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Russell Hewett Thompson

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Russell Hewett AWMM
  • Surname
    Thompson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ424245 AWMM
    • WWII 424245 AWMM
    • W70768 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 November 1923 Hanson OxfordCanterbury Hanson
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

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
    Airframe fitter/Civilian AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW2 31 May 1942 Hanson
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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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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served at RNZAF Bases Taeri, Whenuapai, Shelley Bay and Air Force HQ Wellington. originally enlisted in the 1st NZ Scottish Regiment (TF A COY) 1 October 1940 to 23 January 1942. He then enlisted/transferred to the RNZAF and on 1/1/1947 was promoted W/O. Awarded the MBE, Military Division 1/1/1955, then promoted to Flying Officer 19/10/1955. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    29 May 1972 AWMM
    ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
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  • Age at death
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  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waimairi Cemetery, Burnside, Christchurch, Canterbury AWMM Plot 20, Block AN61 AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • References
    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.475 AWMM

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