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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
3651 SmytheA HFlight LieutenantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1939-09-18WellingtonILK4256AA-Harwell2000TrainingCrashed Glyn-Neath Glamorgan
3652 SneddonJames WilsonSergeant1342219Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-08-02StirlingIIIBF577JN-M (C Flight)Mepal2331Hamburg See Archive report for further details KilledHamburg Cemetery. Collective grave 4A.D.10-12 Read Archive Report
3653 SnookR VFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command57 Sqd
1942-03-26WellingtonIIIX3665DX-Feltwell1940Essen?KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
3654 SolbeEdward Ulric GuerinSquadron Leader34090Age 30BritishPilotRAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-02-21WellingtonIcT2503AA-?RAF Feltwell, Norfolk1835WilhelmshavenSee archive report for further detailsKilledKiel War Cemetery 4.E.6.Also remembered on the Glasgow Academy WW2 Memorial. Promoted to pilot officer on the 01st September 1934. Squadron leader 0n 02nd January 1940. Son of mr and Mrs. Richard Guerin Solbé. Husband of Jean G. Solbé, of Rustington, Sussex, England. Grave inscription reads: 'Beloved Budge'.
3655 SoperTerence JohnFlight SergeantNZ/412908W/Op/Air/GunnerRNZAFCoastal Command200 Sqd
1943-08-11LiberatorGR.VBZ832D Yundum, Gambia on detachment at Rufisque French West Africa 729Anti-submarine patrolShot down by U-BoatKilled Age 21Malta Memorial, Panel 12, Column 2.On his 39th Operational Sortie
3656 SouthallG T RPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1943-03-08StirlingIEF328OJ-RLakenheath1945NurnbergCrash landed near Sudbury Suffolk
3657 SouthamG HSergeantBomber Command487 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-03VenturaIAE713EG-TMethwold1643Ramrod 16Crashed at HembrugKilledAmsterdam New Eastern
3658 SouthwardKFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-10-06LancasterILM104AA-ZMepal1646DortmundKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
3659 SowerbyG PFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-09-23StirlingIIIBF459JN-GMepal1945MannheimCrashed at LampertheimKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
3660 SpainV ESergeantRNZAFBomber Command90 Sqd
1943-02-28StirlingIR9349WP-URidgewell1807St NazaireExploded crashed near AvranchesKilledAvranches Communal
3661 SparkF ASergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-10-22WellingtonIcZ9914AA-FeltwellMannheimCrashed at Weken BelgiumKilledWerken
3662 SparkesC PFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command619 Sqd
1945-03-07LancasterIPB699PG-ZStrubby1822HarburgKilledHamburg (Ohlsdorf) Cemetery
3663 SparkesG HSergeantBomber Command487 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-03VenturaIAE684EG-BMethwold1643Ramrod 16Crashed near Bennebroek HollandKilledBergen General Cemetery
3664 SparrowR MPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command57 Sqd
1942-08-28WellingtonIIIBJ619DX-Feltwell2100NurnbergCrash landed at Wahlenau GermanyPoW
3665 SpeddingEFlying Officer149334RNZAFFighter485 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-29MosquitoNFXIIMM467PatrolCrashed at St RemyKilledSt- Remy Churchyard France
3666 SpeedyJames LydersPilot OfficerNZ/4119501920New ZealanderNavigatorRNZAFBomber Command11 OTU
1942-09-16WellingtonICDV480OP-N Bar (Call sign 5CUN Bar)RAF Bassingbourne, Cambridgeshire2030EssenCrashed on a sandbank in the Springersdiep between the Punt van Goeree and the Hompelvoet at 0010 (Flak?)KilledOuddorp General Cemetery Row 1 Grave 1

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 03rd January 1920 at Wairoa. Attended Victoria University and Massey Agricultural College. Served in the territorial army for 6 months. Enlisted at Levin on the 23rd March 1941. Initial training with No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School but his pilot training was terminated and he was remustered as an observer on the 07th June 1941.

Embarked for Canada on the 22nd of September 1941. Observer badge and promoted to sergeant on the 28th February 1942. Awarded his commission on the 04th April 1942. Embarked for England on the 01st May 1942. Attached to 9 Observer Advanced Flying Unit on the 08th June 1942. Joined 11 11 Operational Training Unit on the 21st July 1942 and carried out 3 operational sorties.

