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David Franklin Livingstone

Portrait of Flight Lieutenant David Franklin Livingstone, Auckland Weekly News, 19 July 1944. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19440719-24-44. Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Flight Lieutenant David Franklin Livingstone, Auckland Weekly News, 19 July 1944. Sir Ge …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    David Franklin AWMM
  • Surname
    Livingstone AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ403966 AWMM
    • WWII 403966 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 February 1916 AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Hunter Street, Tauranga AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Harry Matthew Livingstone (father), Hunter Street, Tauranga AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Pilot AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW2 27 October 1940 AWMM Accountant/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Height, WWII AWMM
      5 ft. 9 in. AWMM
    • Eye colour, WWII AWMM
      Brown AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Second World War Fighter Ace.

    Attended Pilot course 7c, No.3 Service Flying Training School, RNZAF Ohakea, April 1941. Public source.

    Awarded a Diploma du Brevet Militaire d’Aptitude aux fonctions de Pilot d’ Avion for training French pilots at RAF AFU Setif, Algeria, 1943. Source: Hanson, By Such Deeds, p.308.

    Last served as a flying, gunnery, rocket instructor at No.14 Armament Camp, RAF Warmwell on Hurricane, Spitfire, Typhoon and Tempest aircraft. Public source. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    17 May 1984 AWMM
    Age 68 AWMM
    Tokanui (Waikato) AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Plot 29, Row 29, Section 24, Old Tauranga Anglican Cemetery, Tauranga AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: Bay of Plenty Times, 19 May 1984. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • 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.308 AWMM


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24 May 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
30 December 2019Michael New ZealandResearcher

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