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Abraham, Ernest Joseph

    Date of birth:
    February 26th, 1920 (Palmerston North/Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand)
    Date of death:
    March 15th, 1994 (New Plymouth, New Zealand)
    Nationality:
    New Zealander (1907-1947, Dominion UK)

    Biography

    Ernest Abraham, a school teacher, joined th RNZAF in July 1942. Flew a Lancaster and 6 crew (7 incl himself). Completed his allotted 32 or 34 missions, with the same aircraft and crew. Retired as Deputy Headmaster New Plymouth Boys High School. Died New Plymouth, NZ.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Acting Flight Lieutenant
    Unit:
    No. 75 (New Zealand) Squadron, Royal Air Force
    Awarded on:
    November 16th, 1945
    Citation:
    "Flight Lieutenant ABRAHAM, as Pilot, has completed numerous operations against the enemy, in the course of which he has invariably displayed the utmost fortitude, courage and devotion to duty"
    Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

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