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Frank Harry Brown

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Portrait, F.H. Brown - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, F.H. Brown - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frank Harry AWMM
  • Surname
    Brown AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bomber Brown AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ425132 AWMM
    • WWII 425132 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
    WW2 Wife: Mrs. V. E. Brown. 74 Symonds St, Auckland AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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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
  • 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.

    Attended Otahuhu Technical Schools (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845608)) AWMM
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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

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  • External links
  • References
    • 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
    • Information kindly provided by family 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
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Bo - Cl. Archives New Zealand (R17845608) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • Please note that the 12 volumes of the "RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939-1945" held at Archives NZ (formerly known as AIR118) should be used in conjunction with Errol Martyn's "For Your Tomorrow". FYT reflects detailed examination of all of the AIR118 bios which contain many inaccuracies and omissions. AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [Missing believed killed - Officers, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845746) AWMM

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