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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
3701 StaplesAFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1945-04-13LancasterIII LM728AA-RMepal2044KielLanded at base and undercarriage collapsed
3702 StarkRobert GarthFlight LieutenantNZ/40631New ZealandW/Op/A/GRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1940-12-29WellingtonIcR3211AA-JRAF Mildenhall, Suffolk225HammSee archive report for further detailsPoW No. 414 Stalag Luft Barth Vogelsang, Stalag Luft Sagan

Courtesy AWMM


Awarded MBE on the 28th December 1945 and Bronze Star (USA) on the 5th July 1946 for his services while PoW
3703 StarkWinston VernonSub/Lt (A)Age 20New ZealandPilotRNZAFFleet Air Arm9 Pilots Advanced Flying Unit. 21 Group1943-03-07HurricaneIV6786-RAF Errol, Perthshire - Pilot from HMS Jackdaw (Crail) FAATrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledMurie Cemetery. Sec. B. Grave 370

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 15th February 1923 at Masterton. An auction sales clerk for Abraham and Williams Ltd at Palmerston North prior to service. Enlisted on the 08th October 1941. Awarded his pilots badge and promoted to Midshipman on the 20th December 1942. Received his commission on the 15th February 1943. Son of George Harry and Eliza Florence Stark (nee Dean), of Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.
3704 StarkeyC RSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-11-21LancasterINN745AA-AMepal1546GardeningKilledRunnymede
3705 StarkieFrederick JohnFlying Officer118630Navigator/Air BomberRAFVRBomber Command487 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-03VenturaIAE916EG-CMethwold1643Ramrod 16Attacked by German fighters and badly damaged. Returned to base. Safe but wounded. Read Archive Report
3706 StarkyDavid BayntunPilot OfficerNZ/41752Age 20New ZealandPilotRNZAFCoastal Command53 Sqd
1940-07-25BlenheimIVFR3836PZ-XRAF Detling, Kent602Anti-shippingSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 10

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 10th March 1920 at Gisborne. Selected for a short service commission on the 10th October 1938. Embarked for England on the 19th November 1938 arriving 23rd December 1938. Trained further at RAF Ansty with No. 9 Elementary and Reserve Flying Training School near Coventry. Pilots badge awarded 17th June 1939. Joined 53 squadron on the 21st January 1940. Son of Francis Bayntun Starky and Georgine Dunsford Starky (née Barker), of Opotiki, Auckland, New Zealand. A total of 304 flying hours logged and on his 10th operational sortie.
3707 StartinG LSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-06-24LancasterIIIND920AA-PMepal2318RimeauxCrashed at Fruges {Pas-de-Calais}KilledFruges Communal Cemetery
3708 SteadAllan BennettoFlight LieutenantNZ/411996Age 25New ZealanderPilotDFC

RNZAFFighter Command485 Sqd RNZAF
1945-01-06SpitfireLF.IXPL394OU-?Credited with 2 aircraft destroyed, 2 shared destroyed, 2 probable and 1 shared. 4 enemy aircraft damaged and 1 shared damaged. Also destroying a Seafire after being attacked by it on the 10th June 1944.B65 Maldegham, Belgium1415Armed reconnaissanceSee archive report for further detailsKilledBergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery Grave 4.A.6.


Born on the 26 August 1920 in Wellington. Worked as a hardware assistant for Thompson Bridger Ltd before the war and he joined the RNZAF on the 23rd March 1941. Son of Allan Stead and of Jane Isabella Stead (née Bennetto), of Wellington. 872 Flying hors logged and completed 198 operation sorties. Previously served with 164 and 249 squadrons.
3709 SteadGSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-08-20WellingtonIIIBJ774AA-MildenhallGardening?KilledRunnymede
3710 SteadmanRSergeantRCAFBomber Command487 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-04VenturaIIAE957EG-MMethwold1800Rotterdam?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
3711 SteedRevell JacksonSergeantNZ/414354New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command485 Sqd RNZAF
1943-02-13SpitfireVbEP115UO-?RAF Weshampnett, Sussex1140Rodeo 168 See archive report for further details KilledAbbeville Communal Cemetery. Plot 6, Row L. Grave 19 Read Archive Report
3712 SteedsJohn Edwin MacKenziePilot OfficerNZ/401417Age 29New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command40 Sqd
1941-07-06WellingtonIcN2843BL-LRAF Alconbury, Huntingdonshire2335MunsterSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial, Panel 63

