Last updated: 29 November 2010

Stephenson, Flying Officer Patrick Francis Lloyd - Papers

Collection | Ref # 2010/501 | Held by Air Force Museum of New Zealand

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Title:

Stephenson, Flying Officer Patrick Francis Lloyd - Papers

Creator:

Stephenson, Patrick Francis Lloyd

Level of description:

Collection

Extent:

8 items

Reference number:

2010/501

Description:

Two flying log books, pilot's licence, record of service, ID card and two photographs relating to the RNZAF service of NZ39945 Flying Officer Patrick Francis Lloyd Stephenson.

Stephenson was born on 3 March 1914 at Wanganui. He began flying in 1938 with New Plymouth Aero Club, before training with the RNZAF there and at Woodbourne. He sailed to Britain and commenced training in mid-1940 at 14 Operational Training Unit, Upwood to train as a bomber pilot. He was grounded for stress in May 1941, following the death of his brother, John, the previous August and a serious accident and returned to New Zealand in March 1943 where he remustered as a Flying Controller, serving at a number of RNZAF stations. He was demobilised in October 1945

The Museum also holds his medals.

Dates covered:

1938 - 1945

Archival history:

Se also 2010/502, the collection of his brother, John.

Access conditions:

No Restrictions

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Places:

New Plymouth

Keywords:

WW2 · Pilot · World War, 1939-1945 · Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) · Pilot Training · Royal Air Force (RAF) · Mental illness · Flying Controller

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