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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
201 BarkhouseD FSergeantRCAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-09-20WellingtonIcR1518AA-Feltwell1930BerlinCrashed Swanton Abbot NorfolkParadie Archive Database
202 BarnesR JWarrant OfficerR87330RCAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-16StirlingIW7469AA-ONewmarket2217MannheimCrashed at KatzenbachKilledRheinberg War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
203 BarnesWilliam JamesFlight Sergeant PilotNZ/41975RNZAFBomber Command57 Sqd
1942-06-05WellingtonICHF915DX-RAF Feltwell2325Essen Victim of a night fighter attack MissingRunnymede Memorial Panel 117 Read Archive Report
204 BarnesLukeFlying OfficerNZ/422356Born 31st December 1922 Age 22New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command74 Sqd
1945-04-19SpitfireXVITB7394D-?Drope, Germany1815Recce See archive report for further details KilledBecklingen War Cemetery. Grave 27.E.13. Read Archive Report
205 BarnesJ GSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-10-24WellingtonIIIZ1652AA-MildenhallMilanoCrashed Ville-sur-RetournePoW
206 BarnettM GFlight LieutenantPilotRNZAFFighter485 Sqd RNZAF
1942-05-31SpitfireVbBL699RoadsteadEvaded
207 BarnettWilliam AlbertFlying Officer413929New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command627 Sqn
1945-03-27MosquitoIVDZ599AZ:FWoodhall Spa19:39GardeningMinelaying duties over river Elbe. At 22:01 called the formation leader to advise the Mosquito was about to be ditched. No position was given but it was believed that the a/c went into the sea near the Frisians. Last Mosquito IV to be lost on an operational sortie.Injured/PoW, unknown camp
208 BarnettWilliam HenrySergeantNZ/421927Age 22New ZealandNavigatorRNZAFTraining Command9 (Observers) Advanced Flying Unit - 25 Group1943-01-14AnsonIEG1100RAF Penrohs, Caernarvonshire2100Training Flight See archive report for further details Injured - Died of woundsLlanbeblig Public Cemetery, Caernarfon. Grave 2187. Read Archive Report
209 BarnittHeslop Miles FrederickPilot Officer40981Age 21New ZealandPilotRNZAFCoastal Command206 Sqd1939-09-09AnsonIK6187VX-ERAF Bircham Newton, NorfolkPatrol See other archive report for further brief details Safe

courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Read Archive Report
210 BarrEric WilliamSergeantNZ/402240ObserverMiDRNZAF (Middle East Command)Bomber Command14 SqdBomber Command1942-02-25Bristol BlenheimIVV5657Call sign "O"Landing Ground 116 near Fuka, EgyptNot knownMartuba, Libya Severely damaged by anti-aircraft fire. Crashed near Bir Hakheim, Libya Safe but injuredRead Archive Report
211 Barr Eric WilliamFlying OfficerNZ/402240ObserverMiDRNZAF (Middle East Command)Bomber Command14 Sqd
1942-12-19Martin MarauderIAFK366Not knownBerka III, near Benghazi, Libya17:00Minelaying - TunisShot down by anti-aircraft fire. Crashed in the sea near Tunis.KilledBuried at Enfideville War Cemetery, Tunisia - Grave No. IV.E.23Read Archive Report
212 BarrD SFlying OfficerBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1945-03-21LancasterIRA564AA-PMepal947MunsterCrashed in target areaKilled
213 BarracloughHSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1945-03-21LancasterIII LM733AA-RMepal1001MunsterBroke in two in target areaPoW
214 BarrettRichardFlight LieutenantNZ/391324PilotRNZAFFighter Command65 Sqd
1944-05-17MustangIIIFX993YT-?RAF Funtingdon, Sussex905RangerSee archive report for further details KilledFrederikshavn Cemetery. Allied Plot. Grave 64Read Archive Report
215 BarriballMalcolm Eber PalmerPilot OfficerNZ/42358Age 22New ZealandPilotRNZAFAllied Expeditionary Force487 Sqd
1944-03-13MosquitoFB.VIHX857EG-LRAF Hunsdon, Hertfordshire1505Construction worksSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 263


Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Born on the 12th May 1921 at Auckland. Studied at Canterbury Agricultural College after leaving King's College. A farmer on his mothers farm at Lincoln Park, Waiuku prior to service. Enlisted on the 11th June 1942 at Levin. Embarked for training in Canada on the 10th May 1942. Awarded his pilots badge and promoted to sergeant on the 09th October 1942. Embarked for England on the 08th March 1943. Joined 487 squadron flying both the Ventura and Mosquito on the 24th June 1943. Awarded commission on the 14th October 1943. Son of Samuel Eber Barriball (died 1944) and Florence Susan Evelyn Barriball (nee Bischoff, later Bischoff-Madden), brother of Susan of Waiuku, Auckland, New Zealand. A total of 495 flying hours logged. Total number of operations thought to have been at least 9.
216 BarronJ FSergeantRNZAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1941-11-25StirlingIW7450LS-AWytonThe RuhrCrashed on landing at Warboys
217 BarronJames FraserWing Commander401749Age 23New Zealand PilotDSO

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RNZAFBomber Command7 Sqn
1944-05-19LancasterIIIND845MG:C RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire22:22le Mans Attack on V1 shipment en route to launching sitesSee archive report for further detailsKilledLe Mans West Cemetery. Plot 38. 1939-45 Row C. Joint grave 20
courtesy courtesy Auckland Cenotaph
218 BarryJ HSergeantRNZAFBomber Command57 Sqd
1942-11-10LancasterIW4262DX-Scampton1721GardeningCrashed Burgh on Bain LINCSKilled
219 BarsonJ F MSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-20LancasterIME752AA-ZMepal2343HombergCrashed at Heythuysen {Limburg}KilledJonkerbos War Cemetery
220 BartlettJSergeantRNZAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1942-10-16HalifaxIIW1038NP-NTrainingCrashed at Wigginton YORKS
221 BartleyMaxwell LoganFlight SergeantNZ/415679PilotRNZAFCoastal Command544 Sqd1944-01-04MosquitoPR.IXMM232Not issuedRAF Benson, Oxfordshire1315ReconnaissanceSee archive report for further detailsKilledPoix-De-Picardie Churchyard. Row D. Grave 12Read Archive Report
222 BartonJames EdgarPilot OfficerNZ/402433PilotRNZAFFighter Command245 Sqd
1942-08-19HurricaneIIcBD766MR-?RAF Middle Wallop / RAF Shoreham in Sussex445DieppeSee archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 115Read Archive Report
223 BartonJames HenryFlight Sergeant426158New ZealanderNavigatorRNZAFBomber Command626 Sqn
1944-05-11LancasterIIIJB409UM:P2Wickenby21:56HassettThere were two claims for this aircraft. Hptm. Ernest-Wilhelm Modrow 2./NJG1 - 15km South East of Goes (Blindschlieiche): 4,200m at 00:26 and Fw Erwin Storck 1./NJG2 - Zuid Beceland: 3,000m at 00:46. Both claims confirmed as full victories on 7th September 1944. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 2 - Theo Boiten)

The aircraft dived into the ground and exploded near Noorddijk and west of Noordweg at Krabbendijke. It completely disintegrated leaving little remains of the aircraft and crew leaving a large crater destroying a sea-dyke and road. The few remains recovered were buried in the local cemetery at Krabbendijke
KiARunnymede Memorial Panel 263
Granite and Brick Memorial. The inscription in Dutch reads "Fallen for our FREEDOM 11th May 1944"
Son of the Revd. Frazer Burnett Barton and of Jeanie Cordiner Barton (nee Reid), of Gore, Southland, New Zealan
224 BartonA J DSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-02-05StirlingIBK617AA-DNewmarket1943GardeningDitched 2 miles off Cromer NorfolkKilledRunnymede
225 BartonColin William BidwellPilot OfficerNZ/412187PilotRNZAFBomber CommandOverseas Aircraft Preparation Unit1942-07-25BeaufortIDE121Not knownRAF Lyneham, Wiltshire900Air TestSee archive report for detailsKilledNorwich Cemetery. Sec. 54. Grave 674Read Archive Report
226 BartonWilliam SeymourSergeantNZ/4213820Age 24New ZealanderPilotRNZAFTraining Command16 Elementary Flying Training School. 51 Group1944-08-31Tiger MothIIN5451-RAF Burnaston, Derbyshire1217TrainingSee archive report for further brief details - collided with Oxford I NM637KilledRepton Churchyard (St. Wystan). Grave 409


