W.147  3rd Officer June Constance 'Judy' Howden 
 flag nz   b. 2 Jul 1918, Pukekohe NZ 6 Dec 1943 to 12 Aug 1945 

 

june howden haddenham  www.haddenhamairfieldhistory.co.uk

  AWMM    

 

Father: Dr C E Howden, of The Hill, Aukland, Waiuku, NZ

prev. RNZAF, WAAF until 7 Sep 1943, stationed at Woodbourne, Blenheim, NZ

She sailed on  the 'Australia Star' from Wellington via New York to Liverpool, arriving 27 Nov 1943


 Postings: 5FPP, 12FPP, 15FPP

 


m. Robert William 'Bob' Gummer. a pilot who served with the RNZAF in the Pacific during WWII, later a topdressing pilot.

 

 d. 9 Jun 2007

"She and Bob farmed in the King Country before retiring to Tutukaka near Whangarei in 1974.

Of her time at war, Mrs Gummer later wrote: "I felt I was doing something worthwhile with what skills I had and I did something I could never do in peacetime. 
"I once dreamed of flying around England in a Tiger Moth but never dreamed I'd get to do it in a Spitfire."

June Gummer is survived by her husband Bob, a son and twin daughters." - New Zealand Herald


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