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William Kenneth Cowan

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Not sure Bill would help fly brother Tony and 2nd cousins Max & Terrance Garmonsway + other Bandsmen of the RNZIR Band around Asia (at time)

W. K. "Bill" Cowan

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Kenneth AWMM
  • Surname
    Cowan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    W. K. Cowan AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 624684 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
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  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 624684 AWMM
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • RNZAF Aircrew Air Signaller, 1956-1977. Complete two tours with No. 41 Squadron on Bristol Type 170 Freighters based at RAF Changi in Singapore, 1964-1966 and 1969-1971. Flew numerous support flights into Vietnam (Saigon, Vung Tau, Nui Dat, Qui Nhon, Bong Song) and Cambodia (Phnom Penh).Vietnam War Oral History Project interviewee. Interview and transcript held at the Alexander Turnbull Library Oral History Centre in Wellington, New Zealand. Reference: OHInt-0959-55 AWMM
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Death

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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • 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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