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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
1151 ElderW EPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command76 Sqd
1943-08-23HalifaxVDK241MP-QHolme on Spalding Moor2011BerlinCrashed at base on returnInjured
1152 ElderW EPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command76 Sqd
1943-07-27HalifaxVDK188MP-JHolme on Spalding Moor2216HamburgCrash landed at Shipdham Norfolk
1153 EldershawEricSergeantNZ/413396Age 21New ZealandPilotRNZAF1 Sqd (RNZAF)
1941-12-21HudsonIIINZ2020-RNZAF Whenuapai, New Zealand1500TrainingSee archive report for further informationKilledWaikumete Cemetery. Cremation

Born on the 24th March 1920 at Auckland. Educated at Wellesley Street School and Auckland Grammar. Served 1 year in territorial army. Enlisted at Levin on the 15th June 1941. With No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School 26th July 1941. 1st solo on the 06th August 1941. With No. 2 Flying Training School 07th September 1941. Pilot badge awarded on the 18th October 1941 and promoted to sergeant on the 29th November 1941. Joined 1 squadron on the 11th December 1941.

Son of Percival and Edith Eldershaw, of Auckland City, New Zealand. A total of 152 flying hours

1154 ElliasC PSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-09-23StirlingIIIEH935JN-KMepal1952MannheimCrashed near DedsheimKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
1155 ElliotT JFlying OfficerNZ404346RNZAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1943-06-21StirlingIIIEF387MG-DOakington2341KrefeldCrashed Oploo HollandPoW
1156 ElliottT ESergeantRCAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-11-08WellingtonIcX9977AA-FeltwellEssenCrashed at IJevoorde HollandKilledLoolaan GeneralParadie Archive Database
1157 ElliottMax HiltonSergeantNZ/411720Age 21New ZealandNavigatorRNZAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1942-09-30StirlingIBF328OJ-DRAF Lakenheath, Suffolk1928GardeningCrashed in North SeaMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 117

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 22nd May 1921 at Wanganui. Son of John Charles Hilton (WW1 Veteran. Corporal 30190 New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force) and Olive Mavis Elliot (née Archer, of Wanganui, New Zealand. A total of 354 flying hours logged and on his 12th operational sortie.
1158 ElliottT IFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-11-21LancasterINN745AA-AMepal1546GardeningKilledRunnymede
1159 ElliottR FPilot OfficerNZ416196RNZAFBomber Command90 Sqd
1943-04-20StirlingIBF442WP-KRidgewell2128RostockLost over BalticKilledRunnymede
1160 ElliottR BSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-01-10WellingtonIcT2550AA-LFeltwell1130Air TestCrashed near Stapleford CambsKilled
1161 ElliottR PFlying OfficerBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1940-10-21WellingtonIcR3158AA-MildenhallEindhovenCrash landed Manston Kent.
1162 ElliottJSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-09-23StirlingIIIEH935JN-KMepal1952MannheimCrashed near DedsheimPoW
1163 ElliotteJack MacGregorFlying OfficerNZ/427969New ZealandW/Op/Air/GnrRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-08-07LancasterIHK567AA-CRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire2202Mare de MagneSee archive report for further brief detailsEvaderNone - Survived the war
1164 EllisWilliam HenryFlight Sergeant1021328Age 31BritishObserverRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-20StirlingIIIBF506AA-PRAF Newmarket, Suffolk2205Heinkel Factory at RostockSee Archive report for further details. Shot down by Ofw. Rudolf Mangelsdorf 12./NJG3 crashed at B̦balle, DenmarkKilledEsbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery Coll. grave A.11. 11-14


