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Gordon Harry Dodds

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gordon Harry AWMM
  • Surname
    Dodds AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ421929 AWMM
    • WWII 421929 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 January 1916 RNZAF Biographies (R17845609) PaparoaNorthland RNZAF Biographies (R17845609)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Wife: Mrs. F. J Dodds, 21 Pine street, Balmoral, Auckland AWMM
    • WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. A. W. Dodds of 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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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    • Navigator RNZAF Biographies (R17845609)
    • Observer/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845609)
  • 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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    • Gordon Dodds was the son of Albert William and Elizabeth Dodds of Putaruru; husband of Florence Joan Dodds of Christchurch

      Attended Whangarei High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845609)) AWMM
    • 1944: 9/10th December. Mosquito KN205/N. Ops: Raid on Berlin.
      Returning from a sortie to Berlin and had been identified approximately ten minutes from base. Failed to arrive. Flew into the ground at Little Plantation in Gooderstone Park, Norfolk, England, c00:10. Crew killed:
      P: Flt Lt C M Harrison 118127 RAFVR: + 2401934
      N: Fg Off G H Dodds NZ421929: + 2651049 Public - Antonio - Researcher - 15 April 2024 - https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/144413
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Death

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  • Death
    10 December 1944 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    United KingdomEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cambridge City Cemetery, Cambridgeshire, England AWMM Grave 15120. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Martyn, E. (1998-2008). Vol. 2 p. 300; vol. 3 p. 167 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) - Co - Dy. Archives New Zealand (R17845609) - 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. [List of Killed - Officers (Canada, Pacific, Europe) - Airmen (Canada, India and Far East)]. Archives New Zealand (R17845748) AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - Embarkation Lists, November 1940 - July 1942. Archives New Zealand, Wellington (R17845762). AWMM

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