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Ida Paulina Swanberg

Group, WW2, Servicewomen, 2 WAAFs, Ida Swanberg (W2464) on right and unidentified service woman whilst serving with the Royal New Zealand Air Force (photo supplied by Mrs Ida Strong, nee Swanberg) - This image may be subject to copyright

Group, WW2, Servicewomen, 2 WAAFs, Ida Swanberg (W2464) on right and unidentified service woman whil …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ida Paulina AWMM
  • Surname
    Swanberg AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Ida Strong AWMM
    • Swany AWMM
  • Service number
    W2464 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 October 1908 AWMM WhakaparaNorthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 15 January 1942 AWMM 81 Duncan Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Hazel Spencer AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 15 January 1942 AWMM
    Age 33 AWMM
    Pastry cook/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details

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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  • Daughter of Emily Jane Swanberg and Charles William Swanberg.

    Wife of serviceman John Alfred Strong (22560), they married 2 October 1943 at Stephen's Church, Ponsonby.

    During the war, 1939 - 1944, she was stationed at Rongotai RNZA Air Station, Wellington

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the servicewoman in 1999 AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    2002 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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  • External links
  • References
    • Service Women Project: Sponsorship to research this record was kindly provided by the Auckland Returned Services Association, Returned Servicewomen's Branch; Marjorie Traill, Dorothy Grant, Daphne Shaw and Margaret Woollett. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Cenotaph record initially prepared with the service person. AWMM
    • Strengths, WAAF [Women's Auxiliary Air Force], Returns - December 1942 - February 1950. Archives New Zealand (R21072930) AWMM

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