Pilot Officer

Colin Rupert Marriott

DFM

Awards

Conflict: 
WW2
Additional Information: 

Son of Rupert Vance Marriott and Jessie Marriott, of Christchurch, New Zealand.

References:
  • CWGC
NZ WAR GRAVES
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Colin Rupert Marriott

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[www.626-squadron.co.uk/lost.htm] Has the following entry: JB409 UM-P2 11/12 May 1944 P/O C.R. Marriott DFM RNZAF, Sgt R.S. Hollingum, F/Sgt J.H. Barton RNZAF, Sgt C.R. Todd, Sgt W.A. Palmer, P/O A.J... Read More
[www.626-squadron.co.uk/lost.htm] Has the following entry: JB409 UM-P2 11/12 May 1944 P/O C.R. Marriott DFM RNZAF, Sgt R.S. Hollingum, F/Sgt J.H. Barton RNZAF, Sgt C.R. Todd, Sgt W.A. Palmer, P/O A.J. Muir RCAF, WO2 C.W. Smith RCAF JB409 was delivered to 12 Sqdn 7Oct43, joining 626 Sqdn, formed from 12 Sqdn 'C' Flight, Dec 43. Took part in the following Key Operations: With No.12 Sqdn as PH-P, Hannover 18/19 Oct 43; Berlin 18/19 Nov 43; Berlin 26/27 Nov 43; Berlin 2/3 Dec 43; Berlin 16/17 Dec 43. To No.626 Sqdn. No Key Operations until Hasselt 11/12 May 44 - Lost. No record of total hours. Airborne 2156 11 May 44 from Wickenby to bomb the railyards. Exploded and fell at the sea dike near Krabbendijke on Zuid Beveland. All are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. P/O Marriott had won an immediate DFM for showing outstanding devotion to duty while on recent operations to Frankfurt. The citation was Gazetted 11 April 1944, jointly with that for his Rear Gunner on that occasion, Sgt J.V.Brewer. P/O C.R. Marriott DFM RNZAF KIA, Sgt R.S. Hollingum KIA, F/Sgt J.H. Barton RNZAF KIA, Sgt C.R.Todd KIA, Sgt W.A. Palmer KIA, P/O A.J. Muir RCAF KIA, WO2 C.W. Smith RCAF KIA " 421742 Pilot Officer MARRIOTT, COLIN RUPERT DFM, Royal New Zealand Air Force age 20. Son of Rupert Vance Marriott and Jessie Marriott, of Christchurch, New Zealand. A German pilot from 1./NJG 1 flying an He 219A claimed the shooting down of 626 Sqdn. Lancaster JB 409. Additional data may be found on the Dutch website [www.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/verliesregister/zoekphp?SGLO=T3663] Moreover, I wish to draw your attention that P/O C R Marriott is not only commemorated at the Runnymede Memorial, panel 263, but also at his crash-site, see [www.4en5mei.nl/herinneren/oorlogsmonumenten/monumenten_zoeken/oorlogsmon... The monument has been erected in 1946 for "British Airmen" at Krabbendijke, Zeeland, the Netherlands. I intend to draw that to the attention of CWGC. Thank you for your attention. Dr Nick Lambrechtsen QSM, Wellington, NZ.


Submitted by: Margaret Austin
Relationship to casualty: Niece
Picture of Colin Rupert Marriott.

Personal Tributes:

Casualty

Service Number: 
421742
Name:
Colin Rupert Marriott
Rank: 
Pilot Officer
Date of Birth:
Not known
Date of Enlistment:
Not known
Armed Force: 
Air Force
Unit:
Royal New Zealand Air Force, 626 Squadron

Casualty Details

Cause of Death:
Not known
Date of Death:
12 May 1944
Day of Death:
Friday
Age at Death: 
20
Conflict: 
WW2

Embarkation Details

Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph Online, Auckland War Memorial Museum

Cemetery

Cemetery Reference: 
Panel 263.
Cemetery Location: 
United Kingdom
Colin Rupert Marriott
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