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Frank Harry Brown

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frank Harry AWMM
  • Surname
    Brown AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bomber Brown AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ425132 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 August 1921 AWMM HoropitoManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 May 1944 AWMM Single AWMM

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
    • Trained in various NZ Camps situated at Avondale Race Course, Papakura, Brighams Creek, Whenuapai and Rotorua. AWMM
    • Empire Flying Scheme, Canada . AWMM
    • Sent to Gisborne for special training on Avenger planes (31 Squadron) AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Nov 1941 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Cooper/Civilian AWMM
  • 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
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Frank Brown was the son of Mr George and Mrs Brida Marina Brown and step-son of Nellie Green; husband of Valerie Elsie Brown, of Herne Bay, Auckland.

    Attended Otahuhu District and Technical High Schools. Was keen on rugby.

    Married Valerie Elsie Brown on 10 May 1944.

    Sent to Pacific area to relieve 30 Squadron.

    Promoted to Sergeant, August 1943. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    31 May 1944 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    Talili BayRabaul 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, June 1944 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Bourail Memorial, Bourail New Zealand War Cemetery, New Caledonia AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • The Weekly News AWMM
      The Weekly News 1944 AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Vol. 3 p. 107; vol. 2 p. 230-1 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: June 1944 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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27 December 2019KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
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