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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
3751 StrongTrevor HerbertFlight LieutenantNZ/42471New ZealanderPilotDFC

RNZAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1944-08-25LancasterIIIND852MG-DRAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire2059RusselsheimSee archive report for further detailsPoW Stalag Luft Barth Vogelsang

Courtesy AWMM


DFC citation for Fl/Lt. Strong L/G 10th August 1944) 'This officer has taken part in many operational sorties throughout which he has displayed a high degree of courage, coolness and devotion to duty. In April, 1944, he was detailed for an attack on Cologne. On reaching the enemy coast, one engine of his aircraft failed. Although handicapped by this loss of power, P/O. Strong flew on and successfully completed his mission'.

Born on the 29th November 1914 ay Waihi, the son of Herbert Onslow Strong and Bethia Margarette Strong. Husband of Joan Strong. He died on the 8th February 2016, age101 and buried at North Shore Memorial Park.

3752 StrongG WFlight SergeantNZ4133905RNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-06-24StirlingIIIEH902AA-KNewmarket2323WuppertalCrashed off BevelandKilledVlissengen Northern Cemetery
3753 StuartP GSergeantRCAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-08StirlingIIIBK770AA-LNewmarket2130DuisburgCrashed Bressingham NORFOLKKilledNewmarket Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
3754 StuartR C Flight SergeantRCAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-08-20WellingtonIIIBJ774AA-MildenhallGardening?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
3755 StuartJoseph WilliamSergeant4123631917New ZealandObserverRNZAFBomber Command156 Sqd
1942-08-27WellingtonIIIZ1613GT-Warboys2039KasselClaim by Hans-Dieter Frank 2/NJG1 - Gemert 10km North of Helmond (5B): 5,800m at 23:25. Crashed near Elsendorp 20km NNE of HelmondKilledEindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery Plot JJ Grave 147Son of William Francis Stuart and of Alice Stuart (nee Pretty), of Morrinsville, Auckland, New Zealand
3756 StuartK A MFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command630 Sqd
1944-05-11LancasterIME737LE-SEast Kirkby2228Bourg-LeopoldCrashed Herenthout {Antwerpen}KilledSchoonlselhof Cemetery {Antwerpen} Belgium
3757 StuartL BPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command78 Sqd
1945-02-02Halifax IIINA167EY-FBreighton2026Wanne-EickelPoW
3758 Stuart-WhiteD APilot OfficerBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-11-29StirlingIBK609AA-RNewmarket.0005.TorinoTurned back crashed Bradwell Bay Essex
3759 StubbingsR JPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1942-07-28WellingtonIIIX3668SR-BournHamburgCollided with lastKilled
3760 StuchberyLloyd RobertFlight LieutenantNZ/412761Age 26New ZealanderPilotRNZAFCoastal Command489 Sqd RNZAF
1945-01-29BeaufighterTF.XNE538P6-ERAF Dallachy, Morayshire1946Rover patrolSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 284

Courtesy NAA

Born on the 08th July 1918 at Wyndham. Nelson College. Worked as entomologist for the Cawthrorne Institute in Nelson prior to service. Enlisted on the 04th May 1941 at Levin. Initial training with No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School. Embarked for Canada on the14th August 1941. Trained at No. 2 Service Flying Training School in Uplands joining on the 02nd September 1941.

Awarded his pilots badge and commissioned on the 21st November 1941. Attached to 31 School of General Reconnaissance on the 01st December 1941 at Prince Edward Island. Attached to 32 Operational Training Unit at Patricia Bay on the 05th February 1942 flying the Beaufort. Flew a Hudson via Newfoundland to England on the 10th September 1942. Attached to 9 (C) Operational Training Unit on the 22nd December 1942. Further training with Torpedo Training Unit on the 06th February 1943.

Attached to 306 Ferry Training Unit on the 12th March 1943. Attached to No. 1 Overseas Delivery Unit and flew a Beaufort to Egypt via Gibraltar, Algiers and Libya 17-24 April 1943. Flew a Beaufort to India via Bahrein arriving on the 24th September 1943, flew by air to UK, via Egypt, Algeria and Gibraltar arriving 16th October 1943. Attached to No. 9 (C) Operational Training Unit on the 14th February 1944. Joined 236 squadron on the 10th May 1944. Joining 489 squadron on the 06th July 1944.

