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#Name* (↑)First NamesTitleRankRAF Equivalent RankService No.BornNationalityRoleAwardsAir Force (↑)Command (↑)Unit (↑)DateofIncident *See Note (↑)Aircraft (↑)TypeSerialCodeVictories (Fighters)BaseTimeMission                        Incident                        FateCommemoratedPhoto (Click to Expand)Referring Database                        Notes                        Links/Archive Reports
1 PilotRNZAFFighter485 Sqd RNZAF
1942-04-15SpitfireVbBL34610 Gp Circus
2 PilotRNZAFFighter485 Sqd RNZAF
1943-02-13SpitfireVbRodeo 168Damaged
3 RAFCoastal Command209 Sqd1942-09-08CatalinallaVA713LRAF Pamanzi04:20 take offAnti subAll killedAntsiranana War Cemetery, Madagascar + Alamein Memorial
Diego Suarez, Antsiranana

209 Sqn Catalina IIa VA713 Coded L for Leather Op: Anti-sub patrol, Took off RAF Pamanzi at 04:20 hrs F/L J R Wyllie RNZAF P/O F W Henderson RCAF F/O K J Rich P/O E L Hall Sgt D P Broomfield Sgt A S White Sgt H Shepherd Sgt R N Lamond Sgt L S Davies Sgt D Abberley Took off normally but crashed in the dark just after the last flare. Sgt White, Sgt Broomfield, Sgt Davies, F/O Rich and P/O Hall all rest in Antsiranana War Cemetery, Madagascar, while the remaining crewmen are commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.
4 RAFCoastal Command209 Sqd1942-09-08CatalinallaVA713LRAF Pamanzi04:20 take offAnti subAll killedAntsiranana War Cemetery, Madagascar + Alamein Memorial
Diego Suarez, Antsiranana

209 Sqn Catalina IIa VA713 Coded L for Leather Op: Anti-sub patrol, Took off RAF Pamanzi at 04:20 hrs F/L J R Wyllie RNZAF P/O F W Henderson RCAF F/O K J Rich P/O E L Hall Sgt D P Broomfield Sgt A S White Sgt H Shepherd Sgt R N Lamond Sgt L S Davies Sgt D Abberley Took off normally but crashed in the dark just after the last flare. Sgt White, Sgt Broomfield, Sgt Davies, F/O Rich and P/O Hall all rest in Antsiranana War Cemetery, Madagascar, while the remaining crewmen are commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.
5 AbbottSydney Charles BertramFlying Officer4004041911AustralianPilotDFC

RAAFBomber Command487 Sqn RNZAF
1943-08-09VenturaAJ454EG-GSculthorpeTest flight Aircraft crashed at Larchwood in Norfolk, cause unknown Killed Marham Cemetery War Graves Plot. Grave 41.Son of Sydney Bertram and Isabel Beryl Abbott, of Balwyn, Victoria, Australia. Dip. Agr. (Dookie)
6 AbbottB TSergeant Great BritainRAFBomber CommandNo.18 OTU1941-02-04Vickers WellingtonIcR1298RAF Bramcote Training Flight - Navigation Exercise Took off from Bramcote on a navigation exercise, during which the crew strayed off track. At 12:50 hrs the aircraft flew into a Barrage Balloon cable and crashed near Church Minshull, some four miles South-West of Middlewich, Cheshire. Location : United Kingdom.Killed on Training Flight CREW : F/O D Warburton (RAF); W/O Z J Perkowski; F/O A Minkiewicz; Sgt L Jachna; Sgt V C Hill (RAF); Sgt B T Abbott (RAF); Sgt J P Orynek; Sgt S J Wojcieckowski; Sgt W L Gosden (RNZAF); LAC H R Kwiatkowski
7 AbbottWilliam GibbsWarrant OfficerNZ/424401PilotRNZAFFighter19 Sqd
1944-09-09MustangIIIbFB148Not knownRecceSee archive report for further detailsKilledZutphen General Cemetery, grave 2115Read Archive Report
8 AbbottA RPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command455 Sqd RAAF
1942-02-12HampdenIP1156VB-FWigsley1522Fuller?KilledRunnymede
9 AbbottCSergeant1098896Bomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-28StirlingIIIBF467AA-WNewmarket2038GardeningCrashed in Baltic off MakshovKilledSvino Denmark
10 AbbottSydney Charles BertramFlying Officer400404AustraliaRAAF487 Sqd RNZAF
1943-08-09RAAF Honour Roll
11 AbbottClifford WilmoreF/ONZ/414570Age 26New ZealandPilot - InstructorRNZAFTraining Command12 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit - 21 Group1944-05-05BlenheimIL1224-RAF Spitalgate, Lincolnshire750Weather testSee archive report for further detailsKilledCambridge City Cemetery. Grave 13508

