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Malcolm Ford Cullen

F/O. M. F. Cullen, of Maungaturoto, missing on operations.  Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19440809-24-28

F/O. M. F. Cullen, of Maungaturoto, missing on operations. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections …

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Malcolm Ford AWMM
  • Surname
    Cullen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 421963 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 December 1918 AWMM MaungaturotoKaipara Harbour AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Maungaturoto AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Vessel was Matsonia AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    WW2 POW - Buchenwald Concentration Camp, Weimar, Germany AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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    WWII 78388 AWMM

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Biographical information

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  • One of two New Zealanders who were taken to Buchenwald Contentration Camp, Ettersberg, Germany. Cullen later wrote about his experiences in Twelve Months Story, held by the Kauri Museum.

    "He enlisted as a WOp/AG u/t but, unusually, was later remustered as an airman pilot u/t, completing his training in Canada, having left New Zealand on the Matsonia on 2 Oct 1942. Shot down by flak over Picquigny, France, during a Typhoon attack by 257 Squadron on a ground target in the Oisement/Ferviere area 24 May 1944." Errol Martyn AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    5 September 2002 AWMM
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Maungaturoto Congregational Church Cemetery, Gorge Road, Maungaturoto AWMM
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  • External links
    Twelve Months Story by Flight Lieutenant Malcolm F. Cullen
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    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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