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Roy Harry Twiname

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Identity

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 February 1922 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 27 July 1941 AWMM 21 The Parade, St Heliers, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Alexander Twiname (father), 21 The Parade, St Heliers, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 30 January 1942 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • North Africa AWMM
    • Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ414361 AWMM
  • Military service
    • Served with school cadets for 2 years prior to enlisting AWMM
    • Joined Royal New Zealand Air Force Reserve on 1 March 1941 AWMM
    • 260 Squadron, RAF AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Initial Training AWMM
    • Elemental Flying AWMM
    • Service Flying AWMM
    • Advanced Flying AWMM
    • Operational Training AWMM
    • Air Fighting, No. 1 Middle East Training School (METS), 14 December 1942 - 19 December 1942 AWMM
    • Kitty Hawk conversion, No. 1 METS, 22 February 1943 - 27 February 1943 AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW2 27 July 1941 AWMM
    Age 19 AWMM
    Typewriter mechanic/Civilian AWMM
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  • 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 9.5 inches AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Hazel AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Bronzed AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Admitted 1 General Hospital, 1 February 1945 and discharged on 13 February 1945 AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Cancer AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Alexander and Ruby Victoria (Mattocks) Twiname of St Heliers, Auckland

    Five brothers enlisted in WW2: Roy Harry (NZ414361), Owen Arnold (NZ415043); Bruce Alexander, Noel Eric (72638), Barry George (28225)

    Twiname flew Hurricanes, Kitty Hawks, and Mustangs.

    He logged 862 hours (200 operational hours) on a total of 121 sorties. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    12 June 2003 AWMM
    Age 81 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
    Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Thompson, H. (1959). New Zealanders with the Royal Air Force (Vol III). Wellington: Dept of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital Copy
    http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-3RAF.html
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Thompson, H. (1956). New Zealanders with the Royal Air Force (Vols. 1-3). Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Thompson, H. (1959). p. 181-2, 198. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Martyn, E. (2008). vol. 3 p. 601 AWMM

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31 January 2018Brian FrankPapatoetoe, Auckland, New ZealandOther
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