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 01st September 1917 at Wellington. Prior to enlisting on the 17th August 1941 he worked as a clerk for Wellington Harbour Board. Son of Clifford and Nellie Abbott (née Matthews, later Doig) of Trentham and husband of Andrea Jean Abbott (née Lambert) of Lyall Bay, Wellington, New Zealand. 1123 flying hours ;logged with at least 430 solo on the Blenheim.
12 AbercrombieLaurence Norman SergeantNZ/42284NavigatorRNZAFBomber CommandNo.15 OTU1943-03-03Wellington1CHF906RAF Hampstead Norris, Berkshire 20.05TrainingKilledHarwell Cemetery, Berkshire - Grave 546.Read Archive Report
13 AbreyG JSergeantBomber Command487 Sqd RNZAF
1943-01-20VenturaIIAJ171EG-DFeltwellTrainingcrashed NW of Bury St Edmunds SFKKilled
14 AdamsThomas Gordon HuieFlying OfficerNZ/424402New Zealand RNZAFBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-11-20LancasterILM286JI-F2RAF Waterbeach1235HombergCrashed target areaKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
courtesy courtesy Auckland Library Heritage Collection
7 February 1945 : AWNS19450207-26-30
Information courtesy Jenifer Lemaire - Son of Thomas & Edith Gordon Adams - of Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand
15 AdamsJames MainFlight SergeantNZ/429911Air GunnerRNZAFBomber Command622 Sqd
1944-09-20LancasterILM167GI-NRAF Mildenhall, Suffolk1435Calais See Archive report for further details KilledCambridge City Cemetery. Grave 15148 Read Archive Report
16 AdamsDonald ArthurF/ONZ/41859Age 24New ZealandPilotMiDRNZAFMiddle East40 Sqd1942-09-25WellingtonICHF846PLG 213. Kabrit, Egypt2001TobrukSee archive report for detailsMissing - believed killedAlamein Memorial. Panel 265Born on the 11th September 1918 at Auckland. Worked as a bank officer for the Bank of New Zealand prior to enlisting on the 09th February 1941 as a pilot under training. Son of Cecil Walter Adams and of Florence Mary Adams (née Jordan), of Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand. Flew a Wellington to Egypt via Gibraltar in June 1942. 372 flying hours logged and completed at least 10 operational sorties.
17 AdamsDonald ArthurF/ONZ/41859-New ZealandPilotLater MiDRNZAFMiddle East40 Sqd1942-07-12WellingtonICHX373NLG 213. Kabrit, EgyptTobrukSee archive report for detailsSurvived - killed later (see HF846)-Born on the 11th September 1918 at Auckland. Worked as a bank officer for the Bank of New Zealand prior to enlisting on the 09th February 1941 as a pilot under training. Son of Cecil Walter Adams and of Florence Mary Adams (née Jordan), of Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand. Flew a Wellington to Egypt via Gibraltar in June 1942. 372 flying hours logged and completed at least 10 operational sorties.
18 AdamsonD MFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-09-27StirlingIIIEH877JN-CMepal1957HannoverCrashed SarstedtKilledHannover War Cemetery
19 AddisJohn HenrySergeant12083661916PilotRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-03-25WellingtonIIIX3652AA-OFeltwellEssenHit by 1 & 3/schw Res Flak Abt 472. 3/schw Res Flak Abt 134 and 1/schw Res Flak Abt. Belly landed at Duisburg-Kasslerfeld. Time unknown. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1942 - Theo Boiten).KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery Plot 9 Row B Grave 16.Son of Charles and Emma Addis, of Florence Addis, of Perry Barr
20 AddisonJ ESergeantBomber Command487 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-03VenturaIAE713EG-TMethwold1643Ramrod 16Crashed at Hemburg AmsterdamKilledAmsterdam New Eastern
21 AdlamR G DFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command153 Sqd
1945-03-05LancasterIPB872P4-XScampton1640ChemnitzKilledPrague War Cemetery CzechoslovakiaCzech Archaeology
22 AdlamFrank PercivalFlight LieutenantNZ/424403Born on the 28th December 1915 Age 29New ZealandPilotRNZAFCoastal Command541 Sqd1945-03-21SpitfirePR.XIXRM635ES-YRAF Benson, Oxfordshire930TransitSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBrookwood Cemetery. Grave 2. AA. 4

