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George Edward Hannah

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Hannah AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII NZ421275 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 October 1913 AWMM InvercargillSouthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 David and Blanche Marion Ingle AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM) AWMM
    24 December 1943 AWMM
    Gazetted 25th February 1944: "On 24th December 1943, Flight Sergeant Hannah was turret gunner in the crew of a Ventura aircraft returning from a patrol in the vicinity of Bougainville Island and New Britain. They were suddenly attacked by nine Zero fighters. In the course of this engagement, Flight Sergeant Hannah so skillfully operated the turret guns, withholding his fire until the enemy were at the most effective range, that he destroyed one enemy aircraft, shared in the destruction of another, and damaged five [sic] others - three so severely that they probably did not get back to base. He displayed great coolness and courage in the face of determined attacks by a vastly superior force of enemy aircraft". AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

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
    26 November 1996 AWMM
    Age 86 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • 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
    Rudge, C. (2003). Air-to-air : the story behind the air-to-air combat claims of the RNZAF. Lyttelton, N.Z.: Adventure Air. AWMM

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