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Rex Donald Daniell

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Rex Donald AWMM
  • Surname
    Daniell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ2435 AWMM
    • NZ43701 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 October 1920 AWMM HamiltonWaikato AWMM
  • 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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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1939 AWMM
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  • Age on enlistment

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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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Betty; father of four daughters and two sons

    Squadron Leader Daniell had a distinguished military career with the Royal Air Force. He mainly flew Dakota (DC3) transport aircraft on active service both in the Middle East and Europe, including the towing of gliders during the Allied invasion of France in 1944 (D-Day) and the later airborne attack at Arnhem,Holland (Operation Market Garden).

    After discharge from the the RNZAF he continued his flying career with the government owned National Airways Corporation (NAC) before starting up a privately owned airline, South Pacific Airlines of New Zealand (SPANZ), in 1960. When SPANZ ceased operations Rex Daniell moved to Australia and worked with Ansett airlines before retiring. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    1 October 2010 AWMM
    Age 89 AWMM
    MaroochydoreQueensland AWMM
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  • Age at death
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: New Zealand Herald, 30 October 2010 AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • Documents
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. 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.153 AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Martyn, E. (2008). Vol.3, p.589, ref.32 AWMM
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