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Desmond James Scott

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Photograph of Desmond James Scott, c.Second World War. Image courtesy of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand. Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Photograph of Desmond James Scott, c.Second World War. Image courtesy of the Air Force Museum of New …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Desmond James AWMM
  • Surname
    Scott AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII NZ40779 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 September 1918 Hanson AshburtonCanterbury Hanson
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Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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  • Enlistment
    WW2 12 March 1940 Hanson
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • The youngest Group Captain in the Royal New Zealand Air Force in the Second World War. Fighter ace credited with destruction of 6 1/2 German aircraft, 4 probables and 5 damaged. Source: Hanson, By Such Deeds, p.429.

    Commanding Officer, 486 Squadron, April to September 1943. Wing Leader, Tangmere Wing, September to November 1943. Commanding Officer RAF Hawkinge, November 1943 to March 1944. Wing Leader, 123 Wing, in the United Kingdom and on the continent, March 1944 to February 1945. Source: Hanson, By Such Deeds, p.429. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    8 October 1997 Hanson
    ChristchurchCanterbury Hanson
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
    Desmond James Scott, Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmond_J._Scott
    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.428-9 AWMM

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07 August 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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