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Hector Copeland Maria

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Flying Officer Hector Copeland Maria of Kaitaia, killed in action. Image kindly provided by  Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19451003-26-18. Image has no known copyright restrictions

Flying Officer Hector Copeland Maria of Kaitaia, killed in action. Image kindly provided by Aucklan …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hector Copeland AWMM
  • Surname
    Maria AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ414909 AWMM
    • WWII 414909 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 August 1920 AWMM KaitaiaNorthland AWMM
  • 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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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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  • Hector Maria was the son of William H. Maria, and of Mary M. Maria (nee Foster) of Kaitaia, New Zealand.

    Also served with No. 121 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force and No. 167 Squadon Royal Canadian Air Force. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    6 March 1945 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Berlin, Germany AWMM 6. C. 12. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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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/2202109
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • 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
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Vol 3, p. 317 AWMM

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