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Allen James Hannah

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Portrait from Weekly News; 29 March 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from Weekly News; 29 March 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Allen James AWMM
  • Surname
    Hannah AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ422392 AWMM
    • WWII 422392 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1921 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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  • War
  • Campaign
    Europe (Air) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ422392 AWMM
    • WWII 422392 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

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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  • Allen Hannah was the son of Hugh Hannah and of Katherine Hannah (nee Denny), of Auckland.

    He attended Mangere East Primary and Otahuhu Technical High School (1936-37)

    Played tennis.

    According to family, Allen was a bomb aimer on Stirling bombers on operations over Germany prior to transferring to the Pathfinder squadron. It was only three weeks after his transfer that he and his crew failed to return to base from a mission over Magdeburg, Germany. No news of the crew was heard since leaving base on 21 January 1944 and so they were reported missing, presumed killed. Allen was the only child of Mr & Mrs Hannah of 48 Montrose Street, Pt Chevalier and was 23 years old when reported missing. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    21 January 1944 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Becklingen War Cemetery, Soltau, Niedersachsen, Germany AWMM Coll. Grave 17. D. 1-3. 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
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2198974
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Mangere Historical Society: This record was kindly researched by the Mangere Historical Society. 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
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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