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Son of Ernest Albert and Jessie Adlam, of Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand and husband of Phyllis Mary Adlam, of Midhirst, Taranaki. A total of 892 flying hours logged and having completed 14 operational sorties.
23 AffleckJFlying Officer130906Fighter488 Sqd RNZAF
1943-09-15MosquitoXIIHK203InterceptionKilledRunnymede Memorial United Kingdom
24 AgnewCFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command630 Sqd
1944-11-22LancasterILL949LE-EEast Kirkby1626TrondheimCrashed off Sunk Island on returnKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] Cemetery
25 AichisonC E JSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-09-20WellingtonIcT2805AA-FeltwellBerlinForce landed Horning Norfolk
26 AickenM NPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command12 OTU
1942-06-01WellingtonICX3203Chipping WardenEssenHit by flak over EssenPoW
27 AickenK RSergeantNZ414372RNZAFBomber Command467 Sqd RAAF
1943-01-17LancasterIW4378PO-NBottesford1705Berlin?KilledRunnymede
28 AingeJohn AlbertFlying OfficerNZ/415279Age 23New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command485 Sqd RNZAF
1943-09-24SpitfireIXMH470OU-?RAF Biggin Hill, Kent1100Ramrod 242See archive report for further detailsKilledDieppe Canadian War Cemetery, Grave H.64.Read Archive Report
29 AingerT BSergeantRNZAFBomber Command156 Sqd
1942-04-19WellingtonIIIX3485GT-Alconbury2107GardeningPresumed lost over the seaKilledRunnymede
30 AislabieHerbert ClementFlight SergeantNZ/424404Age 23New ZealandPilotRNZAFCoastal Command9 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit. 17 Group1944-01-12BeaufighterVICT5277-RAF Crosby-on-Eden, Cumberland1145TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledChester Cemetery (Blacon). Sec A Grave 500

Courtesy Jennifer Lemaire

Born on the 31st July 1920 at Te Kuiti, Waikato. Prior to service worked as a fitter/turner for Berry Engineering Works Ltd. In the territorial army for a year before enlisting in the RNZAF on the 02nd May 1942. Embarked for Canada on the 31st October 1942. Pilots badge awarded and promoted to sergeant on the 02nd April 1943. On the 28th January 1943 embarked for England. Joined 9 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit. on the 14th September 1943. Son of Clement Gilbert and Eileen Frances Myrtle Aislabie (née Bernard), of Palmerston North, Wellington, New Zealand. A total of 386 flying hours logged.
31 AitchisonH MPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-09-15WellingtonIcX9759AA-FeltwellHamburg?KilledHamburg CemeteryParadie Archive Database
32 AitchisonC E JSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-03-12WellingtonIIIX3282AA-FeltwellKielCrashed in or near target areaKilledKiel War Cemetery
33 AitchisonR JPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1945-01-01LancasterIIIME321AA-NMepal1548VohwinkelCrashed near MaastrichtKilledRunnymede
34 AitkenJ MPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command619 Sqd
1944-05-09LancasterIIILM446PG-HDunholme Lodge2210gennevilliersCrashed Aubergenville {Seine-et-Oise}KilledAubergenville Communal Cemetery
35 AitkenWilliam MurrayFlight SergeantNZ/42907830 January 1923 Age 21New ZealanderNavigatorRNZAFBomber Command1657 Heavy Conversion Unit1944-04-19StirlingIR9353XT-WRAF Stradishall, Suffolk112TrainingAccident - Crashed at baseKilledCambridge City Cemetery. Grave 13909
Son of William James Murray Aitken and Sadie May Aitken (née Snodgrass), of Wades town, Wellington, New Zealand. Worked as a journalist prior to enlisting in 1942. A total of 270 hours logged
36 AitkenColin CampbellSergeantNZ/413006Age 21New ZealandPilotRNZAFNorthwest African Tactical Air Force243 Sqd1943-03-01SpitfireVbER724SN-?Souk-el-Khemis, Tunisia1215PatrolSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledMedjez-El-Bab War Cemetery. Grave 10 D 4.

