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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
1251 FerrisPilot OfficerBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1940-08-03WellingtonIcR3176AA-FeltwellHorstCrash landed Barton MillsInjured
1252 FinlaysonWilliam JohnPilot OfficerNZ/39911Born on the 29th January 1917 Age 23New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1940-10-23WellingtonIcP9292AA-CRAF Mildenhall, Suffolk1145Potsdam, BerlinSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 277

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Son of John Herbert McWilliam Finlayson and Hilda Kathleen Eliza Finlayson (née Benton), of Opoho, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand. Before going the RNZAF worked as a journalist for Hawkes Bay Daily Mail. A total of 373 flying hours logged
1253 FinnJohn GilbertSergeantNZ/404859Age 22New ZealandPilotRNZAFFar Eastern Command 221 Group67 Sqd1941-01-2OBrewster BuffaloI (339E)W8240RD-?Mingaladon Airfield, BurmaAMScrambleSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedSingapore Memorial. Column 422

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Born on the 06th November 1919 at Winton. Worked as a clerk for NZR AT Bluff prior to service. Enlisted in the RNZAF at Levin on the 01st December1940. Awarded his pilot badge after training at No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School and No. 1 Flying Training School on the 25th April 1941.Promoted to sergeant on the 24th May 1941. Embarked for Singapore on the 12th June 1941. Embarked with 67 squadron to Burma between 09th and 13th October 1941. Son of Tomas (died 28th December 1964, age 83) and Annie Steel Finn (nee Deacon - died 06th February 1946, age 64) and husband of Patricia May Finn (nee Cockroft later Whyte), of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand.
1254 FirmanGeorgeLACNZ/4312786Age 22New ZealandPassengerRNZAFTransport Command40 Squadron (RNZAF)1945-09-24C-47B DakotaNZ3526-Whenuapai, Auckland, New Zealand530TransitSee archive report for further brief details and his lossMissing - believed killedBourail Memorial. Panel 8

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Born o n the 09th June 1923 at Dunedin. Enlisted on the 25th July 1943 at Linton. Son of George (died 07th January 1965, age 87) Firman and of Louisa Firman (née Mitchell - died 23rd June 1962, age 83), of 46 Tedder Street St. Kilda, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand. Armourer by trade serving with No. 3 Service Unit.
1255 FirthRWarrant OfficerBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-08-25LancasterILL866AA-SMepal2023RusselsheimKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
1256 FiskJ G AFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-08-31StirlingIIIEH905AA-RMepal2032BerlinCrashed at LudwigsfeldeKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
1257 FiskenGeoffrey BrysonFONew ZealandPilotRAF RAAF RNZAFFighter Command243 Sqd

21 RAAF Sqd 453 RAAF Sqd 14 RNZAF Sqd
11Ace Buffalo Singapore 1942 P-40 Solomons 1943 5+2sh
1258 FiskenGeoffrey BrysonPilotDFC

RNZAFFighter67 Sqd RAF

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Brewster Buffalo
Kittyhawk
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Telegraph Obituary
September 1943 DFC. Medically discharged from the RNZAF in December 1943. Highest scoring British Commonwealth ace in the Pacific theatre.
1259 FitnessGordon WilliamFlight SergeantNZ/426196Air GunnerRNZAFBomber Command622 Sqd
1944-09-20LancasterILM167GI-NRAF Mildenhall, Suffolk1435Calais See Archive report for further details KilledCambridge City Cemetery. Grave 15348 Read Archive Report
1260 FittallVaughan CharlesFlight LieutenantNZ/411873Age 22New ZealandPilotDFC


RNZAFFighter Command198 Sqd
1943-10-09TyphoonIbNo details - seek further informationNo details - seek further informationSweepDamagedInjured

Born on the 12th July 1919. Son of Theodora Samuel Fittall and husband of Kate Elizabeth Fittall (nee Parry) - Born on the 30th October 1923, died on the 18th September 2000, aged 76.

Attended Wellington Technical College. Worked as an accountant prior to enlisting on the 23rd March 1941 at Levin, trained in Canada. Pilots badge awarded on the 07th November 1941 and awarded his commission. Served with 198 and 486 Squadrons. Test pilot with D. Napier and Sons, testing Napier Sabre engines, became Assistant Chief Test Pilot at Luton. 70 operational sorties.

