CREW MEMBER PROFILE

Surname:

WYLLIE

First Name/s:

Leonard Rolston "Len"

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Service No/s:

428179

Service:

RNZAF

Branch:

Air Gunner

Awards:

France & Germany Star, Defence Medal

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SERVICE RECORDS

Date

Event

Aircraft Flown

26 Oct 1045

No.28 Air Crew Holding Unit, Wigsley

11 Jul 1942

Enlisted at RNZAF New Plymouth, as AC2, aged 19yrs 26 days on transfer from the Army.

11 Jul 1942

No.2 Elementary Flying Training School, Bell Block, New Plymouth as Aircrafthand. Possibly for pilot aptitude training tbc.

Tiger Moth tbc

01 Apr 1943

Masterton Aerodrome, as Aircrafthand

19 Apr 1943

Bell Block, New Plymouth as Aircrafthand

27 May 1943

Initial Training Wing, Rotorua, remustering as Aircrew (Under Training), and promoted to Leading Aircraftsman (LAC)

18 Aug 1943

Remustered as Wireless Operator / Air Gunner (Under Training)

04 Oct 1943

Embarked New Zealand (Ship and port tbc)

28 Oct 1943

Disembarked Canada (probably Vancouver tbc)

29 Oct 1943

No.3 Bombing & Gunnery School, Macdonald, MB (Precise date tbc)

30 Oct 1943

No.3 Wireless School, 81 and 83 Courses, Winnipeg, MB - Wireless Operator's course

Norseman, Fort

16 Jun 1944

Authorised to wear the Wireless Operator Arm Badge.

16 Jun 1944

No.5 Bombing and Gunnery School, 83 Course, Dafoe, SK. - Air Gunner's Course

Bolingbroke, Anson

28 Jul 1944

Awarded Wireless Operator / Air Gunner (WAG) Badge and promoted to Sergeant.

09 Aug 1944

No.1 'Y' Depot, Halifax, NS

29 Aug 1944

Embarked Halifax, NS (vessel tbc)

29 Aug 1944

Disembarked UK (possibly Liverpool tbc)

06 Sep 1944

No.12 (RNZAF) Personnel Despatch and Reception Centre, Brighton

26 Sep 1944

Air Crew NCO's School, Whitley Bay

01 Nov 1944

No.11 Operational Training Unit, Westcott. Morley crew formed.

Wellington

28 Jan 1945

Promoted to Flight Sergeant

28 Feb 1945

No.71 Base, Lindholme

09 Mar 1945

No 72 Base, Bottesford, for HCU

31 Mar 1945

No.1668 Heavy Conversion Unit, Bottesford. Flight engineer joined Morley crew.

Lancaster

22 Apr 1945

No.576 Squadron, 'B' Flight, Fiskerton

Lancaster

10 Jun 1945

Awarded 1st Good Conduct Badge

13 Sep 1945

No.7 Air Crew Holding Unit, Blyton

05 Nov 1945

No.12 (RNZAF) Personnel Despatch and Reception Centre, Brighton (location tbc)

30 Nov 1945

Embarked UK (Ship and port tbc)

10 Jan 1946

Disembarked New Zealand (Port tbc - probably Auckland))

11 Jan 1946

No.2 Personnel Depot (location tbc)

11 Jan 1946

C.N.E.P. (unit and location tbc)

20 Feb 1946

Area 5 Headquarters, (location tbc) - for discharge medical.

16 Mar 1946

Discharged and transferred to the Reserve

576 Squadron FLYING RECORDS

Date

Aircraft

Code

Flight Details

T/O

Land

Flt Time

Crew

No flight records available

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