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Mervyn Jack Mills

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Portrait, Flying Officer Mervyn Jack Mills RNZAF 414321 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Flying Officer Mervyn Jack Mills RNZAF 414321 - This image may be subject to copyright

Tuakiri

  • Taitara
  • Ngā ingoa tuatahi
    Mervyn Jack AWMM
  • Ingoa whānau
    Mills AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Ingoa kārangaranga
    Boy AWMM
  • Nama hōia
    • NZ414321 AWMM
    • WWII 414321 AWMM
  • Ira tangata
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Pono

Tauoranga kirirarau

Te whānautanga

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  • Whānautanga mai
    19 Huitanguru 1923 AWMM AucklandNew Zealand AWMM
  • Rā i whānau mai ai
  • Wāhi Whānau
  • Tuhinga mō te whānautanga
  • Wāhi noho i mua i te whakaurunga
    Pre 27 Hōngongoi 1941 AWMM 22 Scarborough Terrace, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Mahi whai muri i te pakanga
  • Uri kiritahi i te wā o te ekenga waka
    Mrs G.E. Mills (mother), 22 Scarborough Terrace, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Mēnā he hoa rangatira tōna
    Pre 17 Whiringa ā-rangi 1941 AWMM Single AWMM

Ope taua

Ngā pakanga me ngā whawhai

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Ngā tohu taumata rau ope taua

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Te Whakangungu me te Urunga atu

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  • Whakangungu ope taua
    British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP), No. 6 Service Flying Training School, Dunnville, Ontario, Canada AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Te urunga
    WW2 27 Hōngongoi 1941 AWMM
    Age 18 AWMM
    Warehouseman/Civilian AWMM
  • Mahi i mua i te ekenga waka
  • Pakeke i te whakaurunga

Te maha o ngā ekenga waka

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Mauhere o te pakanga

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  • Kia mau ki ngā taipitopito
  • Ngā rā i mauherehia ai
  • Rā i puta ai
  • Te rā i whakahokia atu ngā hōia i mauherehia ai
  • Ngā kōrero mō te puta i te mauhere pakanga
  • Nama motuhake mō te mauhere pakanga

Whakapapa hauora

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  • Tuhinga hauora
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 6.5 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      130 pounds AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Other, Unknown Period AWMM
      average physique, average mentality, leg length 40 inches AWMM
    • Chest, Unknown Period AWMM
      31.5 inches AWMM
    • Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

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  • Son of George William Alfred Worthy Mills and Gwendoline Eleanor Mills of Parnell, Auckland.

    Mervyn Jack Mills was born at Auckland on 19 February 1923. He had two sisters. He received his primary education at Te Kuiti Primary School (1928 - 1931 approximately) and Parnell Primary School (1932-1934) and his secondary education (studying electrical engineering) at the Seddon Memorial Technical College (1935-1936). His hobbies were shooting and swimming.

    At the time he enlisted for war service with the RNZAF in June 1940, he was employed as a Warehouseman by J Wiseman and Sons Ltd, Auckland. Elsewhere in his service record his trade is described as a saddlery salesman.

    Mills was enlisted for aircrew training on 27 July 1941 at the Ground Training School, Levin, and was posted on 8 September to No 4 Elementary Flying Training School, Whenuapai, to commence his flying training. On 17 November 1941 he embarked for Canada to continue his training under the Empire Air Training Scheme.

    He was posted to No 6 Service Flying Training School in Dunnville, Ontario, shortly after his arrival in Canada. It was while he was stationed there on 27 March 1942 that he was awarded his flying badge and promoted to Sergeant. This was superseded by his being commissioned as a pilot officer with effect from the same date. On 1 October 1942, while in Wales, he was promoted to flying officer. Meanwhile, on 5 April 1942, he proceeded to No 1 "Y" Depot, Halifax, Nova Scotia to await embarkation for the United Kingdom.

    Having arrived in England in mid May 1942, Mills was held at No 3 Personnel Reception Centre, Bournemouth, until posted on 3 July 1942 to No 5 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit, Ternhill, Shropshire. From here he was posted on 22 July 1942 to No 53 Operational Training Unit, first at Landlow, and later to Rhoose, both in Glamorganshire, Wales. With his unit he completed his training on Spitfire fighter aircraft prior to being posted on 14 October 1942 to No 132 Squadron, Martlesham, Suffolk, to commence operational flying.

    As the pilot of a Spitfire fighter he engaged in sixteen operational flights, mostly convoy patrols but including one low level attack against an enemy objective and one enemy aircraft interception flight.

    Mills was the pilot of a Spitfire fighter which failed to return to its base and he was classified as missing. His death was officially presumed to have occurred on 19 November 1942 as a result of air operations. At the time of his death he had completed 273 flying hours as a pilot. AWMM
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Matenga

  • Matenga
    19 Whiringa ā-rangi 1942 AWMM
    Age 19 AWMM
    Europe AWMM
  • Rā i mate ai
  • Pakeke i te matenga
  • Wāhi Mate
  • Te momo matenga
  • Tuhipoka mō te matenga
  • Urupā
  • Ingoa o te urupā
  • Tohutoro kōhatu urupā
  • Pānui Matenga
  • Ingoa maumaharatanga
  • Tohutoro maumaharatanga

Ngā maumaharatanga

Maumaharatanga

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  • Ingoa maumaharatanga
    • Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

Rārangi Ingoa Whai Hōnore

Maumahara Mervyn Jack Mills mā te whakatakoto i te papi

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Waiho atu he poroporoaki, he maumaharatanga ki a Mervyn Jack Mills

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  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwPv21-CDB8 Roll of Honour at Martlesham Heath. RAF
    Public - Brian Frank - Direct descendant - 1 Hereturikōkā 2016

Ngā mātāwai

Ngā mātāwai

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  • Hononga ki waho
  • Ngā tuhinga
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Correspondence with family AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Transcripts of his letters home to his family are held on file in the Auckland War Memorial Museum. 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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