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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
1001 DentonR F HFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1945-01-01LancasterIPD377WS-UBardney744LadbergenHit by flak in target area crash landed 3km SW of Heesch
1002 DentonF HPilot OfficerBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1940-09-29WellingtonIcR3168AA-Mildenhall1930LeipzigCrashed near Sidmouth SomersetInjured
Courtesy AWMM

1003 DenyerE CSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-07-25StirlingIIIEE892AA-FMepal2239EssenCrashed off Southwold SFKKIlled
1004 DevineThomas WilliamSergeant411745New ZealanderWireless OperatorRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-09-08WellingtonIIIBJ596AA-MildenhallFrankfurtHit by flak in the target area causing catastrophic damage. The crew was forced to abandon the burning a/c and all successfully reached the ground, only to be taken prisonerPoW No. 27039 Dulag Luft/Stalag 8B Teschen/Stalag 344 LamsdorfPromoted to WO whilst interned. Returned to UK 9 Apr 1945
1005 DevlinK JSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-09-10WellingtonIIIBJ974AA-MildenhallDusseldorf?KilledRheinberg War Cemetery
1006 DewN HSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-06-10LancasterIHK553AA-SMepal2313DreuxCrashed at Tillieres-sur-Avre {Eure}KilledTillieres-sur-Avre Communal Cemetery
1007 DewhurstHSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-05-11LancasterIIIND919AA-DMepal2256LeuvenExploded & crashed Castle ElderschansKilledAardenburg General Cemetery
1008 DibbenR OSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-11-28StirlingIBF339AA-DTrainingCrashed near OakingtonKilled
1009 DibbenRonald OswaldSergeant12526271920Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-11-18StirlingIBF399AA-ONewmarketTrainingCrashed at 2229 hrs at Trinity Farm on Cambridge Road, near RAF Oakington. The aircraft stalled while trying to avoid a head on collision with another StirlingKilledHam (St Andrew) Churchyard Row 3 Grave 12Son of Bernard Oswald and Lydia Dibben, of Kingston-on-Thames
1010 DickensonCSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-09-27StirlingIIIEF135JN-WMepal2005HannoverStalled and damaged at base on return
1011 DickinsonSergeantRNZAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1942-03-03WellingtonIIZ8441NP-KPocklingtonBillancourtCrashed after turning backInjured
1012 DicksonG RPilot OfficerPilotRNZAFFighter129 Sqd
1013 DicksonDouglas JamesFlying OfficerNZ/4216679Age 23New ZealanderAir/BmrRNZAFBomber Command11 Operational Training Unit (92 Group)1945-04-11WellingtonXLP651Not knownRAF Oakley - RAF Westcott, Buckinghamshire38TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilled Oxford Cemetery (Botley). Plot H/1. Grave 206C
Son of John Dickson and of Priscilla Dickson (née Ash), of Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. A total of 187 flying hours logged.
1014 DidsburyC McDPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command214 Sqd
1015 DilW RSergeantRNZAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1941-09-20WhitleyVX9922SR-Oakington1912OostendeCrashed near NorthamptonDied Injuries
1016 DillDFlight SergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-09-27StirlingIIIEF135JN-WMepal2005HannoverStalled and damaged at base on return
1017 DillicarJ CFlight LieutenantRNZAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1943-07-30StirlingIIIEF428LS-NMildenhall2246RemscheidCrashed at KleinbroichKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
1018 DillonM FFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-04-10LancasterIIIJB732PM-SElsham Wolds2310AulnoyeCrashed Meharicourt {Somme}KilledMeharicourt Communal Cemetery Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 2 This aircraft was claimed by Hptm Helmut Bergmann (8./NJG4). Near Beauquesne,Meharicourt at 3,000m Time 02:50. This would be his 24th kill. Hptm Helmut Bergmann scored 7 kills on this night bringing his total to 26. He started at 02:20-02:30-02:35-02:43-02:50-02:54 and finally at 03:06. See Kracker Archive on this site. (Additional information from John Jones)
1019 DilonS IFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command76 Sqd
1943-08-02HalifaxVEB249MP-EHolme on Spalding Moor2330HamburgCrashed at HesedorfKilledHamburg (Ohlsdorf) Cemetery
1020 DimockV A DSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-10-24WellingtonIIIBJ725AA-MildenhallMilanoCrashed near Valenciennes FranceKilledSt Roch Communal
1021 Dive-RobinsonL CFlight LieutenantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1022 DixonDerek Richard SidneySergeantNZ/413822Age 20New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining Command55 Operational Training Unit. 81 Group1942-08-14Hawker HurricaneIV6857-RAF Annan, DumfrieshireTrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledAnnan Cemetery. Sec. R. Extn. 2. Grave 30

