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Jack Irvine

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Jack AWMM
  • Surname
    Irvine AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ414984 AWMM
    • WWII NZ130376 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 October 1918 AWMM New PlymouthTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 14 September 1941 AWMM Auckland, New Zealand Universtity AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M.I. Irvine (mother) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 December 1941 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Empire Flying Scheme, Canada AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW2 14 September 1941 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    University Student/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5'7" AWMM
    • Classification, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fit AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • He established a world long distance of high speed flight in 1945.

    He flew the first flight over Mt Everest to gain movie film and photos of peak 1945, this flight was arranged by the RAF film unit to enable planning of a possible post-war route to the summit. They spent an hour and 20 minutes over and around it.

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 2001.

    WWII Flight Lieutenant. Trained in Canada en-route to service with 684 Squadron RAF. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Husband of June. Ref; Martyn E W, For Your Tomorrow, Vol 3, p601, ref [99] AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    4 December 2007 AWMM
    Age 89 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated at North Shore Memorial Park and Crematorium (Schnapper Rock), Albany, North Shore City, New Zealand AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • Documents
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: 5 December 2007 AWMM

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