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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
3551 ShortS JWarrant OfficerPilotFighter486 Sqd RNZAF
1944-06-30TempestVJN810PPatrolCrashed at Newchurch
3552 ShoveG EWarrant OfficerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-07-28WellingtonIIIX3558AA-FeltwellHamburgCrashed at BrackeswaldeKilledBecklingen War Cemetery
3553 ShroffOwen MortimerFlying OfficerNZ/416645NavigatorRNZAFBomber Command Personnel Despatch and Reception Centre 1943-03-31DH86BAX844Not known RAF Donibristle, Fifeshire (HMS. Merlin) 1521Transport See archive report for further details KilledDunfermline Cemetery (Douglas Bank) Sec. A. Grave 86 Read Archive Report
3554 SibbaldD AFlight SergeantNZ411102RNZAFBomber Command35 Sqd (Madras Presidency)
1943-03-08HalifaxIIW7851TL-YGraveley1924NurnbergCrashed Avesnes les AubertEvader
3555 SiddallP CPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command550 Sqd
1944-08-31LancasterINF962BQ-VNorth Killingholme1307AgenvilleCrashed at l'Etoile {Pas-de-Calais}KilledAbbeville Communal Cemetery
3556 SidhuDevinder SinghSergeant946455Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-28StirlingIW7513AA-GRAF Newmarket, Suffolk2042Gardening See archive report for further information Missing - believed killedRunnymede Panel 147 Read Archive Report
3557 SieversWinston SieversPilot Officer79514Age: 23 Born on the 26th April 1918New ZealandPilotDFC

RNZAFBomber Command150 Sqd
1941-06-26WellingtonIcR1644JN-LRAF Newton, Nottinghamshire2305Dusseldorf See archive report for further information KilledJonkerbos War Cemetery. Grave 3.H.4

courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

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3558 SilcockTSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-08-30StirlingIIIEH938AA-FMepal.0019.MonchengladbachCrashed Lommel BelgiumKilledHeverlee War Cemetery Belgium
3559 SimRobert JamesFlying OfficerNZ/403995Born on the 28th June 1919 Age 23New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command616 Sqd
1943-06-15SpitfireVIBR319YQ-CRAF Ibsley, Hampshire535Roadstead See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 198
courtesy Auckland Library Heritage Collection:
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3560 SimesG NFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-09-05StirlingIIIEE893JN-NMepal1959MannheimCrashed SchwanheimPoW
3561 SimichG RFlight LieutenantRNZAFBomber Command214 Sqd
1942-07-26StirlingIW7560BU-CStradishall2237HamburgCrashed at WesterdeichstrichPoW
3562 SimnettBSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-03-13StirlingIIILJ462AA-OMepal2150GardeningKilledRunnymede
3563 SimonsenHorace DeanLACNZ/438024Age 32New ZealanderWireless Op/Air GunnerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd1941-04-16----RAF Feltwell, NorfolkPMOn leaveAir RaidKilledBrookwood Military Cemetery. Grave 25. A. 12.
Killed whilst on leave during the largest air raid on London so far during WW2. Staying at the Overseas Victoria League Club in Malet Street which took two direct hits. Born on the 01st November 1909 at Havelock. Son of Rasmus Neil and Lily Martha Simonsen (née Rush), of Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand.
3564 SimpkinSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1940-08-03WellingtonIcR3176AA-FeltwellHorstCrash landed Barton MillsInjured
3565 SimpsonArthur WilliamSergeant Observer40949RNZAFBomber Command139 Sqd (Jamaica)
1941-06-04BlenheimIVR3903DX-RHorsham St Faiths1900De Kooy AirfieldShot down by a Messerschmitt Bf109E and crashed west of Bergen-aan-Zee. Claimed by Uffz Heinrich Nocker 3./JG1 at 2008hrsKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 64Read Archive Report
3566 SimpsonAlfred AlexanderFlight SergeantNZ/425212Air BomberRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-20LancasterIME691AA-RRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire2335HombergCrashed at Veghel {Noord-Brabant}KilledUden War Cemetery, Netherlands. Grave 3.1.4Son of Frederick John and Jessie Ann Simpson, of Gisborne, Auckland, New Zealand, husband of Gladys Simpson, of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. On his 11th operation, a total of 317 flying hours logged.
3567 SimpsonR R JFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command77 Sqd
1943-12-09HalifaxVLL122KN-YTrainingCrashed near LeaveningInjured
3568 SimpsonStuart EdwardFlight SergeantNZ/421995W/Op/Air/GunnerRNZAFBomber 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
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3569 SimpsonCSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-08-06WellingtonIcR1648AA-FeltwellMannheimDitched in North SeaPoW
3570 SimpsonRae Robert Johnston Flt Sgt425682 RNZAFBomber Command77 Sqd

