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Errol Howard Brown

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Group of No. 14 Squadron Flight Commanders and Section Leaders in front of a Kittyhawk. Torokina, Bougainville. L-R: Squadron Leader SG Quill, Flight Lieutenant LR Renolds, Flight Lieutenant EH Brown, Flying Officer WM Bullen, Flying Officer RA Weber. Image kindly provided by the Royal Air Force Museum of New Zealand, PR2821. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Group of No. 14 Squadron Flight Commanders and Section Leaders in front of a Kittyhawk. Torokina, Bo …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Errol Howard AWMM
  • Surname
    Brown AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ1296 AWMM
    • WWII 1296 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 January 1913 Hanson DannevirkeManawatu-Wanganui Hanson
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
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  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Married AWMM
    Patrica A. Brown AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) AWMM
    "During his tour of duty he has displayed qualities of brilliant leadership and endurance. In one encounter, due to his splendid qualities as a Flight Commander, his patrol destroyed seven Zeros and probably destroyed three others. His own personal score is three Zeros confirmed. In one action he was forced to abandon his aircraft and spent four hours in the sea before being rescued." Hanson. p. 98 AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Member of the Goldfish Club, 1st July 1943, baled out over the sea after being hit in the engine by a Japanese fighter spending spent four hours in the sea before being rescued, also a member of the Caterpillar Club. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    1 November 1992 Hanson
    Age 79 AWMM
    TaurangaTauranga Hanson
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
    Pyes Pa Cemetery Tauranga New Zealand AWMM Old RSA, Row A3, Plot 257 AWMM
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Memorial

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Sources

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  • 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. 98 AWMM
    • 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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