Jack Pauling

Flight Sergeant John Austin White (Jack) Pauling DFM, RNZAF, NZ422976, Navigator

Born 10 Nov 1923, Palmerston North, NZ.

Jack Pauling was from Wellington, New Zealand.

Worked in the Land & Income Tax Department, Courtenay Place before the war?

Enlisted in RNZAF 6 May 1942.

Posted to RNZAF Hobsonville, Auckland on 13 May, Aircraft Maintenance Duties (AMD).

“Hobsonville AMD’s, Rotorua, Nov 1942 – Feb 1943”. Jack 2nd from left, back row.
– Jack Pauling collection, thanks to Sue Norgate.

Initial Training Wing (ITW), Rotorua, November 42 – February 1943.

Jack graduated in the same class as Gerry Newey so it seems likely that it was this that led to them later crewing up together in England.

ITW class, RNZAF Rotorua, February 1943. Jack Pauling, 4th from left, front row; Gerry Newey, far right, second row.
– NZBCA archives, Clive Estcourt collection.

Posted to No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School (3 EFTS), RNZAF Harewood 2 February 1943.

Sailed to Canada 1 April 1943.

Air Navigators School, Canada?

Sailed to England. Date?

Advanced Flying Unit, England?

ALSO: Jack Pauling post-war