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Finding Your World War II Marine or Sailor


The Trust frequently receives on-line and phone requests for help with genealogical research, while we can often help with your inquiries, there’s also a lot you can do to enrich your family story independently,

Take a look at the following questions and see what you can do to find the answers.

Once you have some of this information, we’re always happy to help – particularly with any queries relating to World War II US Marines history in and around Camps: Mackay, Russell and Paekakariki.  

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ROMANCE REKINDLED: Dick Tracey and Norma Milford 


After 70 years Richard Tracy from Dayton, Ohio, and Norma Milford of Snells Beach are once again engaged. The rekindling of a World War II romance in Warkworth comes just as New Zealand recognises the arrival of United States forces here 70 years ago.

Former Marine Richard Tracy, 93, returned to New Zealand last weekend to resume an engagement with Snells Beach resident Norma Milford, 89, that he broke off while fighting in the Pacific in 1943.

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Dick Tracey and Norma MilfordSweethearts Dick Tracey & Norma Milford & their familes in Whareroa Farm, with John Porter and Anne Evans from the Guardians of Whareroa Farm. 






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