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    Hi i am seeking service history on the Following Pilot .

    DW Chapman NZ 414245

    I have he was possibly Course 18 53 OTU 28/4/42-30/6/42

    616 Sqd 30/6/42

    overseas July 42.

    123 Sqd .

    can anyone add anything on this Pilot .

    TIA Phill Jones

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    Phill,

    A few snippets:

    He was NZ414245 Fg Off (final rank) Derek William Chapman
    Born 19 Oct 22
    Enlisted RNZAF Levin/ITW as AP u/t 27 Jul 41
    Embarked 'Port Fairy' for UK/attached RAF 24 Jan 42
    Disembarked Liverpool 8 Mar 42
    To Reserve 24 May 45
    Died 2005

    Errol

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    Errol

    Thank you very much he was most certainly at 53 OTU Course 18 as we have some pictures of him while attending OTU Then onto 616 Sqd.

    Rgs Phill

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    From Ancestry, quoting the NZ Gazette:
    F/Sgt to PO wef 12 Mar 44
    FO wef 12 Sep 44
    To Reserve as a FO wef 24 May 45
    Regards, Terry

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    Terry .

    thank you

    rgs Phill

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