Date of Birth:
Service Details: Des was originally in the Waikato Mounted Rifles before joining the Royal New Zealand Air Force as a pilot. He was later remustered to Aircraft Hand (General Duties) trade and served in the Pacific with No. 6 (FB) Squadron working with Catalinas.
Date of Death : 6th of February 2011, aged 87, at Cambridge
Buried: At RSA Lawn Cemetery, Hautapu, Cambridge
Connection with Cambridge:
Thanks To: The late Des Hooker
I had the pleasure to interview Des some time ago and eventualy details from that interview will go up online here. Let me know if you need to know more, or can help with more info.