James Laurance WISEMAN
Known as Jim

Serial Number: NZ421466
RNZAF Trade: Flight Mechanic
Date of Enlistment: 1942
Rank Achieved: Leading Aircraftsman
Flying Hours: nil
Operational Sorties: nil

Date of Birth: 2nd of June 1922
Personal Details:

Service Details: Jim was in a ground mechanical trade, and served only within New Zealand. His sister-in-law Berys Wiseman says " He was an LAC mechanic based in Christchurch, Woodbourne and Rongotai. He was not sent overseas as he was wanted to repair the aircraft in NZ." He also had the unusual job of working on an Avro Lancaster that visited New Zealand on a bonds tour in 1943, the first such of these famous bombers to do so.

Details of Death: Died on the 10th of June 2002, aged 80
Buried at: Hautapu Cemetery, Cambridge

Connection with Cambridge: Jim lived in Cambridge before the war

Above: A photo of the RAAF Lancaster that visited New Zealand, taken by Jim Wiseman. He apparently got to work on the Lancaster during its visit.
(Photo courtesy J. Berys Wiseman)

Photo courtesy J. Berys Wiseman


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