Flight Lieutenant [Pilot]

Godfrey Simon Harcourt

MiD (WW2)

Awards

Conflict: 
WW2
References:
  • CWGC
NZ WAR GRAVES
CONTRIBUTED

Public Contributions:

Submitted by: Kelvin Youngs
Relationship to casualty: Researcher
Taking off at about 11:07 hrs and very shortly afterwards crashed 1.5 miles north of the airfield at Heliopolis and exploded amongst houses. Both of the pilots (the only crew) were killed. It is thou... Read More
Taking off at about 11:07 hrs and very shortly afterwards crashed 1.5 miles north of the airfield at Heliopolis and exploded amongst houses. Both of the pilots (the only crew) were killed. It is thought that they suffered an engine failure as it appeared the port propeller appeared to be running slowly. Born on the 10th July 1911 at Wellington, the son of Son of Charles James Stanton and Annie M. Harcourt (née Dean), 41 Panama Street, Wellington, New Zealand. Educated at Wellesley College and at Huntly, then Wanganui College before Cambridge University in England. A partner of Harcourt Company Sharebrokers prior to enlisting on the 4th May 1941. A total of 758 flying hours logged with 23 on the Wellington. (information courtesy Errol Martyn) [NZWGT - Record since amended.]


Personal Tributes:

Casualty

Service Number: 
412684
Name:
Godfrey Simon Harcourt
Rank: 
Flight Lieutenant
Additional Rank:
Pilot
Date of Birth:
10 July 1911
Place of Birth:
Wellington, New Zealand
Next of Kin: 
Mr C.J.S. Harcourt (father), 41 Panama Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Date of Enlistment:
Not known
Occupation on Enlistment:
Sharebroker
Unit:
Royal New Zealand Air Force

Casualty Details

Cause of Death:
Not known
Date of Death:
11 January 1944
Day of Death:
Tuesday
Conflict: 
WW2

Embarkation Details

Embarkation Body:
Royal New Zealand Air Force

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

Cemetery

Cemetery Reference: 
4. A. 2.
Cemetery Location: 
Egypt
Godfrey Simon Harcourt
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