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 14th November 1921 at Auckland. Worked as a land agent for John Grey of Auckland prior to service. Joined the RNZAF as a trainee pilot on the 06th July 1941. After training with No. 4 Elementary Flying School and later at No.3 Flying training School awarded his pilots badge on the 08th November 1941 and promoted to sergeant on the 20th December 1941. Embarked for England on the 20th January 1942 and joined 55 Operational Training Unit on the 09th June 1942. Son of Lionel Marmaduke and Dorothy Eleanor Dixon (nee Webber), of Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand.
1023 DixonJohnSergeant613966Age ?Air GunnerRAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-07-26WellingtonIIIZ1596AA-?RAF Feltwell, Norfolk2235Hamburg See archive report for further details PoW No. 25165 Stalag Lamsdorf None - survived the war Read Archive Report
1024 DixonM WFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1942-12-06WellingtonIIIBK513KO-VEast Wretham1732MannheimCrashed Montcornet FranceKilledMontcornet Military
1025 DixonG CFlight LieutenantPilotRNZAFBomber Command608 Sqn
1945-04-17MosquitoXVI PF5056T:DDownham Market20:54BerlinBombed the AP at 22:56 from 25, 000ft and then climed to 27,000 ft whereupon the port engine failed. Force-landed at 00:45 st Strasssfeld airfield some 16 km WSW from the centre of Bonn. On touch down the undercarriage gave way, and the Mosquito was recked. No injuries.Uninjured
1026 DixonL SFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1943-10-22LancasterIIIJA717MG-COakington1807FrankfurtCrashed near Bad HomburgPoW
1027 DixonNFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1945-04-13LancasterIII LM728AA-RMepal2044KielLanded at base and undercarriage collapsed
1028 DixonNorman FranklinSergeantNZ/391345Age 26New ZalandPilotRNZAFBomber Command - Middle East38 Sqd
1941-05-04WellingtonICW5681HD-?Shallufa, Egypt (Fuka)2000Benina, LibyaSee archive report for further detailsKilledEl Alamein War Cemetery. Grave: XII.C.13

Born on the 13th of July 1915 at Invercargill. Worked as a radiator specialist for Auto Parts Dunedin. Enlisted on the 19th of November 1939. Trained with No. 1 Elementary Training School (19th December 1939) No. 1 Flying Training School (13th February 1941). Pilot badge awarded on the 06th April 1940 and promoted to sergeant on the 21st May 1940. Embarked for England on the 07th June 1940 on the SS Rangitata. Further training with 15 Operational Training Unit (10th August 1940)

Joined 37 squadron on the 04th October 1940 completing 3 operational sorties. Joined 55 squadron (17th November 1940). Joined 75 squadron (24th November 1940) where he completed 17 operational sorties. Flew a Wellington via Malta to Egypt (08-09 April 1941). Joined 38 squadron (19th April 1941) Son of Cecil (died 05th April 1955, age 65) and Jane Dixon (née McDonald - died 11th July 192, age 91), of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. A total of 425 flying hours logged andon his 06th operational sortie.

1029 DobbinLaurence St. GeorgeFlight LieutenantNZ/401375Age 29New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-08-11WellingtonIIIBJ767AA-?RAF Feltwell, Norfolk2215MainzSee archive report for further detailsKilledJonkerbos War Cemetery. Grave 24.F.8

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Born on the 09th November 1912 at Oaonui, the son of George Hill and Alice (née Boardman), of Opunake, Taranaki, New Zealand and husband of Marjorie (née Staniland), of New Brighton, Canterbury, New Zealand. Prior to enlisting on the 04th June 1940 worked as a teacher. A total of 728 flying hours logged and on his 10th operational sortie
1030 DobbynHenry AugustineFlight LieutenantNZ/391831Age 22New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command605 Sqd
1942-02-25HurricaneIBG821UP-?Tjilatjap, JavaAMInterceptionSee Archive report for further detailsKilledSingapore Memorial. Column 421

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Born on the 12th August 1919 air Dublin, Eire. Moved to New Zealand at an early age. Educated at Sacred Heart College in Auckland. Enlisted in the RNZAF at Levin on the 18th December 1939. Training with No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School on the 15th January 1940 the with No. 2 Flying Training School on the 08th April 1940. Pilots badge was awarded on the 10th June 1940 and commissioned on the 27th July 1940.

