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Thomas Alexander Mallon

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Mallon AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ415348 AWMM
    • WWII 415348 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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  • War
  • Campaign
    Europe (Air) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ415348 AWMM
    • WWII 415348 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Thomas Mallon was the son of Alexander and Dora Mallon, of New Plymouth, New Zealand.

      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 AWMM
    • Thomas Alexander Mallon was the son of Alexander and Dora Mallon of Bell Block, Taranaki. After being educated at New Plymouth Boy’s High School Thomas entered the grocery trade and by the time he enlisted in the RNZAF he was managing his own store in Moturoa. He received his training in New Zealand before being sent to Canada. He was then sent to England and posted to 488 (NZ) Squadron. After the D Day landings in France in 1944 his Squadron was attached to the British Army of Liberation in France and Belgium. His aircraft was lost during a sortie over Holland. His body was recovered and buried in Bergen-op-Zoom Cemetery, Holland. His younger brother, John Charles Mallon was killed earlier in the war on 8 October 1940. Public - Louise - Researcher - 28 September 2019 - West, J. (1995). Lest We Forget. New Plymouth: New Plymouth Boy’s High School Centennial Trust.
      Puke Ariki, Swainson/Woods Collection ARC# SW1923-1965.00803
      Retrieved from https://collection.pukeariki.com/objects/92387
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Death

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  • Death
    12 March 1945 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    Europe AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands AWMM 4. A. 7. AWMM
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Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2034053
    Sources Used
  • 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

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14 September 2022Lorraine MonaGisborneResearcher
28 September 2019LouiseNew Plymouth, New ZealandResearcher

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