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Frank Desmond Bell

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Portrait from The Weekly News; 28 June 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from The Weekly News; 28 June 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frank Desmond AWMM
  • Surname
    Bell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ413244 AWMM
    • WWII 413244 AWMM
    • WWII 413244 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 December 1921 AWMM OamaruOtago AWMM
  • 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
    Pacific Theatre of War AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ413244 AWMM
    • WWII 413244 AWMM
    • WWII 413244 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
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Frank Bell was the son of Harold Douglas Bell and of Elsie Mary Bell (nee Hale), of Woolston, Canterbury. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    17 April 1944 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    Pacific AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Bourail Memorial, Bourail New Zealand War Cemetery, New Caledonia AWMM

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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/2187134
    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

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