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Alexander Gardyne Stanley George

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alexander Gardyne Stanley AWMM
  • Surname
    George AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Alex AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ415758 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 November 1922 Rudge TakapauHawkes Bay 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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  • Medals and Awards
    • Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) AWMM
      12 April 1944 AWMM
      Citation: "The utmost enthusiasm in seeking out and engaging the enemy has been shown by Flying Officer George, who displayed high courage and determination while covering the withdrawal of Allied aircraft following an attack on Rabual on 9th January 1944. The allied force was engaged by a vastly superior number of enemy aircraft, and in the ensuing action one of the enemy was shot down by Flying Officer George, whose conduct was in accordane with the highest of the Service. This officer has also participated in many strafing missions and has been most successful in locating and destroying Japanese landing craft and ground instillations, pressing home his attacks with complete disregard of personal risk. In three tours of duty in the Pacific, Flying Officer george has completed seventy-six missions against the enemy, involving 249 hours flying. He has destroyed two enemy aircraft and assisted in the destruction of at least four landing barges." As reproduced in Rudge, C (2003) AWMM
    • Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) AWMM
      10 July 1945 AWMM
      Citation: "For meritorious service". AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 AWMM
    • New Zealand War Service Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 19 October 1941 Rudge Royal New Zealand Air Force AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

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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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Florence AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    14 August 2003 AWMM
    Age 80 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 16 August 2003 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

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  • External links
    Wikidata Entity
    http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q3760618
    Further Reference
  • References
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald 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
      Hanson, C. (2001). p. 207 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 16 August 2003 AWMM
    • Rudge, C. (2003). Air-to-air : the story behind the air-to-air combat claims of the RNZAF. Lyttelton, N.Z.: Adventure Air. AWMM

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