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John Dunch McMillan

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Identity

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  • Forenames
    John Dunch AWMM
  • Surname
    McMillan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ415341 AWMM
    • WWII 415341 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
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Service

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Europe (Air) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ415341 AWMM
    • WWII 415341 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John McMillan was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Steen McMillan, of Epsom, Auckland, 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
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Death

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  • Death
    24 February 1944 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    [United Kingdom]Europe AWMM
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  • Cemetery
    Brookwood Military Cemetery, Woking, Surrey, England AWMM 2. K. 4. AWMM
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Memorial

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    • Roll of Honour, Dilworth School, 2 Erin Street, Epsom, Auckland AWMM
    • Mt Roskill War Memorial, War Memorial Park, 13 May Road, Mt Roskill, Auckland AWMM

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  • John Dunch McMillan and his Pilot, Raymond George Cuthbert Payne, RNZAF. were tragically killed on Thu 24 Feb 1944 when the aircraft they were flying - DH Mosquito LR343, was seen to break up in the air and crash 2 miles north of Nuthampstead, U.K. I Grew up in the Village of Nuthampstead and as a child i was told stories of the Mosquito that crashed locally. It sparked a fire in me and a coupe of years ago a friend of mine located the crash site of this aircraft. Over the last 2 years we have put a lot of hours into finding out what went wrong for them that day. A full (non destructive) site survey was carried out by University experts in Nov 2014. Research is on-going and we now have a clearer picture emerging. I would love to hear from anyone who knew John or Ray. Or any surviving family/relatives. We are happy to share any information we might have that you may not.
    Public - Dominic - Researcher - 5 July 2015

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    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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