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Jack Martin

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Jack AWMM
  • Surname
    Martin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ421743 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 January 1919 RNZAF Biographies (R17845613) HokitikaWestland RNZAF Biographies (R17845613)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Wife: Mrs. G. M. Martin of Karori AWMM
    • WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. L. F. Martin of Takapuna AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    • Pilot Officer RNZAF Biographies (R17845613)
    • Flying Officer (Pilot Instructor)/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845613)
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details

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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    • Jack Martin was the son of Laurence Martin, and of Martha Martin (nee Pascoe); husband of Gwendoline May Martin, of Karori, Wellington, New Zealand.

      Attended Nelson College (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845613)) AWMM
    • Crash of a Lockheed PV-1 Ventura in Mt Egmont: 5 killed
      Date & Time: Oct 3, 1944 at 1100 LT
      Type of aircraft: Lockheed PV-1 Ventura
      Operator: RNZAF
      Registration: NZ4544
      Flight Phase: Flight
      Flight Type: Training
      Survivors: No
      Site: Mountains
      Schedule: Ohakea - Ohakea
      MSN: 5744
      Location: Mt Egmont (Mt Taranaki),
      Taranaki Regional Council
      Country: New Zealand
      Region: Oceania
      Crew on board: 5
      Crew fatalities: 5
      Total fatalities: 5
      En route, while flying in marginal weather conditions, the twin engine aircraft hit the base of Mt Egmont (Mt Taranaki) located south of New Plymouth. All five crew members were killed.
      Crew (1st OTU):
      F/O Jack Martin,
      F/Sgt Arnold Hill,
      Sgt Harold Day,
      Sgt James McKay,
      Sgt Frank Webb.

      Probable cause:
      According to the investigations, the aircraft was off course at the time of the accident, most probably due to a navigation error caused by an insufficient visibility. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 9 August 2020 - Ref : Bureau of Aircraft Accident Archive : Mt Egmont Mt Taranaki.
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About death

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  • Death
    3 October 1944 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM 31. J/3. (S). AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Ma - McW. Archives New Zealand (R17845613) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • Please note that the 12 volumes of the "RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939-1945" held at Archives NZ (formerly known as AIR118) should be used in conjunction with Errol Martyn's "For Your Tomorrow". FYT reflects detailed examination of all of the AIR118 bios which contain many inaccuracies and omissions. AWMM


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09 August 2020JeniferWairarapaResearcher

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