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 23rd June 1912 at New Plymouth. Worked as an accountant for Lincoln Agricultural College prior to enlisting. Enlisted on the 04th June 1940 at Levin.Pilots badge awarded on the 18th October 1940 and promoted to pilot officer on the 21st December 1940 after training with No. 4 Elementary Flying School.Embarked for England on the 06th January 1941.Joined 40 squadron on the 31st May 1941 after training with 20 Operational Training Unit. Son of Alfred Henry and Barbara Steeds (nee MacKenzie) of 990 Knowles Street, Christchurch, New Zealand. A total of 288 flying hours logged and on his 07th operational sortie.
3713 SteelMalcolm JosephFlying Officer42453323 Oct 1912, New ZealandNew ZealanderPilotRNZAFBomber Command101 Sqn
1944-08-25LancasterINN705SR:OLudford Magna20:32RusselsheimClaimed by Oblt. Hermann Leube, his 19th Abschuss, from 4./NJG3 ESE of Florence’s at 01:53 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (24 July 1944 - 15 October 1944) Part 4 - Theo Boiten)KiACholoy War Cemetery 1.D.3
Son of Joseph Steel and of Jessie Violet Steel (nee Evans); husband of Gwendolyn Steel, of Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand
3714 SteelStanley DavidPilot OfficerNZ/4044242nd PilotRNZAFBomber Command51 Sqd
1941-10-31WhitleyVZ9141MH-JRAF Dishforth, North Riding of Yorkshire1739HamburgShot down by night fighter.Crashed on Island of Texel KilledTexel (Den Burg) Cemetery Noord Holland, Netherlands. Grave reference: Plot K. Row 4. Coll. grave 76A-79Read Archive Report
3715 SteelFreeman JesseSq/LdrNZ/391370-New ZealandPilotLater DFCRNZAFMiddle East40 Sqd1942-07-12WellingtonICHX373NLG 213. Kabrit, EgyptTobrukSee archive report for detailsSurvived-
Born on the 7th July 1918 at Masterton, Wairarapa. Joined the RNZAF on the 20th November 1939. After war ended became a founding member of the Civil Aviation Authority from which he retired in 1977. He passed away on Monday the 12th July 2004 in Wellington, aged 86
3716 SteeleGraham BallantineSergeantNZ/41956Age 21New ZealandPilot (Inst)RNZAFTraining Command2 Service Flying Training School

(ATS)

1942-10-24HarvardIINZ962-RNZAF Woodbourne1100TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilledMatamata Public Cemetery. Grave 1.10

Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand

Born on the 24th May 1921 in Auckland. Educated at Matamata DHS, Auckland University, Auckland Technical College. A student teacher for the Auckland Education Board. Enlisted at Levin as a pilot under training on the 09th February 1941. With No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School in March 1941. With No. 3 Flying Training School on the 03rd May 1941.

Pilot badge awarded on the 14th June 1941 and promoted to sergeant on the 26th July 1941. Embarked for Singapore on the 15th September 1941 arrived and joined 27 squadron flying the Blenheim on the 05th October 1941. Evacuated from Singapore in February 1942 and returned to New Zealand. Joined No. 2 Service Flying Training School as a staff pilot on the 23rd July 1942.

Son of James Ballantine Steele (died 08th May 1987) and Mary Graham Steele (née Harre - died 01st June 1985), of Walton, Waikato, New Zealand.

3717 SteeleM JPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-06-05LancasterILL833SE-OLudford Magna2217D-Day SupportDitched off Beachy Head
3718 SteeleW RSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-10-22WellingtonIcZ9914AA-FeltwellMannheimCrashed at Weken BelgiumKilledWerken
3719 SteeterL WSergeantRNZAFBomber Command26 OTU
1942-09-16WellingtonICDV941?-GWing2029EssenCrashed off Dutch coastKilledNoordwijk General
3720 StehrWalter BrianSergeantNZ/41499Age 22New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber CommandOverseas Aircraft Delivery Unit. 44 Group1942-02-16WellingtonICAD635-RAF Portreath, CornwallFerry FlightSee archive report for further detailsKilledBone War Cemetery, Annaba. Grave III. D. 12

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Born on the 12th September 1920 at Dargaville. Worked as a sewing machine mechanic for R. Green and Son at Ponsonby. Enlisted at Levin on the 19th January 1941. Trained at No. 4 Elementary Flying Training School on the 02nd March 1941. Embarked for Canada on the 29th April 1941. Pilots badge awarded on the 08th August 1941 and promoted to sergeant.

Embarked for England on the 20th August 1941. Further training with 15 Operational Training Unit. Son of Arnold John Stehr (died 22nd August 1958, age 81) and of Edith Sarah Patti Stehr (née Teschler - died 09th March 1960, age 79), of Auckland City, New Zealand. A total of 220 flying hours logged and on his 02nd operational sortie.

