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William Robert Kofoed

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Portrait of Squadron Leader William Robert Kofoed, Auckland Weekly News, 24 November 1943. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19431124-20-43. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Squadron Leader William Robert Kofoed, Auckland Weekly News, 24 November 1943. Auckland …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Robert AWMM
  • Surname
    Kofoed AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII NZ404380 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 December 1915 AWMM OutramOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
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  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
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Service

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 24 November 1940 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian AWMM
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  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
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Medical history

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Biographical information

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  • Appointed Acting Squadron Leader, 30 May 1944.

    Wing Commander, 1 November 1944.

    Returned to New Zealand, 30 May 1944.

    Commanding Officer (CO) of RNZAF Taieri, 6 November 1944.

    Bougainville, 1945.

    Aide-de-camp (ADC) to New Zealand's Governor-General, 1946 - 1948.

    Officer Commanding (OC) of 4 Otago (Territorial) Squadron, Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1948 - 1950. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    1978 AWMM
    OutramOtago AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • He was directly involved in the acquisition of the Japanese Mitsubishi Zero aircraft now displayed at the AWMM.

    https://www.aucklandmuseum.com/discover/collections/topics/zero
    Public - Stoney - Researcher - 16 September 2020

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM

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