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Norman Shefferd Bidwell

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Norman Shefferd AWMM
  • Surname
    Bidwell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Norm AWMM
  • Service number
    402975 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

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      Germany, Europe AWMM
      1 December 1941 AWMM
      Raid on Hamburg, flying with 58 (RAF) Squadron at time of capture AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag 357 AWMM
      XIB, Fallingbostel, Germany AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    221 AWMM

Medical history

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Wilma; father of Peter, Ken, Stephen, Philip, Julie

    Patron of the Canterbury Brevet Club AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    17 April 2010 AWMM
    Age 88 AWMM
    ChristchurchCanterbury 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 April 2010 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Shot down over Germany at 19. Tail gunner/ navigator in a Whitley. POW 4 years. Only survivor of crew. Heavily involved with Brevet Club,Chistchurch.
    Public - Julie Anne - Other Relative - 26 April 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Mason, W.W. (1954). Prisoners of war. Wellington: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy
    http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2Pris.html
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Chorley, W. (1993). Royal Air Force Bomber Command losses of the Second World War: Aircraft and crew losses 1941 (Vol. 2). Leicester, England: Midland Counties Publications. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Vol. 3, p.591, ref.40 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: 20 April 2010 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

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26 April 2015Julie AnneAucklandOther Relative