Courtesy Jennifer Lemaire /AWMM

Born on the 28th April 1920 at Auckland. Worked as a carpenter for V.E. Haughey of Morningside prior to service. After 3 months service with the territorial army enlisted in the RNZAF at Levin on the 31st October 1942. Embarked for Canada on the 12th October 1942. Pilots badge awarded an promoted to sergeant on the 07th April 1944. Embarked for England on the 29th April 1944. Son of Victor and Charlotte Ellen Barton (nee Taylor), of Mt. Eden, Auckland, New Zealand. A total of 260 flying hours logged with 36 solo on the Tiger Moth.
227 BassettTrevor NormanSergeantNZ/401719Air/GnrRNZAFFighter CommandNo. 1 School of Army Co-operation (70 Group)1941-02-10LysanderIIL4778Not knownRAF Old Sarum, WiltshireNot knownTraining See archive report for further details Injured - Died later that daySalisbury Cemetery (London Road) Sec. M. Grave 371Read Archive Report
228 BatesonB WFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-06-24LancasterIIIND920AA-PMepal2318RimeauxCrashed at Fruges {Pas-de-Calais}KilledFruges Communal Cemetery
229 BatgerHFlight SergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-08-31StirlingIIIEF491AA-OMepal2025BerlinCrash landed at Coltishall Norfolk on return
230 BathOswald FergusonLACNZ/427114Age 32New ZealandWireless OperatorRNZAFTransport 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

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 11th June 1913 at Invercargill. Enlisted on the 10th July 1942 at Rongotar. Son of John Thomas Bath (died 08th September 1954, age 79) and Jeannie Stuart Bath (née Wilson - died 31st October 1949, age 71) Husband of Mabel Grace Bath (née Ransom - died 19th April 1989, age 83), of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. A flight mechanic by trade serving with No. 2 Service Unit.
231 BathgateJames Robertson GrantFlying OfficerNZ/403932Age 23New ZealandPilotDFC

RNZAFBomber Command161 Sqd
1943-12-10LysanderIIIaV9673MA-JRAF Tangmere, Sussex2105SOESee archive report for further detailsKilled - along with two brave French agentsLa Ville-Aux-Bois British Cemetery. Grave 3.B.1ASon of George Thomas Bathgate and of Eleanor Isabella Bathgate (née Macnee), of Outram, Otago, New Zealand and husband of Dorothea Valentia Bathgate. He had served previously both in the Middle East and England. A total of 1117 flying hours logged.
232 BattyRonald John MortonSergeant549542Air GunnerRAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-20LancasterIME691AA-RRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire2335HombergCrashed at Veghel {Noord-Brabant}KilledUden War Cemetery, Netherlands. Grave 5.A.9Of The Armistice, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire. No further details - are you able to assist?
233 BatyF ASergeantRNZAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1941-09-07WellingtonIcR1798KO-BMarham2023BerlinCrashed near DrachtstercompagnieKilledSmallingerland
234 BaulfI H WSergeantRNZAFBomber Command424 Sqd RCAF
1943-02-20WellingtonIIIBK435QB-UTopcliffe1742GardeningCrashed in North Sea off TexelKilledRunnymede
235 BaverstockDSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-01-04StirlingIIILJ473AA-RMepal2220GardeningCrashed at base on return
236 BaxterA KFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command76 Sqd
1943-08-02HalifaxVEB249MP-EHolme on Spalding Moor2330HamburgCrashed at HesedorfKilledHamburg (Ohlsdorf) Cemetery
237 BayesJoseph ThomasPilot Officer185783Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqn RNZAF
1944-11-04LancasterIIIND917AA:OMepal11:SolingenBrought down some 9 km SE of target area, crashing near Wermelskirchen. The crew were buried at Wermelskirchen, but later transferred to RheinbergKilledRheinberg War Cemetery 5.C.5
238 BaylissJohn BarronSergeantNZ/40600Age ?New ZealandW/Op/Air/GunnerRNZAFFighter Command125 Sqd
1941-10-25DefiantIT3985VA-?RAF Fairwood Common, Glamorganshire2200Night PatrolBaled out near SwanseaSafe
239 BaynesMelville CollinsonFlight SergeantNZ/414229Age 26New ZealandNavigatorRNZAFFighter Command88 Sqd
1943-10-22BostonIIIABZ307RH-JRAF Hartford Bridge, Hampshire1357Courcelles, BelgiumSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledGent City Cemetery. Grave 18.7.7

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 03rd May 1917 at Christchurch. Self employed cycle dealer prior to service. On the 27th July 1941 enlisted at Levin. Joined No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School on the 07th September 1941 but his pilot training terminated. Embarked for Canada on the 08th January 1942. Joined No. 9 Air Observers School on the 04th February 1942.

Observer badge awarded on the 21st August 1942 and promoted to Sergeant. Further training with No. 34 Operational Training Unit on the Ventura at Pennfield Ridge aerodrome joining on the 01st September 1942. Understood that the crew formed there. Embarked for England via New York on the 05th January 1943. Joined 88 squadron on the 01st April 1943.

