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
Base: RAF Manston, Kent (Tangemere)
Location: Dunkirk, France
Pilot: P/O. Wallis Berkley Tyerman NZ/412008 RNZAF Age 23. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
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.
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: