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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
3601 SmithW MFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1943-12-29LancasterIIILM371SR-TLudford MagnaBerlinCrashed at SchillerslagePoW
3602 SmithG AFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1942-08-27StirlingIW7624LS-EBourn2100KasselCrashed near Bentelo HollandKilledRunnymede
3603 SmithD J Flying OfficerNZ413997RNZAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1943-07-13HalifaxIIHR905LQ-OGransden Lodge2315AachenDisintergrated near Asten HollandKilledJonkerbos War Cemetery
3604 SmithArthur HoldsworthFlight SergeantNZ/415204PilotRNZAFBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1943-05-29WellingtonXHE203SE-HRAF Burn, Yorkshire2310WuppertalCrashed Heers, BelgiumKilledJonkerbos War Cemetery. Grave 12.H.4 Read Archive Report
3605 SmithR TFlight SergeantNZ39307RNZAFBomber Command466 Sqd RAAF
1943-06-28WellingtonXHF481HD-Leconfield2322Gardening?KilledRunnymede
3606 SmithCyril RichardSergeantNZ/415563Age 29New ZealandW/Op/AirGunnerRNZAFBomber Command487 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-03VenturaIAE780EG-SRAF Methwold, Norfolk1643Ramrod 16See Archive reportKilledAmsterdam New Eastern Cemetery/ Plot 69. Row C. Collective grave 9.

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 21st August 1913 at Timaru. Worked as a farmer on his father's farm at Miller's Flat. Served in the territorial army for 4 years. Enlisted at Levin on the 05th October 1941. Embarked for Canada on the 17th November 1941. Wireless/Air gunners badge awarded on the 20th July 1942 and promoted to sergeant.

Embarked for England for England on the 12th December 1942. Joined 487 squadron on the 08th March 1943. Son of Francis John Smith (died 09th August 1960, age 84), and of Alice Maud Smith (née Batchelor - died 10th November 1971, age 96), of Miller's Flat, Otago, New Zealand. A total of 185 flying hours logged and on his 8th operational sortie.

3607 SmithE PFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command49 Sqd
1945-02-21LancasterING327EA-KFulbeck1717GravenhorstShot down near MehrKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
3608 SmithL SFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-03-30LancasterIILL738JI-DWaterbeach2225NurnbergCrashed WestumKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
3609 SmithPhilip ShawSergeantNZ/413900Age 22New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command616 Sqd
1942-11-01SpitfireViBR186YQ-CRAF Westhampnett, Sussex1415Convoy PatrolSee archive report for detailed informationKilledTangmere Churchyard (St Andrew). Plot E. Row 3. Grave 500

Courtesy Michael Dalzel

Born on the 09th September 1920 in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England. Educated at Seddon Memorial Technical College. A foreman for Auckland Metropolitan Fire Board. Enlisted as a pilot under training at Levin on the 06th July 1941. With No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School on the 17th August 1941. With No. 2 Flying Training School 27th September 1941. Pilot badge awarded on the 08th November 1941 and promoted to sergeant on the 20th December 1941.

Embarked for England on the 20th January 1942. With No. 3 Personnel Reception Centre on the 10th March 1942. Joined 61 Operational Training Unit 12th May 1942 for Spitfire training. 116 squadron on the14th July 1942. 616 squadron on the 19th September 1942 and carried out 3 operational sorties. A total of 337 flying hours logged.

Son of Walter Stephen and Clara Jessie Smith (née Cox) of Auckland City, New Zealand.