Son of Wilfred Francis (died 02nd November 1963) and Florence Cecily Baynes (nee Carr - died 09th August 1949), of 190 Matson's Road, Papanui, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Escaped uninjured from Ventura AE658 whilst with 34 Operational Training Unit at Pennfield Ridge on the 08th October 1942

240 BayntonT JFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command487 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-03VenturaIAE716EG-UMethwold1643Ramrod 16Crashed near AmsterdamKilledAmersfoort {Oud Leusden}
241 BeadleBernard JamesSquadron LeaderNZ/426159Born on the 31st January 1914New Zealand NavigatorRNZAFFerry CommandFerry Flight RNZAF1947-08-27MosquitoFB.VIHR375Not issued-1019Ferry flight See archive report for further brief details Missing -believed killed Runnymede Memorial. Panel 287 Read Archive Report
242 BealJ D AFlying OfficerNZ-421349PilotRNZAFFighter66 Sqd
1944-09-22SpitfireIXMJ981Dive BombingCrashed near DunkrikKilledDunkirk Town Cemetery France
243 BealeHeathcote Huia ButlerSquadron LeaderNZ/41465Born on the 10th September 1916New ZealandPilotDFC and bar

RNZAFBomber Command37 Sqd1944-04-03WellingtonXLN853LF-ZFoggia No. 2 Tortorella, Italy2043Manfred Weis Armaments factorySee archive report for further brief detailsSeriously Injured - PoW - died of wounds 1944-08-04. MissingMalta Memorial Panel 16, Column 1.

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Son of Arthur Merritt Beale, and of Ema Reremoana (nee Brown, later Williams) Beale, of Te Puia Springs, Auckland, New Zealand
244 BeamishFrancis VictorGroup Captain1608927 September 1903, Dunmanway, County CorkIrishPilotDSO & Bar

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RAFFighter485 Sqd RNZAF
1942-03-28SpitfireVbW3649FV-B11 (?)RodeoOn 28 March 1942 Beamish was leading the Kenley Wing and flying with No. 485 Squadron RAF (New Zealand) when he sighted a formation of Messerschmitt Bf 109s and Focke Wulf Fw 190s just south of Calais. In the battle which followed Beamish was attacked and damaged by a Messerschmitt Bf 109 and requested a position over the radio before last being seen entering a cloud near CalaisKilled Runnymede Memorial United Kingdom

Wikipedia
245 BeangeKeith ThomasPilot OfficerNZ/416440Age 21New ZealanderPilotRNZAFFighter Command52 Operational Training Unit1942-10-15SpitfireIIAP7966Presentation Spitfire: 'ManxmanRAF Aston Down, Gloucestershire-TrainingSee archive report for detailsKilledCirencester Cemetery. Plot 5. R.C. Row FFF. Grave 16

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 23rd August 1921 at Hamilton. Worked as an electrical engineer gor Turnbull and Jones Ltd prior to enlisting at Levin on the 30th November 1941. Son of Daniel Thomas Beange and Frances Beange (née Clark), of Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand. 261 Flying hours logged
246 BeardJ LSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1945-03-14LancasterIPB741AA-EMepal1348HattingenKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
247 BeardmoreJohn ThomasSergeant18187551925Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqn RNZAF
1944-11-04LancasterIIIND917AA:OMepal11:31SolingenBrought down some 9 km SE of target area, crashing near Wermelskirchen. The crew were buried at Wermelskirchen, but later transferred to RheinbergKilledRheinberg War Cemetery 5.C.2Son of John Thomas Beardmore and Bertha May Beardmore, of Stoke-on-Trent
248 BearneWSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-09-06WellingtonIcX9767AA-SFeltwellHulsCrashed near Borculo HollandKilledBorculo General
249 BeatsonRex VivianPilot Officer4044771911New ZealandFlight EngineerRNZAFBomber Command44 (Rhodesia) Sqn
1942-05-08LancasterIR5555KM:PWaddingtonWarnemündeR5555 was coned by 12./Flak Rgt. 29 (Werfer 59), hit by 3./Lei. Flak Abt. 770 (o), Flaklehr und Versuchsregt. FAS I, 1./Res. Flak Abt. 525, 4.lei. Flak Abt. 762 (I., II. and V. Zug) and 1.Lei Flak Abt. 723 (III. Zug). Crashed near Warnemünde- Lambrechtshagen, 7km WNW of Rostock at 01:57 hrs (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (13 July 1941 - 29 May 1942) The Early Years Part 2 - Theo Boiten)KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery 8.B.20Son of James Beatson and of Violet Beatson (nee Bailey), of Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
250 BeattieK AFlight LieutenantRNZAFBomber Command635 Sqd
1945-03-05LancasterIPB921F2-NDownham Mkt1721ChemnitzPoW

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