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486 Squadron Crest
10.11.1943 No 486 Squadron Typhoon Ib JP914 P/O. Tyerman

Operation: Night Intruder attack

Date: 10th November 1943 (Wednesday)

Unit: No. 486 Squadron (11 Group - RNZAF)

Type: Typhoon Ib

Serial: JP914

Code: SA-?

Base: RAF Manston, Kent (Tangemere)

Location: Dunkirk, France

Pilot: P/O. Wallis Berkley Tyerman NZ/412008 RNZAF Age 23. Killed


Taking off from RAF Manston in Kent at 19:44 hrs on a night intruder operation on the airfields at Coxyde-Furness (Koksijde) in Belgium.

It is understood that he was shot down by flak at 20:00hrs near Dunkirk in France.

Burial details:

P/O. Wallis Berkley Tyerman. Dunkirk Town Cemetery. Plot 2 Row 4 Grave 33. Son of Norman Rich Tyerman and Mary Tyerman, of Raurimu, Wellington, New Zealand. 649 flying hours logged and reported to be on his 235th operation.

Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this pilot with thanks to the research by Errol Martyn and his publications: “For Your Tomorrow Vols. 1-3”, Auckland Cenotaph, Weekly News, other sources as quoted below:

KTY - 27.07.2017

Acknowledgements: Sources used by us in compiling Archive Reports include: Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vols. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vols. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tom Kracker - Kracker Luftwaffe Archives and Fred Paradie - Paradie Archive (both on this site), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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