Son of James Brydon Speedy and Sigrid Augusta Speedy (née Lyders - died 13th April 1978, age 86), of Wairoa, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

3667 SpeirsAlan RobertFlying OfficerNZ/413136Age 22New ZealandPilotDFC

RNZAFBomber Command128 Sqd
1944-09-12MosquitoXVIMM198M5-PRAF Wyton, CambridgeshireAir TestCrashed at Wyton on returnSafe Courtesy AWMMHe was awarded his DFC on the 17th October 1944. Also served in 7 squadron. Born in Nelson on the 13th of April 1923. He passed away on Friday 13th June 2014, husband of Allisyn and the late Margot. . Buried at the Returned Services Section of Kawerau Cemetery, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.
3668 SpeirsAlan RobertPilot OfficerNZ/413136Age 21New ZealandPilotDFC

RNZAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1944-05-01LancasterIIIND901MG-BRAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire2245Chambly, FranceSee archive report for further brief detailsEvader Courtesy AWMMHe was awarded his DFC on the 17th October 1944. Also served in 128 squadron. Born in Nelson on the 13th of April 1923. He passed away on Friday 13th June 2014, husband of Allisyn and the late Margot. . Buried at the Returned Services Section of Kawerau Cemetery, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.
3669 SpeirsAlan RobertPilot OfficerNZ/413136Age 21New ZealandPilotDFC

RNZAFBomber Command128 Sqd
1944-05-01MosquitoMM223RAF Wyton, CambridgeshireCologneCrashed on returnSafe Courtesy AWMMHe was awarded his DFC on the 17th October 1944. Also served in 7 squadron. Born in Nelson on the 13th of April 1923. He passed away on Friday 13th June 2014, husband of Allisyn and the late Margot. . Buried at the Returned Services Section of Kawerau Cemetery, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.
3670 SpenceIan PhillipsPilot Officer131661NavigatorRAFVRFighter Command488 Sqd RNZAF
1942-12-06BeaufighterIIFT3385ME-?RAF Ayr, Scotland10 Ground Controlled Interception Exercise See archive report for further details KilledAyr Cemetery. Sec. R. 1931 Div. Grave 2715A Read Archive Report
3671 SpenceC RSergeantRNZAFBomber Command58 Sqd
1942-03-12WhitleyVZ9227GE-RLinton on Ouse1915EmdenCrashed into the WaddenzeeKilledRunnymede
3672 SpenceNathanF/ONZ/403478New ZealandObserverRNZAFMiddle East70 Sqd1942-09-13WellingtonICZ8787RAbu Sueir, Egypt1930 ApproxTobrukSee archive report for detailsPow - Shot during escape attemptHalfaya Sollum War Cemetery. Grave 9.E.2

Born on the 08th November 1918 at Rimu, Westland. A clerk for International Harvesting Co. Ltd prior to service. Enlisted on the 29th September 1940. Son of David and Maud Margaret Spence (née Wterson), of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand. 450 flying hours logged and completed 32 operational sorties.
3673 SpencerRonald HowardFlight Sergeant1575186BritishAir BomberRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-28LancasterIIIND756AA-MRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire2200StuttgartSee Archive report for further detailsKilledMillery Communal Cemetery. Grave 1

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Son of William H. Spencer and Elsie Spencer, of Bescot, Staffordshire, England.

3674 SpencerKenneth StuartSergeant41552Age 31New ZealandAir/BmrRNZAFBomber Command1651 CU
1942-07-28StirlingIN3655BS-TRAF Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire2330HamburgSee Archive reportKilledBecklingen War Cemetery Plot 26 Row J Grave 7

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Born on the 21st November 1911 at Martinborough. Worked as an exchange clerk for P an T Department at Upper Hut prior to service. Enlisted at Levin on the 19th January 1941. Enlisted at Levin on the 21st December 1941. Embarked for Canada on the 26th May 1941. Air gunners badge awarded on the 25th October 1941 and promoted to sergeant.

Embarked for England on the 13th December 194 1. Attached to 11 Operational Training Unit on the 03rd March 1942. Joined 1651 Heavy Conversion Unit on the 02nd July 1942. Son of Stuart and Augusta Louise Spencer (née Croft), of Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand. A Total of 263 flying hours logged and on his 2nd operational sortie.

