Tahae's brother Ihaia Trainor served with the Royal New Zealand Air Force. The New Zealand Herald reported on 19 September 1944 that W/O Trainor was missing on air operations. On 27 October 1945 the newspaper reported that he was presumed to have been killed in action. See more here.
Tahae was requested back from NZ Maori Training Depot into the unit on 18 March 1944. (Reference: Battalion diary, March 1944, 'Field return of other ranks', p.66)