John Walter McKENZIE

Serial Number: NZ412077
RNZAF Trade: Pilot
Date of Enlistment:24th of March 1941
Date of Demob: 6th of October 1945
Rank Achieved:Flying Officer
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Date of Birth: 1st of June 1917, at Cambridge
Personal Details:

Service Details: Mentioned In Despatches (NY1946) The citation read:

For meritorious service. ” John served with No 1 Squadron RAF on Supermarine Spitfires. On the 17th of August 1944 Flying Officer McKenzie crash-landed near Baudeville, France after combat with Focke Wulf 190's, whilst escorting B25 Mitchell bombers to the Foret de Bretonne. With assistance from members of the FFI he evaded capture and met up with British forces sixteen days later.

Died: 12th of August 1999

Connection with Cambridge: John was born in Cambridge



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