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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
3501 SealeW T CFlying OfficerBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1940-01-10WellingtonIL4371AA-TrainingCrashed landing at Harwell Berks
3502 SearellL PFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1944-08-08HalifaxVLL308NF-QTempsford2200SOECrashed near Geraudot {Aube}KilledLusigny-sur-Barse
3503 SeavillF CWing CommanderBomber Command487 Sqd RNZAF
1942-12-06VenturaIIAJ196EG-CFeltwell1120EindhovenCrashed Woensdrecht AirfieldKilled
3504 SedunaryA J LPilot OfficerDFC

Bomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-08-23StirlingIIIBF564JN-WMepal2051BerlinCrashed at MartensmuhleKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
3505 ServiceASergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-10-15WellingtonIcX9916AA-FeltwellKolnCrashed Koln-WidenKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
3506 ServiceASergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-09-20WellingtonIcR1518AA-Feltwell1930BerlinCrashed Swanton Abbot Norfolk
3507 SewellF SPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command622 Sqd
1944-06-07LancasterIIIND765GI-CMildenhall.0015.Massy-PalaiseauCrashed at Montigny-le-Bretonneux {Yvelines}KilledViroflay New Communal
3508 ShalfoonCharles JohnSergeantNZ/413897Age 22New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-10-11WellingtonIIIBK341AA-?RAF Mildenhall, SuffolkGardeningCrashed near SkallingenMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 118

Born on the 04th December 1919 at Opotiki. Employed as a shop assistant in the family grocery and hardware business, Shalfoon and Francis Ltd. 06th July 1941 found Charles Shalfoon in Levin, with the Royal New Zealand Air Force Initial Training Wing, to train as an Airman Pilot. He moved on to No. 2 Elementary Flying School on the 16th August 1941, before embarking for Canada, on the 20th October 1941, for further experience. He was attached to the Royal Canadian Air Force, on the 04th November 1941, working at the Service Flying Training School. he was awarded his Pilots Badge and promotion to Sergeant on the 27th February 1942, in Nova Scotia. He then embarked to the United Kingdom, on the 14th March 1942, to be attached to the Royal Air Force. 5 Arriving at the Personnel Reception centre on the 28th March 1942.

He was then posted to the Pilots Advanced Flying Unit, on the 20th May 1942. By the end of the following month he was flying Wellingtons at an Operational Training Unit. He joined 75 Squadron on the 22nd September 1942, and flew three air operations. Son of Anthony (died 13th August 1945, age 66) and Amine (died 24th February 1972, age 92) Shalfoon, of Opotiki, Auckland, New Zealand.

3509 ShallcrassFrederick NettleshipFlight LieutenantNZ/40678Age 29New ZealanderPilotRNZAFAllied Expeditionary Air Force487 Sqd
1944-10-01MosquitoVINS988EG-SRAF Thorney Island, Sussex2000IntruderSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledCrathie Cemetery. Grave 357

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 18th July 1915 at Greymouth, South Island. Worked as a sales person for Spiers Radio Company at Westport prior to service. A member of the West Coast Aero club and obtained his 'A' licence on the 11th December 1935. Flew ov 50 hours solo before being offered a short service commission in June 1939. Enlisted in the RNZAF on the 20th September 1939 at Rongotai. Trained at No. 1 Flying Training School starting on the 24th October 1939 and then to No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School on the 26th January 1940 where his training as a pilot was terminated and his commission relinquished. Reinlisted as a LAC observer under training on the 29th January 1940. Attached to No. 1 Air Observers School on the 09th February 1940. Awarded his air observer badge and promoted to sergeant on the 27th May 1940.

