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Colin Morris Hanson

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Portrait, dressed in flying clothes, climbing into a Mosquito aircraft ca.1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, dressed in flying clothes, climbing into a Mosquito aircraft ca.1941 - This image may be s …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Colin Morris AWMM
  • Surname
    Hanson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ4217055 AWMM
    • Vietnam J70181 AWMM
    • Vietnam 70181 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 September 1924 AWMM InvercargillSouthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 22 December 1942 AWMM 14 Grande Vue Road, Papatoetoe, South Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr J.M. Hanson (father), 14 Grande Vue Road, Papatoetoe, South Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 11 November 1943 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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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 foot 9 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mr J.M. and Mrs L.E. Hanson, 14 Grande Vue Road, Papatoetoe, South Auckland, New Zealand

    Husband of Doreen

    Served with the Australian Defence Department

    Served with the New Zealand Ministry of Defence September 1977 - February 1988

    Author of "By such deeds : honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999"

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 2006. Listed as Visitor by Vietnam list. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    18 June 2012 AWMM
    Age 87 AWMM
    Lower HuttWellington AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 20 June 2012 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • What I remember about Uncle Colin was his humor. He also loved to quiz his nieces and nephews on math which unbeknownst to us at the time he was teaching us. I enjoyed his visits when we were stationed in England and back in the States. He always had good stories to tell as did Aunt Doreen as well. He is missed!
    Public - Elizabeth - Other relative - 20 December 2015
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  • So much I didn't know about my uncle. I remember him as a warm, loving person whose concern for others lead to him being blinded in one eye and deafened by saving a young mans life when a thunderflash misfired.
    Public - Hilary - Other relative - 19 December 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • 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.231 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 20 June 2012 AWMM
    • 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
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Cenotaph record initially prepared with the service person. AWMM

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20 December 2015Elizabeth Ramstein AB, GermanyOther relative
19 December 2015HilaryAdelaide Australia Other relative

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