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Michael Von Dadelszen



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  • Forenames
    Michael AWMM
  • Surname
    Von Dadelszen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ403615 AWMM
    • WWII 403615 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    21 April 1916 Public - Peter - Other relative - 24 April 2019 - Family papers
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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Vessel was Awatea AWMM

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Medical history

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    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

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    • Son of Herman Ronald and Winifred Bessie Von Dadelszen and stepson of Eileen Von Dadelszen of Havelock North, Hakes Bay. AWMM
    • Born on the 21st April, 1916, Michael von Dadelszen was the second son of Herman and Winifred von Dadelszen and brother to John, James, Sheila, Elizabeth and Richard.
      After three years at Christ’s College, and a further year at Napier Boy’s High School, Michael began work in a Hastings public accountant’s office and studied by correspondence in the evening. He had great charm and made friends easily. His employer thought highly of him in the office, but he was not a natural student and the book work in the evening was a burden to him. Shortly after the outbreak of war, he applied for aircrew training in November 1939 and began his initial training in Levin, NZ in September of the following year. Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 10 January 2019 -
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About death

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  • Death
    15 January 1942 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    [United Kingdom]Europe AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    1 mile north of Northallerton, Yorkshire. Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 10 January 2019 -
  • Cause of death
    • Killed on Active Service AWMM
    • 10 Squadron - Halifax II L9622 ZA-G Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 10 January 2019 -
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  • Cemetery
    Leeming (St John The Baptist) Churchyard, Yorkshire, England AWMM G 3 AWMM
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    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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24 April 2019PeterMerstham, UKOther relative
10 January 2019KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
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