Also remembered on the Dolgelley war memorial. Born in June 1912 in Lancashire. Eldest son of Alice Emmeline Rigby and William Ewart Ellis. Only brother of Robert Rigby Ellis. Husband of Mary F Stevens (married April 1939). Father of Adrianne M Ellis (born 1940) and Elizabeth Ellis (born 1941). Uncle to Robert’s daughters: Fern Graham (née Rigby Ellis - born 1946) and Lynne Truex (née Rigby Ellis - born 1949) of South Lodge, Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Wales.
1165 EllisArden IvanFlight SergeantR/92690W/Op/Air/GnrRCAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-08-11WellingtonIIX3646AA-RAF Feltwell, NorfolkMainz See archive report for full details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 103Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1166 EllisStanley JamesFlying OfficerNZ/41339723rd June 1920 Age 23New ZealanderAir BomberRNZAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1943-10-04LancasterIIDS721KO-URAF Little Snoring, Norfolk652Air Sea RescueLost overt North SeaMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 197
A clerk prior to service. Son of William and Ethel Muriel Ellis, of Grey Lynn (née Parke), Auckland, New Zealand. 223 flying hours logged and completed 4 operational sorties.
1167 EllisAlexander LesliePilot OfficerNZ/41887Pilot 2RNZAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1942-04-14StirlingIN6068OJ-TRAF Lakenheath, Suffolk20Dortmund See archive report for further details KilledOostende New Communal Cemetery. Plot 9. Row 4. Grave 26 Read Archive Report
1168 EllisGeorge IvanFlight LieutenantNZ/414269PilotRNZAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1943-04-20StirlingIIIBK698OJ-ORAF Lakenheath, Suffolk 2203Rostock See archive report for full details Missing - believed killedRunnymedeRead Archive Report See following report for connection: Read Archive Report
1169 EllisW TPilot OfficerNZ413703RNZAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1943-06-21HalifaxIIW1271VR-PMiddleton St George2342KrefeldCrashed De Posthorn HollandKilledBergen op Zoom War Cemetery
1170 EllisJSergeantRNZAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1942-12-21StirlingIW7632MG-NOakington1706MunchenCrashed at Jussecourt-Minecourt FranceKilledJussecourt-Minecourt
1171 EllisRSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-07-28WellingtonIIIZ1570AA-FeltwellHamburg?KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
1172 EllisSFlight SergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-16StirlingIIIBK664AA-MNewmarket2200MannheimCrashed at base on return
1173 EllisonHugh GrahamFlight SergeantNZ/415304Age 23New ZalandPilotRNZAFFighter Command602 Sqd
1944-08-26SpitfireIXNH366LO-?B.19/Lingèvres, FranceAMRecceSee Archive report for further detailsEvader
Left service as a W/O. Died on the 21st April 2001, age 79 and ashes were laid at Kaikohe Public Cemetery, Northland New Zealand. RSA Block D, Plot 20.
1174 EllmersLincoln JohnSSergeantNZ/40760Age 24New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command256 Sqd1941-08-27DefiantIN1745JT-O RAF Squires Gate, Blackpool, Lancashire Training See archive report for brief details KilledLytham St. Anne's Cemetery (Park) Sec. D. Nonconformist. Grave 725 Read Archive Report
1175 ElsonASergeant751538Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-08-11WellingtonIIIBJ767AA-?RAF Feltwell, Norfolk2215MainzSee archive report for further detailsPoW No: 25696 Camp: Stalag LamsdorfNone - survived the warLater promoted to W/O. in captivity
1176 ElvinWFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-08-12LancasterIHK564AA-PMepal2144RusselheimCrashed at Ouren {Liege}KilledHotton War Cemetery
1177 ElwellBertramSergeant519416Air/BmrRAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-14StirlingIIIBF513AA-ERAF Newmarket, Suffolk2132Stuttgart See archive report for further details KilledFlorennes Communal Cemetery. Row 2. Coll. grave 22-26 Read Archive Report
1178 EmersonGFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command466 Sqd RAAF
1943-01-21WellingtonXHE410HD-TLeconfield1640GardeningCrashed N of Wirdum HollandPoW
1179 EmeryR HSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-04-05WellingtonIIIX3489AA-FeltwellKoln?KilledRheinberg War Cemetery
1180 EmmersonR HSergeantRAAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-12-16StirlingIIIEF163JN-LMepal1700GardeningCrashed at Sutton CambsKilledCambridge City Cemetery
1181 EmpsonT AFlight LieutenantPilotRNZAFBomber Command128 Sqn
1945-06-05MosquitoXVI PF412M5:DAir TestCrash landed on Wyton airfield following engine failure, No injuries reported
1182 EnglishL FFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command619 Sqd
1943-08-17LancasterIIIEE147PG-PWoodhall Spa2155PeenemundeCrashed vicinity Anklam-Lassan GermanyKilledPoznan Old Garrison Cemetery Poland
1183 EnglishH MSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1940-12-22WellingtonIcT2474AA-MildenhallMannheimCrashed near Therouldeville. PoW
1184 EnrightL DSergeantRNZAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1942-12-21StirlingIW7632MG-NOakington1706MunchenCrashed at Jussecourt-Minecourt FranceKilledJussecourt-Minecourt
1185 EnsorW FSergeantRNZAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1942-10-15HalifaxIIW1108NP-EEast Moor1854KolnCrashed at Rhaan HollandKilledHellendoorn General
1186 EntwhistleIan WilliamFlying Officer41400Air GunnerRNZAFBomber Command115 Sqn
1944-06-12LancasterIHK545KO-ERAF Witchford, Cambridgeshire2332Gelsenkirchen, Germany (Gelsenberg AG)See Archive report for further detailsKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 19.G.18
1187 EricksenM APilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-08-23StirlingIIIJN-KMepal2104BerlinCrashed near LankeKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
1188 EstcourtK TFlying OfficerNZ417042RNZAFBomber Command90 Sqd
1943-05-29StirlingIEF349WO-YRidgewell2309WuppertalCrashed Proville FranceKilledRoute de Solesmes, Cambrai
Attacker Ludwig Meister
1189 EstcourtClive WoodwardSergeantNZ/391045Age 26New ZealandAir GunnerRNZAFBomber Command11 OTU (Operational Training Unit) 92 Group1944-01-04WellingtonICZ8793RAF Westcott, Buckinghamshire200TrainingSee Archive report for further detailsInjured Courtesy AWMM

