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Colin Campbell Aitken

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Colin Campbell AWMM
  • Surname
    Aitken AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ413006 AWMM
    • WWII 413006 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 January 1922 Martyn, 'For Your Tomorrow' GreenockScotland Martyn, 'For Your Tomorrow'
  • 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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  • War
  • Campaign
    North Africa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ413006 AWMM
    • WWII 413006 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Colin Aitken was the son of Colin Campbell Aitken and of Charlotte Aitken (nee Houston) of Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland. Attended Gisborne Boys' High School. Served in 243 (Spitfire) Squadron, RAF.

    Killed in air operations 1 March 1943. Source: Martyn, 'For Your Tomorrow', p.59. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    1 March 1943 Martyn, 'For Your Tomorrow'
    Age 21 AWMM
    TunisiaNorth Africa Martyn, 'For Your Tomorrow'
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Medjez-El-Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia AWMM 10 D 4 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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Memorials

Memorial

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

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  • RIP "Snowy" Aitkin, your sacrifice has not, and will not, be forgotten.
    Public - Ian Robert - Other relative - 13 January 2016
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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/2104516
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      p.59 AWMM
    • 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

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25 March 2021KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
13 January 2016Ian RobertAustraliaOther relative
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