Embarked for England on the 07th June 1940Attached to No. 17 Operational Training Unit on the 20th July 1940 flying on the Blenheim. Joined 106 squadron on the 02nd October 1940 flying on the Hampden. Attached to 248 squadron on the 12th October 1940 flying on the Blenheim. 04th May 1940 attached to 404 squadron flying the Blenheim on the 04th May 1941. Attached to 489 squadron on the 18th May 1942 flying on the Hampden. Awarded commission on the 16th September 1942. Attached to 13 Initial training Unit for training as a pilot on the 6th February 1943. Embarked for Canada in May 1943. Attached to No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School on the 26th May 1943 and then to No. 19 Service Flying School . Awarded his pilot badge on the 12th November 1943.

Embarked for England on the 14th October 1943. After serving with 60 Operational Training Unit joined 487 squadron on the 12th September 1944 with his navigator.

Son of Frederick Water Shallcrass (died 03rd February 1960, age 84), and of Mary Phyllis Franklyn Shallcrass (nee Taylor - died 1969, age 86 - they married on the 15th April 1903) of Box 33, Greymouth, New Zealand. Husband of Annie Margaret Elizabeth Shallcrass (née Bissett, later Costello - died 17th August 2011, age 91), of Wakatu, Nelson. New Zealand.

3510 ShandMichael MorayFlight LieutenantNZ/391268Born in Wellington, New Zealand, on the 20th February 1915 (Age 27)New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command485 Sqd RNZAF
1942-11-28SpitfireVbEP595OU-? RAF Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire 1120Rhubarb See archive report for further details PoW number: 833 Stalag Luft SaganNone - survived the war - Passed away on the 10th December 2007, age 94Read Archive Report
3511 ShandMichael MorayPilot OfficerNZ/391368Born in Wellington, New Zealand, on the 20th February 1915New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command54 Sqd
1940-08-25SpitfireIR6969PatrolReturned damagedWounded Read Archive Report
3512 ShanksGeoffrey AlexanderFlying OfficerNZ/42463 (132244)Age 26New ZalandNavigatorRNZAF3 Sqd (NZ)1944-09-09VenturaPV-INZ4522-Piva Airfield, Bougainville720RabaulForce landingSurvived

Born on the 17th June 1918 at Gisborne. Son of Frederick Alexander Shanks (died 02nd April 1953, age 75) and Evelyn Marie Gertrude Shanks (née Woodward - died 15th November 1967, age 68). Enlisted on the 10th January 1942. Left RNZAF on the 08th October 1945 and transferred to the reserves until the 11th September 1962. Final rank Fl/Lt. Passed away on the 20th September 2001, age 83. Buried at Taruheru Cemetery, Gisborne, New Zealand.
3513 ShapiroM BPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command487 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-03VenturaIAE731EG-OMethwold1643Ramrod 16Crash landed NE of VijfhuizenPoW
3514 SharmanGeorge WilliamSergeantNZ/412746Age 27New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-09-06WellingtonIIIBJ765AA-LRAF Mildenhall, Suffolk105DuisburgSee archive report for further detailsKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 16.F.12


Born on the 23rd February 1915 at Huntly. Worked as a plumber for G. C Richards of Whangarei. Enlisted at Levin on the 04th May 1941. Initial training at No. 4 Elementary Flying Training School joining on the 14th June 1941 then to No. 3 Flying Training School on 26th July 1941. Pilots badge awarded on the 18th October 1941 and promoted to sergeant.

Embarked for England on the 17th November 1941. After serving with various units joined 11 Operational Training Unit on the 24th March 1942. Joined 75 squadron on the 12th August 1942. Son of George Edward Sharman (died 31st May 1980), and of Ada Helen Sharman (nee Carseldine - died 23rd August 1958), of Whangarei, Auckland, New Zealand. A total of 294 flying hours logged and on his 04th operational sortie.

