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Henry Maurice Mason

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Henry was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC).

Henry was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC).

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Henry Maurice AWMM
  • Surname
    Mason AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Morrie AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ413104 AWMM
    • 59369 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
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  • Waka
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 September 1921 Thompson, New Zealanders with the Royal Air Force, Vol.2, p.354 NapierHawkes Bay Thompson, New Zealanders with the Royal Air Force, Vol.2, p.354
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Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Pilot/Military AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW2 24 May 1941 AWMM Motor engineer/Civilian AWMM
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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    Killed in Air Accident, Cause of Death AWMM

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Attended Wanganui Technical College and Waipawa District High School. Son of Hugh Campbell and Grace Annie Mason (nee Schaeffer), Lower Hutt. Source: Martyn, For Your Tomorrow, Vol.3, p.321.

    Fighter Ace credited with downing 7 enemy aircraft.

    Killed in aircraft accident, 19 July 1948, 'whilst returning from France to England in a formation of Vampires his aircraft, with faulty R/T, disappeared in cloud and was not seen again.' Source: Hanson, Bu Such Deeds, p.327. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    19 July 1948 AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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    • New Zealand, World War II Appointments, Promotions, Transfers and Resignations, 1939–1945. [Extracted from the New Zealand Gazette.] CD-ROM. Ravensbourne, Dunedin, New Zealand: Colonial CD Books, n.d. AWMM
    • Thompson, H. (1956). New Zealanders with the Royal Air Force (Vols. 1-3). Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Vol.2, p.354 AWMM
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      pp.326-7 AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Vol.3, p.321 AWMM

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