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Frederick Robert Manz

Portrait, Manz sitting in the cockpit - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Manz sitting in the cockpit - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frederick Robert AWMM
  • Surname
    Manz AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ42434 AWMM
    • WWII 42434 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 July 1915 AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 11 January 1942 AWMM Te Roto Rd, Otaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs I.J. Manz AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Pacific AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ42434 AWMM
    • WWII 42434 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Taieri AWMM
    • Woodburne, Blenheim AWMM
    • Ohakea AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 11 January 1942 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 11 inches AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Herman Otto Manz and of Isabella Jane Manz (nee Young) of Otaki AWMM
    • Crashed at Kukum - at 05:30 hours - on 01 May 1943.
      The aircraft suffered an engine failure and fire just after take-off and crashed into the sea.
      Sergeant Frederick Manz killed. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 23 October 2019 - Reference : NZDF P40 Loss Report.
    • Aircraft was a RNZAF P40K-10 NZ3050. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 23 October 2019 - Reference : NZDF P40 Loss Report : P40K-10 NZ3050.
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About death

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  • Death
    1 May 1943 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    Solomon IslandsMelanesia AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Bourail Memorial, Bourail New Zealand War Cemetery, New Caledonia AWMM
    • Otaki Cenotaph AWMM
    • Otaki School War Memorial AWMM

Roll of Honour

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Leave a tribute or memory of Frederick Robert Manz

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  • This Poppy is laid in memory of a brave airman who made the supreme sacrifice - from a grateful nation. Placed by Ian Martyn, one time occupant of the Manz Cottage and neighbour of Fred's brother, Arthur and Betty, Dennis, Jocelyn & David Manz of Te Roto Rd, Otaki - Lest We Forget, Medals Reunited New Zealand.
    Public - Ian - Researcher - 23 November 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
23 October 2019JeniferWairarapa, New ZealandResearcher
23 November 2015IanNelsonResearcher

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