1944-01-21HalifaxVBLL190KN-NElvington1951MagdeburgAttacked by nightfighterPoW
On the night of 21-22 January 1944, during a sortie to Magdeburg, this aircraft was attacked and shot down by a night fighter; only one member of crew survived to be taken PoW, Flight Sergeant R. R. J. Simpson, RNZAF
3571 SinclairT HFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1944-06-07HalifaxIIILK760NP-ELissett.0030.VersaillesCrashed on take off
3572 SinclairR HFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command576 Sqd
1943-12-03LancasterIIIJB550UL-T2Elsham Wolds.0050.LeipzigCrashed at MockernKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
3573 SinclairG AFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command622 Sqd
1944-07-24LancasterIIINE146GI-FMildenhall2150StuttgartCrashed at Avrainville {Meurthe-et-Moselle}KilledCholoy War Cemetery France
3574 SingerRichard MaitlandFlight LieutenantNZ/416574Age 23New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command605 Sqd
1944-11-09MosquitoFB.VIER363UP-?RAF Manston, Kent2030Intruder See archive report for further details KilledArnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery.Grave 13.C.9 Read Archive Report
3575 SingleA R Flight SergeantRAAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-11-22StirlingIIILJ453AA-KMepal1714BerlinCrashed near GemmerichKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
3576 SiseGage DarwentFlying OfficerNZ/39941New ZealandPilotLater DSO and bar

Later DFC and bar


RNZAFCoastal Command254 Sqd
1940-08-25BlenheimIVFL9407QY-?RAF Dyce, Scotland1510TrainingSee Archive report for detailsInjured

Courtesy AWMM


Survived the war, retired on the 26th January 1967 as Group Captain. Died in Melbourne on the 01st March 2004, age 86.

See page for citations.

3577 SissonE ASergeantRNZAFBomber Command50 Sqd
1943-01-08LancasterIW4800VN-TSkellingthorpe1730DuisburgCrashed near DusseldorfKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
3578 SizmurD VSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-11-30WellingtonIcZ1099AA-FeltwellEmdenCrashed into WaddenzeeKilledRunnymede
3579 SkillingH HFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command50 Sqd
1945-01-01LancasterINF984VN-Skellingthorpe1651GravenhorstHit by flak near target force landed Juvincourt France
3580 SkinnerP HFlight SergeantNZ.41498RNZAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1943-03-12StirlingIEF330OJ-PLakenheath1938EssenCrashed ESE ArnhemKilledBergh RC Churchyard
3581 SlaterAllen BrucePilot OfficerA/402550PilotRAAFBomber 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. 29 Dulag Luft/Stalag Luft 3 Sagan & Belaria Promoted to Flt.Lt. whilst a PoW
3582 SlaterEdwinSergeant2210570Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-08-25LancasterIIILM593AA-NRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire2025Russelsheim See archive report for full details KilledRheinberg War Cemetery. Joint grave 8.K.6-7
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3583 SlaterC HSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-06-24LancasterIIIND920AA-PMepal2318RimeauxCrashed at Fruges {Pas-de-Calais}KilledFruges Communal Cemetery
3584 SlaterGeoffreySergeant12878901920Wireless Operator/Air 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 15Son of Harold and Ivy Marie Slater, of Sheffield
3585 SlatterLeo RaymundFlight SergeantNZ/411716Age 26New ZealandW/Op/Air/GunnerRNZAFCoastal Command249 Sqd
1943-11-22HudsonIIIAFK758UA-?RAF Reykjavic, IcelandTrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 199

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 08th December 1916 at Wanganui. A store man for NZ Glass Manufactures prior to service. Enlisted at Hobsonville on the 27th January 1941. Started training as a pilot on the 14th April 1941 but this was terminated on the 20th June 1941. Awarded his air gunners badge and promoted to sergeant on the 25th May 1942. Son of Benoni John Frederick and Mary Anne Slatter (nee Fitzpatrick), of 13 Turakina Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland. 445 flying hours logged and completed 5 operational sorties.
3586 SleightholmDavidSergeant1684309Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqn RNZAF
1944-05-22LancasterIIIND768AA:FMepal22:57DortmundSee archive report for detailsKilledReichswald War Cemetery. Grave 3.G.13.
3587 SligoJohn AdamPilot OfficerNZ/419461918PilotRNZAFBomber Command57 Sqd
1942-05-07WellingtonIIIZ1564DX-SFeltwell2210GardeningHit by Marine Flak and 2/lei Flak Abt 844 (IV Zug). Aircraft crashed in sea between Northern Edge of Fano Island and Esbjerg at 0125KilledEsbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery Plot AIII Row 9 Grave 17. Plt Off John A. Sligo was found drifted ashore near Ballum lock and was laid to rest in Fourfelt Cemetery in Esbjerg on 20 October 1942. (Airwar Over Denmark)