DFC Citation 1943: 'A pilot of exceptional merit. He has led his flight in numerous sorties over France, Belgium and Holland , in the course of which much damage has been inflicted on the enemy. In October last year, when he was participating in an attack against enemy shipping, intense and accurate anti-aircraft fire was encountered. A shell exploded behind Flight-Lieutenant Fittall's cockpit, wounding and dazing him, while his radio transmitter caught fire. He, nevertheless , returned to his base after flying some hundreds of miles before landing safely. Flight Lieutenant Fittall has shared in the destruction of 7 ships, 8 locomotives and 1 enemy aircraft. Many other ships have been damaged. This officer has set an inspiring example'.

Died on the 08th July 2009, aged 89. Cremated and remembered at Waihi Cemetery, New Zealand.

1261 FitzgeraldMaurice Isidore JosephFlight Sergeant176576Air BomberRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-05-27LancasterIIIND908AA-MRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire.0048.Aachen Crashed Poelkapelle {West-Vlaanderen} KilledWevelgem Communal Cemetery. Collective grave E. 473-474 Read Archive Report
1262 FitzgeraldW VFlying OfficerNZ414548RNZAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1943-05-27StirlingIBF405HA-UDownham Market2252Gardening?KilledRunnymede
1263 FitzgeraldJFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-08-27LancasterIHK594AA-GMepal2115StettinKilledRunnymede
1264 FitzgeraldW JSergeantNZ413875RNZAFBomber Command90 Sqd
1943-04-16StirlingIIIBK725WP-MRidgewell2200MannheimCrash landed at Commmenchon FranceEvader
1265 FitzgeraldT BWCdrNew ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command141 Sqd

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1266 FitzgeraldBrian PatrickLACNZ/413986Age 19New ZealandPilot (UT)RNZAFTraining Command1 Flying Training School
1941-12-18OxfordINZ280-RNZAF Wigram, New Zealand1355Transit FlightSee archive report for detailsKilledChristchurch Cemetery (Waimairi). Grave 46.17Born on the 09th November 1922 in Gore. Attended Christian Brothers High School, Dunedin. Worked as a student teacher for Canterbury Education Board. Enlisted on the 06th July 1941 at Levin as a pilot under training. No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School 16th August 1941. No. 1 Flying Training School 27th September 1941. Pilot bade awarded on the 08th November 1941. Son of John Joseph (died 09th January 1968, age 74) and Nora Eileen Fitzgerald (née Hanley - died 10th August 1979, age 81), of 121 Elizabeth Road, Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand.
1267 FitzgibbonRoderick HerbertPilot OfficerNZ/411874Age 22New ZealanderPilotRNZAFFighter Command486 Sqd RNZAF
1943-09-06TyphoonIbEK119SA-HCredited with 1 enemy aircraft destroyed with a further 2 sharedRAF Tangmere, Sussex730Ramrod S.35See archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 198

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Born on the 20th October 1920 at Culverden. Worked as a Engine Mechanic for Mocketts Motors of Culverden prior to service. Enlisted at Levin on the 23rd March 1941. Awarded pilots badge on the 26th July 1941 and promoted to sergeant on the 08th September 1941. Joined 486 squadron from 55 Operational Unit ((Spitfires) on the on the 10th March 1942. Received his commission on the 15th April 1942. Son of Martin and Rose Fitzgibbon (nee Wood), of Culverden, Canterbury, New Zealand. A total of 615 flying hours logged. On his 206th operational sortie 4 of these flying a Hurricane
1268 FitzpatrickJ HFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1944-10-30HalifaxIIILW388PT-DTholthorpe1704KolnCrashed at Manston Kent on return
1269 FitzpatrickL JFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-09-23StirlingIIIEH935JN-KMepal1952MannheimCrashed near DedsheimKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
1270 FitzsimonsHarold Douglas JohnPilot OfficerNZ/39097Age 21New ZealandAir GunnerRNZAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1942-07-28WellingtonIIIZ1605KO-RRAF Marham, Norfolk2308HamburgSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledKiel War Cemetery. Grave 1. A. 14

