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Bernard Arnold Bisphan

Bernard Arnold Bisphan leaning against vehicle - This image may be subject to copyright

Bernard Arnold Bisphan leaning against vehicle - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Bernard Arnold AWMM
  • Surname
    Bisphan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bill AWMM
  • Service number
    • 437945 AWMM
    • NZ433830 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

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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 Mar 1940 AWMM
    Age 18 AWMM
    Wireless engineer/Civilian AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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Biographical information

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  • Mr Bisphan offered his services as a wireless mechanic to the Royal New Zealand Air Force when he reached 18 years of age. They undertook to notify him when he would be required.

    In the meantime he was ballot for army service came up and he joined the signals section of 5 Divisional Signals and trained with the Otago Mounted Rifles as a wireless mechanic until 27 March 1943. He transferred to the RNZAF at Harewood as a wireless mechanic as was his original intention in 1940.

    He confirms that his training in the airforce and his overseas service stood him in good stead since 'those heady days'. AWMM
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