3610 SmithA HFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command620 Sqd
1943-08-31StirlingIIIEH946QS-PChedburgh2012BerlinCrashed at LooberghePoW
3611 SmithJ MFlight LieutenantDFM

RNZAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1942-09-06StirlingIW7629MG-ZOakington111DuisburgCrashed on Baaler BruchKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
3612 SmithK EFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-20LancasterIME752AA-ZMepal2343HombergCrashed at Heythuysen {Limburg}KilledJonkerbos War Cemetery
3613 SmithJ RSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-12-02StirlingIBK618AA-QNewmarket202FrankfurtCrashed at Adar-Oberstein GermanyPoW
3614 SmithK J SSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-02-03StirlingIBK604AA-SNewmarket1823HamburgCrashed SW of Almelo HollandPoW
3615 SmithRonald AlexanderSergeantNZ/415378Air/GnrRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-14StirlingIIIBF513AA-ERAF Newmarket, Suffolk2132Stuttgart See archive report for further details KilledFlorennes Communal Cemetery. Row 2. Coll. grave 22-26 Read Archive Report
3616 SmithA IFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-05-15WellingtonIIIX3482AA-JFeltwellGardeningCrashed off SyltKilledKiel War Cemetery
3617 SmithTrevor HarryPilot OfficerNZ/41953Age 24New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-07-08WellingtonIIIX3557AA-XRAF Feltwell, Norfolk2340WilhelmshavenCrashed in the WaddenzeeKilledOldebroek General Cemetery. Grave 41

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 27th March 1918 at Canterton. A clerk for the Social Security Department prior to service. Enlisted in the RNZAF at Levin on the 09th February 1941, as a pilot under training. Awarded his pilots badge and received his commission on the 28th July 1941. Embarked for England on the 14th August 1941. Joined 75 squadron on the 18th May 1941 from 11 Operational Training Unit. Son of Walter George Thomas Smith and of Hannah Elizabeth Smith (nee Price), of Matarawa, Wellington, New Zealand. A total of 355 flying hours logged and on his 13th operational sortie.
3618 SmithR JPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-06-08WellingtonIIIX3587AA-FeltwellEssenCrashed vicinity of DusseldorfKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
3619 SmithIan Hector RossFlight SergeantNZ/421614Age 34New ZealandAir BomberRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-08-31StirlingIIIEE878AA-PRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire2031Berlin See archive report for further details KilledRheinberg War Cemetery. Grave 10.E.24.
courtesy Auckland Memorial
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3620 SmithS CSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-10-24WellingtonIIIBJ725AA-MildenhallMilanoCrashed near Valenciennes FranceKilledSt Roch Communal
3621 SmithKeith AlfredWarrant OfficerNZ/416022Air gunnerRNZAFBomber 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
3622 SmithW BFlight LieutenantRNZAFBomber Command78 Sqd
1943-09-27HalifaxIILW230EY-GBreighton1905Hannover?KilledHannover War Cemetery
3623 SmithHarry Francis BurtonFlying Officer41641Age 25New ZealanderNavigatorRNZAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1942-09-23LancasterIW4230WS-PRAF Waddington, Lincolnshire252WismarHit by light Flak of 3/lei Flak Abt 844. crashed in the Baltic near Langeland (Korsor) at 0252

On 25 Sep 1942 a wheel and a fuel tank was found in the sea and brought to Vejrø
Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial Panel 114
Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand

Born on the 08th January 1917 at Gisborne. A clerk for Billiards Ltd. Enlisted RNZAF on the 19th January 1941 at Levin. Son of Alfred Ezra and Helena Smith, of Wellington, New Zealand. His brothler Cpl. Raymond Bernard Smith was also lost on the 30th September1940 Oxford I NZ1251 all 3 crew missing after crashing in bad weather near Tongapōrutu, New Zealand.
3624 SmithA GSergeantRNZAFBomber Command97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
1941-08-16ManchesterIL7384OF-Coningsby2250Dusseldorf?PoW
3625 SmithJ BFlight LieutenantDFC

RNZAFBomber Command97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
1944-05-10LancasterIIIJB708OF-JConingsby2201LilleExploded over VendervilleKilledLesquin Communal Cemetery
3626 SmithAllan HendersonSquadron LeaderNZ/411947born on the 12th January 1921 (Age 23)New ZealandPilotDFC