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Born on the 08th September 1920 at Eltham, Taranaki. Worked as a farmer for his father at Motunui prior to service. Enrolled in the RNZAF on the 20th September 1939 after serving two years in the territorial army. Awarded his air gunners badge on the 20th September 1940 and promoted to sergeant the following day. Slightly wounded in combat on the 10/11th July 1941 whilst with 255 squadron flying the Defiant. Awarded his commission on the 06th March 1942 whilst with 115 squadron flying Wellingtons. Son of Harold John and Ada Fitzsimons (née Harrison) of Waitara, Taranaki, New Zealand. Husband of Merle Evelyn Fitzsimons (née Holland - later Moore of Bulls, Wellington, New Zealand.
1271 FlackA WPilot OfficerNZ413833RNZAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1943-05-29StirlingIIIBF507OJ-SLakenheath2302WuppertalCrashed at DormagenKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
1272 FlemingJ AFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1942-01-26WellingtonIIW5585PH-DBinbrook1815HannoverBombs exploded on take offKilled
1273 FlemingRobert ThomsonFlight Lieutenant40446023 Sep 1921 in Opotiki, New ZealandNew ZealanderPilotDFC
RNZAFBomber Command139 Sqn (Jamaica)
1944-08-12MosquitoB.20KB198XD:PUpwood22:35FrankfurtHit by I. & II./lei. Flak Battery 89/XI. Crashed into swamps at Getelo North East of Almelo at 01:04 hrs (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (24 July 1944 - 15 October 1944) Part 4 - Theo Boiten)PoW, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan & Belaria/ Stalag 344 Lamsdorf Hospital since 25th October 1944.Fg Off. Fleming was awarded the DFC whilst with 40 Squadron. Gazetted 5th February 1944.
1274 FlemingJames AllanFlying OfficerNZ/422382PilotRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-08-25LancasterIIILM593AA-NRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire2025Russelsheim See archive report for full details KilledRheinberg War Cemetery. Coll. grave 8.K.8-10 Read Archive Report
1275 FlemingJohn Stuart SelbyFlight SergeantNZ/421038Pilot 2RNZAFBomber Command90 Sqd
1943-11-18StirlingIIIEH996WP-H RAF Wratting Common, Cambridgeshire 1710 Ludwigshafen-am-Rhein, Mannheim Crashed at FussgonheimKilledRheinberg War Cemetery, Germany. Coll. grave 20. A. 28-31 Read Archive Report
1276 FlemingWilliamSergeantNZ/403852PilotRNZAFFighter Command52 Operational Training Unit (81 Group)1941-08-03HurricaneIR4183 (R4101)Not knownRAF Debden, EssexTraining See archive report for further details KilledSaffron Walden Cemetery. Compt. 40. Grave 17 Read Archive Report
1277 Fleming R TFlying OfficerPassengerRNZAFBomber Command138 Sqn (Special)
1942-12-10HalifaxIIL9618NF-WLuqa345TransitThe a/c had undertaken supply operation to Egypt. Over Algeria suffered incremental engine failure, probably due to coolant loss or wrong oil used. The pilot ordered a bail out and two passengers did so but for unknown reasons the remainder stayed and survived uninjured when flying on only one engine. The a/c made wheels up landing in desert at Le Kreider, near Khebil, 200 miles south of Oran, AlgeriaSurvived (Ex 40 Sqn)
1278 FletcherJohn DouglasFlight SergeantNZ/404546NavigatorRNZAFBomber 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).PoW No. 24809 Dulag Luft/Stalag 8B Teschen Stalag 344 LamsdorfReturned to UK 16 April 1945
1279 FletcherAndrew CrawfordFlight SergeantNZ/42675Air GunnerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-20LancasterIME691AA-RRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire2335HombergCrashed at Veghel {Noord-Brabant}KilledUden War Cemetery, Netherlands. Grave 5.A.11Son of Daniel Fletcher and of Jeanie Fletcher (née McNeill), of Devonport, Auckland, husband of Dorothy May Fletcher, of Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand. Thought to be on his 11th operation.
1280 FloodG RFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command630 Sqd
1944-11-22LancasterILL949LE-EEast Kirkby1626TrondheimCrashed off Sunk Island on returnKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] Cemetery
1281 FlorenceRSergeantRNZAFBomber Command214 Sqd
1942-08-06StirlingIN3729BU-RStradishall115DuisburgCrashed on return to base
1282 FlorenceRonaldFlight SergeantNZ.41577New ZealandDFM

