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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
1351 GaleNorman HathwayFlying Officer151013Age 30Air BomberRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-09-08StirlingIIIBK809AA-TRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire2130Boulogne See archive report for further details KilledBristol Cemetery (Canford). Section J. Grave 278. Read Archive Report
1352 GaleJ WSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-07-30StirlingIIIBF458JN-PMepal2241RemscheidCrashed at Krefeld-UerdingenKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
1353 GallJohnFlying OfficerNZ/416476NavigatorDFC

RNZAFBomber Command161 Sqd
1906-01-31HudsonIIIV9155MA-QRAF Tempsford2334SOE See archive report for further details KilledBergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery. Grave 10.F.11
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1354 GallCharles NormanFlying OfficerNZ/411492Age 23New ZealandPilotDFC


RNZAFFighter Command63 Sqd
1944-06-08SpitfireVbP8747-RAF Lee-on-Solent, HampshireNormandy invasion supportSee Archive report for detailsSafe

Courtesy AAWM

Citation - Distinguished Flying Cross 06th November 1944: 'F/O. Gall has taken part in many operational sorties, including several photographic reconnaissances. His tenacity, skill and courage have been at all times outstanding and he has achieved some excellent results. On one occasion recently, Flying Officer Gall was forced to leave his aircraft by parachute when over France. Despite this trying experience he has continued to display undiminished enthusiasm for operational flying'.

Son of Adam Frederick Charles Gall (Died 03rd December 1958, age 72) and Christina (Died 03rd December 1958, age 69) Gall, sister of Aileen Alexander Close (née Gall - born 16th October 1921 - died 1984) of Ngaruawahia, New Zealand. Trained at No. 10 Service Flying Training School, Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada. Awarded pilot badge and promoted to sergeant on the 25th September 1941. Member of the ‘Caterpillar Club’. Passed away at Warkworth on the 01st June 1971, age just 50. Buried at Purewa Cemetery, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand on the 05th August 1971.

1355 GallagherC JWarrant OfficerRNZAFBomber Command189 Sqd
1945-02-21LancasterING321CA-VFulbeck1727GravenhorstKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
1356 GallagherJ SFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-01-14LancasterIILL679JI-J2Waterbeach1722BraunschweigKilledHannover War Cemetery
1357 Galland George Joseph William SergeantNZ/402992Air GunnerRNZAF (Middle East Command)Bomber Command70 Sqd
1942-04-04Wellington 1CAD632?-ZLanding Ground No. 104 (Qotafiyh II) Egypt.23:05Benghazi, LibyaShot down by flak and crashed 30 miles south of BenghaziPoW No. 155 Camp: Stalag Luft Heydekrug - L6Read Archive Report
1358 GallieRollo William WesleySergeantNZ/416477Born on the 10th June 1918New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining Command1622 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Flight1943-03-30DefiantTT.IDR919960RAF Gosport, Hampshire1020Training See archive report for further brief details KilledGosport Cemetery (Ann's Hill). Plot 188. Grave 70.

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

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1359 GallowayK AFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command619 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterIIIND986PG-SDunholme Lodge2324WesselingCrashed at DuisburgKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
1360 GalltlyA RFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-10-05LancasterIIIND904AA-DMepal1711SaarbruckenKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
1361 GalvinAlwyne JamesFlying OfficerNZ/417044Age 30New ZealanderPilotRNZAFAllied Expeditionary Air Force60 Operational Training Unit. 9 Group1944-03-13MosquitoNF.IIDZ718-RAF High Ercall, Shropshire24TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledEglantine Church Of Ireland Cemetery. Sec. E. Grave 40

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 26th August 1920 at Thames. Worked as a teacher for the Auckland Education Board prior to service. Enlisted in the RNZAF on the 21st December 1941 at Levin. Embarked for training in Canada on the 11th April 1942. Pilots badge an commission awarded on the 28th August 1942. Attached to no. 7 Service Flying Training School as an instructor. Embarked for England on the 14th December 1943. Joined 60 Operational Training Unit on the 01st February 1944.

Son of John and Kathleen Galvin (nee Ganley), of Turua, Auckland, New Zealand. A total of 1078 flying hours logged with 52 solo on the Mosquito.