3675 SpiersH IFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command100 Sqd
1943-08-17LancasterIIIED647HW-TGrimsby2124PeenemundeCrashed target areaKilledRunnymede
3676 SpinleyMauriceFlight Lieutenant411466New ZealanderPilotDFM


RNZAFBomber Command156 Sqn
1945-02-03LancasterIII PB505GT:FUpwood16:46BottropSee Archive Report for detailsKiALeopoldsburg War Cemetery VII.E.2
3677 SpittalP CPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
3678 SpittleSidney LawrenceSergeant968421BritishW/Op/A/GRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1940-12-29WellingtonIcR3211AA-JRAF Mildenhall, Suffolk225HammSee archive report for further detailsPoW No. 447 Stalag Luft Barth Vogelsang, Stalag Luft Heydekrug
3679 SpringerNoel WilliamFlying OfficerNZ/415034Age 22New ZealandPilotRNZAFCoastal Command547 Sqd RAF
1943-08-18WellingtonXIHZ4072V-KRAF Davidstow Moor, Cornwall1327Musketry 3See Archive report for detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 198

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Born on the 23rd October 1920 at Wakefield, Nelson. Attended Nelson College from 1934 to 1935. Worked as a farmer for his fathers farm 'Totaradale' at Wakefield. Enlisted at Levin on the 07th September 1941. Initial training with No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School on the 19th October 1941. Embarked for Canada on the 17th December 1941. Pilots badge awarded and promoted to sergeant on the 24th April 1942. Attached to Bomber and gunnery school as staff pilot on the 19th May 1942. Awarded commission on the 091st December 1942. Train to New York and then embarked for England on the 09th March 1943.

Further training with No. 3 (C) Operational Training Unit on the 11nd April 1943. Finally joining 547 squadron on the 03rd June 1943. Son of Ernest and Constance Ella L. Springer (née Ricketts) of Wakefield, Nelson, New Zealand. A total of 742 flying hours logged and on his 10th operational sortie.

3680 SpurdleRobert LawrenceSLdrNew ZealandPilotRAF & RNZAFFighter Command74 Sqd

91 Sqd 16 Sqd RNZAF
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3681 SquireLewis AlfredFlight SergeantNZ/417244Age 21New ZealandAir GunnerRNZAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1943-09-03LancasterIIIJA929MG-NRAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire2013BerlinSee Archive report for further detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 199.

Born on the 10th August 1922 at Kawakawa. Worked as a clerical cadet for New Zealand Railway. Enlisted on the 28th December 1941 at Levin. Son of Bertram Charles and Louisa Jane Squire (née Kneebone), of Kawakawa, Bay of Islands, New Zealand. total of 159 flying hours logged and on his 1st operational sortie.
3682 SquireHSergeant1302829Bomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-06-25StirlingIIIBK768AA-LNewmarket2335Gelsenkirchencrashed into IJsselmeerKilledAmsterdam new Eastern
3683 St JohnAnthony GarwythFlight LieutenantNZ/404472Age 30New ZealanderPilotRNZAFBomber Command627 Sqd
1944-10-30MosquitoIVDZ640AZ-URAF Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire1101WalcherenSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledOostende New Communal Cemetery . Plot 9. Row 6. Grave 6

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Born on the 31st December 1913 at Nelson. Worked as a clerk for the internal affairs Department of Wellington prior to service. 24th November 1940 enlisted in the RNZAF at Levin. Attached to No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School on the 27th December 1940 before embarking to Canada on the 27th February 1940. Further training with No. 6 Service Flying Training School joining on the 20th March 1941.

Pilots badge awarded on the 10th June 1941 and promoted to sergeant. Embarked for England on the 20th June 1941. Attended RAF College on the27th July 1941. Embarked for Canada late December 1941 to fly as a staff pilot with 41 Service Flying Training School flying Harvard and Ansons. After various posts embarked for England on the 15th February 1944.

After various postings joined 627 squadron on the 01st August 1944. Son of Francis Frederick (died 12th July 1957, age 77) and Fanny Cecil Doris St. John (née Lightfoot - died 14th October 1944, age 50)), of Nelson, New Zealand and husband of Margaret Elizabeth St. John (née Ross), of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. His brothers also served, Sq/Ldr. John Ramsey St John DFC 403476 RAF and Peter St John.

3684 St LegerP S AFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
3685 St LouisM GFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-09-10WellingtonIIIBJ968AA-WMildenhallDusseldorf?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
3686 StaceyIvan RexSergeant PassengerNZ/4313188New ZealandRNZAFBomber CommandNo. 3 Service Flying Training School1945-05-16Avro AnsonV12478Not known RCAF Currie Field, Calgary, Canada Take off time not known - crash time 1530Ferry FlightAircraft malfunction - Crashed 7.5 miles NNW Ponoka, Alberta, CanadaKilledCalgary (Burnsland) Cemetery. Lot 129. Block 8. Sec. G

