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Irvine Philip John Maskill

Painting of Irvine Maskill, image kindly provided by Melissa Maloney (May 2021).

Painting of Irvine Maskill, image kindly provided by Melissa Maloney (May 2021).

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Irvine Philip John AWMM
  • Surname
    Maskill AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Mick AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 41487 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 May 1920 AWMM AlexandraOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
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  • Address before enlistment
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  • 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
    • Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) AWMM
      "This Officer has completed a large number of operational sorties including bomber escorts and low level attacks on shipping, trains, and airfields. For the past 8 months he has commanded a flight andhas invariable displayed great skill and determination. Flight Lieutenant Maskill has led the sqaudron with ability on numerous occasions including a period during the airborne invasion of Holland. An outstanding fighter pilot he has destroyed at lease 1 enemy aircraft." By Such Deeds, p. 326 AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 AWMM
    • New Zealand War Service Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Vessel was Awatea AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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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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  • Commanding Officer of the 91 Squadron, Royal Air Force during 1945. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    1968 AWMM
    Australia AWMM
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  • Age at death
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  • To the very bravest of grandfathers. I'm sorry I never got to meet you. I'm proud of the sacrifice you made and bravery you showed over and over. I think of you all the time. With love, Melissa
    Public - Melissa - Direct descendant - 2 May 2021



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  • External links
    'Kiwi Collision' Kenley Revival written by Linda Duffield.
    Further Reference
  • References
    • 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
      p. 326 AWMM


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02 May 2021MelissaEPPING, NSW, AustraliaDirect descendant

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