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Archive Report: Allied Forces

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RCAF Crest
6 Service Flying Training School Harvard II 2961 LAC. Haworth

Operation: Training

Date: 26th May 1944 (Friday)

Unit: No. 6 Service Flying Training School

Type: Harvard II

Serial: 2961

Code: -

Base: RCAF Dunnville, Ontario

Location: Winslow, Ontario

Pilot: LAC John Bruce William Haworth NZ/43531 RNZAF Age 19. Killed

REASON FOR LOSS:

Take off at 15:15 hrs practising, spins. forced landings, steep turns and precautionary landings solo.

About an hour later was seen to dive almost vertically from 1,000 ft and crashed at Winslow north of the airfield. The pilot baled out between 300-700 ft but sadly the parachute failed to deploy fully in time.

Burial and personal details:

LAC John Bruce William Haworth. Dunnville Cemetery (Riverside). Lot 845. Grave 8. Born on the 03rd July 1924 in Kaponga. Educated at Te Awamutu High School. A farm hand on his father's farm at Paterangi. Enlisted t Omaka as aircraft hand on the 08th January 1943. Remustered as a pilot under training on the 09th December 1943. With No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School on the 12th December 1943. Embarked for Canada on the 11th of February 1944. With No. 6 Service Flying Training School on the 19th March 1944. Son of William (died 10th August 1967, age 76) and Margaret Lillian Haworth (died 01st July 1999, age 99) of Peterangi, Auckland, New Zealand

Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this pilot thanks to the extensive research by Errol Martyn and his publications: “For Your Tomorrow Vols. 1-3”, Auckland Library Heritage Collection, Weekly News of New Zealand, Air Museum of New Zealand, Museum of Transport and Technology, Auckland, other sources as quoted below:

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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, 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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