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Barry David Gordon



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Barry David AWMM
  • Surname
    Gordon AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    326321 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 November 1931 Births, Deaths and Marriages AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Auckland Public - Stoney - Researcher - 26 January 2022 - Hanson C M, By Such Deeds p316
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
    • Commercial Pilot and airline operations manager Public - Stoney - Researcher - 26 January 2022 - Personal experience
    • Air New Zealand Captain and Instructor, Electra, DC8, DC10 and Boeing 747 aircraft Public - Stoney - Researcher - 29 January 2022 - Family records
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


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 Public - Stoney - Researcher - 18 February 2022 - Family records
  • Enlistment
    23 August 1952 Hanson, p.216
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    • Squadron Leader AWMM
    • Squadron Leader Public - Stoney - Researcher - 26 January 2022 - Hanson C M, By Such Deeds p216

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • "Squadron Leader Gordon completed his training as a compulsory military trainee in Jan-Feb 1952 at RNZAF Taieri. He then joined the Regular Air Force and following ‘wings’ training served with 75 Squadron RNZAF (Vampire), Ohakea and 14 Sqn RNZAF (Venom), Singapore, before returning to NZ in 1955 as Deputy Flight Commander 75 Squadron. He returned to Singapore in 1957 as a squadron pilot and Pilot Attack Instructor (PAI). In 1958 he was again with 75 Squadron as Flight Commander and PAI. Following a Canberra conversion course in the UK in 1959 he assisted in the ferrying of Canberras to NZ, and in 1960 became Deputy Flight Commander and Instrument Rating Examiner of 14 Squadron (Canberra) at Ohakea. For his valuable service in his many senior squadron posts he was awarded the Queen’s Commendation." By Such Deeds, p. 216 AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    11 January 2022 Obituary
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
    Published by The New Zealand Herald from Jan. 14 to Jan. 15, 2022.
    "GORDON, Capt. Barry David. Passed away on 11 January 2022 surrounded by his loving family, aged 90. A dearly beloved and adored dad, poppa, partner, best friend, colleague and mentor- he will be sorely missed by all. His presence in our lives will remain with us forever, and never forgotten . Barry's legacy will carry on in his five children, eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Our heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff at Oceania Meadowbank, for all their respect and tender loving care to Barry. Barry will be coming home for the weekend. A service will be held at the All Saints Chapel, Purewa Cemetery on Wednesday 19 January at 12pm. Vaccine Pass required." AWMM
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  • External links
  • 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


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18 February 2022StoneyTuakauResearcher

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