3515 SharmanWilliam HenryA/C 176121Born on the 21st March 1920 in West Ham, England (Age 33)New ZealandEngine FitterRNZAFRNZAF Station Wigram1953-10-15De Havilland DevonST.INZ1811Not knownRNZAF Wigram1547Formation FlyingSee archive report for further details
mid-air collision with NZ1810
Killed Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch, Canterbury. Read Archive Report
3516 SharpS HSergeantNZ/402527Bomb AimerRNZAFBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1942-05-06WellingtonIVZ1413UV-XBreighton2130StuttgartClaimed by Oblt Reinhold Eckardt 7/NJG3 (Detached to III/NJG4) - 8km West of Trelon at 0253. In a later statement by Plt Off Train said that the a/c was shot down at approx 0250 hours on 7/5/1942 approx 10 miles SE of Maubeuge.PoW No.88 Stalag Luft 3 Sagan & Belaria
3517 SharpJ DSergeantRNZAFBomber Command487 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-03VenturaIIAJ200EG-GMethwold1643Ramrod 16Believed crashed at HoofddorpPoW
3518 SharpR ESergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-07-10WellingtonIIIX3720AA-FeltwellDusseldorfLost over seaKilledSage War Cemetery
3519 SharpV JFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command90 Sqd
1943-09-27StirlingIIIEF952WO-FWratting Common1951HannoverCrashed at Horseheath CambsKilledCambridge City Cemetery
3520 SharpeR WSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-12-02StirlingIBK618AA-QNewmarket202FrankfurtCrashed at Adar-Oberstein GermanyPoW
3521 SharpeWarren SelwynSergeantNZ/4310378Age 20New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining Command2 Operational Training Unit (NZ)
1945-08-04HarvardIIANZ1048-RNZAF Ohakea0930TrainingMid-air collision with NZ1035KilledOtahuhu Public Cemetery. Grave B. 16.7

Born on the 19th May 1925 in Stratford. Educated at Auckland Grammar School. A labourer for Auckland Municipal Abattoirs in Westfield. Enlisted at Harewood as aircraft hand on the 12th August 1943. Remustered as as a pilot under training on the 26th May 1944. No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School 27th May 1844. No. 1 Service Flying Training School on the 30th September 1944.

Pilot badge awarded on the 08th March 1945 and promoted to sergeant on the 11th March 1945. To Woodbourne on an NCO course on the 20th March 1945. With Overseas Training Pool on the 16th April 1945. With Mediterranean Wing on the 26th May 1945. 2 Operational Training Unit 21st July 1945 for training on the P-40. A total of 148 flying hours logged with 93 on the Harvard.

Son of Herbert Francis Sharpe (died 21st February 1980, age 85), and of Muriel Sharpe (née Sanderson - died 01st January 1973, age 75), of 44 Clevedon Road, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand.

3522 SharrockA APilot OfficerW/OpRNZAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1943-11-18StirlingIIIEH903OJ-LLakenheath1721Mannheim Most likely shot down by nightfighter. Crashed target area PoWEither hit by flak or most likely shot down by a night fighter, the aircraft crashed in the target area. Scott (the Mid Upper Gunner) and another air gunner were killed; the rest of the crew bailed out and were taken Prisoner of War. A letter written to the recipient’s mother by the aircraft’s Wireless Operator, Pilot Officer Albert Sharrock, who survived and was taken Prisoner of War, states: ‘Dear Mrs. Scott, I received your letter a week ago and am most sorry indeed to hear the sad news of your son James. He did everything that was required of him on the trip magnificently, and you can be proud to know that he did his duty without thought of personal danger. Regarding the actual circumstances at the time we were shot down I’m afraid I cannot give you any details, but I have every confidence that he was able to bale out... May I extend my sincerest condolences to you in your loss and express the hope he will not have made the greatest sacrifice in vain.’ This raid was the major diversionary raid from the resumption of the ‘Battle of Berlin’. 395 aircraft were sent to bomb Mannheim. German night fighter successfully engaged the main bomber stream shooting down 23 aircraft. The Daimler Benz car factory suffered catastrophic damage on this raid. Scott is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. His medals were sent to his mother, Mrs. R. Scott. 255 Cumberland Street, Glasgow, C5, Scotland
3523 ShawNorman SteventonFl/Sgt. PilotNZ/4213940RNZAFBomber Command11 OTU (Operational Training Unit)1945-01-14WellingtonXLN403OP-VRAF Westcott, Buckinghamshire1335Training sortieControls jammed - Hit row of trees and crashed at Wotton Underwood railway station KilledOxford Cemetery (Botley). Plot H/3. Grave 162 Read Archive Report
3524 ShawWFlight SergeantPilotRNZAFFighter610 Sqd
3525 ShawK FPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command623 Sqd
1943-10-03StirlingIIIEF158IC-SDownham Market1847KasselCrashed E of KasselKilledRunnymede
3526 ShawKenneth FazackerleySergeant1132866Age 22BritishAir GunnerRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-06-22StirlingIEF399AA-ORAF Newmarket, Suffolk2337MulheimShot down near Markelo HollandKilledMarkelo General Cemetery Plot 4, Row C, Joint grave 11-12


Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Shaw, of Headlands Drive, Prestwich, Lancashire, England.
3527 ShawS A GSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-05-15WellingtonIIIX3482AA-JFeltwellGardeningCrashed off SyltKilledKiel War Cemetery
3528 ShawCharles CecilSergeantNZ/413130Age 20New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining Command6 Flying Instructor Training School. 50 Group1942-02-14Miles MagisterIN3829-RAF Staverton, Gloucestershire1415TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledGloucester Old Cemetery. Plot B. Grave 10178

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 29th March 1921 in New South Wales, Australia. Moved to New Zealand in 1921. Worked as a clerk for State Advances Corporationin Auckland prior to service. Member of the Auckland Model and Aerospace Club. Enlisted at Levin on the 25th May 1941. Trained at No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School joining on the 05th June 1941. Then to No.1 Flying Training School joining on the 06th August 1941. Pilots badge awarded on the 29th September 1941 and promoted to sergeant on the 08th November 1941. Embarked to England on the 17th November 1941. Joined 6 Flying Instructor Training School on the 13th January 1942.

Son of Charlie and Mary Louise Shaw (nee Curry) of St. Albans, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.

3529 ShawPhilip NevilleSergeantNZ/405330Age 20New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining Command53 Operational Training Unit

81 Group

1942-01-03SpitfireIaP9491-RAF Llandow, Glamorgan, WalesTrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilledLlantwit Major Cemetery. Section C, Grave 22

Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand

Born on the 11th May 1922 at Gisborne. Educated at Gisborne High School. An apprentice motor mechanic for Ormond Motors in Gisborne. Enlist at Levin as a pilot under training on the 21st December 1940. With No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School 08th February 1941.

Embarked for Canada on the 29th April 1941. With 34 Service Flying Training School 16th May 1941 (no flying) Joined 32 Service Flying Training School on the 27th May 1941. Pilots badge awarded and promoted to sergeant on the 25th September 1941.

Embarked for England on the 07th October 1941. With No. 3 Personnel Reception Centre 19th October 1941 With No. 9 Service Flying Training School 03rd November 1941. Hurricane/Spitfire training with 53 Operational Training Unit on the 16th December 1941. A total of 160 flying hours logged.

Son of John Nicholson Shaw (died 24th June 1964, age 82) and Emma Shaw (née Beaufoy - died 03th December 1938, age 56) of Gisborne, New Zealand.

3530 ShearerJ MFlight LieutenantRNZAFBomber Command576 Sqd
1944-05-06LancasterIIIND783UL-C2Elsham Wolds.0015.AubigneKilledBayeaux War Cemetery France
3531 ShearerHenry SinclairFlying OfficerNZ/412747Born on the 27th March 1917New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining Command2 Flying Instructors School. 21 Group1943-05-13OxfordIIX7126-RAF Montrose, Angus920TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledMontrose Cemetery (Sleepyhillock). Sec. 2. Class C. Grave 2.

