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John Borrows

Group photo, RNZAF Christchurch Air Base while training; Borrows (third from left in bottom row) - This image may be subject to copyright

Group photo, RNZAF Christchurch Air Base while training; Borrows (third from left in bottom row) - T …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Borrows AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Johnny AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ412116 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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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
    Wigram AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1940 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    Phobis itch, admitted to the RNZAF Hospital Bougainville AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Madeline Winifred

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 1999. A number of RNZAF squadrons served in the Solomon Islands at various times. The Bomber Reconnaissance Squadron (eg No 3 and No 14 Squadrons) was primarily involved in reporting enemy movements but also escorting American fighters to and from raids. Servicing Units (No 2 and 4) were stationed in the Solomons, as were No 15, 16, 17 and 18 Squadrons, all of which had a combat role such as carrying out bombing raids prior to troops landing on islands. Other squadrons were the flying boats and Support squadrons which had vital roles in transporting supplies, mail, air and ground crew and equipment. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
  • 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
    • Horn, A. (1992). Wings over the Pacific: the RNZAF in the Pacific air war. Auckland, N.Z.: Random Century. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Cenotaph record initially prepared with the service person. AWMM

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