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Pax Gilbert Frank Smith

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Identity

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  • Forenames
    Pax Gilbert Frank AWMM
  • Surname
    Smith AWMM
  • Ingoa
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    WWI NZ416176 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 November 1918 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
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Service

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    Air Force AWMM
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    WWI NZ416176 AWMM
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Military decorations

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    Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM) AWMM
    18 August 1943 AWMM
    Citation Distinguished Flying Medal: (18th August 1943) [150 Sqn RAF] (Wellington) This airman has flown on operations over Tunisia and Italy. An outstanding pilot and captain of aircraft he has invariably pressed home his attacks with great determination, courage and coolness. AWMM

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Biographical information

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  • SMITH, Flight Lieutenant Pax Gilbert Frank. DFM. NZ416176
    Born Dunedin 11 November 1918
    RNZAF 9 November 1941 - 21 January 1946; Pilot
    Citation Distinguished Flying Medal: (18th August 1943) [150 Sqn RAF] (Wellington) This airman has flown on operations over Tunisia and Italy. An outstanding pilot and captain of aircraft he has invariably pressed home his attacks with great determination, courage and coolness.
    Flt Lt Smith flew 46 sorties during his first tour with the 150 Sqn.
    He then served as an instructor with the 17 OTU RAF (Wellington) for 18 months before joining 162 Sqn RAF (Mosquito) in March 1945, and flying a further 16 sorties. Died Brisbane, Australia, c.1984.
    Reference: .C.M Hanson. (2001) By such deeds : honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z. : Volplane Press 2001. AWMM
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Death

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    1984 AWMM
    BrisbaneQueensland AWMM
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Sources

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    Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    p.448 AWMM