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Robert Hugh McKillop


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Hugh AWMM
  • Surname
    McKillop AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ404389 AWMM
    • WWII 404389 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
    Patrick McKillop (father), Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Europe (Air) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ404389 AWMM
    • WWII 404389 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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 in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Patrick McKillop and Ruby McKillop (nee Hay), of Wanganui AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    16 December 1942 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    The Netherlands (Holland)Europe AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Epe General Cemetery, Gelderland, Netherlands AWMM Plot 2 Row 10 Collective Grave 616-618 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Dear reader of this message, As secretary of the Broken Wings '40 - '45 foundation, based in Epe (Vaassen),I send you on behalf of our board a tribute re Robert Hugh McKillop, sergeant Short Stirling Mk I R 9168 (crashed near Gortel, The Netherlands on December 16th, 1942) . He was buried in Epe. Saturday November 12th 2016 we organise our annual Remembrance Day commemoration for the 21 allied crewmembers of 4 aircrashes buried in Epe, amongst them ROBERT HUGH MCKILLOP. We will remember him and we are very grateful for his courage and his sacrifice that we could live in peace for the past 71 years. Our best wishes and regards, on behalf of the board of Broken Wings '40 - '45, Mrs Hermien Schellenberg - Fisscher, secretary (77).
    Public - Mrs Hermien - 7 November 2016



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    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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07 November 2016Mrs HermienEpe, The NetherlandsOther

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