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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
1051 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

1052 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

Courtesy AWMM

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.
1053 DonaghyT RFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-06-10LancasterIHK553AA-SMepal2313DreuxCrashed at Tillieres-sur-Avre {Eure}KilledTillieres-sur-Avre Communal Cemetery
1054 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
1055 DonaldsonASergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1940-12-22WellingtonIcT2474AA-MildenhallMannheimCrashed near Therouldeville. PoW
1056 DonnellyN WFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command619 Sqd
1944-07-18LancasterIIIPB245PG-ZDunholme Lodge2258RevignyCrashed Ussy-sur-Marne {Seine-et-Marne}KilledUssy-sur-Marne Communal Cemetery
1057 DonnellyW WFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command619 Sqd
1944-03-17LancasterIIIED597PG-Coningsby1454TrainingUndercarriage collapsed on take off
1058 DonnellyJames PatrickFlight SergeantNZ/405262Age 23New ZealandWireless Operator/Air GunnerRNZAFBomber Command620 Sqd
1943-08-27StirlingIIIEE942QS-RRAF Chedburgh, Suffolk2136NurnbergCrashed HalbersdorfKilledDurnbach War Cemetery. Collective grave 22.K.18-21
Courtesy Paul Brooker

Son of James William Francis (died 10th January 1940, age 54) and Veronica (Vera) Donnelly (née McCormack, later Bryant, later Rean - died 09th June 1950. age 54), of Wellington City, New Zealand. Stepson of Irene Donnelly (née Cowlin), of Lower Hutt, Wellington.
1059 DonnellyJ PFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command620 Sqd
1943-07-31StirlingIIIBF466QS-ChedburghAir TestOvershot on landing
1060 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
1061 DorrellP GSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1062 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.
1063 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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1064 DouglasR OFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command214 Sqd
1945-03-14FortressIII HB802BU-OOulton1720BSPoW
1065 DouglasWallace JohnFlight SergeantNZ/403618Born on the 04th August 1921 Age 21New Zealand W/Op/AirGunnerRNZAFCoastal Command489 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-09Hampden TB.IAT258XA-TRAF Wick, Caithness, Scotland1445Shipping See archive report for further details Missing- believed killedRunnymede Memorial: Panel 198Read Archive Report
1066 DowG HWarrant OfficerRNZAFBomber Command11 OTU
1942-09-13WellingtonICX3169KJ-XSteeple Morden2341Bremen?PoW
1067 DowdingM McLFlying OfficerBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-12-27LancasterINN710AA-QMepal1226RheydtCrashed target areaKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
1068 DowdsJohnSergeant632780W/Op/Air/GunnerRAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1940-07-25WellingtonIcR3235AA-?RAF Feltwell, Norfolk2122KasselSee archive report for further detailsKilledAmsterdam New Eastern Cemetery, Holland. Plot 69. Row A. Grave 23 Read Archive Report
1069 DownerIrvin WilliamSergeantNZ/404853Age 21New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command91 Sqd
1941-11-27SpitfireVbDL-LJim CrowReturned damaged to HawkingeSafe

1070 DownerIrvin WilliamPilot OfficerNZ/404853Age 22New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command91 Sqd
1942-12-29SpitfireVbEN782DL-?RAF Lympne, Kent1440PatrolSee archive report for detailed informationMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 115

Born on the 21st December 1920 in Christchurch. Educated at St. Andrews College in Christchurch. Electrical and hydraulic for Brown Brothers. Enlisted at Levin as a pilot under training on the 01st December 1940. With No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School on the 20th January 1941. Embarked for Canada on the 27th March 1941. With No. 6 Service Flying Training School on the 21st April 1941. Pilot badge awarded and promoted to sergeant on the 03rd July 1941.

