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George Maurice Baird

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Maurice AWMM
  • Surname
    Baird AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    42094 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • 10 Elementary and Reserve Training School, Yatesbury - 13 March 1939 AWMM
    • 5 Flying Training School, Sealand - 30 May 1939 AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    WW2
    North Sea AWMM
    20 October 1940 AWMM
    Baird, who was 'B' Flight Commander, was on a reconnaissance flight off coast of Norway all three survivors were made POWS. AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 8 May 1945 AWMM VE Day, 8 May 1945 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • He was repatriated to NZ, but in late 1947 applied to rejoin the R.A.F. and was granted an extended commission. After a refresher courses on Oxfords and Wellingtons he converted to Lincolns and joined 35 Squadron at Mildenhall, as a Flight Commander (late 1947).

    In February 1950 he joined Air Traffic Control (February 1950) and served at stations in the UK, the Far East and Germany before retiring in December 1963.

    Cenotaph database record compiled from information in the Death Notice. The Battle of Britain: 10 July - 31 October 1940 AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    2008 AWMM
    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

Memorials

Memorial

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  • On behalf of P/O John Richard Cronan, 235 Squadron, another Tainui entrant and great friend.
    Public - Dianne - 30 November 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Wynn, K. (1981). A clasp for "The Few". Auckland. N.Z.: Author. AWMM
    • Wynn, K. (1989). Men of the Battle of Britain. Norwich, England: Gliddon Books. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. 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
    • The Evening Post AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Martyn, E. (2008). Vol. 3 p. 588 [ref 17] 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
      Hanson, C. (2001). p. 68 AWMM
    • Wynn, K. (1981). A clasp for "The Few". Auckland. N.Z.: Author. AWMM
      Wynn, K. (1981). p. 7-9 AWMM

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