3721 StellinJames KingstonPilot OfficerNZ/421785Age 22New ZealandPilotCroix de Guerre
RNZAFFighter Command609 Sqd
1944-08-19TyphoonIbJP975PR-?B7. Martragny, France830Armed ReconnaissanceSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledSt- Maclou-La-Briere Churchyard France

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Born on the 02nd July 1922 at Wellington. Worked as a clerk for James Stellin and Company prior to service. Enlisted on the 07th March 1942. Awarded his pilots badge and promoted to sergeant on the 19th December 1942. Commissioned on the 29th July 1944. Son of James Stellin and of Beatrice Hart Stellin (née Heard), of Lyall Bay, Wellington, New Zealand. 459 flying hours logged and on his 26th operational sortie.
3722 StenborgGrayFlight LieutenantNZ/402494Born on the 13th October 1921 (Age 21)New ZealandPilotDFCRNZAFFighter Command91 Sqd
1943-09-24SpitfireF.XIIMB805DL-?RAF Westhampnett, Sussex1600Ramrod 241See archive report for further detailsKilledMarissel French National Cemetery. Grave 205.Read Archive Report
3723 StenborgGrayFLtNew ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command111 Sqd

185 Sqd 91 Sqd
15 [14+1]Killed 1943-09-24Ace 105
3724 StephensM OFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command35 Sqd (Madras Presidency)
1941-11-07HalifaxIL9603TL-PLinton on Ouse2007Rover PatrolCrashed near Rozendaal HollandPoW
3725 StephensonJ BSergeantRCAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-10-15WellingtonIcW5663AA-FeltwellKolnCrashed near DusseldorfPoW Paradie Archive Database
3726 StephensonJ LSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-20LancasterIIIND915AA-AMepal2320HombergCrashed near Keldonk {Noord-Brabant}KilledEindhoven {Woensel}
3727 SterlingJ D KFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1945-01-01LancasterING332IL-DWitchford1610VohwinkelCrashed 11km SE GemblouxKilledLeopoldsburg War Cemetery
3728 StevensJosephFlight Lieutenant125607NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-20LancasterIME691AA-RRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire2335HombergCrashed at Veghel {Noord-Brabant}KilledUden War Cemetery, Netherlands. Grave 5.A.8Son of Joseph and Hilda Stevens, of Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire, England.
3729 StevensASergeantBomber Command487 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-03VenturaIIAJ200EG-GMethwold1643Ramrod 16Believed crashed at HoofddorpKilledHaarlemmermeer
3730 StevensPiers TrevorSergeant1813627Age 23BritishFlight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-05-01LancasterIME689AA-YRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire2244ChamblySee archive report for further brief detailsKilledPoix-de-Picardie Churchyard. Row A. Collective grave 15-17Son of Charles James Henry and Lilian Mary Stevens, of Welling, Kent. Grave inscription: 'Leave Him In Thy Care. Thine The Will And Thine The Power. Mine - Is Just The Prayer'.
3731 StevensGordon FrancisSergeantNZ/414894Age 27New ZealandAir GunnerRNZAF2 Sqd RNZAF1942-09-29HudsonIIINZ2029-Nelson, New Zealand1555TrainingSee archive report for detailsMissing - believed killedWellington Provincial Memorial
Born on the 31st January 1915 at New Plymouth. Enlisted on the 30th August 1941. Worked as a self employed Grocer prior to service. Son of Francis and Mabel Stevens (née Mills) and husband of Joyce Ellen Stevens (née Feakins and later Murphy), of New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand.
3732 StevensHerbert BernardFlight SergeantNZ/41957Age 22New ZealandPilotRNZAFMiddle East70 Sqd

231 Wing. 205 Grou

1942-06-29WellingtonICZ1170ORAF Abu Sueir, Egypt2100Sidi BarraniSee Archive report for detailsKilledIsmailia War Memorial Cemetery. Grave 7. A. 1

Courtesy AWMM


Born on the 17th December 1919 at Hastings. Worked as an exchange clerk for the P and T Department in Wellington. Enlisted at Levin on the 09th February 1941 at Levin. Trained at No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School and then with No. 2 Flying Training School on the 03rd May 1941. Pilots badge awarded on the 15th June 1941 and promoted to sergeant on the 26th July 1941.

Embarked for England on the 31st August 1941. Further training with No. 21 Operational Training Unit and then attached to 10 Air Delivery Unit on the 26th May 1942. Flew a Wellington to Egypt via Gibraltar and Malta on the 29th May 1942.Joined 70 squadron on the24th June 1942. Son of Herbert William Isaac Stevens and of Catherine Annie Stevens (nee McAvinue), of 51 Childers Terrace, Kilbirnie, Wellington, New Zealand. On his 4th operational sortie.

