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Stanley George Culliford

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Stanley George AWMM
  • Surname
    Culliford AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    George AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ412659 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 July 1920 AWMM NapierHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A. Culliford (mother), Norsewood, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

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
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of June.

    In an unarmed twin engined Dakota, on July 25 ,1944 he was to pick up 5 Polish VIPs and their load of V2 components and technical drawings. The operation was code-named MOTYL.

    After the war he had a distinguished career as an academic and administrator at Victoria University, Wellington

    Known as George.

    MacDonald, I. (1989, February 25). Kiwi flew away with V2 plans . New Zealand Herald. s.2 p.2 includes portrait. Profiles George Culliford. Mentions operation 'Motyl' and the Polish underground. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    29 December 2001 AWMM
    Age 81 AWMM
    OrewaHibiscus Coast AWMM
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  • 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
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: New Zealand Herald, 29 December 2001 AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • Documents
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Auckland Star AWMM
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      p. 146-147 AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      vol. 3 p. 599 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      MacDonald, I. (1989, February 25). Kiwi flew away with V2 plans . New Zealand Herald. s.2 p.2 AWMM
    • Sunday Star Times AWMM
      Potter, T. (1995, 2 April). Talks to the former airman about an important mission he led in World War 2. Sunday Star Times. p.C5 includes portrait AWMM
    • Hawke's Bay Today AWMM
      Heroic flight revealed the V2 to the Allies. ( 2002, 28 January). Hawkes Bay Today, p.2 Includes portrait AWMM
    • Sunday Star Times AWMM
      V2 day for air force hero. (2002, 3 January). p.9 includes portrait. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Obituary: New Zealand Herald, 29 December 2001 AWMM

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