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Henry Neil Blundell

Portrait of Flight Lieutenant H. N. Blundell, D.F.C. Evening Post, 19 September 1942. Papers Past. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Flight Lieutenant H. N. Blundell, D.F.C. Evening Post, 19 September 1942. Papers Past. I …


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    Henry Neil AWMM
  • Surname
    Blundell AWMM
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    • WWII NZ439054 AWMM
    • WWII NZ40188 AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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    31 May 1909 AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
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    WW2 4 September 1939 AWMM
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  • Served as a navigator then as a pilot. Took part in sorties over France and Germany before serving in the Mediterranean/Middle East where he flew a further 51 sorties. He was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross in September 1942 for his service in this theatre. He served last in the Pacific as a pilot in the RNZAF. Source: Hanson, By Such Deeds, p.86.

    Attended Clifton Terrace School, Wellington. AWMM


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  • External links
    'D.F.C. Awarded Wellington boy Flight Lieut. Blundell', Evening Post, 19 Septembe, 1942. Papers Past.
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    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.86 AWMM

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