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John Douglas McVay

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Biography for John Douglas McVay. RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Ma - McW. Archives New Zealand (R17845613-0861). CC-BY 2.0.

Biography for John Douglas McVay. RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Person …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Douglas AWMM
  • Surname
    McVay AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ404913 AWMM
    • WWII 404913 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 November 1913 RNZAF Biographies (R17845613) PahiatuaManawatu-Wanganui RNZAF Biographies (R17845613)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs Jessie J. McVay (wife), 612 High Street, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Wife: Mrs. J. J. McVay of Lower Hutt 612 High Street, Lower Hutt AWMM
    • WW2 Parents: Mr. and Mrs. H. D. McVay of Hastings AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

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/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845613)
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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 in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John McVay was the son of Harry D. McVay and Gladys McVay; husband of Jessie J. McVay, of Island Bay, Wellington, New Zealand.

    Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers.

    Attended Dannevirke High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845613)) AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    7 December 1941 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Ware New Cemetery, Hertfordshire, England AWMM Sec. 265. Grave 2. AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • John McVay was the pilot of a Hawker Hurricane fighter aircraft that was on its way back from a patrol. The pilot got into difficulties whilst flying through a sleet squall and crashed near to North Weald airfield, Essex.
    Public - Paul - Researcher - 30 July 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • References
    • The Evening Post AWMM
    • 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
    • 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
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [List of Killed - Officers (Canada, Pacific, Europe) - Airmen (Canada, India and Far East)]. Archives New Zealand (R17845748) AWMM

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10 April 2021KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
19 April 2017Adrienne JoSt Albans, UKOther
30 July 2015PaulU.K.Researcher

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