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Pilot Officer Neil Anzac Svenson was a New Zealand airman of the Royal Air Force who died during the Second World War.

He was born in Wanganui, New Zealand, the son of Neil Peter and Annie Svenson.

Svenson, a pilot in 77 Squadron, died on 15 December 1940, aged 24, when Whitley T4292 was lost after aborting an operation against Berlin due to engine difficulties. The aircraft crashed into the North Sea at 2200, 30 miles east of Great Yarmouth. Search efforts did not yield evidence of the crash site..[1]

He and his four fellow crew have no known grave and are commemorated by the Runnymede Memorial.

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  1. Chorley, W.R. (2005), Aircraft and crews lost during 1939 - 1940, p. 139.

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