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John Frederick Rose

Flying Officer J F Rose DFC -  of Takaka, Tasman District.

Flying Officer J F Rose DFC - of Takaka, Tasman District.

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Frederick AWMM
  • Surname
    Rose AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII NZ421842 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 March 1924 Hanson TakakaTasman Hanson
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) AWMM
    27 March 1945 AWMM
    Citation for DFC: [10 Sqn RAF (Halifax)] Flying Officer Rose has completed numerous operations against the enemy, in the course of which he has invariably displayed the utmost fortitude, courage and devotion to duty. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Served in RNZAF from 4 March 1942 - 6 January 1946 and was in Reserve until 11 December 1946 AWMM
    • J F Rose, known as Jack, returned to the UK and enlisted in the RAF after being demobilized in NZ.
      Jack served with the RAF in Germany as a flying instructor until around 1954 when he returned to live in Wellington, NZ, where he was employed in quality control by the Ford car company.
      While in Germany he married Rosemary, a German national, and adopted her two children Hans and Gabrielle. who all emigrated to NZ with Jack on his return.
      Jack continued to fly recreationally until giving up his license due to the onset of multiple sclerosis sometime around 1970. Public - mike - Other relative - 24 July 2021 - conversations with my uncle Jack F Rose 1979.
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About death

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  • Death
    12 August 2012 Obituary Dominion Post
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: Dominion Post: 4 January 2013 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • 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.420 AWMM
    • Dominion Post AWMM
      Obituary: 4 January 2013 AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
24 July 2021mikeSydeny AustraliaOther relative
23 August 2017JeniferWairarapaResearcher

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