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    Default All from For Your Tomorrow Vol 1 (1915 to 1942) By Errol W. Martyn Missing Records?

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    Going through the unaccounted list for 1942 I can't see the following 3 airman listed

    Anyone have anymore on them ?

    Checking 1 Jan 1942 to 30 June 1941

    Pilot Officer Bruce Alexander McALISTER (40236) RNZAF 1942-02-03 Singapore Singapore Memorial
    Not Listed ? maybe linked SS Talthybius
    258 Sqn RAF ?

    Leading Aircraftman James Gilmore ROSS (40435) RNZAF 1942-02-05 New Zealand Auckland (Waikumete) CemeteryRef : Prot. Soldiers Area F, Row 2, Grave 4.
    Not Listed ?
    Newspapers New Zealand Herald 6 February 1942 Page 1 This article
    Deaths: Just says died at Military Annex, Auckland - > Possibly Military Annex of Auckland Hospital

    Sergeant William Adamson MOODIE (404923) RNZAF 1942-02-05 Singapore Singapore MemorialRef : Column 422.
    Not Listed ?
    Air Casualties Northern Advocate 13 February 1942
    "Missing on air operations"
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    For McAllister see page 177 of my Vol One. Killed on air ops 31 Jan 42.

    Ross died 5 Feb 42 but had been discharged from the RNZAF four days earlier, on 1 Feb 42. (see p 360 of Vol Two)
    Errol

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    Thanks Errol on Info re McAllister and Ross anything on Moodie ?

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    Hi Paul

    Have you checked 'Bloody Shambles' ?

    What information do you seek?

    Cheers
    Brian

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    Brian

    Sergeant William Adamson MOODIE (404923) RNZAF 1942-02-05 Singapore Singapore MemorialRef : Column 422.
    Not Listed ?
    Air Casualties Northern Advocate 13 February 1942
    "Missing on air operations"

    Is the only outstanding RNZAF on the Unaccounted 1942 Airmen List above!

    Kinds Regards

    Paul

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    Paul

    Moodie is mentioned in Bloody Shambles, vol 1 at p 373 which deals with events on 9th February. He was shot down in Hurricane BE158 during the invasion of Singapore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davew View Post
    Paul

    Moodie is mentioned in Bloody Shambles, vol 1 at p 373 which deals with events on 9th February. He was shot down in Hurricane BE158 during the invasion of Singapore.

    DaveW
    Hello,

    Moodie was lost in 232 Sqn Hurricane IIB BG797. See Errol Martyn's For Your Tomorrow Vol.1. pp.179-80 and Hurricanes Over Singapore, Brian Cull & Paul Sortehaug, pp.84-5, 254 & 258. I have a fragmentary list of missing Far East airmen, Moodie is mentioned in the list as such: NZ404923 Sgt ROGDIE [sic] W. A. Last reported position - Johore. Hurricane 23797 [sic]. Crashed, did not bale out. 9.2.42.

    Brian (Cull), in the above ref (pp.86-7), mentions: The Hurricanes were scrambled again at 1430, this time to intercept raiders over the south-west of Johore, which was heading for the docks. As they reached 2,000 feet, the Hurricanes were pounced upon by Ki-43s and Sgt Fred Margarson was shot down in BE158, probably a victim of the 64th Sentai (the unit's last victory over Singapore)

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    Please note that all RNZAF enlisted personnel, from 28th August 1940 (authority, ADO A95/1940 of this date), had the prefix "NZ" added to their service number; "All personnel and units documents are to be amended accordingly." This prefix thereafter became a permanent and integral part of the service number until it was abolished about 1947/48, as by this time it no longer served any useful function as pretty well all RNZAF personnel previously serving on attachment to the RAF had returned to NZ or transferred to the RAF.
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