Embarked for England on the 21st July 1941. With No. 3 Personnel Reception Centre 16th August 1941. 61 Operational Training Unit on the 21st August 1941 flying the Spitfire. Baled out after engine failure/fire on the 09 September 1941, not injured. 55 Operational Training Unit on the 11th March 1942 flying the Hurricane. Joined 91 squadron on the 10th April 1942. Awarded commission on the 18th October 1942.

Son of William Henry Hill Downer and Ethel Downer (née Laine) of Fendalton, Christchurch, New Zealand, husband of Joyce Evelyn Downer (née Mee - died 18th December 1998 in Christchurch, New Zealand, age 74), father of a daughter, of Folkestone, Kent, England.

1071 DowningJohn WallaceFlying Officer136351NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqn RNZAF
1944-05-22LancasterIME690AA:ZMepal22:49DortmundSee archive report for detailsKilledHeverlee War Cemetery. Grave 6.C.6
1072 DownsH CSergeantRNZAFBomber Command82 Sqd
1942-01-10BlenheimIVV6440UX-XBodney1728IntruderCrashed in target areaKilledOud Leusden Amersfoort
1073 DownsA ESergeantBomber Command487 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-03VenturaIAE798EG-DMethwold1643Ramrod 16Presumed lost over the seaKilledRunnymede
1074 DownsA ESergeantBomber Command487 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-16VenturaIIAE877EG-Methwold1600Haarlem Damaged at base on return
1075 DrakeF DFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command487 Sqd RNZAF
1943-01-20VenturaIIAJ171EG-DFeltwellTrainingcrashed NW of Bury St Edmunds SFKKilledParadie Archive Database
1076 DrawbridgeH JFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
1944-04-20LancasterIIIND748OF-MConingsby2311la ChapelleCrashed PiscopKilledClichy New Communal Cemetery
1077 DriverL KFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command626 Sqd
1945-04-03LancasterIPA190UM-G2Wickenby1315NordhausenPresumed lost off the Dutch coastKilled
1078 DromgooleS HFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-04-22WellingtonIIIX3667AA-DFeltwellKolnCrashed in sea KilledRunnymede
1079 DromgooleIanPilot Officer42461Born on the 05th October 1915New ZealandPilotRAFFighter Command16 Sqd1940-05-19LysanderIINot knownKJ-?Bertangles (France)Ferry FlightSee archive report for detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial Panel 8

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Son of Victor Peter and Susan Sommerville Dromgoole (née Houston), of Lyttleton, Canterbury, New Zealand. A clerk forth Public Trust Office at Christchurch prior to being selected for a short service commission on the 24th April 1939. A total of 200 flying hours logged. The family also lost his brother. 28 year old, Fl/Sgt. Sydney Houston Dromgoole NZ/402171 RNZAF whilst with 75 Squadron. Killed on an operation to Le Havre, flying as observer on Wellington III X3667 when they were shot down in the English Channel off the target area. A further brother is also known to have lost his life, 28 year old, John Dromgoole serving with the Merchant Navy when he was lost on the 13th September 1943. (also known to the police as Johnny Green or John Green or John Breen) No further details.
1080 DrummondKSergeantRNZAFBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-03-15LancasterIILL653JI-EWaterbeach1917StuttgartCrashed near BlondefontaineKilledVillars-le-Pautel Communal Cemetery
1081 DrummondM K PFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-28LancasterIIINE148AA-HMepal2155StuttgartCrashed at YevresEvader
1082 DuckettJ DWarrant OfficerNZ413827RNZAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1943-06-28StirlingIIIBK694LS-CMildenhall2350KolnCrashed at Lommel {Limburg} BelgiumPoW
1083 DuckmantonH CSergeantNZ414603RNZAFBomber Command196 Sqd
1943-03-23WellingtonXHE167ZO-ALeconfield1922GardeningCrashed off TerschellingKilledWesterschelling Generfal Cemetery
1084 DuddingKWarrant OfficerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-24LancasterIHK568AA-KMepal2151StuttgartKilledCronenbourg French National {Mixed} Cemetery
1085 DuffPeter StanleyPilot Officer4028591921New ZealanderPilotDFC

