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Bert Sam Wipiti

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Portrait of Warrant Officer Bert Sam Wipiti, Auckland Weekly News, 29 December 1943. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19431229-20-36. Image has no known copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Bert Sam AWMM
  • Surname
    Wipiti AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Herbert Samuel Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 11 July 2015 - Memorial board at Altar - St George's RAF Chapel of Remembrance, Biggin Hill, Kent, England.
  • Service number
    NZ41388 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 January 1922 AWMM New PlymouthTaranaki AWMM
    New Plymouth, New Zealand 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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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM) AWMM
    23 March 1942. 243 (RAF) Squadron and 453 (RAAF) Squadron (Buffalo), carried out a large number of operational flights against the enemy and has displayed outstanding courage and determination Hanson p. 522 AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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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  • Joined 485 Squadron RNZAF (Spitfire) August 1943 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    3 October 1943 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    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
    Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • The Weekly News AWMM
      Weekly News, 1943 AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM

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11 July 2015SarndraAuckland, New ZealandResearcher
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