Embarked for England on the 11th of August 1940. Further training at 57 Operational Training Unit on the 19th October 1940. Joined 258 squadron on the 02nd December 1940. Was to leave for Malta but diverted due to the sinking of the Ark Royal to travel by sea to the Gold Coast and then by air to Sudan. So left on the carrier HMS Indomitable leaving England on the 01st November 1940. Flew off the ship near Christmas Island to Java on the 28th of January 1942.

258 squadron was then absorbed by 232 and 605 squadron, Fl/Lt. Dobbyn joining 605. Son of Joseph John and Alice Mary Dobbyn (née Tuite), of Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand. Credited with 1 enemy aircraft destroyed. Very good friends with Nelson Blake after initially training with him.

1031 DobsonC DPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1942-08-28StirlingIN6081OJ-HLakenheath2058NurnbergCrashed at AirlenbachKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
1032 DobsonJ EFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command466 Sqd RAAF
1944-01-20HalifaxIIIHX312HD-KLeconfield2004MagdeburgCrashed De Lutte {Overijssel}PoW
1033 DobsonP GFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command1943-09-08MepalKilled in above accidentKilled
1034 DoddsG HFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command139 Sqd (Jamaica)
1944-12-09MosquitoXXKB205XD-Upwood2000BerlinCrashed at Gooderstone Park NorfolkKilledCambridge City Cemetery
1035 DodsonEdward ReidSergeantNZ/41231929th March 1916 Age 26New ZealanderW/Op/Air/GnrRNZAFTraining Command1 Operational Training Unit1942-10-23Airspeed OxordINZ277-RNZAF Bell Block, Taranaki, New Zealand (New Plymouth)915TrainingAccident - Crashed Mt. Egmont, Taranaki rangeKilledMarsden Valley Cemetery, Stoke, Nelson. Services Area. Block 3, Row D, Plot 67
Prior to enlisting worked as a roof tiler. Son of Allen Reid Dodson and Vera Lucy Grant Dodson (née Madigan), of Atawhai, Nelson, New Zealand.
1036 DoelAlfred WilliamFlight LieutenantNZ/39907Age 26New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1943-06-11LancasterIIIDV157PH-ZRAF Wickenby, Lincolnshire2322DusseldorfSee archive report for further detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 197

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Born on the 14th April 1918 at Auckland. Enlisted on the 26th October 1939. Pilots badge awarded on the 23rd April 1940. Commissioned on the 28th May 1940. Served with 37 squadron in Egypt completing 23 operational sorties. 75 (NZ) squadron flying 9 operational sorties. 109 squadron 5 operational sorties. 105 squadron 5 operational sorties. Joined 12 squadron from 1662 Operational Training Unit on the 03rd June 1943. Son of Alfred and Karin Elida Doel (née ASjooman, of Taihape, Wellington, New Zealand. A total of 741 flying hours logged and killed on his 40th operational sortie, but his first with 12 squadron.
1037 DohertyEric SteeleFlight LieutenantNZ/415290Born 29th July 1922New ZealandPilotDFM


RNZAFFighter Command242 Sqd


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Spitfire V and IX ace Sicily Italy 1943-1944 725( Sqd ORB Shores)

Eric Doherty was a student at the time of his enlistment with the RNZAF in September 1941. Trained with 53 Operational Training Unit. Also served in No. 5 Pilots Advanced Flying Unit. Returned to 53 OTU as an instructor in October 1944.

Served with 242 Squadron in North Africa, Italy, Syria, Corsica Served- WW2- Fighter Command in North Africa, Middle East, Italy, England. Was credited with seven victories, others damaging many vehicles and ships destroyed or damaged. DFM DFC (US).

