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Vernon John Zinzan

Te Toro and Kohe Kohe - Roll of Honour Board, Te Toro Hall

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Vernon John AWMM
  • Surname
    Zinzan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII NZ425314 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


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
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Husband of Nancy; father of Judy, Peter, Richard.

      Funeral service held at Mauku. AWMM
    • From Simon who runs the 75 Squadron website (in the UK) I have a birthdate for Vernon John 'Taffy' Zinzan of 18th May, 1912 and entered the RNZAF 30th May, 1942. Plus som eother dey=tails of his service. Public - Roger William - Researcher - 6 December 2015 - as above
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About death

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  • Death
    21 March 2007 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Mauku Cemetery, Findlay Road, Mauku, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 23 March 2007 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • 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
    • Franks, N. (1991). Forever strong : the story of 75 Squadron RNZAF 1916-1990. Auckland, N.Z.: Random Century. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Martyn, E. (2008). Vol 3. p. 608 AWMM


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15 January 2022GillianWaiukuResearcher
06 December 2015Roger WilliamMangatarta R.D./6 Thames, New ZealandResearcher

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