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Lieutenant Albert Holden - Photographs

Collection | Ref # 1987/313 | Held by Air Force Museum of New Zealand

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Title:

Lieutenant Albert Holden - Photographs

Creator:

Albert Holden

Level of description:

Collection

Extent:

11 items

Reference number:

1987/313

Description:

Eleven photographs relating to the World War One service of Lieutenant Albert Holden with the Royal Flying Corps and as a prisoner of war in Germany. Half the photogrpahs relate to the latter, and individuals have been identified on the photographs.

Lieutenant Albert Holden was born in Clyde, Central Otago and served with the Yorkshire Regiment and 23 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. He was shot down on 11 March 1917 whilst flying FE2b A5443. The aircraft crashed near Beugny and he and 2AM A.G. Walker were taken prisoner. They were the first claim made by Ltn F. Hengst and Ltn Criege of SS3. Hengst went on to be an ace. Holden spent the rest of the war in various camps including Karlsruhe and Bad Colberg.

The Museum also holds his goggles, flying helmet, gloves and Sam Browne belt.

Dates covered:

1917 - 1918

Physical characteristics:

Eleven monochrome photographs.

Access conditions:

No restrictions

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Places:

Clyde · Germany

Keywords:

PoW · Pilot · Royal Flying Corps (RFC) · Prisoners · World War One (1914-1918)

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