RNZAFBomber Command16 OTU
1942-09-13WellingtonICX9660Upper HeyfordBremenFailed to return. Cause not known. According to Theo Boiten this aircraft was one of many aircraft that could have been shot down by any of the 3 following pilots. Oblt Rudolf Sigmund Stab II/NJG2 at 02:30; Lt Johannes Werth 7/NJG2 at 02:57; Lt Eberhard Gardiewski 6/NJG2 at 03:43KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 115Son of Arthur Stanley Duff and Grace Duff, of Hamilton, Auckland, New Zealand
1086 DuffellAlbert BartholomewAC1A39849Flight MechanicRNZAFTraining Command1 Service Flying Training School1940-07-22OxfordINZ262Not knownRNZAF Wigram, New Zealand900Ferry flight See archive report for further details KilledChristchurch Cemetery (Sydenham) Grave 40.46C Read Archive Report
1087 DuffillArthur VictorFlight Lieutenant86398PilotRAFVRBomber Command487 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-03VenturaIAE916EG-CMethwold1643Ramrod 16Attacked by German fighters and badly damaged. Returned to base. Safe and uninjuredRead Archive Report
1088 DuffillJ GPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1943-01-17LancasterIW4321SR-PSpalding Moor 1630Berlin?KilledRunnymede
1089 DuffyJ LFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-02-24LancasterIILL694KO-NWitchford1837BerlinCrashed Epse {Gelderland}KilledGorssel General Cemetery
1090 DuffyT PSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1091 DukeJ LSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1945-02-26LancasterIME450AA-WMepal1052DortmundCrashed near Chatteris Cambs on returnInjured Died 28.02.45Cremated Stockport Crematorium
1092 DummettG F SergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-08-31StirlingIIIEF501AA-KMepal2023BerlinCrashed at PotsdamPoW
1093 DuncanColin CampbellFlying OfficerNZ/427193Born on the 18th August 1923New ZealandNavigatorRNZAFFighter Command488 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-14MosquitoNF.XIIIMM551ME-XRAF Zeals, Wiltshire2315PatrolSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBrookwood Military Cemetery. Grave 8.AA.6
courtesy Jenifer Lemaire
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1094 DuncanLeslie KitchenerPilot OfficerNZ/411387PilotRNZAFTraining CommandNo. 2 Service Flying Training School (23 Group)1941-12-07OxfordIP1930Not knownRAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire1030TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilled Moreton-In-Marsh New Cemetery. Sec. K. Grave 14Read Archive Report
1095 DuncanStanley LoganFlying OfficerNZ/415297PilotRNZAFSouth Pacific16 Sqd RNZAF1943-08-30P-40 WarhawkMNZ3084/42Not knownKukum, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands1130Escort See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedBourail Memorial. Panel 4 Read Archive Report
1096 DuncanSholto RussellSquadron Leader130323Born on the 19th April 1912 in Nelson (Age 41)New ZealandPilotMiD. AM (US)TAFRNZAF Station Wigram1953-10-15De Havilland DevonST.INZ1811Not knownRNZAF Wigram1547Formation FlyingSee archive report for further details
mid-air collision with NZ1810
Killed Wakapuaka Cemetery (RSA Section), Nelson, Marlborough Read Archive Report
1097 DuncanG MFlying OfficerBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-09-01StirlingIIIBF518AA-ETransitDamaged on landing at West Malling
1098 DunckleyR HPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command214 Sqd
1942-08-27StirlingIR9155BU-QStradishall2059Kassel?KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
1099 DundasRSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-11-08WellingtonIcX9977AA-FeltwellEssenCrashed at IJevoorde HollandKilledLoolaan General
1100 DunkerleyA R FPilot OfficerRAAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF

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