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Type: Manuscripts/Archives

Call Number: MS 2004/28

Author/Creator: Moore, Ronald Selwyn, 1919-

Title: Papers relating to service in Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) during World War II /

Physical Description: 1 folder (6 items)


  • Item 1 -- Typescript (photocopy) summary of World War II history of Ronald Selwyn ('Torchy') Moore in Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF). (2 leaves)
  • Item 2 -- Photograph (photocopy) of reunion held in Tokoroa in 195[?6/8] of ex-Prisoners of War from Stalag Luft VI. (1 leaf)
  • Item 3 -- Page (photocopy) of autographs (divided into 3 parts) taken originally from a giant autograph album started by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that contained signatures of all those members of the Forces who broadcasted messages home or to their comrades in the Middle East using the BBCs shortwave service form London. (3 leaves)
  • Item 4 -- Typescript (photocopy) of newspaper article entitled "In Memory of the POWs of the 'Long March'". [Source: unknown] (1 leaf)
  • Item 5 -- Computer printout from the 'Official Website of the 392nd Bomb Group' featuring Stalag Luft 6. (4 leaves)
  • Item 6 -- Computer printout from the 'Official Royal Air Force Website' featuring the history of No. 267 Squadron. (2 leaves)

Associated Material: Cenotaph database record.

Biographical Note: Sergeant Ronald Selwyn (Torchy) Moore (NZ404554) was born on 4 November 1919, in Auckland, New Zealand. He joined the Royal New Zealand Air Force in November 1940, undergoing his initial training in New Zealand and later in Canada. He served with the Atlantic Ferry and Transport Commands, Royal New Zealand Air Force, in both the Mediterranean and North Africa. His aircraft was shot down while over North Africa on 13 December 1942, and he was captured by the Italians. After a series of lengthy hospitalizations in Italy, he was transported to the prisoner of war camp Stalag Luft VI, near the old Prussian-Lithuanian border at Hydekrug. Was released in April 1944, and, after a period of repatriation in Alexandria, was discharged from the RNZAF on 29 December 1944, having seen just over four years of active service.

Citation: Moore, Ronald Selwyn. Papers relating to service in Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) during World War II [2003]. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2004/28.

Access: Open

Medium: Photocopy
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