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 12th January 1922 in Scotland. Emigrated to New Zealand 1926. Worked as a clerk for Government Life Assurance at Gisborne . Enlisted at Levin on the 24th May 1941. After training in Canada awarded pilots badge and promoted to sergeant on the 02nd January 1942. Joined 243 squadron on the 30th June 1942. Involved in a forced landing following enemy fire on the 08th February 1943 suffering no injuries. Son of Colin Campbell Aitken and of Charlotte Aitken (nee Houston) of Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland. Later of Gisborne, New Zealand. A total of 320 flying hours logged.
37 AlbistonKFlying OfficerBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-09-23StirlingIIIEH936JN-WMepal1926MannheimCrashed at DirmsteinKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
38 AlbreyTrevor AlexanderSergeant425583New ZealandWireless Op/Air GunnerRNZAFEastern Air Command34 OTU RCAF1943-08-10VenturaVFN973RCAF Pennfield Ridge20:55TrainingCrashed into Bay of FundyMissingOttawa Memorial, Panel 3 Column 1. CanadaAccident report
39 AlcockF KSergeantMiDBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-08-23StirlingIIIBF564JN-WMepal2051BerlinCrashed at MartensmuhleKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
40 AlcockSydneySergeantNZ/39979Age 23New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command55 Operational Training Unit. 81 Group1942-06-25Hawker HurricaneIN2666-RAF Annan, Dumfieshire910TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledAnnan Cemetery. Sec. R. Extn. 2. Grave 33.

Courtesy AWMM

Born 01st April 1919 at Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Moved to New Zealand when he was 6 years old. Worked as a factory assistant for Brownlees Ltd at Wellington prior to service. Enlisted at Osaka on the 24th October 1939. Trained at No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School joining on the 07th September 1941. Then to No 2 Flying Training School joining on the 09th November 1941. Pilots badge awarded on the 20th December 1941 and promoted to sergeant on the 31st January 1941. Embarked for England on the 14th February 1942.Joined 55 Operational Training Unit on the 19th May 1942.

Son of James and Edna Marjorie Alcock (neeSissons), of Seatoun, Wellington, New Zealand. A total of 190 flying hours logged with 105 of these solo and 8 on the Hurricane.

41 AldersonRSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-11-20LancasterIIIPB520AA-GMepal1255HombergPoW
42 AldertonK H WPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command57 Sqd
1942-08-18WellingtonIIIX3371DX-GFeltwell2040FlensburgPresumed lost over seaKilledRunnymedeArchive Report
43 AldridgeSergeantRCAFBomber Command487 Sqd RNZAF
1943-01-20VenturaIIAJ171EG-DFeltwellTrainingcrashed NW of Bury St Edmunds SFKInjuredParadie Archive Database
44 AlexanderI HPilot OfficerNZ39668RNZAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1943-05-12LancasterIIIED476PH-NWickenby2340Duisburg?KilledRunnymede
45 AlexanderThomas Arthur HughesLACNZ/402154Age 26New ZealandPilot (UT)RNZAFBomber Command3 Service Flying Training School
1940-12.30OxfordIR6226None issuedRNZAF Ohakea, New Zealand745TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilledAuckland Cemetery ( Waikumete). Ang. Block H, Row 10, Grave 27
courtesy courtesy Auckland Cenotaph
Son of Dr. William Arthur Alexander and Mrs. Alexander, of Maunganui, Auckland, New Zealand
46 AlfredJ McKFlight SergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1945-02-26LancasterIME450AA-WMepal1052DortmundCrashed near Chatteris Cambs on returnKilledCambridge City Cemetery
47 AllanD CSergeantRNZAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1941-07-25StirlingIN6035MG-AOakington2250BerlinCrashed at Duddorp HollandPoW
48 AllanDavid MalyonSquadron LeaderNZ/2524Born on the 15th September 1896New Zealand Pilot RNZAFFar EastFlying Instructors School1941-04-18Tiger MothIINZ724Not knownHobsonville1420Training See archive report for further brief details KilledWaikumete Crematorium - ashes scattered North East of Rangitoto over the Hauraki Gulf.
Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire
Read Archive Report
49 AllenGeoffrey ErnestSergeantNZ/404489New ZealandRNZAFBomber Command207 Sqd
1942-01-14ManchesterIL7309EM-OBottesford1709Hamburg?PoW

Died 1 January 1991Age 71
50 AllenJohn HerbertSergeantNZ/40217Age 19New ZalandPilotRNZAFFighter Command232 Sqd
1941-04-08HurricaneIV7159EF-?RAF Elgin, Morayshire, Scotland340Convoy PatrolSee archive report for further detailsKilledMontrose Cemetery (Sleepyhillock) Sec. 7. Class C. Grave 86

Son of William Henry Allen and of Edith May Allen (née Beach), of Hamilton, Auckland, New Zealand. An experienced pilot with 308 flying hours logged. Tragically the family lost another son, 20 year old, Sgt. Alistair William Allen was killed the following year whilst serving as a pilot with No. 4 Glider Training School. Flying a Hector I K9706 crashed whilst towing a Hotspur II Glider BT505 on the 15th September 1942.

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