Willie Chan Lee
Chan Kewl Ying 陳 橋 英
ilot Officer WILLIE LEE 416123, Royal New Zealand Air Force. He was born in 1914 the fifth son of Chan Ming Fun, aka Ching Shing Lee, of Hargee Village.
Surname: Lee Forenames: Willie
Rank Last Held: Pilot Officer Serial No.: 16123 War: World War II, 1939-1945
Date of Death: 14 November 1942 Place of Death: United Kingdom Age at Death: 28
Pilot Officer Lee was educated at Pui Ching Middle School, Canton. He attended night school and studied mathematics for two years and then attended the Central Military Airforce School at Hangchow where he completed 100 hours flying. In 1938 he returned to New Zealand and enlisted in 1940. Between his return and joining the airforce he worked for Stanley Chan, a fruitgrower in Auckland.
His first base was at the Initial Training Wing at Levin where he went on 9 November 1941 and trained on Harvard aircraft.
Date of Birth: 12 January 1914 Place of Birth: Dannevirke, New Zealand
Enlistment Date: 2 December 1940 Marital Status: Single Unit Last: 61 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit
Further References: New Zealand Herald 5 April 1997 "Forgotton Fighting Forces
Dinkum Aliens - Manying Ip - World War 2 Veterans
Remembered with honour OSWESTRY GENERAL CEMETERY
Country: England Area: Shropshire Rank: Pilot Officer (Pilot) Official Number: 416123 Unit: Royal New Zealand Air Force
Force: Air Force Nationality: New Zealand Details: 14th November 1942 SecT Grave 10