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3687 StackJohn MathewFlight SergeantNZ/4213651Age 27New Zealand Air BomberRNZAFBomber Command1651 Heavy Conversion Unit1944-10-18Stirling IIILK488QQ-E RAF Wrattling Common, Cambridgeshire 2305Training See archive report for further details KilledHarrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery. Sec. H. Row B. Grave 3.
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3688 StaffordK VFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-09-12LancasterIILL731JI-UMildenhall1844FrankfurtCrashed at KordelKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
3689 StaffordAlan GregoryPilot Officer424531New ZealanderPilotRNZAFBomber Command9 Sqn
1944-05-10LancasterIIILM520WS:XBardney22:13Lille Railway YardsLM520 may have been a possible claim by Hptm Adolf Braves Stab IV./NJG1 - 5-20km North East of Luxemburg 3,500m at 00:05hrs. This is uncorroborated. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (16 March 1944 - 11 May 1944) Part 2 - Theo Boiten). The aircraft crashed at Forest-sur-Marque (Nord), 9 kms East of Lille.KiAForest-sur-Marque Communal Cemetery Row 1 Grave 10Son of William John and Mary Stafford, of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
3690 StaffordJohn Harry 'Jack'FLtNew ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command486 Sqd (NZ)

13 [10+3] (8 V-1s)Ace
3691 StammersThomas GeoffreySergeant1336172RAFVRBomber Command77 Sqd
1944-01-21HalifaxVLL190KN-NElvington1951MagdeburgAttacked by nightfighterKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery 6. K. 8.On the night of 21-22 January 1944, during a sortie to Magdeburg, his 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
3692 StanfordK JPilot OfficerDFM

RNZAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1942-07-21WellingtonIIIX3726KO-AMarham2349DuisburgCrew baled out PoW
3693 StanfordK JFlying OfficerDFM

RNZAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1942-06-29WellingtonIIIBJ796KO-HMarham2325BremenDitched 40 miles of Lowestoft SFK
3694 StangerNoel MizpahSergeantNZ/39943Age 24New ZealandObserverRNZAFCoastal Command235 Sqd
1941-02-14BlenheimIVFZ5970LA-LRAF Bircham Newton, Norfolk2130TrainingSee Archive report for detailsSeriously injured - died following dayBilton Churchyard (St Marks). Grave 4

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Born on the 24th December 1916 at Herbert. Worked as a farm assistant for R. G Smith of Oaharu prior to service. Provisionally accepted for a short service concision in April 1939 but scheme lapsed at the outbreak of war. Enlisted at levin on the 26th October 1939. Initial training at No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School commencing 16th January 1940 then on to No. 1 Flying Training School on the 16th January 1940. Pilot training terminated in late January and remastered as air observer the 10th February 1940. Joined Air Observers School on the 13th February.

Air observer badge awarded and promoted to sergeant on the 27th May 1940. Embarked for England on the 07th June 1940. Attached to No. 17 Operational Training Unit 30th July. Joined 106 squadron on Hampdens 02nd October 1940 Then to 235 squadron on the 11th October 1940. Completed 25 operational sorties including 2 on air sea rescue. Son of Peter Gorie Stanger (née Upston - died 07th July 1955, age 79) and Millicent Mabel Stanger (died 03rd March 1974, age 82), of Oamaru, New Zealand. A total of 196 flying hours logged. A former Battle of Britain observer.

3695 StanleyH A DSergeantRCAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-10-26WellingtonIcZ1168AA-FeltwellHamburg?PoW Paradie Archive Database
3696 StanleyH A DSergeantRCAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-09-28WellingtonIcR1177AA-Feltwell1920FrankfurtAbandoned near Sible Hedingham ESSEX Paradie Archive Database
3697 StanleyDouglas OwenSergeantNZ/39944Born on the 12th July 1916 Age 24New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command151 Sqd
1940-10-26HurricaneIV7434DZ-?L2 RAF Coleby Grange, Lincolnshire2130TrainingSee archive report for further detailsInjured - died of injuriesBidford-On-Avon Burial Ground. Grave 217Read Archive Report
3698 StanleyJack FodenSergeantNZ/415538Age 20New ZealanderObserverRNZAFBomber Command11 OTU
1942-09-10WellingtonICDV930TX-D Bar RAF Bassingbourne - Steeple Morden 2105Dusseldorf See archive report for further details KilledIpswich Old Cemetery Sec. C. Div. 31. Grave 34 Read Archive Report
3699 StannardWSergeantBomber Command487 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-03VenturaIAE684EG-BMethwold1643Ramrod 16Crashed near Bennebroek HollandPoW
3700 StannardAlfred RichardSergeant1338510Age 22BritishW/Op/A/GRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-30LancasterIHK558AA-DRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire610AmayeSee Archive report for detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 238.Son of Alfred Richard and Martha Stannard, of Shepherd's Bush, London, England.

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