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George James Roney

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    George James AWMM
  • Surname
    Roney AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ417113 AWMM
    • WWII 417113 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 January 1922 AWMM OamaruOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. G. C. Roney of Oamaru AWMM
  • Relationship status


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 (R17845615)
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of George Charles and Rose Anna Roney of Oamaru, Otago.

    Attended Waitaki Boys' High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845615)) AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    6 October 1944 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    The Netherlands (Holland)Europe AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    Schhondijke Public - David - Researcher - 24 July 2017 - 33 Sqn ORB
    Roney family papers
    MoD letters to Roney family
  • Cause of death
    • Killed on Active Service AWMM
    • Killed when his Spitfire crashed near the Groeneweg, Schoondijke, Zeeland. Public - David - Researcher - 24 July 2017 - 33 Squadron Operational Record Book- October 1944
      National Archives, Kew
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Schoondijke General Cemetery, Zeeland, Netherlands AWMM Grave 303B. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • On behalf of the RAF 33 SQ association on October 6, 2020 I placed a plaque in honor of George James Roney near his crash site . George crashed and was killed on October 6 1944 at the Groeneweg in Schoondijke , the Netherlands.
    Jan Westhoeve, Honorary member 33 Sqn Association
    Public - Jan - Researcher - 13 October 2020
  • As a guide for the Battle of the Scheldt I organized for the Family Roney and the RAF 33 Sqn Association a battlefield tour and a commemoration at the crashsite and grave of WO Roney at 17-06-2017.
    Public - Jan - Researcher - 20 July 2017
  • The Wings to Victory Foundation remembers WW2 airmen. A museum related to the airwar is located at Arnemuiden, Midden Zeeland Airport, The Netherlands. More info on our website and in our database. We will remember them. Wings to Victory
    Public - Wings to Victory - Researcher - 3 February 2017



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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Qu - Sl. Archives New Zealand (R17845615) - 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 Missing - United Kingdom, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845745) AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
13 October 2020JanThe NetherlandsResearcher
24 July 2017DavidOxford, UKResearcher
20 July 2017JanGoes , the NetherlandsResearcher
03 February 2017Wings to VictoryThe netherlandsResearcher

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