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Peter John Dickson McGeehan

Portrait, Peter John Dickson McGeehan in uniform - This image may be subject to copyright
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Peter John Dickson AWMM
  • Surname
    McGeehan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    P.O.D. McGeehan AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ411989 AWMM
    • WWII 411989 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 April 1921 AWMM GisborneGisborne AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M.M. McGeehan (mother), Avondale, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Europe (Air) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ411989 AWMM
    • WWII 411989 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM) AWMM
      DFM. February 1943. Citation: On the 30th January, 1943, two forces of bombers were detailed to attack Berlin, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.Close co-ordination and precise timing were called for but such was the skill exhibited that the target was reached and attacks delivered within seconds of the specified time, despite a 500 mile flight over heavily defended territory. Success was due to the calm courage, resolution and endurance of all the members of the crew, including Flight Sergeant McGeehan. The raids were timed to coincide with speeches by Goering and Goebels at mass outdoor rallies in Berlin, seriously disrupting them. AWMM
    • 1939-1945 Star AWMM
    • Air Crew Europe Star AWMM
    • Defence Medal AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 AWMM
    • New Zealand War Service Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Clerk AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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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  • Peter McGeehan was the son of Thomas Manus McGeehan who served in World War 1 and of Marjorie McGeehan (nee Hosking), of Avondale, Auckland, New Zealand

    Remembered on the Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna.

    We believe he is named P.O.D. McGeehan on the Takapuna War Memorial AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    16 March 1943 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    The Netherlands (Holland)Europe AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Den Burg Cemetery,Texel, Noord-Holland, Netherlands AWMM Plot K, Row 2, Grave 26 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Roll of Honour, Dilworth School, 2 Erin Street, Epsom, Auckland AWMM
    • Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Takapuna War Memorial, (ex RSA Roll, on a boulder), The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Takapuna Grammar School War Memorial, (Foyer, Library), 210 Lake Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial Cross, 1939 - 1940, St Judes (Anglican) Church, St Jude Street, Avondale, Auckland AWMM

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