Desmond Harold HOOKER
Known as Des

Serial Number: NZ
RNZAF Trade: Pilot u/t, then Aircraft Hand (General Duties)
Date of Enlistment: 19
Rank Achieved: Aircraftman
Flying Hours:
Operational Sorties: Nil

Date of Birth:
Personal Details:

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.


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