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E S (Tom) Wilkinson – Pilot RNZAF

P/O Tom Wilkinson from Brightwater, New Zealand died at the controls attempting to crash land his stricken RAF Stirling bomber. Dad and three others managed to escape the aircraft but Tom remained – he had always told his crew that … Continue reading

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The last flight of EE893 and the saving of Schwanheim

It was about this time last year that a New Zealand newspaper, The Nelson Mail began running a series of stories about a war-time event including the heroic actions of a local man named Tom Wilkinson. Wilkinson, who hailed from … Continue reading

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