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James Phillip Farrow

408 Squadron (Hampdens) 692 Squadron (Mosquito)

James Phillip Farrow DFC DFM MID

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Phillip AWMM
  • Surname
    Farrow AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ402136 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 August 1918 AWMM GisborneGisborne AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    Son of James & Kate FARROW Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 1 July 2023 - NZ BDM Birth records
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    1947 James Phillip FARROW married Marjorie HINCH Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 1 July 2023 - NZ BDM Marriage Records


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
    WW2 POW - Stalag Luft III, Sagan, Germany AWMM
    1 June 1944 AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 1 May 1945 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Marjorie. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    27 July 2010 AWMM
    Age 91 AWMM
    ThamesCoromandel District 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, 2 August 2010 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Squadron , Leader J. P. Farrow, D.F.C., D.F.M., who is reported a prisoner of war in Germany, is one of the New Zealand pilots who has seen a great deal of operational flying during the way. Going overseas as a sergeant-pilot, he received commissioned rank after exploits, which confirmed him as an able and daring bomber pilot, his first decoration being the result of bringing home a badly damaged bomber from a raid over Emden. He was mentioned in dispatches early this year during an episode when an Aeroplane, of which he was in charge as an instructor, caught fire at a very low level, his coolness in regaining the controls to bring it back to earth being an achievement worthy of note. The award of the D.F.C. came following a mining operation on the Kiel Canal at about the time of the Allied landing in France. He was reported missing in recent operations over enemy territory, but is now r
    Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 22 July 2023
  • Phil, [Dad] you are missed by me very much. Think of you everyday.
    Public - Jeffrey Keith - Child - 25 April 2023



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  • External links
    Thompson, H. (1956). New Zealanders with the Royal Air Force (Vol I). Wellington: Dept of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital Copy
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Thompson, H. (1956). New Zealanders with the Royal Air Force (Vols. 1-3). Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p. 264. 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. 182. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Vol. 3, p. 593 (ref.53). AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: 2 August 2010 AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
22 July 2023Lorraine Mona Gisborne Researcher
25 April 2023Jeffrey KeithGlenavy, New ZealandChild
04 April 2021KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
14 January 2017JeffOamaru NewZealandChild

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