Son of Alfred Sligo and of Rose Sligo (nee Adam), of Gisborne, Auckland, New Zealand; husband of Marie Theresa Sligo, of Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
3588 SloanWilliam HarknessSergeantNZ/413133Born on the 19th February 1921New Zealand PilotRNZAFFighter Command19 Sqd
1943-01-18SpitfireVbEP603QV-?RAF Perranporth, Cornwall1350Shipping RecceSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial Panel 200 - son of Samuel and Susanna Henderson Sloan (née Kemohan), of Levin, Wellington

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

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3589 SlomanR GSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-20LancasterIHK569AA-QMepal2328HombergCrashed at Kessel {Limburg}KilledRunnymede
3590 SlomanH GSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-09-15WellingtonIcX3205AA-FeltwellHamburgCrashed in target areaKilledHamburg Cemetery
3591 SmaillW BFlight LieutenantDFC

RNZAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1944-08-26LancasterIIIPB180MG-FOakington2003KielCrashed in BalticKilledMalmo Eastern Municipal Cemetery
3592 SmallAlan G.Warrant OfficerNZ/Age ?New Zealand Air GunnerRNZAFBomber Command1651 Heavy Conversion Unit1944-10-18Stirling IIILK488QQ-E RAF Wrattling Common, Cambridgeshire 2305Training See archive report for further details Survived - injured Read Archive Report
3593 SmallfieldE IFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1942-08-30HalifaxIIJD128DY-MPocklington.0025.MonchengladbachCrashed target areaKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
3594 SmartR C Pilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-09-10WellingtonIIIBJ968AA-WMildenhallDusseldorf?KilledRunnymede
3595 SmartD RSergeantRNZAFBomber Command88 Sqd
1941-09-21BostonIIIW8285RH-TrainingCrashed landing at Attlebridge Norfolk
3596 SmartRaymond JeffreySergeantNZ/404622Age 25New ZealandW/Op/Air/GnrRNZAFMiddle East70 Sqd
1942-07-07WellingtonICZ8986TRAF Abu Sueir, EgyptAttack on battle areaSee Archive report for detailsKilledIsmailia War Memorial Cemetery. Grave 7. A. 10.

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 22nd October 1916 at Dunedin. Worked as a self employed road constructer prior to service. Enlisted at Levin on the 24th November 1940. Embarked for Canada on the06th January 1941. Awarded air gunner badge and promoted to sergeant on the 18th August 1941. Embarked for England on the 24th August 1941.

Further training with 11 Operational Training Unit on the 25th November 1941 and with 15 Operational Training Unit in May 1942. Crewed a Wellington to Egypt via Gibraltar and Malta on the 14th May 1942. Joined 70 squadron on the 16th June 1942. Son of Sydney Smart and of Mildred 'Millie' Smart (nee Lloyd), of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand. On his 9th operational sortie.

3597 SmeatonWilfred HubertSergeantNZ/4053311914New ZealanderObserverRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-05-22WellingtonIIIZ1566AA-KFeltwellTraining The a/c was on a night cross country flight when according the accident card they had flown into un-forecast bad weather and while trying to descend through the cloud to determine their position the a/c struck the ground near Grindon and broke up over a wide area with the front end of the a/c being the most broken up section. Of the parts found at the crash site that were identifiable most were from the cockpit area, they were spread across almost the entire field indicating the front end of the aircraft was completely destroyed as the a/c slid across the field. Killed Age 28Buxton Cemetery Grave 4179

The New Zealand personnel who were killed in the crash were all buried on the 28th May 1942 at Buxton Cemetery, the service was conducted by 28 Maintenance Unit, whose medical staff had also attended the crash site.

Son of Smith and Lucy Smeaton; husband of Heather Hinemoa Smeaton, of Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand
3598 SmileyA LPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command144 Sqd
1941-12-11HampdenIAE353PL-North LuffenhamBrestCrashed in sea off SUSSEXKilledUntil 1942-04-21 Bomber Command, thereafter Coastal Command
3599 SmithPhillip FrancisFlight Sergeant W/Op Air GunnerAUS/427206RAAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-11-20LancasterIIIND911AA-VRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire1247HombergKilledReinberg War Cemetery Collective grave 7.B. 5-7. Read Archive Report
3600 SmithIrving Stanley 'Black'WCdrNew ZealandPilotRAF & RNZAFFighter Command151 Sqd

RAF 488 Sqd RNZAF
8Ace 10; 6 (Hess)

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