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Jesse Julius De Willimoff

Portrait, Weekly News; 24 May 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Weekly News; 24 May 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Taitara
  • Ngā ingoa tuatahi
    Jesse Julius AWMM
  • Ingoa whānau
    De Willimoff AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Ingoa kārangaranga
    • Willi AWMM
    • J.J. AWMM
  • Nama hōia
    • WWII NZ413038 AWMM
    • WWII 70035 AWMM
  • Ira tangata
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Pono

Tauoranga kirirarau

Te whānautanga

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  • Whānautanga mai
    13 Huitanguru 1917 AWMM AWMM
  • Rā i whānau mai ai
  • Wāhi Whānau
  • Tuhinga mō te whānautanga
  • Wāhi noho i mua i te whakaurunga
  • Mahi whai muri i te pakanga
  • Uri kiritahi i te wā o te ekenga waka
  • Mēnā he hoa rangatira tōna

Ope taua

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Ngā tohu taumata rau ope taua

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  • Mētara me ngā Tohu
    • Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) AWMM
      11 Paengawhāwhā 1944 AWMM
      Citation: "Exemplary valour displayed by this officer in leading his section back toward enemy territory to cover a damaged allied bomber returning from Rabaul under fierce attack on 20th January 1944 was instrumental in the bomber's crew being saved. Hearing that one bomber, on fire and under sustained attack had fallen out fo formation, Acting Flight Lieutenant Willimoff took his section back and engaged the enemy to such purpose that the bomber was able to make a safe water landing from which the crew were picked up. A similar incident occured on 10th February 1944, when an allied torpedo bomber was covered against violent attack. After it had landed safely, Acting Flight Lieutenant de Willimoff and his section had to fight their way out against a numerically superior force of Japanese aircraft. This pilot has destroyed two enemy aircraft and damaged two others and in service throughout the greater part of the Solomons campaign has proved an outstanding leader." AWMM
    • Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) AWMM
      1947 AWMM
      For service leading 14 Squadron RNZAF with the British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF) in Japan. AWMM
    • Air Efficiency Award AWMM
      19 Pipiri 1961 AWMM

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  • Whakangungu ope taua
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
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    WW2 Farmer/Civilian AWMM
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  • Pakeke i te whakaurunga

Te maha o ngā ekenga waka

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Mauhere o te pakanga

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  • Rā i puta ai
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  • Ngā kōrero mō te puta i te mauhere pakanga
  • Nama motuhake mō te mauhere pakanga

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  • After the war he was awarded the MBE for his service with the occupying force in Japan.

    Commanded No. 23 (Fighter) Squadron at Emirau and Los Negros in 1944 and 1945.

    7 August 1944 - No. 23 Squadron formed at Ardmore. Squadron Leader was J.J. de Willimoff in August 1944. 15 October 1945 - No. 23 Squadron is disbanded. AWMM


  • Matenga
    Jul 2003 AWMM
    Age 86 AWMM
    TaurangaBay of Plenty AWMM
  • Rā i mate ai
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  • Wāhi Mate
  • Te momo matenga
  • Tuhipoka mō te matenga
  • Urupā
  • Ingoa o te urupā
  • Tohutoro kōhatu urupā
  • Pānui Matenga
    Obituary: New Zealand Herald, 19-20 July 2003, page A27 AWMM
  • Ingoa maumaharatanga
  • Tohutoro maumaharatanga

Ngā maumaharatanga


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  • Ingoa maumaharatanga
    Roll of Honour, Tirau District 1939 - 1945, Tirau Museum, Tirau, New Zealand AWMM

Rārangi Ingoa Whai Hōnore

Maumahara Jesse Julius De Willimoff mā te whakatakoto i te papi

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Waiho atu he poroporoaki, he maumaharatanga ki a Jesse Julius De Willimoff

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Ngā mātāwai

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  • Hononga ki waho
    Tirau Museum.
    Further Reference
  • Ngā tuhinga
    • Sutherland, J. (1989). Gallantry awards to New Zealanders in World War Two. Christchurch, N.Z.: Regal Medals. AWMM
      p.137 AWMM
    • Bentley, G., & Conly, M. (1987). Portrait of an Air Force: the Royal New Zealand Air Force 1937-1987. Wellington, N.Z.: Grantham House. AWMM
      p.109; p.187 AWMM
    • Rudge, C. (2003). Air-to-air : the story behind the air-to-air combat claims of the RNZAF. Lyttelton, N.Z.: Adventure Air. AWMM
      p. 315 AWMM
    • Contact (Magazine of the New Zealand Ex-Vietnam Services Association) AWMM
      No.6, p.75 AWMM
    • 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.160 AWMM
    • Cox, B. (1987). Too young to die : the story of a New Zealand fighter pilot in the Pacific war. Auckland, N.Z.: Century Hutchinson. AWMM
    • N.Z.E.F. Times AWMM
      Vol.3, No.138, p.1 AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Brocklebank, L.W. (1997). Jayforce : New Zealand and the military occupation of Japan, 1945-48. Auckland, N.Z.: Oxford University Press. AWMM

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