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Kenneth Gordon Franklin

Portrait from The Weekly News; 2 August 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from The Weekly News; 2 August 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Kenneth Gordon AWMM
  • Surname
    Franklin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ402991 AWMM
    • WWII 402991 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • 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
    Europe (Air) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ402991 AWMM
    • WWII 402991 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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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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  • Kenneth Franklin was the son of Alfred and Joan Franklin of Napier, Hawke's Bay. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    28 April 1944 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    GermanyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Durnbach War Cemetery, Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany AWMM Coll. grave 4. D. 1-7. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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  • Kenneth Franklin died in the same plane as my uncle in 1944. In memory of that crew of seven, buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.
    Public - Miriam - 29 June 2015
    Report 

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2080463
    Sources Used
  • References
    • The Weekly News AWMM
      The Weekly News 1944 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

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29 June 2015MiriamPalmerston North, New ZealandOther

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