1362 GandertonJ R FFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command78 Sqd
1942-06-01HalifaxIIW1143EY-FLeemingEssenCrashed at HaringvlietKilledRunnymede
1363 GaneGeoffrey ArnoldSergeantNZ/402993New ZealandAir GunnerRNZAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1942-05-30WellingtonIIZ8643PH-?RAF Binbrook2336KolnSee archive report for further brief detailsPoW No: 409 Stalag Kopernikus
1364 GapesJ DFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1945-02-14Halifax IIIMZ350NP-RLissett1708ChemnitzAbandoned and crashed 10km SW Givet
1365 GarbuttJ RFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command622 Sqd
1944-02-15LancasterIW4268GI-AMildenhall1735BerlinCrashed at Neu GaarzKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
1366 Gard'nerJohn RushtonPilot OfficerNZ/41841Born 14 June 1918New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command141 Sqd
1940-07-19DefiantIL7016TW-?RAF West Malling, Kent1230Convoy PatrolShot down off DoverInjured

Courtesy Oleg Marin

Died on 6th May 2011 age 92
1367 GardeFSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-10-10WellingtonIcZ8909AA-FeltwellKolnCrashed near KolnKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
1368 GardenerC EFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command1651 CU
1945-03-03LancasterIII JB699BS-FTrainingShot down near Cottesmore airfield RutlandKilled
1369 GardinerKenneth FrederickSergeant412877Age 21New ZealandWireless Operator/Air GunnerRNZAFBomber Command57 Sqn
1942-11-09LancasterIW4165DX:?RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire17:58HamburgSee archive report for further detailsKilledBecklingen War Cemetery. Collective Grave 27. C1-3
courtesy courtesy Auckland Library Heritage Collection
1370 GardinerCFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-03-13StirlingIIIEF236AA-JMepal2300GardeningCrashed on landing at Castle Combe
1371 GardinerTrevor LloydFlight Sergeant415277Age 25New ZealanderPilotRNZAFBomber Command11 OTU
1944-04-28WellingtonXJA456OP-MRAF Westcott, Buckinghamshire2345Night Navigation SortieWhile cruising at 15,000 ft over the Bristol Channel, the port engine failed. Heading for the nearby Pembrokeshire coast, the aircraft arrived over Haverfordwest airfield where, at 2345, the crew attempted to land. Due to their unfamiliarity with the airfield, coupled with the problem of only having one operating engine, the aircraft touched down some way down the runway. Almost immediately the aircraft bounced into the air and then crashed into a ravine just beyond the airfield, bursting into flamesKilledHaverfordwest (City Road) Cemetery, Cons. Row 1, Grave 9

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 26th December 1918 at Manganol County. A farmer for the Farmers Trading Corporation. Enlisted on the 18th January 1941 at New Plymouth. Son of Albert Gardiner and Mabel Gardiner (née Maugham) and husband of Dorothy Patricia Gardiner (née Dean), of Westown, New Plymouth. Taranaki, New Zealand. 399 Flying hours logged with 39 on the Wellington at the date of his death.
1372 GardnerG E JFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command622 Sqd
1944-06-07LancasterIIIND765GI-CMildenhall.0015.Massy-PalaiseauCrashed at Montigny-le-Bretonneux {Yvelines}KilledViroflay New Communal
1373 GarforthEric MarshallSergeant2206796W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber 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
1374 GarlandJ FFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1942-12-02WellingtonIIIBK338KO-AEast Wretham141Frankfurt?KilledRheinberg War Cemetery
1375 GarlickRussel TonsonFlying OfficerNZ/414609NavigatorRNZAFBomber Command100 Sqd
1944-02-24LancasterIIIJB604HW-SRAF Grimsby (Wlatham)1816SchweinfurtSee archive report for full detailsPoW No: 3530 Camp: Stalag Luft Sagan and BelariaNone Read Archive Report
1376 GarrettJohn MiddletonSergeantNZ/391349New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1940-12-29WellingtonIcR3211AA-JRAF Mildenhall, Suffolk225HammSee archive report for further detailsPoW No. 597 Stalag Luft Barth Vogelsang, Stalag Luft Sagan, Stalag Kopernikus and Stalag Luft Heydekrug

