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Peeti Rotana Karena

Sergeant P. R. Karena, of Opapa, Hawke's Bay, missing on operations. Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 14 APRIL 1943 p018. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19430414-18-20. No known Copyright.

Sergeant P. R. Karena, of Opapa, Hawke's Bay, missing on operations. Taken from the supplement to th …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Peeti Rotana AWMM
  • Surname
    Karena AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ411793 AWMM
    • WWII 411793 AWMM
    • WWII 411793 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 January 1920 AWMM Te HaukeHawkes Bay AWMM
    |ALL|| Martyn AWMM
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  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
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  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ411793 AWMM
    • WWII 411793 AWMM
    • WWII 411793 AWMM
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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Vessel was Awatea AWMM

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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Air Accident, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Rotana Karena and of R. Karena (nee Timu) of Opapa. Source: Martyn, For Your Tommorrow, Vol.3, p.279. AWMM
    • Brother of Roriroa Judith Karena Public - Lisa - Direct descendant - 24 May 2019 - Whakapapa Documents


About death

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  • Death
    3 February 1943 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    United KingdomEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
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  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Memorial name
    Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom AWMM

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Vol.3, p.279 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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02 August 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
24 May 2019LisaAucklandDirect descendant

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