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Frank Desmond Win

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frank Desmond AWMM
  • Surname
    Win AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII NZ404982 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 March 1916 AWMM ReeftonWest Coast AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) AWMM
    6 November 1945 AWMM
    Flight Lieutenant Win complete numerous sorties in Algeria, including bombing, convoy and anti-submariene patrols. Since joining his present squadron, he has participated in a number of missions in support of bomber aircraft. On two occasions he has destroyed an enemy night-fighter. On the second occasion he shot down a Messerschmitt 110 after a long and difficult chase. Flight Lieutenant Win is a pilot of great ability who has flown to the most distant and heavily defended enemy targets, often during very adverse weather. At all times he has displayed a fine fighting spirit, resolute courage and steadfast devotion to duty. (Hanson, p. 520) AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Pilot AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1 December 1940 AWMM
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  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    13 July 1998 AWMM
    AWMM
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • References
    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.520 AWMM

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