RNZAFBomber Command617 Sqd
1943-11-17LancasterIIIED735KC-RRabat2340Transit Lost without trace whilst in transit over the Iberian Peninsula and the Bay of Biscay Killed Age 21Runnymede Panel 198Lancaster was one of eleven aircraft detailed to attack the Antheor Viaduct again using 12,000lb High Capacity thin walled ‘Tall Boy’ bombs and new gyro bomb sights. Flying on to Blida Airfield in North Africa, Grimes and his crew were scheduled to return on 17-18 November, routed out over the Bay of Biscay. Grimes was killed in action on this flight when Lancaster ED735, piloted by Flight Lieutenant E. E. G. Youseman, DFC, and crewed by a very experienced crew that contained no fewer than four DFM recipients, was lost without trace, having probably falling victim to enemy fighters over the Bay. All the crew were killed.
1283 FlowerWilliam HarveySergeantNZ/412472Age 22New ZealandNavigatorRNZAFBomber Command11 OTU
1942-06-25WellingtonICDV778KJ-ARAF Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire2314BremenSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 117

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Born on the 05th January 1920 at Auckland. Worked as an exchange clerk for P and T Department at Matamata. Enlisted at Levin on the 13th April 1941. Son of Leonard and Constance Ruby Irene Flower (née Mincher), of Tauranga, Auckland, New Zealand. 75 flying hours logged an on his first operational sortie.
1284 FollettJ DFlight LieutenantRNZAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1942-08-28WellingtonIIIX3754SR-StradishallNurnbergCrashed between Wandre & ViseKilledHeverlee War Cemetery Belgium
1285 FooksHarry Gordon ComptonPilot OfficerNZ/40966PilotRNZAFBomber Command10 Operational Training Unit (6 Group)1941-07-21WhitleyVN1527Not knownRAF Abingdon, Berkshire130Training See archive report for further details KilledBrookwood Military Cemetery. Grave 2.F.7Read Archive Report
1286 ForbesA SSergeantRNZAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1943-02-03StirlingIR9274LS-BBourn1815HamburgCrashed near MijmegenPoW
1287 ForbesJohnSergeant1314891921Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-10-06WellingtonIIIDF639AA-NMildenhallOsnabruckClaim by Lt Hans Krause Stab I/NJG3 - 1km North of Slagharen: 3,100m at 2304 hrs. Crashed near Slagharen (Mun Hardenberg)KilledHardenberg Protestant Cemetery Plot A Grave 12Son of Edward Morris Forbes and Mabel Harriett Forbes, of Wandsworth, London
1288 FormanJohnFlight SergeantR/8033411 Aug 1920CanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-10-06WellingtonIIIDF639AA-NMildenhallOsnabruckClaim by Lt Hans Krause Stab I/NJG3 - 1km North of Slagharen: 3,100m at 2304 hrs. Crashed near Slagharen (Mun Hardenberg)KilledHardenberg Protestant Cemetery Plot A Grave 11 Paradie Archive Database
1289 ForresterJames LeonardSergeant Air Gunner3010665RAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-11-20LancasterIPB689AA-XRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire1249HombergExploded near BaerlKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Cemetery Grave 25. G.3. Read Archive Report
1290 FosterEFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command487 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-03VenturaIIAJ478EG-AMethwold1643Ramrod 16Ditched off Dutch CoastPoW
1291 FosterC GFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command550 Sqd
1944-03-30LancasterIIIND425BQ-CNorth Killingholme2155NurnbergExploded over UnterspiesheimKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
1292 FosterRalph OwenPilot Officer402443New Zealander2nd PilotRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqn RNZAF
1941-11-08WellingtonIcZ8942AA:?FeltwellEssenCaught in searchlights and hit by flak, crashed and exploded at Zuidland, SW of Rotterdam at 22:15 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (13 July 1941 - 29 May 1942) The Early Years Part 2 - Theo Boiten).KilledRotterdam (Crooswijk) General Cemetery Plot LL. Row 1, joint grave 14Son of Ralph and Gladys Foster, of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
1293 FosterClaude AllanFlight Sergeant4046311914New ZealandAir GunnerRNZAFBomber Command83 Sqd
1942-11-06LancasterIR5566OL-BWyton2210GenovaBelieved to has crashed in the Mediterranean between Sori on the Italian mainland, SSE of Genova and CorsicaKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 117.Son of Lenard and Cathrine Foster, of Beckenham, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.
1294 FosterAtholPilot OfficerNZ/40967Age 25New ZealandPilot (Inst)RNZAFTraining Command4 EFTS
1941-07-30Tiger MothIINZ673-RNZAF Whenuapai, New Zealand0825TrainingSee Archive report for further detailsKilledPurewa Public Cemetery. Block E, Row 39, Grave 18
Born on the 28th May 1916 in Auckland. Educated at Kings College and Auckland University College. Went to Singapore in 1938, returning to New Zealand in late 1939. A journalist for Straits Times in Singapore. Enlisted at Levin on the 09th April 1940 as a pilot under training. With No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School 06th May 1940. Then to No. 2 Flying Training School 01st July 1940. Pilot badge awarded on the 23rd August 1940 and commissioned on the 26th October 1940. Flying Instructors School 16th November 1940. With No. 4 Elementary Flying Training School as an instructor on the 30th December 1940. Son of Harry Percy Rae Foster (died 20th September 1929, age 58) and Janet Grierson Foster (née Maclndoe - died 22nd November 1959), of 5 Westbourne road, Remuera, Auckland City, New Zealand.
1295 FotheringhamRobert Ewen ErnestSergeantNZ/391833Age 29New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-07-15WellingtonIcR3171AA-?RAF Feltwell, Norfolk2300Duisburg See archive report for further details KilledBergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery. 30.A.3.
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1296 FoulkesJ GSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-09-15WellingtonIcX9759AA-FeltwellHamburg?KilledHamburg Cemetery
1297 FowlerColin RichardSergeant1874701Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqn RNZAF
1944-09-11LancasterILM268AA:DRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire19:35GardeningSee Archive report for further detailsEvaded capture - returned to England September 1944None - understood to have survived the war
1298 FowlerG HFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1944-02-25StirlingIIIEF308OJ-RLakenheath1944GardeningKilledRunnymede
1299 FowlerG HFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1943-12-16StirlingIIIEH904OJ-PTrainingLanded at Pembrey Carmarthan and hit obstruction
1300 FowlerJohn Antony CoulsonFlight LieutenantNZ/415439Age 21New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command504 Sqd
1944-12-31SpitfireHF.IXPT876TM-ZRAF Manston, Kent1325Ramrod 1425See archive report for further brief detailsKilledAdegem Canadian War Cemetery. VI. AB. 11