Courtesy AWMM

Awarded the MBE for services whilst a PoW
1377 GarvinW HSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-07-24StirlingIIIEE890AA-LMepal2204HamburgCrashed at NeumunsterKilledRunnymede
1378 GaskinsL CSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1379 GateAllan IrvingSergeantNZ/403544Age 22New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command 247 Sqd1941-10-15HurricaneIIbZ3260MR-?RAF Chilbolton2035TrainingSee archive report for further details KilledBrookwood Military Cemetery. Grave 2.C.7 Son of Daniel Irving Gate and Clara Emily Gate, of Hamilton, Auckland, New Zealand
courtesy Auckland Library Heritage Collection
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1380 GatlandFrank EllisonFlight Sergeant411970New ZealanderPilotDFM

RNZAFBomber Command214 Sqd
1942-11-28StirlingIR9194BU-NChedburgh1833TorinoClaim by Lt Helmut Bergmann 7./NJG4 - 2km East of Sinceny (8A): 3,000m at 0049 hrs (Nachtjagd Combat Archives The Early Years Part 3 - Theo Boiten)

Hit by flak at 6,000ft and crashed at Couvron-et-Aumencourt 12 km North West of Laon (Bomber Command Losses 1942 - W R Chorley)
PoW No. 27404, Stalag 344 LamsdorfHe initially escaped and was captured at Haute-Marne on 8 Dec 1942

Flt Sgt Gatland DFM Gazetted 20 Nov 1942

Featured in Podcast. See Archive Report Notes
1381 GaveganJack RalphPilot OfficerNZ/402128Age 30New ZealandAir GunnerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-07-08WellingtonIIIX3557AA-XRAF Feltwell, Norfolk2340WilhelmshavenCrashed in the WaddenzeeMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 116
Courtesy AWMM

Born on the12th January 1941 at Auckland. A farmer for A.H. Cort's Farm at Wharepapa prior to service. Enlisted in the RNZAF at Levin on the 28th July 1940. Embarked for England on the 06th October 1940. Awarded his air gunner badge and promoted to sergeant on the 20 September 1940. Commissioned on the 12th August 1941. Joined 75 squadron on the 11th June 1941 after service with 125 squadron and 255 squadrons. Son of Cecil Percival Gavegan, and of Catherine Mary Gavegan (nee Ralph), of Adelaide, South Australia. Earlier of Epsom, Auckland. A total of 320 flying hours logged and on his 68th operational sortie, his 8th with 75 squadron.
1382 GawithPeter MastersFlight SergeantNZ/402444Born on the 19th March 1919 Age 23New ZealandPilotDFM

RNZAFFighter Command3 Sqd
1942-07-28HurricaneIIcHL858QO-YRAF Hunsdon, HertfordshirePMNight IntruderSee archive report for further detailsMissing believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 117
courtesy Auckland Library Heritage Collection: 7 October 1942: AWNS1942-1007-19-4.
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1383 GawithArnoldFlight SergeantNZ/422385Born on the 04th November 1919New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command70 Sqd1944-05-23WellingtonXJA506LTortorella, Italy (Foggia No. 2)2300Tortorella, Italy (Foggia No. 2)See archive report for further detailsKilledBeach Head War Cemetery, Anzio Grave XXII.G.2.Read Archive Report
1384 GayC SFlight LieutenantRNZAFBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-04-10StirlingIIILJ460XY-UTuddenham2243SOECrash landed Lion-en-Sullias {Loiret}PoW
1385 GellatlyWilfred RonaldPilot OfficerNZ/40563Age 21New ZealandPilotLater AFC. OBE. MiDRNZAFBomber Command226 Sqd
1942-08-19BostonIIIAL710MQ-ZRAF Thruxton on detachment from RAF Swanton Morley1015DieppeSee archive report for further detailsSafe-

Survived the war, later receiving the OBE and AFC as well as MiD. He was born at Dunedin on the 17th December 1920. Completed at least 75 sorties with various units including 266, 293 and 487 Squadron. After the war trained on helicopters and eventually became chief test pilot for Westland. Died in Somerset, England, in August 1983 age just 62.
1386 GennonPSergeantRNZAFBomber Command78 Sqd
1941-08-27WhitleyVZ6508EY-Middleton St George135MannheimCrashed off DunkerqueKilledDunkerque
1387 GeorgeJames WilliamFlight LieutenantNZ/40722PxRNZAFFighter Command409 Sqd RCAF
1945-06-23MosquitoNF. Mk. XIIMM567KP-EB.106, Twente, Netherlands1000Transit See archive report for further details KilledEnschede Eastern General Cemetery. Grave 190 Read Archive Report
1388 GeorgeHylton CarlyleSergeantNZ/401265Age 29New ZealandW/Op/Air/GnrRNZAFBomber Command11 Operational Training Unit. 6 Group
1942-02-17WellingtonICT2710-RAF Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire2010TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilledBassingbourn Cum Kneesworth Cemetery. Row FF. Grave 11

