10.11.1943 486 Squadron Typhoon Ib JP914 Plt Off. Tyerman
Operation: Night Intruder attack
Date: 10th November 1943 (Wednesday)
Unit: 486 Squadron, RNZAF, 11 Group
Type: Typhoon Ib
Base: RAF Manston, Kent (Tangemere)
Location: Dunkirk, France
Pilot: Plt Off. Wallis Berkley Tyerman 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.
Plt Off. Wallis Berkley Tyerman. Dunkirk Town Cemetery. Plot 2 Row 4 Grave 33. Born on the 22nd October 1920 in Ruapehu, King County, North Island. Son of Norman Rich and Mary "Mollie" (née Carr) Tyerman of Owhango, King County, North Island, New Zealand. His father predeceased him in August 1942.
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. Thanks to Neil Jordan for pointing out the correct location of Ruapehu. NoK details updated (Nov 2021). Other sources as quoted below: