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Trevor Morley

Group, WW2, 6 airmen standing in front of plane: Trevor Morley third from left, taken at Lancaster, 1945 - This image may be subject to copyright

Group, WW2, 6 airmen standing in front of plane: Trevor Morley third from left, taken at Lancaster, …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Trevor AWMM
  • Surname
    Morley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ425768 AWMM
    • WWII 425768 AWMM
    • S133255 AWMM
    • 133255 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 December 1916 Hanson GreymouthGrey District Hanson
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Tiger Moths AWMM
    • No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School at Harewood in October 1942 AWMM
    • No. 2 Flying Training School at Woodbourne AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Pilot/Military AWMM
  • Enlistment
    • WW2 2 May 1942 AWMM
    • Post WW2 1954 AWMM
  • 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
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Morley was posted to Royal Air Force Heavy Conversion Unit 1668 at Bottesford for Lancaster MKIII Conversion in March 1945. He was finally posted to No. 576 Lancaster Squadron at Fiskerton in April 1945. They flew decoy missions dropping window (silver strips) to confuse the enemy radar and were used in the food drops over the Netherlands in May 1945 in Operation Mana. Morley and his crew had a trip to Flensburg to help locate the remnants of the German Navy and then several trips bringing POW's home from Belgium and Italy.

    After the war Morley was posted to RAF Watchfield for radio range instructor training in November 1945. At the end of March 1946 he was posted back to RNZAF.

    He was demobbed, but rejoined the Royal New Zealand Air Force until April 1956 and was then on Active Reserve until 1976.

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 2003.

    RAFO 1 MAY 56 TO 1976. TRAINING Tiger Moths AWMM. No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School at Harewood in October 1942. No. 2 Flying Training School at Woodbourne. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    7 May 2003 AWMM
    HastingsHawkes Bay AWMM
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hastings Cemetery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay AWMM Plot G88A , RSA Block AWMM
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  • Memorial name
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  • External links
  • References
    Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    p.357 AWMM

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