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Kenneth Gordon Franklin

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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
    30 September 1922 RNZAF Biographies (R17845610) HastingsHawkes Bay RNZAF Biographies (R17845610)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. J. Franklin of Napier AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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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.

    Attended Napier Central School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845610)) 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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  • 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
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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
    • 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
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Ea - Gw. Archives New Zealand (R17845610) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [Missing - But Presumed Dead on Lapse of Time - Officers, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845743) 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

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