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David Maurice Adamson

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    David Maurice AWMM
  • Surname
    Adamson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ415052 AWMM
    • WWII 415052 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 September 1916 Noel Smith Research Project
  • 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
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of James Maurice Adamson and of Davina Adamson (nee Martin), of Wanganui, Wellington, New Zealand; husband of Eva A. Adamson, of Auckland City, New Zealand.

    Flying Officer Adamson was the Navigator in a Stirling bomber which was part of a raid on Hannover, Germany. The plane was brought down southwest of the target, being seen on fire and to break up or explode before crashing near Heisede. The RAF wireless operator was the sole survivor and was taken prisoner. His six crew mates were buried at Heisede and later reinterred at Hannover

    The other New Zealanders killed in this aircraft were Pilot Officer Richard Charles Whitmore of Pukekohe and Pilot Officer Thomas Waerea of Parnell.

    The New Zealand Herald noted on 9 November 1943 that Pilot Officer Richard Whitmore was missing on air operations. On 23 November the Herald recorded that he was missing believed killed. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    27 September 1943 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    GermanyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hanover War Cemetery, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany AWMM 8. C. 4. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Thank you for your sacrifice, I will remember you. Sorry you died in WW2 wish you could have lived longer.
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2198017
    Sources Used
  • References
    • 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
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

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