Son of James Andrew and Georgina Alexandrina Stuchbery (née Wilson), of Ruby Bay near Upper Moutere, Nelson, New Zealand. A total of 606 flying hours logged and completed in excess of 32 operational sorties.

3761 StuckleyWilliamPilot Officer51042UKNavigatorMiD
RAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-06-22StirlingIIIEH889AA-ZNewmarket2348MulheimShot down by a Bf 110 G-4 night fighter flown by Feldwebel Heinz Vinke of the 11./NJG 1. Crashed in IJsselmeerKilledWonseradeel (Makkum) Protestant Churchyard, Row O. Grave 31. NetherlandsAccident report
3762 SturtHenry TwiteSergeantNZ/404963Age 21New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command152 Sqd
1942-01-10SpitfireIIaP8266UM-?RAF Coltishall, Norfolk 12 Group1145Shipping Recce ‘Jim Crow’See Archive report for further details.Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 118.

Courtesy AWMM


Born on the 24th October 1920 at Christchurch. Worked as a clerk for for the NZ Insurance Company in Auckland prior to service. Enlisted at Levin on the 01st December 1940. Commenced training on the 19th January 1941 at No. 4 Elementary Flying Training School. Embarked for Canada on the 27th March 1941. Further training with No. 6 Service Flying Training School. Pilots badge awarded and promoted to sergeant on the 03rd July 1941. Embarked for England on the 15th July 1941. Joined 61 Operational Training Unit on the 17th August 1941 On the 07th October 1941 joined 152 squadron.

Son of Reginald W. and Gertude Sturt of Nelson New Zealand. Husband of Phyllis Sturt, (nee Walker - later Franklin) of Chiswick, Middlesex, England.

3763 Styles Ivan RaymondSergeantNZ/413282Air/GnrRNZAF11 Operational Training Unit (92 Group)11 OTU
1942-10-15WellingtonICDV717Not knownRAF Westcott, Buckinghamshire2055Training See archive report for full details KilledOllerton Cemetery. Consecrated Portion. Grave 1179 Read Archive Report
3764 SucklingO WPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command150 Sqd
1942-03-09WellingtonICDV447JN-Snaith.0020.Essen?KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
3765 SucklingR HFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command44 Sqd
1942-08-27LancasterIW4124KM-DWaddingtonKasselCrashed at Haltern KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
3766 SugrueTerry JohnSergeantNZ/415428Age 22New ZealanderPilotRNZAFNo. 2 Training Command5 Bombing and Gunnery School (RCAF)

(2 Training Command)

1943-01-10BollingbrokeIVT1000-RCAF Dafoe, Saskatchewan, CanadaTrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilledHumboldt Cemetery. (Municipal). Soldiers' Plot. Row 2. Grave 8
Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand

Born on the 30th September 1920 in Greytown. A labourer for Fred Gray in Greytown. Enlisted at Levin as a pilot under training on the 28th September 1941. With No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School on the 08th November 1941. Embarked for Canada on the 28th December 1941. 13 Service Flying Training School 23rd January 1942. Pilot badge awarded on the 08th May 1942 and promoted to sergeant. With 5 Bombing and Gunnery School as staff pilot on the 27th May 1942.

Son of John Michael and Clara Ann Sugrue (née Terry, of Greytown, Wellington, New Zealand.

