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Bruce MacKenzie Hirstich

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Bruce MacKenzie AWMM
  • Surname
    Hirstich AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ41430 AWMM
    • WWII 41430 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 May 1922 RNZAF Biographies (R17845611) RNZAF Biographies (R17845611)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs Adah Hirstich (mother), 2 Cadman Avenue, Green Lane, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Mother: Mrs. A. C. E. Hirstich, 2 Cadman Avenue, Greenlane, Auckland AWMM
    • WW2 Mother: Mrs. A. C. E. Hirstich of Waitoa AWMM
    • Frank Hrstich ( Father) Note: Hrstich is correct spelling of family name. Public - Stefan - Other Relative - 27 April 2015 - Family oral history
  • 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
    Pilot/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845611)
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Age 18 AWMM
  • 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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Bruce Hirstich was the only son of Adah Caroline Elizabeth Hirstich (nee Worden) of Auckland.

      Educated at Pukekohe High School and New Plymouth Boys' High School

      Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers.

      Attended New Plymouth Boys' High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845611)) AWMM
    • Son of Frank Hrstich who served in WW1 Public - Stefan - Other Relative - 27 April 2015 - Family oral history.
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Death

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  • Death
    20 February 1943 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Pihen-Les-Guines War Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM I B 10 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
    • 8 Johns Street, Patumahoe, Auckland AWMM

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Auckland Star AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. 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) - Ha - Hy. Archives New Zealand (R17845611) - 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
    • 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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27 April 2015StefanAucklandOther Relative

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