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Alan James Murray



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alan James AWMM
  • Surname
    Murray AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Snow Murray AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ439935 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Pacific Theatre of War AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ439935 AWMM
  • Military service
    None AWMM
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 16 July 1943 AWMM
    Age 17 AWMM
    Telegraphist/Civilian AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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  • The RNZAF was redeployed in October and November 1944 to operate against the Japanese in the Bismarck Archipelago and Bougainville from bases in Emirau Island of the St Mattias Group, Los Negros in the Admiralty Islands, Green Island, and Bougainville. There were also RNZAF bases on Guadalcanal, Espiritu Santo in the New Hebrides and Fiji.

    The squadrons based on Emirau were: bomber reconnaissance (No.3, No.4, No.8, No.9 and No.4); fighter (No.19, No.22, No.23, No.25 and No.14). They were based at Emirau at various times between October 1944 and August 1945.

    From 'CHRONOLOGY New Zealand in the War 1939-1946' compiled by Robin Kay, 1968. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    8 June 2015 Death Notice
    Age 89 AWMM
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  • Age at death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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