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Frederick Timothy Brosnahan

Photo taken while Fred was on final leave in NZ

Flying Officer Frederick Timothy Brosnahan

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  • Title
    Flying Officer Public - Eileen - Sibling - 11 March 2016 - military personnel file
  • Forenames
    Frederick Timothy AWMM
  • Surname
    Brosnahan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Brossie Public - Eileen - Sibling - 11 March 2016 - family history
  • Service number
    • NZ421669 AWMM
    • WWII 421669 AWMM
  • Gender
    • Male AWMM
    • Male Public - Eileen - Sibling - 11 March 2016 - family history
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 March 1918 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ421669 AWMM
    • WWII 421669 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and 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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Frederick Brosnahan was the son of Timothy and Nellie Frances Brosnahan of Hataitai, Wellington. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    4 September 1943 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    Europe 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



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  • Memorial name
    Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom AWMM

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  • The letter has now been claimed and delivered to Flying Officer Brosnahan's younger sister. It was a moving and gratifying ending to what was a very short "search".
    Public - Louis - 24 February 2016
  • FO Brosnahan was a friend of my father's in Hataitai Wellington. He last wrote to my father in July 1943 from London. Brossie, as my father always referred to him was a navigator in Lancasters and was lost over Germany in September 1943. I have the letter in my possession and would gladly hand it on to a verified relative.
    Public - Louis - 22 September 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. 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
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
27 May 2022KelvinNorfolk, EnglanResearcher
06 July 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
11 March 2016EileenNew ZealandSibling
10 March 2016Eileen FrancesWellington New ZealandSibling
24 February 2016LouisWellington NZOther

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