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Mortimer Tuke Vanderpump

Portrait of Flying Officer Mortimer Tuke Vanderpump, Auckland Weekly News, 1 March 1944. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19440301-21-4. Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Mortimer Tuke AWMM
  • Surname
    Vanderpump AWMM
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    • WWII NZ40994 AWMM
    • 130335 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 May 1920 AWMM AWMM
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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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    Pilot Hanson
  • Enlistment
    WW2 9 April 1940 Hanson
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Medical history

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    1955 AWMMKilled in Air Accident, Cause of Death AWMM

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Member of the 'Goldfish Club'. 'Official History records that Flt Lt Vanderpump amd F/S J E Miller (qv) were the first members of the RNZAF in the South Pacific to be awarded a 'Spot' (i.e. immediate) award of the DFC)US).' Source: Hanson, By Such Deeds, p.490.

    Commanding Officer of 19 Squadron, May to July 1944. Commanding Officer of 24 Squadron September 1944 to January 1945. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    2 April 1955 Hanson
    PutorinoHawkes Bay Hanson
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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.490 AWMM
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