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Frederick Harry Denton

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Photograph of Flight Lieutenant Frederick Harry Denton, Wing Commander Edward George Olson, Sqaudron Leader John Mathias Gamble and Wing Commander Trevor Owen Freeman, Auckland Weekly News, 1 July 1942. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19420701-20-5. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Photograph of Flight Lieutenant Frederick Harry Denton, Wing Commander Edward George Olson, Sqaudron …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frederick Harry AWMM
  • Surname
    Denton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 426036 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 March 1920 Hanson ChristchurchCanterbury Hanson
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  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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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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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Piloted aircraft in operation to attack Dortmund Ems Canal for which Wireless Operator Flight Sergeant George Thompson RAFVR was posthuously awarded the Victoria Cross. Source: Hanson, By Such Deeds, p.158. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    10 December 2006 AWMM
    Age 86 AWMM
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
    Balcairn Public Cemetery, Hurunui, Canterbury AWMM Plot 2935 AWMM
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  • Obituary
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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    • 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
    • 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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