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Phillip George Deibert

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Phillip George AWMM
  • Surname
    Deibert AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 37141 AWMM
    • NZ7034 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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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • British Empire Medal (BEM) AWMM
      BEM. 1949. Towards the end of 1947 an airman from an RNZAF station in Fiji was reported missing and suspected of being in difficulties in a river near the station. Sgt Deibert promptly proceeded to the river and with coolness and foresight organised a search near the missing man's clothing. Finally the missing airman's body was discovered submerged in fifteen feet of cloudy water. Due to native superstition Sergeant Deibert's helpers would not bring the airman's body to the surface. However in spite the fact that he was an indifferent swimmer he unhesitantly dived into the river and with considerable difficulty brought the airman to the surface, struggled to the river bank, where resuscitation was unsuccessfully applied in an effort to save the airman's life. Sergeant Deibert by his exemplary coolness, courage and leadership, found and brought the airman's body ashore at considerable risk to his own safety. AWMM
    • Defence Medal AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 AWMM
    • New Zealand War Service Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Wigram AWMM
  • Enlistment
    Inter War 1937 AWMM Baker/Civilian 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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed in an aircraft accident AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Born24 November 1913 or 1912 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    27 May 1953 AWMM
    Age 40 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • Documents
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Martyn, E. (1998-2008). Vol. 2 p. 382-3 AWMM
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Hanson, C. (2001). p. 157 AWMM
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