The family also lost his brother. 28 year old, F/O. Kenneth Trevor Estcourt NZ/417042 flying in the same capacity on a 90 squadron Stirling I EF349 shot down by a night fighter on an operation to Wuppertal. Sons of Leonard Horace Estcourt (died on the 13th April 1931, age 48) and Jane Escourt (née Woodward - died 12th November 1942, age 59) of Hamilton.
1190 EtwellLeonard Vernon FrederickSergeantNZ/417276Age ?New ZealandNavigatorRNZAFBomber Command11 Operational Training Unit. 92 Group


1943-03-13WellingtonICR1025-RAF Westcott, BuckinghamshireTrainingSee Archive report for further detailsInjured Courtesy AWMM

See also Wellington X HZ310 LF-T
1191 EtwellLeonard Vernon FrederickSergeantNZ/417276Age ?New ZealandNavigatorRNZAFBomber Command37 Sqd
1943-09-18WellingtonXHZ31OLF-TKairouan North Temmar in TunisiaViterboSee Archive report for further detailsPoW No. 657, Stalag Luft Heydekrug (L6 ) Courtesy AWMM

Of Christchurch, New Zealand. Born on December 2st 1908 in England. Husband of Kathleen Etwell (née Commons - died 1985 age 68). No further information. See also Wellington IC R1025
1192 EvansB GSergeantRNZAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1941-08-12WellingtonIcT2563KO-DMarham2134EssenCrashed at Scottow NorfolkKilled
1193 EvansF E OFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1944-08-08HalifaxVLL308NF-QTempsford2200SOECrashed near Geraudot {Aube}Evader
1194 EvansA W SSergeantRNZAFBomber Command35 Sqd (Madras Presidency)
1942-04-28HalifaxIIW7656TL-PKinloss2037TirpitzCrashed neat targetKilledRunnymede
1195 EvansMSergeantDFM

RNZAFBomber Command40 Sqd
1941-07-24WellingtonIcT2986BL-AAlconbury1030BrestCrashed target areaKilledKerfautras
1196 EvansCedric JohnFlying OfficerNZ/425740Age 22New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command50 Sqd
1945-04-26LancasterIPD339VN-JRAF Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire1645ExodusSee archive report for further detailsKilledOxford Cemetery (Botley) Plot H/3. Grave 81

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 19th June 1922 at Rawene - name registered Cedric John Fleming Evans. A farmer on his fathers farm prior to service. Enlisted on the 30th May 1942 at Whenuapai. Trained in Canada before being awarded his pilots badge and promotion to sergeant on the 01st October 1943. Received his commission on the 12th February 1945. Joined 50 squadron on the 21st January 1945. Son of Henry John and Ellen Evans (nee Morrow), of Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand. 603 flying hours logged with 152 solo on the Lancaster. Completed 15 operational sorties.
1197 EvansA RFlying OfficerPilotFighter486 Sqd RNZAF
1945-04-14TempestVNV988YAbandoned at Uelzen
1198 EvansI R HSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1945-02-14LancasterING113AA-DMepal2025ChemnitzPoW
1199 EvansPilot OfficerBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-03-18WellingtonIcT2736AA-Feltwell1950KielCrashed near Ryhill
1200 EvansR C GSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-07-30StirlingIIIEE915AA-XMepal2234Remscheid?KilledRunnymede

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