3733 StevensonIan Sydney AlexanderFlying OfficerNZ/42194Age 27New ZealandAir/BmrRNZAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1943-09-15StirlingIIIBF569LS-VRAF Mildenhall, Suffolk2039MontluconCrashed near Vaux FranceKilledCholoy War Cemetery. Collective grave 3.F.16-22
Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand

Memorial photograph courtesy Alain Godignon

Born on the 18th June 1916 in Ashburton. Educated at Ashburton High School. A cloth finisher for Lane Walker Ruskin Ltd. Enlisted at Rongota on the 07th January 1942. Embarked for Canada on the 20th July 1942. With Air Observer School on the 25th October 1942. Air observer badge awarded on the 26th November 1942 and promoted to sergeant. Commissioned on the 04th December 1942.

Embarked for England on the 30th December 1942. With No. 11 Personnel Reception Centre 15th January 1943. With 11 Operational Training Unit crewing the Wellington on 23rd March 1943. 1657 Heavy Conversion Unit flying the Stirling on the 17th June 1943. Joined 15 squadron on the 20th July 1943. Carried to 14 operational sorties and accumulated 279 flying hours.

Son of John Renton Stevenson (died 15th June 1955) and Susan Armstrong Stevenson (née Turnbull), of Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand.

3734 StevensonCFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1944-11-16LancasterIIIPB137LS-UMildenhall1335HeinsburgKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
3735 StevensonLinton WilliamPilot OfficerNZ/404961Born on the 01st May 1917New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command607 Sqd
1941-11-11HurricaneIIbBE221AF-?RAF Manston, Kent1445StrikeFailed to returnKilledJanval Cemetery. Section F, Row B, Grave 14

Son of Frederick Howard and Elizabeth Cameron Stevenson (née Stewart), of Auckland City, New Zealand. Prior to service worked as a clerk for Dyes and Chemicals Ltd. A total of 220 flying hours logged and on his 2nd operational sortie.
3736 StewartAlan Raymond BryceSergeant1344346Air 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
Read Archive Report
3737 StewartD CSergeantRNZAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1941-07-17WellingtonIcN2853OJ-RMildenhall2341KolnCrashed near Sudbury SuffolkInjured
3738 StewartC WFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command170 Sqd
1945-03-16LancasterIII ME307TC-OHemswell1733NurnbergPoW
3739 StewartGeorgeFlying OfficerNZ/421849PilotRNZAFBomber Command214 Sqd
1945-03-07FortressIII KJ106BU-G RAF Oulton, Norfolk1814Harburg, Germany (Bomber Support)Shot down and crashed at Pippensen, Hamburg, GermanyKilledBecklingen War Cemetery - Plot XIV Row D Grave 11Read Archive Report
3740 StewartA AFlight LieutenantNZ413502RNZAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-03-11HalifaxIIHR656EQ-TLeeming1910StuttgartCrashed at Rozieres FrancePoW
3741 StewartCharlesPilot OfficerNZ/44231PilotRNZAFFighter Command485 Sqd RNZAF
1941-07-11SpitfireIIaP7773OU-DRAF Redhill, Surrey1400SweepSee archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 34Read Archive Report
3742 StewartJ GPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command61 Sqd
1942-07-29LancasterIR5737QR-Syerston2359SaarbruckenCrashed at VrizyKilledVrizy Communal
3743 StewartT AFlight LieutenantRNZAFBomber Command61 Sqd
1943-08-17LancasterIW4766QR-JSyerston2123PeenemundeExploded over target areaPoW
3744 StewartT ASergeantRNZAFBomber Command61 Sqd
1942-05-01LancasterIR5545QR-TrainingOvershot at N Luffenham NORFOLK
3745 StewartT AFlight LieutenantRNZAFBomber Command61 Sqd
1943-07-15LancasterIIIEE190QR-MSyerston2215ItalyWrecked landing at Blida Algeria
3746 StewartD CFlight LieutenantMiDRNZAFBomber Command635 Sqd
1944-05-12LancasterIIIND924F2-BDownham Market2245HassettCrashed near Stavenisse {Zealand}KilledKattendijke {Wilhelminadorp} General Cemetery
3747 StewartFlight SergeantPilotRNZAFBomber Command70 Sqd
1942-06-25WellingtonICDV564LLanding Ground 104, Qotafiyh II, Egypt21:40Enemy concentrations roughly between Mersa Matruh and Sidi BarraniShot down by night fighter crash landed back at base. Safe and uninjuredRead Archive Report
3748 StewartI GSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-07-28WellingtonIIIX3558AA-FeltwellHamburgCrashed at BrackeswaldeKilledBecklingen War Cemetery
3749 StewartD MFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-08-31StirlingIIIEH905AA-RMepal2032BerlinCrashed at LudwigsfeldeKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
3750 StewartL ISergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-07-28WellingtonIIIZ1570AA-FeltwellHamburg?KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery

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