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 04th January 1923 at Marton. An accountancy student and a member of the Home Guard prior to enlisting. Joined RNZAF at Levin on the 27th September 1941. Trained with No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School on the 08th November 1941, making his first solo flight on the 25th November 1941. Attached to No. 3 Service Flying Training School on the 20th December 1941. Pilots badge awarded on the 10th February 1942 and commissioned on the 04th April 1942. Embarked for England on the 13th April 1942.

Further training with No. 53 Operational Training Unit when he joined on the 01st September 1942 flying the Spitfire. Embarked for Gibraltar on the 26th November 1942. Flew a Dakota as 2nd pilot to Algiers on the 18th December 1942. Flew a Spitfire to Tunisia joining 111 squadron on the 19th December 1942, carrying out 62 operational sorties.

Shot down and wounded taken to hospital as a PoW after crash landing on the 22nd April 1943. After the fall of Tunisia to the allies he hitch hiked back to his squadron on the 09th May 1943. Flew as a passenger on a BOAC DC-3 to England on the 06th July 1943.Attached to 100 Operational Training Unit on the 17th August 1943 and then to 53 Operational Training Unit as an instructor on the 25th August 1943. Joined 504 squadron on the 12th April 1944. flying a further 76 operational sorties.

Son of William Coulson Fowler (died 17th January 1963, age 69) and of Agnes Faith Fowler (nee Netherclift - died 16th January 1959, age 60), brother of Sir Michael Fowler an architect, later Mayor of Wellington from 1974 - 1983. of Feilding, New Zealand. A total of 776 flying hours flogged. On his 138th operational sortie.

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