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Robert Kenneth Brumfit

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  • Service number
    • Vietnam 79021 AWMM
    • Vietnam S79021 AWMM
  • Also known as
    R. K. Brumfit AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Kenneth AWMM
  • Surname
    Brumfit AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    R. K. Brumfit AWMM
  • Service number
    • Vietnam 79021 AWMM
    • Vietnam S79021 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 October 1927 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
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  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • Vietnam 79021 AWMM
    • Vietnam S79021 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Air Loadmaster/Military AWMM
  • Enlistment
    • Post WW2 28 June 1957 AWMM
    • 28 June 1957 AWMM
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
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  • 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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    • Vietnam Vet. ALM 41 Sqn RNZAF - 7 sorties into SVN AWMM
    • Bob did some of the hard yards for 41 Sqn at the close of the Vietnam war in March and April 1975. Bob completed 13 humanitarian flights in and around SVN in the 5 weeks from 13/3/75 to 21/4/75.These flights involved the evacuations of the remaining medical staff of the NZ Surgical Team at Qui Nhon and assistance with the evacuation of Air America Staff from Nha Trang. These flights were just days before the locations fell to Communists forces. Bob was also engaged in relief flights, with food, medical supplies and refugee flights to Phu Quoc Island off the South coast of SVN. Public - John - Researcher - 1 March 2021 - Extracted from Bobs Log Book by his son Neil
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Death

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  • Death
    21 February 2021 AWMM
    QueenslandAustralia AWMM
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Memorial

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Sources

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  • References
    • Subritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMM
    • Hall, C. (2014). No front line : inside stories of New Zealand's Vietnam War. Auckland, New Zealand : Penguin Books. AWMM
    • This record was created from data kindly provided by the New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage. AWMM

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