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Son of William George and Ellen Shearer (née Eaton), of Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand and husband of Margaret Mary Shearer (née Besky, later Bennett), of Northcote, Auckland. A shop assistant for Woolworths Ltd prior to service. A total of 966 flying hours logged with 776 solo on the Oxford.
3532 ShearesSergeant413489RNZAFBomber Command14 Polish U1942-07-02OxfordED154Crashed Carlton on trentKilled
3533 SheddanAlexander BernardFlight SergeantNZ/416210Air BomberRNZAFBomber Command166 Sqd
1943-12-20LancasterIR5552AS-P2RAF Kirmington, Lincolnshire1727FrankfurtSee archive report for detailsKilledMiddelharnis Cemetery Grave 7 Read Archive Report
3534 SheddanCornelius JamesSLdrNew ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command485 Sqd (NZ)

15 [11+4] (7+1sh V-1s)Diver' ace 55+8V-1s
3535 SheddanC JWarrant OfficerPilotFighter486 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-05TempestVJN854GPatrolForce landed near Netherfield, SussexInjured
3536 SheddenC JFlight SergeantPilotFighter486 Sqd RNZAF
3537 SheedHerbert MooreFlying OfficerNZ417121c1916New ZealanderAir BomberRNZAFBomber Command1944-11-22WellingtonXLP547LF-STortorella, Italy17.09Szombathely Marshalling Yards, HungaryShot down by night fighter and crashed at FelsőjánosfaKilledBudapest War Cemetery - Coll. grave III. A. 1-3.Read Archive Report
3538 SheildN JFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1943-03-31StirlingIIIBK715OJ-DLakenheath1030Air testAbandoned
3539 ShelnuttB WSergeantRCAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-10-26WellingtonIcZ1168AA-FeltwellHamburg?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
3540 ShelnuttB WSergeantRCAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-09-28WellingtonIcR1177AA-Feltwell1920FrankfurtAbandoned near Sible Hedingham ESSEX Paradie Archive Database
3541 ShepherdJohn AlexanderFlight Sergeant404582NavigatorRNZAFBomber Command106 Sqn
1942-12-21LancasterIR5914ZN:?RAF Syerston, Nottinghamshire17:10MunchenSee Archive Report for detailsPoW No: 27344 Camp: Stalag Lamsdorf (344)None - understood to have survived the war
3542 ShepherdL CFlight LieutenantRNZAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1942-12-17StirlingIBF403HA-RDownham Market1802FallerslebenCrashed off TexelKilledBergen op Zoom
3543 ShepherdIan JamesPilot OfficerNZ/404414Age 26New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-07-26WellingtonIIIZ1596AA-?RAF Feltwell, Norfolk2235HamburgSee archive report for further detailsKilledSage War Cemetery Grave 13.C.9. Read Archive Report
3544 ShepherdHenry ScoresbyNZ/411459Born on the 07th October 1914New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command40 Sqd1943-08-11WellingtonXHZ544BL-ZHani West, Tunisia2200MessinaSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedAlamein Memorial. Panel 278

courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

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3545 SheppardB MPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command214 Sqd
1942-07-26StirlingIW7560BU-CStradishall2237HamburgCrashed at WesterdeichstrichPoW
3546 SheppardSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1940-10-21WellingtonIcR3158AA-MildenhallEindhovenCrash landed Manston Kent.
3547 ShergoldT GSergeant1149715Bomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-16StirlingIBF451AA-ZNewmarket2214MannheimCrashed at Rilly-la-MontagneKilledCholoy War Cemetery France
3548 ShirleyW LFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command582 Sqd
1944-09-21LancasterIIIPB5126O-Little Staughton1042TrainingCrashed near North WealdKilled
3549 ShogreenM E JSergeantNZ415375RNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-28StirlingIIIBK807AA-MNewmarket2030GardeningCrashed in the BalticKilledSvino
3550 ShortSydney JohnFSgtNew ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command486 Sqd (NZ)

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