Date: 09th May 1944 (Tuesday)
Unit: No. 1 Tactical Exercise Unit. 9 Group. Air Defence of Great Britain
Type: Spitfire VC
Base: RAF Tealing, Angus, Scotland
Location: Farnell, Angus, Scotland
Pilot: Fl/Sgt. Allan Robert John Chisholm NZ/421018 RNZAF Age 24. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Engaged on a air combat exercise flying over 5000 ft.
AB174 spun out of cloud and dived in near Farnell at 11:00 hrs. No cause had been established.
Fl/Sgt. Allan Robert John Chisholm. Dundee (Balgay) Cemetery. Sec. M.M. Grave 4D. Born on the 03rd June 1919 at Featherston. Worked on his fathers farm at Kaiwaiwai prior to service. Enlisted on the 08th February 1942 at Levin. Trained in New Zealand and awarded his pilots badge on the 30th November 1942 and promoted to sergeant on the 06th February 1943. Embarked for England on the 09th March 1943. Son of Robert Forbes Chisholm and of Rose Chisholm (nee McCloy), of Kaiwaiwai, Featherston, Wellington, New Zealand. A total of 460 flying hours logged.
Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this pilot with thanks to Jenifer Lemaire and to the extensive research by Errol Martyn and his publications: “For Your Tomorrow Vols. 1-3”, Auckland Library Heritage Collection, AWMM, other sources as quoted below:
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them. - Laurence
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