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George Eric Gudsell

One of so many brave young men who contributed so much during WW2

Wing Commander GE Gudsell

Kāore i te mōhiotia mēnā he aukatinga manatāura


  • Taitara
  • Ngā ingoa tuatahi
    George Eric AWMM
  • Ingoa whānau
    Gudsell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Ingoa kārangaranga
  • Nama hōia
    • WWII NZ411886 AWMM
    • WWII 411886 AWMM
  • Ira tangata
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Pono

Tauoranga kirirarau

Te whānautanga

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  • Whānautanga mai
    15 Pipiri 1918 AWMM AshburtonCanterbury AWMM
  • Rā i whānau mai ai
  • Wāhi Whānau
  • Tuhinga mō te whānautanga
  • Wāhi noho i mua i te whakaurunga
  • Mahi whai muri i te pakanga
  • Uri kiritahi i te wā o te ekenga waka
  • Mēnā he hoa rangatira tōna
    Pre 21 Whiringa ā-nuku 1941 AWMM Married AWMM

Ope taua

Ngā pakanga me ngā whawhai

Tāpirihia he kōrero ›

Ngā tohu taumata rau ope taua

Tāpirihia he kōrero ›
  • Mētara me ngā Tohu
    • 1939-1945 Star AWMM
      Air Medal 27 November 1942 AWMM
    • Pacific Star AWMM
    • Defence Medal AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 AWMM
    • New Zealand War Service Medal AWMM
    • Air Medal (USA) AWMM
      "For meritorious achivement while participating in aerial flight in command of a reconnaissance bomber, serving with a Marine Aricraft Group during action against three enemy Japanese fighters south-west of Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands, on November 27, 1942. After relaying to his home base a complete report on the hostile task force which he had sighted, Flying Officer Gudsell, amid a hail of bursting anti-aircraft shells, precariously hovered over the surface vessels to obtain further important information by closer observation. When suddenly set upon by three fighters who blasted the top gun turret out of action and then concentrated their attacks on the stern of his bomber, he employed such skilful evasive tactics and fire control that the Japanese aircraft were forced to break off the engagement and retire. With superb airmanship and courageous leadership, he brought his plane through perilous action under fire against heavy odds to retun to safety without personnel injury and with only a minimum of material damage." Hanson p. 224 AWMM

Te Whakangungu me te Urunga atu

Tāpirihia he kōrero ›
  • Whakangungu ope taua
    Aircrew (Pilot) training in New Zealand - Taieri and Wigram AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Te urunga
    WW2 May 1940 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
  • Mahi i mua i te ekenga waka
  • Pakeke i te whakaurunga

Te maha o ngā ekenga waka

Tāpirihia he kōrero ›

Mauhere o te pakanga

Tāpirihia he kōrero ›
  • Kia mau ki ngā taipitopito
  • Ngā rā i mauherehia ai
  • Rā i puta ai
  • Te rā i whakahokia atu ngā hōia i mauherehia ai
  • Ngā kōrero mō te puta i te mauhere pakanga
  • Nama motuhake mō te mauhere pakanga

Whakapapa hauora

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  • Tuhinga hauora
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Admitted to RNZAF, Rotorua 1944 - severe operational fatigue AWMM
    • Medical, WWII AWMM
      Deafness AWMM

Te tūnga whakamutunga e mōhiotia ana

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  • Te tūnga whakamutunga
    Post WW2 15 Pipiri 1968 AWMM
    Retired AWMM
    Wing Commander AWMM

Kōrero taurongo

Kōrero taurongo

Tāpirihia he kōrero ›
  • Husband of Florence Melva Gudsell

    Aged 21 years, 11 months at enlistment

    Also served with RAF, RAAF

    A funeral service was held at St Matthews Anglican Church, King Street South, Hastings on 2 November 2009. AWMM


  • Matenga
    29 Whiringa ā-nuku 2009 AWMM
    Age 91 AWMM
    Havelock NorthHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Rā i mate ai
  • Pakeke i te matenga
  • Wāhi Mate
  • Te momo matenga
  • Tuhipoka mō te matenga
  • Urupā
  • Ingoa o te urupā
  • Tohutoro kōhatu urupā
  • Pānui Matenga
    Death Notices: Dominion Post, 31 October 2009, p.D9 AWMM
  • Ingoa maumaharatanga
  • Tohutoro maumaharatanga

Ngā maumaharatanga


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  • Ingoa maumaharatanga

Rārangi Ingoa Whai Hōnore

Maumahara George Eric Gudsell mā te whakatakoto i te papi

Waiho atu he tuhinga

Waiho atu he poroporoaki, he maumaharatanga ki a George Eric Gudsell

Waiho atu he tuhinga

Tāpirihia he kōrero ›
  • Remembering a very special father who taught me so much about love and peace and so little about his war.
    Public - Margaret - Other Relative - 25 Paengawhāwhā 2015
  • Remembering you with love Grandad xxxxxx
    Public - Debbie - Other Relative - 25 Paengawhāwhā 2015
  • To one of my Granddad's best friends and the man who told me what my Grandfather did for us in the war
    Public - Scott - 24 Paengawhāwhā 2015

Ngā mātāwai

Ngā mātāwai

Tāpirihia he kōrero ›
  • Hononga ki waho
  • Ngā tuhinga
    • Correspondence with family AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family 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. 224 AWMM
    • Dominion Post AWMM
      Death Notices: Dominion Post, 31 October 2009, p.D9 AWMM

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24 Paengawhāwhā 2015ScottNew PlymouthOther

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