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Piripi Kena Rakena

A group photograph of a RNZAF 9 Squadron Ventura crew, taken at Bougainville, 2 February 1945.
F/sgt Piripi (Kena) RAKENA NZ436618 mid upper gunner,
W/off Leonard DUNWOODY radio operator,
P/off Bruce REID pilot,
P/off Roy Bradney BOULD NZ2312 navigator/bomb aimer,
Sgt Donald PRYOR tail gunner.
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RNZAF 9 Squadron Ventura crew, F/sgt Piripi (Kena) RAKENA NZ436618 mid upper gunner on left.

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    Piripi Kena AWMM
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    Rakena AWMM
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    WWII NZ436618 AWMM
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    15 November 2014 AWMM
    Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
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21 May 2017GrahamSalisbury, UKOther

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