle of Britain AWMM Armed force / branchAir Force AWMM Service numberNZ40194 AWMM WWII 40194 AWMM Military serviceRoyal Air Force, 264 Squadron AWMM 236 Squadron, RAF AWMM 255 Squadron, RAF AWMM 5 QNS AWMM Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Military decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards1939-45 Star (Battle of Britain clasp) AWMM War Medal 1939-1945 AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Branch Trade Proficiency EnlistmentWW2 Unknown AWMM Age 26 AWMM Bricklayer/Civilian AWMM Occupation before enlistment Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 Vessel was Akaroa AWMM Royal New Zealand Air Force AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date Liberation Repatriation POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesAccidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM Killed in an accidental aircraft collision AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankFlight Lieutenant (Air Gunner)/Military AWMM Royal Air Force, 488 (NZ) Squadron AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Robert McChesney was the son of Hugh Henry Robert McChesney and of Ethel Maud McChesney (nee Brown), of St. Heliers, Auckland, New Zealand.Portrait in Wynn, K. (1981). 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: http://www.rafweb.org/Sqn485-490.htm. The Battle of Britain: 10 July- 31 October 1940 AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Death6 December 1942 AWMM Age 29 AWMM Ayr, Scotland AWMM Date of death Age at death Place of death Cause of deathAccidental Death AWMM Death notes CemeteryAyr Cemetery, Ayrshire, Scotland AWMM Sec. R. 1931 Div. Grave 2714. AWMM Cemetery name Grave reference Obituary Memorial name Memorial reference Memorials Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM Roll of Honour Remember Robert Ian McChesney by laying a poppy. John Henderson McChesney John William McChesney Robert Ian McChesney Thomas McChesney Trevor Jack McChesney Lay a poppy for 2021 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Robert Ian McChesney Leave a note Contribute › Processing Related objects Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945 Library / Pictorial › manuscripts and archives MS-1993-139 Sources Sources Contribute › External linksBattle of Britain, a website. http://www.raf.mod.uk/bob1940/bobhome.html Further Reference Battle of Britain Historical Society, a website. http://www.battleofbritain1940.net/ Further Reference Commonwealth War Graves Commission record https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2455407 Sources Used DocumentsWynn, K. (1981). A clasp for "The Few". Auckland. N.Z.: Author. AWMM Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM Wynn, K. (1981). A clasp for "The Few". Auckland. N.Z.: Author. AWMM Wynn, K. (1981). p. 269-271 AWMM Ministry for Culture and Heritage. (2012). New Zealanders serving with RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain, 10 July – 31 October 1940. [A list compiled by Ministry for Culture and Heritage with Errol Martyn]. AWMM Contributors Processing Command item Command item Add new record Refresh DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact 24 October 2015SamHamiltonOther The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.Online Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.