Courtesy AWMM

Also remembered on the Steeple Morden 355Th War Memorial. Born on the 15th November 1913 at Eketahuna. A self employed sheep farmer prior to service. A civil reserve pilot of the Wairarapa and Ruahine Aero Club. Awarded his ''A' licence on the 04th April 1939Around 44 flying hours logged prior to service. Enlisted at Levin on the 07th May 1940 for pilot training. Started training with No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School on the 04th June 1940, then with No. 1 Flying Training School. Pilot training terminated and remastered as an air gunner on the 17th October 1940.

Embarked for Canada on the 05th December 1940. Air gunner badge and promoted to sergeant on the 23rd June 1941. Embarked for England on the 06th July 1941. Further trains with 11 Operational Training Unit on the on the 25th November 1941. Son of Sinclair Munro George (died 23rd May 1933, age 60) and of Edith George (née Butterfield - died 07th September 1964, age 83), of Alfredton, Wellington, New Zealand.

1389 GermingJohn WilliamSergeant1803074Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-04-27LancasterIIIND796AA-JRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire2205Friedrichshafen See archive report for full details KilledDurnbach War Cemetery. Collective grave 4.C.11-7 Read Archive Report
1390 GibbesW EFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-02-03StirlingIBK604AA-SNewmarket1823HamburgCrashed SW of Almelo HollandPoW
1391 GibbsJ TFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-09-27LancasterIIILM738A4-BWitchford735CalaisCrashed target areaEvader
1392 GibbsW ESergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-11-29StirlingIBK609AA-RNewmarket.0005.TorinoTurned back crashed Bradwell Bay Essex
1393 GibbsJackSergeant625697Age 19W/op/Air/GnrDFM

RAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1940-10-23WellingtonIcP9292AA-CRAF Mildenhall, Suffolk1145Potsdam, BerlinSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 14Son of Philip Frederick and Maud Beatrice Gibbs, of Newbold, Warwickshire, England
1394 GibsonJohn Albert AxelSLdrNew ZealandPilotRAF RNZAFFighter Command501 Sqd

15 RNZAF Sqd 80 Sqd
13 [12+1]Ace 8 145 11
1395 GibsonHSergeantBomber Command487 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-03VenturaIIAJ200EG-GMethwold1643Ramrod 16Believed crashed at HoofddorpKilledHaarlemmermeer
1396 GibsonJ C McKSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-11-07WellingtonIcX9951AA-FeltwellBerlin?KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
1397 GibsonJohn Albert AxelSquadron Leader40969Age 29New ZealanderPilotDSO


RAFFighter Command80 Sqd
1945-03-24TempestVNV966EY-?14 1/2 Destroyed - 11 damagedB.80 VolkelPatrolForce landed at HelmondInjured Born on the 24th August 1916 in Brighton, Sussex EnglandServed in the NZ TF Army from October 1934 until May 1935. Enlisted in the RAF on the16th May 1938. Served until 30th November 1945. On loan to the RNZAF from 13th June 1942 - December 1944.

Served in RNZAF from 01st December 1945 - 24th December 1946. Then served with RAF from 1948 - 31st December 1954. Also flew in the Biafran War and with the Rhodesian Air Force until 1979. Held following posts since leaving the RNZAF, Chamber of Mines Employee (South Africa). General Manager Bechuanafond Airways, Director JAGAIR (Zimbabwe). Passed away on the 01st July 2000 in Nottingham, England age 83.

1398 GiddensD CSergeantRNZAFBomber Command103 Sqd
1942-10-05HalifaxIIW1216PM-QElsham Wolds1900AachenCrashed Rosmeer BelgiumPoW
1399 GiddensSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-11-26WellingtonIcZ1144AA-Feltwell1830EmdenAbandoned N of Wrangle Lincs
1400 GilberdM SFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1942-10-16StirlingIBF392OJ-DLakenheath1830GardeningCrashed near Ile d'YeuKilledPort Joinville Communal

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