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Walter Henry Killner

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Killner AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ422660 AWMM
    • WWII 422660 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

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Henry and Agnes Killner, of Christchurch, New Zealand; husband of Mary Killner, of Sumner, Canterbury.

    Searchers failed to discover the grave of KB780's crew early after the end of the war and their names were included on the Runnymede Memorial in the UK. However, in the spring of 1957, German cemetery authorities chanced upon the grave and the remains were reinterred at Rheinberg. The Bomber Command Losses record inadvertantly lists the crew as buried in Reichswald Forest. Operation Hurricane I was a maximum effort demonstration to the enemy of the Allied Air Forces' overwhelming superiority. During the night, Duisburg was hit by another RAF 1000-bomber raid, while the USAAF dispatched over 1000 bombers with some 750 escorting fighters on daylight raids in the Cologne area. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    14 October 1944 AWMM
    Age 35 AWMM
    DuisburgGermany AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Rheinberg War Cemetery, Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany AWMM Coll. grave 13. F. 19-23. AWMM
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  • Obituary
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2047784
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • 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
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