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    Aircraftman 2nd Class Eric Anthony BULMAN (39838)

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    PRESS, VOLUME LXXVI, ISSUE 23075, 18 JULY 1940

    The death of Eric Anthony Bulman, a flight rigger, aged 29, of Wigram, was investigated. A .verdict was returned that he committed suicide at Scarborough between June 9 and 18 by shooting himself in the head with a shotgun. Lawrence Edmund Crossen, a corporal fitter, in evidence, said that Bulman gave no. indication of intention to commit suicide. He was of a quiet disposition. He. was on sick leave with a broken wrist at the time.

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    Squadron Leader John Hugh KITSON (34160)

    date: 21-JUN-1940
    Time: 07:25
    Type: Airspeed Oxford Mk I
    Owner/operator: 1 SFTS RNZAF
    Registration: NZ275
    C/n / msn: 497

    FATAL CRASH.

    AIR FORCE BOMBER. FIRE AFTER SMASH. SQUADRON-LEADER KILLED. AUCKLANDER INJURED. (F.j- Telegraph.—Press Association.) DUNEDIN, this day. An Airspeed Oxford bomber Visiting here from Christchurch, under the Command of Squadron-Leader John Hugh Kitson, crashed at the Taieri aerodrome at T.-"> this morning. It immediately lnir-t into flames, and one man lost his life. The two other members of the crew suffered injuries. Details are: — KILLED. Squadron-Leader John Hugh Kitson. INJURED. Pilot-Officer P. R. McNab, navigator, of Reumuera, Auckland, slightly injured. He is married. Aircraftsman R. E. Kilpatrick, of Oamaru, severe burns to hands and face. He is single.


    GEORGE MEDAL - TWO NEW ZEALANDERS HONOURED - RESCUE OF INJURED OFFICER - CRASH AT TAIERI - The George Medal is to be awarded to Leading Aircraftman Dennis Trevelyan HERRICK and Corporal Ernest Alfred STRATTON, both of the Royal New Zealand Air Force, for bravery in extricating an injured officer from the blazing wreckage of an Oxford aircraft which crashed at Taieri Aerodrome, Dunedin.

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    Leading Aircraftman David Handforth HAWKES (40739)

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    Aircraftman 1st Class Albert Bartholomew DUFFELL (39849) 1940-07-22 New Zealand Christchurch (Sydenham) Cemete
    Pilot Officer William Oscar George KROGH (2521) 1940-07-22 New Zealand Havelock North Cemetery
    Leading Aircraftman Archibald John HULL (40232) 1940-07-22 New Zealand Christchurch (Sydenham) Cemete
    Leading Aircraftman Herbert John VON TUNZELMAN (40247) 1940-07-22 New Zealand Invercargill (Eastern) Cemeter

    22.07.1940 No. 1 SFTS Oxford NZ262


    22 July 1940 - Four members of the Royal New Zealand Air Force were killed when an aeroplane crashed into a hillside at Ataahua, near Kaituna, 26 miles from Christchurch, in heavy fog.The machine is slated to have been on its way to the Birdling's Flat range for air firing practice. The victims were:—

    CRASH INTO HILL

    PLANE TRAGEDY IN FOG FOUR AIR FORGE MEN KILLED (Per United Press Association.] CHRISTCHURCH, July 22. Four members of the Air Force were killed when an aeroplane crashed into a hillside at Ataahua, near Kaituna, in heavy fog this morning. The names of the victims are not yet known, as the machine crashed in country difficult of access. Two residents heard the crash and the sound of the motor cease. They began a search at once, and half an hour later the plane was found. Later. Four were killed in the air crash, Tho victims are:— Pilot-officer WILLIAM OSCAR GEORGE KROGH, aged 28, of Hastings, assistant instructor at Wigram. Airman Pilot and Leading Aircraftman ARCHIBALD JOHN HULL, aged 24, of Napier. Airman Pilot and Leading aircraftman HERBERT JOHN VON TUNZELMANN, aged 22, of Invercargill. Flight Mechanic Aircraftman (first class) ALBERT BARTHOLOMEW DUFFELL, aged 25, married, of Christchurch. * The machine was an Airspeed Oxford.

