Maori aircrew serving with 75 (NZ) Squadron, 1939-45
This post holds information that many people are unaware of. I’m certain you’ll enjoy this. For further information, you can enter the 28 Maori Battalion HERE___
Many thanks once again to Chris for his contribution of this post. Whilst the blog has presented information about the Maori airmen that flew with 75(NZ) Squadron, specifically to certain crews, I think it’s fitting tribute to them as a group that we should recognise these individuals and their contribution to the Squadron and Bomber Command – as Chris observes, It’s fascinating, and quite ironic that these young boys, often from isolated rural backgrounds, travelled to the other side of the world in Britain’s defence, when it’s quite feasible that their great-grandfathers could have fought against the British in defence of their own lands and political independence………
Photo from The Weekly News,17 March 1943, with caption, “A Maori team at a British air station – R. W. Raharuhi (Takara), M. T. Parata (Waikanae), M. T. T. Manawaiti and E. H. Gray (Otaki).” Thought to have been taken at Mildenhall.
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Posted on June 28, 2014, in Uncategorized, WWII and tagged aviation, ETO, family history, History, Military, Military History, New Zealand, veterans, war, WW2, WWII. Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.