Left the RNZAF in October 1945. Joined the RNZAF Territorials in December 1948. Shortly after he retired from the Insurance business de was involved in a car accident whilst visiting in Australia and died on the 19th June 1980. Buried at Southport Lawn Cemetery, Queensland, Australia.

DFM Award dated 25th November 1944. 'For extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flights from Corsica under American Command June 19th,1944'.

Husband of Lois Eva Doherty Born 11th December 1925 - died 16th September 2020, age 94. Father of Phillip William Steel Doherty Born 19th June 1956 - died 14th July 1983, age 27

1038 DohertyEdward Charles HibbsSergeantNZ/413823Age 24New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining Command11 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit. 21 Group1942-05-23OxfordIIP1862-RAF Wheaton Aston, Staffordshire310TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilledShawbury Churchyard (St. Mary The Virgin). Row 20. Grave 2

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Born on the 08th October 1917 at Methven. A salesman for Richard Arthur Ltd. Enlisted 06th July 1941 at Levin. Son of Thomas Spearing James Doherty and of Gertrude Annie Doherty (nee Hibbs), of Tauranga, Auckland, New Zealand. 180 flying hours logged with 107 solo and 84 on the Oxford.
1039 DonaghyT RFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-06-10LancasterIHK553AA-SMepal2313DreuxCrashed at Tillieres-sur-Avre {Eure}KilledTillieres-sur-Avre Communal Cemetery
1040 DonaldsonJohn CliffordSergeantNZ/411746Air GunnerRNZAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-03-29WellingtonXHE175NA-URAF Dalton, Yorkshire1935Bochum Ditched in North Sea - all crew lost Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 199 Read Archive Report
1041 DonaldsonASergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1940-12-22WellingtonIcT2474AA-MildenhallMannheimCrashed near Therouldeville. PoW
1042 DonnellyN WFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command619 Sqd
1944-07-18LancasterIIIPB245PG-ZDunholme Lodge2258RevignyCrashed Ussy-sur-Marne {Seine-et-Marne}KilledUssy-sur-Marne Communal Cemetery
1043 DonnellyW WFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command619 Sqd
1944-03-17LancasterIIIED597PG-Coningsby1454TrainingUndercarriage collapsed on take off
1044 DonnellyJ PFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command620 Sqd
1943-08-27StirlingIIIEE942QS-RChedburgh2136NurnbergCrashed HalbersdorfKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
1045 DonnellyJ PFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command620 Sqd
1943-07-31StirlingIIIBF466QS-ChedburghAir TestOvershot on landing
1046 DooleDavid GiffinPilot OfficerNZ/403833Born on the 14th April 1912New Zealand ObserverRNZAFCoastal Command5 Operational Training Unit. 19 Group.1941-08-30BeaufortIN1160Not knownRAF Chivenor, Devon1535TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledHeanton Punchardon (St. Augustine) Churchyard. Row L Grave 13. Son of Dennis Giffin Doole and Mary Jane Doole (nee Charters), of Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Courtesy AWMM and researcher Sonia Edwards

See archive report
1047 DorrellP GSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1048 DoughertyGeorge SwitzerFlight SergeantNZ/403620Age 21New ZealandW/Op/Air GunnerRNZAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1943-09-03LancasterIIIJA929MG-NRAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire2013BerlinSee Archive report for further detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 198
Born on the 31st October 1921 at Hamilton. Worked as an apprentice motor trimmer for S.T. Nolan in Hamilton. Enlisted on the 29th September 1940 at Levin. Son of George Searles Dougherty and Kathleen Elizabeth Dougherty (née Switzer), of Malville, Auckland, New Zealand. total of 380 flying hours logged and on his 3rd operational sortie.
1049 DouglasAdrian VincentWarrant OfficerNZ/403617Ae 23New Zealand W/Op/Air/GunnerRNZAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1943-09-05StirlingIIIEE872OJ-NRAF Lakenheath, Suffolk1936Mannheim See archive report for further details KilledDurnbach War Cemetery. Grave 8.K 3
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1050 DouglasR OFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command214 Sqd
1945-03-14FortressIII HB802BU-OOulton1720BSPoW

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