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Maxwell Amner Collett

Portrait of Maxwell Collett, NZ422260 (2014). © NZIPP Photograph by Lynda Forrest 1227-5174. CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Portrait of Maxwell Collett, NZ422260 (2014). © NZIPP Photograph by Lynda Forrest 1227-5174. CC-BY-N …


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  • Forenames
    Maxwell Amner AWMM
  • Surname
    Collett AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Max AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ422260 AWMM
    • WWII 422260 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 October 1925 AWMM NapierHawkes Bay AWMM
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Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 4 April 1942 AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • SERVICE RCAF, 6 Service Flying Training School, Dunnville, Ontario Base Record. Course 1: Class 68. Graduation Date: 5/03/1943.

    Member of the Napier RSA. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    25 December 2022 AWMM
    Age 99 AWMM
    NapierHawkes Bay AWMM
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  • Obituary
    COLLETT, Maxwell Amner (Max). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Maxwell Amner Collett, WW2 Spitfire Pilot of RNZAF 485 Sqn, and a well-known accountant in Hawkes Bay, who passed away peacefully at home on December 25th in his 100th year. Max was the dearly loved father of Rosemary, Vivienne, Noel and Dianne, grandfather of Tania, Jason, Vincent, Riley, Bentley and Winston and great- grandfather to seven great- grandchildren. Max was predeceased by his wife Noeline to whom he was married for over 60 years. Max's devotion to family, support for the community, energy, wit and enthusiasm for life will be missed by all who knew him.

    Published by The New Zealand Herald on Dec. 31, 2022. AWMM
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