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    Leading Aircraftman Thomas Edwin DENBEE (40644)


    Date: 07-AUG-1940
    Time: 22:45 LT
    Type: Airspeed Oxford Mk I
    Owner/operator: 2 SFTS, RNZAF
    Registration: NZ271
    C/n / msn: 493

    AIR TRAGEDY

    YOUNG PILOT KILLED CRASH AT WOODBOURNE NIGHT-FLYING PRACTICE [Per United Press Association.] WELLINGTON, August 8. The Minister of Defence announced with regret, as the result of an aircraft accident during nightflying operations, the death of Leading-aircraftman Thomas Edwin Denbee, R.N.Z.A.F., killed at Woodbourne (Blenheim) at 11 o’clock last night. Denbee, who was a pilot under training, was the sole occupant of the aircraft, an Oxford twin-en-gined trainer.

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    Leading Aircraftman Raymond Edward George MASON (40655)

    The aircraft, which was a Vickers Vincent trainer, burst into flames when it struck the shed, being completely wrecked.

    NZ325 n/a K4717

    CRASH IN FLAMES

    YOUNG AIRCRAFTMAN KILLED ACCIDENT AT BLENHEIM [I’EK U.NITEU PRESS ASSOCIATION.] WELLINGTON, August 21. Leading-aircraftman R. E. G. Mason, of Feilding, was killed instantly when a plane in which he was undergoing solo training crashed near Blenheim to-day and burst into flames.

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    Aircraftman 1st Class Kenneth William SANDO (402796) 1940-08-31 New Zealand Christchurch (Bromley) Cemeter

    The Minister of Defence (Mr Jones) also reports the death of Aircraftman Kenneth William Sando in ’ e Christchurch Public Hospital on August 31, following his admittance 911 August 28, when he was reported seriously ill. His father is Mr A. Sando, Auckland. Pilot-officer Priestley, who was 26 years of ago, received his training in the Royal New-Zealand Air Force, and arrived in England only three months ago. He represented Wellington College at Rugby and rifle shooting, and on leaving school he joined the electrical engineering firm of Messrs Vickery and Co. As a lad he was a keen Scout, and achieved tha honour of becoming a King’s Scout.' .

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    Pilot Officer Robert Michael GOLDSTONE (39914)


    TIGER MOTH CRASHES

    NZ722 3696

    FALL INTO SEA ONE PILOT RESCUED, ONE MISSING [Per United Press Association.) AUCKLAND, August 31. A Tiger Moth aeroplane from the Hobsonville air base crashed into the sea about 600yds off Narrow Nock at about 10 a.m. Residents saw the piano fly down tue harbour, circle near Rangitoto, and crash from a height of about' 200yds. A man was seen crawling towards the tail of the sinking machine, which was only part visible. A naval examination vessel, which was about 300yds away, speeded to the scene, and naval vessels commenced to patrol. Pilot Officer Boyle Victor le Pine (24) ,of Wellington, was rescued and rushed to hospital. His condition is improving, but still serious. Nothing is known yet of the other occupant, Pilot Officer R. Goldstone, of Wanganui.

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    Leading Aircraftman George William DE VERE (402171)

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    either NZ520 or NZ521 ??

    "lying solo in a Moth Major, doing circuits and landings. "

    06 September 1940 - Leading-Aircraftsman George William DE VERE, pupil pilot, aged 23, died as a result of injuries received in an accident at the New Plymouth Air Force training school. Evidence was given at the inquest by Flying-Officer B L Haybittle, that as de Vere's machine was coming to a standstill the other aeroplane approached it at a considerable rate. De Vere's machine was hit in the centre of the fuselage. Just before the collision de Vere opened the throttle fully, but there was insufficient time to avoid a collision. Flying-Officer F J McDonald said de Vere was justified in making a right turn across the ground, which was according to the regulations. Auckland Star, Volume LXXI, Issue 234, 2 October 1940, Page 6

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    Aircraftman 1st Class Arthur Lawrence JESSOP (391106)

    AIRCRAFTMAN KILLED

    STRUCK BY A PROPELLER (Per United Press Association) , WELLINGTON, Sept. 11. It was announced officially in Wellington to-night that Aircraftman Arthur Lawrence Jessop. aged 22, was killed when he was struck by the propropeller of a plane at the Ohakea Air Force Station at 6.4 p.m. to-day A Palmerston North message states that the only information to hand is that Jessop walked into the orbit of the moving propeller of a stationary aeroplane to be terribly mutilated by. the revolving blades. His father is Mr A. L. Jessop. of Rongotea

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