*
RNZAFFighter Command197 Sqd
1944-12-31TyphoonIbRB321OV-AB.70 Deurne, FrancePatrol See archive report for further details PoW - Stalag MoosburgNone - survived the war. Passed away on the 01st June 2004 age 87 Read Archive Report
3627 SmithAubrey FrancesSergeantNZ/428799Pilot U/T RNZAFTraining Unit14 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit1943-08-29Airspeed OxfordIV4158Not knownRAF Banff, ScotlandTraining exercise See archive report for further details KilledDyce Old Churchyard, Aberdeen. Grave 44 Read Archive Report
3628 SmithBarry AlfredLACNZ/413134PilotRNZAFTraining Command2 Service Flying Training School1941-10-22Airspeed OxfordINZ1263574RNZAF Woodbourne, New Zealand1515Training See archive report for further details KilledWellington Cemetery (Karori). Grave 29. B/3. (S). Read Archive Report
3629 SmithMaurice VictorPilot OfficerNZ/422327NavigatorRNZAFBomber 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 259 Read Archive Report
3630 SmithKeith AlexanderFONew ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command486 Sqd (NZ)

10 (8 V-1s)Tempest Diver (V1) ace 1944 POW
3631 SmithK AFlying OfficerPilotFighter486 Sqd RNZAF
1945-04-26TempestVNV967Force landed at Uithiele
3632 SmithStronach VivianSergeant39942New ZealandRNZAFBomber Command58 Sqd
1940-12-23WhitleyVT4159GE-JRAF Linton-On-Ouse1710Mannheim See archive report for further details

Presumed having been hit by flak over the target area, and they crashed into the sea off Torbay, Devon. All the crew were killed.
KilledRunnymede Memorial

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The aircraft had taken off from Linton-on-Ouse and successfully bombed the target (combined raids on Ludwigshafen, Mannheim and various ports). 43 aircraft took part in the air raid made up with Wellingtons, Blenheims and Whitleys. This aircraft was the only aircraft lost on these raids, presumed having been hit by flak over the target area, and they crashed into the sea off Torbay, Devon. All the crew were killed. At this relatively early stage of the air war a single night’s operations rarely exceeded 100 aircraft. Raids were piecemeal formations sent out to attack a multitude of targets on any given night.
3633 SmithRaymond CharlesSergeant1235250Age ?BritishFlight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-30LancasterIHK558AA-DRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire610AmayeSee Archive report for detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 238No further details - are you able to assist?
3634 SmithJSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-10-21LancasterIHK596AA-OMepal1112WalcherenCrashed target areaKilled
3635 SmithT HSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-02-13StirlingIR9316AA-KNewmarket1753LorientAbandoned near PlouayPoW
3636 SmithK J SSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-11-29StirlingIBK609AA-RNewmarket.0005.TorinoTurned back crashed Bradwell Bay Essex
3637 SmithW J SPilot OfficerBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-09-17WellingtonIcX9834AA-FeltwellKarlsruheCrash landed at HolsthumPoW
3638 SmithK MSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-11-08WellingtonIcX9628AA-FeltwellEssenCrashed near KrefeldPoW
3639 SmithSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-11-26WellingtonIcZ1144AA-Feltwell1830EmdenAbandoned N of Wrangle Lincs
3640 SmithFFlying OfficerBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-09-17LancasterIIIPB430AA-PMepal1005BoulogneInjured
3641 SmithRSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-12-01StirlingIIIEH880AA-JMepal1516GardeningCrashed at Togston NORTHUMBSKilled
3642 SmithC ASergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-09-27StirlingIIIEF515AA-FMepal1942HannoverCrashed vicinity Haverbeck-HamelinPoW
3643 SmithASergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1945-02-03LancasterIII ND801JN-XMepal1641DortmundOvershot on return crashed into house
3644 SmithVernon RossSergeantNZ/415723Born on the 20th April 1922New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command65 Sqd1943-04-16SpitfireVCAB518-RAF Perranporth1450Ferry flightSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledIllogan Churchyard (St. Illogan). Row 2. Grave 18.

Son of Richard Blenkarn Smith and Evelyne Blanche Smith (née Adams), of Hamilton, Auckland, New Zealand

courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

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3645 SmithJohn AlexanderSergeantNZ/413496Born on the 20th September 1922 Age 19 on day lostNew ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining CommandNo. 2 Pilots Advanced Flying Unit. 23 Group1942-07-11OxfordIIV3510-RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire2025Training FlightSee archive report for further brief details - collided with BF948KilledBlack Bourton Churchyard (St. Mary) Row G. Grave 4

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Born on the 20th September 1922 at Ohakune, the son of Thomas Charles Smith and of Annie Smith (née Taylor), of Dannevirke, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. Enlisted on the 14th June 1941. A total of 169 flying hours logged with 94 of these solo, 4 on the Oxford.
3646 SmithWilliam GranvilleFlying OfficerNZ/416695Age 36New ZealandObserverRNZAF330 Wing. 205 Group - Middle East150 Sqd
1943-08-05WellingtonXHE952JN-LKairouan West, Tunisia2000Messina, Cape PeloroSee Archive report for further detailsMissing - believed killedMalta Memorial. Panel 6, Column 1

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 03rd August 1907 at Auckland. Worked as a dairy farmer on a self employed bases. Enlisted on the 30th November 1941 at Levin. Son of William Smith (died 22nd December 1946, age 84) and of Susan Wesley Smith (née Hare - died 31st August 1950, age 72) , of Matakoke, Auckland, New Zealand. A total of 369 flying hours logged and on his 20th operational sortie.
3647 SmithSheldon BentonFlight SergeantNZ/34167Age 25New ZealandFitter (Engine)RNZAFOhakea Delivery Flight

(RNZAF)

1940-09-30OxfordINZ1251-RNZAF Ohakea, New Zealand1145Delivery FlightSee archive report for further details and photographsKilledWaikumete Cemetery. Prot. Soldiers Area G, Row 3, Grave 21
Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand
Born on the 24th October 1914 in Napier. Educated at Wanganui Technical College. Served 1 year in the territorial army. Enlisted at Trentham as engineer fitter under training on the 04th May 1934. At Hobsonville on 31st October 1934. Discharged to reserve 23rd November 1936. Ground engineer for East Coast Airways in November 1936. Ground Engineers licence awarded on the 04th December 1936. Wellington Aero Club by 22nd July 1937. 'A' Licence awarded on the 01st November 1937. RNZAF Civil Reserve Pilot and member of Wellington Aero Club.Enlisted as fitter Aero Engine 10th November 1939. Promoted to sergeant on the 01st January 1940.

Son of Henry (died 12th July 1970) and Ivy Helen Helen Smith (née Benton - died 14th March 1973) of Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand.

3648 SmithRaymond BernardCorporalNZ/38217Age 22New ZealandEquipment (Asst)RNZAFOhakea Delivery Flight

(RNZAF)

1940-09-30OxfordINZ1251-RNZAF Ohakea, New Zealand1145Delivery FlightSee archive report for further details and photographsKilledWaikumete Cemetery. Prot. Soldiers Area G, Row 3, Grave 19
Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand
Born on the 20th April 1918 in Gisborne. Educated at Wellington Technical College. A shop assistant for E.W. More Clothing in Wellington. Enlisted at Trentham as an aircraft hand on the 04th May 1938. Equipment assistant on the 01st January 1939. Osaka on the 12th September 1939.

Son of Alfred Ezra (died 24th March 1926, age 49) and Helena McDonald Smith (née Chambers - died 02nd June 1936, age 53) of Gisborne, New Zealand. His brother, F/O. Harry Francis Burton Smith NZ41641 also lost his life. 9 Squadron Lancaster I W4230

3649 SmyrkJWarrant OfficerBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1945-01-16LancasterIPB761AA-YRAF Mepal, 2330Wanne-EickelCrashed at Woodditton CambsInjured Read Archive Report
3650 SmythW B MSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-09-17WellingtonIcX9834AA-FeltwellKarlsruheCrash landed at HolsthumKilledRheinberg War Cemetery

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