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Full Name: Joseph Norman Clark
Rank Last Held: Flying Officer
Forename(s): Joseph Norman
Surname: Clark
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: NZ415076
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 28 April 1920
Place of Birth: New Zealand
Religion: Presbyterian
Occupation before Enlistment: Farmer
Next of Kin: Mr N.M. Clark (father), Waiau Pa, Patumahoe, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Waiau Pa, Patumahoe, New Zealand
Physical Description:
  • Height: 5 feet 8 1/4 inches
  • Hair colour: Brown
  • Eye colour: Blue
  • Complexion: Fresh
Enlistment Date: 8 September 1941
Age on Enlistment: 21
Body on Embarkation: Royal New Zealand Air Force
Embarkation Date: 30 October 1942
Other Units: No. 1476 Advanced Ship Recognition Flight, Skeabrae
Military Training:
  • Initial Training Wing (1.5.42)
  • Empire Air Training Scheme (31.10.42)
  • No. 7 Gunnery and Training School, Paulson, Manitoba
  • No. 1 Air Observers School, Malton, Ontario (January 1943)
  • No. 7 Gunnery and Training School, Paulson, Manitoba (April 1943)
  • No. 5 Air Observers' School, Jurby, Isle of Man
  • No. 14 Operational Training Unit, Market Harborough, Leicestershire
  • 1654 Conversion Unit, Wigsley, Nottinghamshire
  • No. 5 Lancaster Finishing School, Syerston, Nottinghamshire
Campaigns: Europe
Military Awards:
  • 1939-1945 Star
  • Air Crew Europe Star with France and Germany Clasp
  • Defence Medal
  • War Medal 1939-1945
  • New Zealand War Service Medal
Wounds and Diseases: Flying Accident : Shuttlegate, Derbyshire. He baled out and received a leg injury. He was admitted to station sick quarters at Finninley, Yorkshire, Doncaster Royal Infirmary and the RAF Hospital, Ely, Cambridgeshire.
Last Unit Served: RoyalNew Zealand Air Force, 207 Squadron, RAF
Place of Death: Netherlands
Date of Death: 16 November 1944
Age at Death: 24
Year of Death: 1944
Cause of Death: Killed on air operations
Cemetery Name: Venray War Cemetery, Limburg, Netherlands
Grave Reference: Plot V; Row C; Graves 5-8
Memorial Name: Waiau Pa School War Memorial, 571 Waiau Pa Road, Pukekohe, Auckland, New Zealand
Biographical Notes:
  • Joseph Clark was the son of Norman McLean Clark and Florence Ethel Clark, of Waiau Pa.
  • He was originally buried in the Cemetery at Duren, Germany.
Description of Image:
  • Portrait, Weekly News
  • Waiau Pa School War Memorial (photo J. Halpin 2012)
  • Waiau Pa School War Memorial, landscape view (photo J. Halpin 2012)
  • Waiau Pa School War Memorial, appreciation plaque Putamohe (photo J. Halpin 2012)
  • Waiau Pa School War Memorial, close view of names (photo J. Halpin 2012)
Further References:
Sources Used:
  • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch: Volplane Press.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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