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Ivan Herman Gundersen

Group, WW2, Seven airmen in front of hut at 7 (p) A.F.U. Peterborough, England, July 1942. Back row left -right: Arn Southward (Christchurch) (NZ415380), Frank Robertson (USA), Laurie Turner (Christchurch), Maurice Gunther (Christchurch), Front row left -right: Alan Condon (Dunedin), Bernie Sheehan (Christchurch) (NZ415374), Ivan Gundersen (Christchurch) (NZ415313, NZ130586). (photo provided by Geoff Sheehan) - This image may be subject to copyright

Group, WW2, Seven airmen in front of hut at 7 (p) A.F.U. Peterborough, England, July 1942. Back row …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ivan Herman AWMM
  • Surname
    Gundersen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Gunderson AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ415313 AWMM
    • NZ130586 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 April 1917 AWMM ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
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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
    WW2 30 September 1941 AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served with the Reserve to 8 July 1968.

    "By such deeds. Honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force" incorrectly spells his name as Gunderson. Correction provided by daughter (April 2015). AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    14 September 1988 AWMM
    ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
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  • Hello Earlier this month my cousin died in England. I now gather from his family my uncle Ronald Baines was Ivan's navigator when they flue Mosquitoes in WW2 and where close friends. I also have a story past down though our family, concerning a sortie that the air force would certainly not being aware of, and would not condone, more information if your family would like to get back to me. Thank you John Auckland
    Public - John - Other Relative - 16 May 2015



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      p.224 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. 539 (incorrectly spells his name as Gunderson). AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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16 May 2015Johnauckland New zealandOther Relative
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