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Kossuth John Newman

Portrait of Flight Lieutenant Kossuth John Newman, Auckland Weekly News, 2 August 1944. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19440802-25-12. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Kossuth John AWMM
  • Surname
    Newman AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Koss AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ481286 AWMM
    • 130331 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 February 1912 Hanson HokiangaNorthland Hanson
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  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Burma AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ481286 AWMM
    • 130331 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 7 May 1940 Hanson
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Prisoner of war

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Biographical information

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  • Son of Kossuth and Emma Charlotte Newman. Public source.

    Commanding Officer, 684 (PR) Squadron, November 1945 to April 1946. Source: Hanson, By Such Deeds, p.368.

    Attended Whangarei Boys' High School. Source: Whangarei Boys' High School Old Boys' Association Newsletter, Issue 8, November 2011. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    26 May 1965 Hanson
    Age 53 AWMM
    Lower MoutereTasman Hanson
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  • Cemetery
    Plot 48, Row 1, RSA Block, Motueka Cemetery, Motueka AWMM
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  • External links
    Interview, Squadron Leader K. J. Newman (Koss), recorded in 1945 talking about reconnaissance survey work in Burma, with the RAF, Radio New Zealand
    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.368 AWMM
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