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Rex Keith Niederer

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Portrait of Flying Officer Rex Keith Niederer. Image kindly provided by James Stevenson (August 2021).

Portrait of Flying Officer Rex Keith Niederer. Image kindly provided by James Stevenson (August 2021 …

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Rex Keith AWMM
  • Surname
    Niederer AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ436179 AWMM
    • WWII 436179 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 November 1920 RNZAF Biographies (R17845614) InvercargillSouthland RNZAF Biographies (R17845614)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Niederer of Invercargill 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
    Warrant Officer RNZAF Biographies (R17845614)
  • 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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Rex Niederer was the son of Louis Andrew and Dorothy Jeannette Niederer, of Gorge Road, Southland, 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

      Attended Timaru Boy's High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845614)) AWMM
    • 1945: 8th January. Mosquito MM815. Interception practice.
      P: Wt Off R K Neiderer. NZ426179: + 2095512 N/RO: Fg Off G B Lawrence. NZ4211018: + 2095460
      Aircraft went out of control from 20,000ft and crashed at Nurlu, 25 km west-south-west of Cambrai, France, c20:52. Public - Antonio - Researcher - 18 April 2024 - https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/154967
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Death

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  • Death
    8 January 1945 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    St Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France AWMM Block "S". Plot 1. Row M. Grave 4. AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

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Sources

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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) - Na - Py. Archives New Zealand (R17845614) - 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. [(New Zealanders Attached to R.A.F. [Royal Air Force]) (Officers), (Europe) - Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845744) AWMM

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18 April 2024AntonioHastings DistrictResearcher
08 January 2023DeniseNapierResearcher
11 February 2021KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher

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