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Archive Report: Allied Forces

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09th May 1944 1 Tactical Exercise Unit Spitfire VC AB174 Fl/Sgt. Chisholm

Operation: Training

Date: 09th May 1944 (Tuesday)

Unit: No. 1 Tactical Exercise Unit. 9 Group. Air Defence of Great Britain

Type: Spitfire VC

Serial: AB174

Code: -

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.

Burial details:

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:

KTY 28-04-2021

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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, Michel Beckers, Major Fred Paradie (RCAF) and MWO François Dutil (RCAF) - Paradie Archive (on this site), Jean Schadskaje, Major Jack O'Connor USAF (Retd.), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Archiwum - Polish Air Force Archive (on this site), Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Franek Grabowski, Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Stan D. Bishop, John A. Hey MBE, Gerrie Franken and Maco Cillessen - Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces, Vols 1-6, Dr. Theo E.W. Boiton - Nachtjagd Combat Archives, Vols 1-13. Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of CWGC, UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, New Zealand National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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