The year 1942
A little music from the time . . .
Compiled by Richard Lindsay 411219 Flight Sergeant Douglas James Kirkland was born at Hawera, New Zealand, on 11th June 1920 and received his secondary education at Kawhai High School, later furthering his studies by attending radio engineering classes at the Seddon Memorial Technical College, Auckland. His civilian occupation was that of a radio mechanic with Radio (1936) Ltd, Auckland. Douglas enlisted in the RNZAF in April 1940,and was selected for aircrew training on 16th February 1941 at the Initial Training […]
These pictures record the burial of 605462 Sgt. Arthur Henry Elliot Jnr. Was a pilot with the RAF and was killed 29th August 1942 Aged 22. He was a citizen of the USA serving with the Royal Air Force. Burial took place 2nd. September 1942. As far as I can be certain the facts behind these pictures are as follows: Notes from the accident report say that at 1100 while on a training flight from Watton, Elliot, while attempting to […]
These pictures record the funeral of 3 airmen of 21 Squadron, R93513 Sgt. S.B.G. Heron. Pilot R.C.A.F. Aged 20, R65700 Flt. Sgt. G.D. Maluish Air Observer R.C.A.F. Aged 23, 1067562 Sgt. G.E. Step Air Gunner R.A.F. Aged 20. As far I can be certain, the facts behind these pictures are as follows. This crew were killed in a flying accident on board Blenheim V5851 of 21 Squadron on July 7th 1942. Having been decimated in Malta, 21 Squadron was officially […]