3767 SuistedGuy WilfredLACNZ/403123Age 22New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining CommandNo. 2 SFTS
1941-01-21VincentNZ354-RNZAF Woodbourne0830TrainingSee Archive report for further detailsKilledWellington Crematorium (Karori). 153. B. Marble wall

Born on the 19th May 1918 on Wanganui. Educated at Wanganui Colleglate and Victoria University. Worked as a clerk for AMP Society in Wellington. Enlisted at Blenheim on the 17th August 1940. Trained with No. 3 Elementary Training School 29th September 1940. 1st solo on the 12th October 1940. With No. 2 Service Flying Training School 23rd November 1940. Pilot badge awarded on the 18th January 1941. Son of Charles Henry (died 26th February 1970, age 81) and Ellen Elizabeth Suisted (née Blythe - died 08th September 1963, age 79), of Wellington City, New Zealand.
3768 SullivanM AFlight LieutenantDFC

RNZAFBomber Command156 Sqd
1943-12-20LancasterIIIJA674GT-QWarboys1715Frankfurt?KilledHannover War Cemetery
3769 SummerhayesR FSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-09-27StirlingIIIEF515AA-FMepal1942HannoverCrashed vicinity Haverbeck-HamelinPoW
3770 SutcliffeJohn HenryFlying OfficerNZ415036c 1916 in New ZealandNew ZealanderPilotRNZAFBomber 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
3771 SutherlandJFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command103 Sqd
1943-10-18LancasterIIIJB349PM-GElsham Wolds1733HannoverCrashed SW of HildesheimKilledRunnymede
3772 SutherlandMalcolm GeorgeFlying OfficerNZ/413506Age 23New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command485 Sqd RNZAF
1943-08-22SpitfireLF.IXEN634OU-?RAF Biggin Hill, Kent1810Ramrod 212See archive report for further detailsPoW number 3328 Stalag Luft SaganNone - survived the war - passed away 14th May 1969

Courtesy John Caulton

F/O. 'Mac' Malcolm George Sutherland. None - survived the war. After the war later returned to live in New Zealand. Passed away on the 14th May 1969 aged just 49. Understood to be buried at Te Puia Springs Cemetery.
3773 SutherlandA GSergeantRNZAFBomber Command57 Sqd
1941-04-09WellingtonIcR1437DX-XFeltwell2035Vegesack? PoW
3774 SutherlandA GFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-07-28WellingtonIIIX3558AA-FeltwellHamburgCrashed at BrackeswaldeKilledBecklingen War Cemetery
3775 SutherlandO KFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command77 Sqd
1943-08-31HalifaxIIJD418KN-AElvington2028Berlin?KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
3776 SuttonKenwyn RolandSquadron Leader36182New Zealand PilotDFC

MiD

RNZAFFighter Command85 Sqn
1943-04-02MosquitoNF.IIDD742YP:?RAF Hunsdon, HertfordshireRangerSee archive report for further detailsSeriously InjuredNone - survived the war. Passed away 6th July 2003
3777 SuttonA KSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-10-05LancasterIIIND904AA-DMepal1711SaarbruckenKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
3778 SwainWilliam HenrySergeantNZ/40665Age 23 Born on the 10th January 1918New Zealand Pilot RNZAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1941-04-22WellingtonIcL7798HA-SRAF Marham, NorfolkAround 1945Brest See archive report for further details KilledMilizac Churchyard. Grave 4
Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire
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3779 SwannMSergeantRNZAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1942-08-28WellingtonIIIX3754SR-StradishallNurnbergCrashed between Wandre & ViseKilledHeverlee War Cemetery Belgium
3780 SweetmanHarvey NelsonFlight LieutenantNZ/40992Born October 10 1921 Age21New ZealandPilotDFC

RNZAFFighter Command486 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-16TyphoonIbR8881SA-R15 [12+3] (115 V-1s)NZ/40992AMRamrodSee archive report for further brief detailsSurvived war. Died January 15th 2014Survived war - cremated - North Shore CityRead Archive Report

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3781 SwindlehurstReginald FrederickSergeantNZ/41610Age 26New ZealandAir/BmrRNZAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1942-09-10StirlingIR9170OJ-HRAF Lakenheath, Suffolk2141DusseldorfSee archive report for further brief details and his lossKilledRotterdam General Cemetery (Crooswijk). Plot LL Row 1 Collective Grave 18-19

Courtesy Steve Albrey

Born on the 22nd October 1915 at Stratford, Taranaki. Worked as a farmer/lorry driver for Chas Bayly Estates of Huinga. Enlisted at Levin as an air gunner under training on the 18th January 1941. Embarked for Canada on the 27th March 1941. wireless operator air gunner and promoted to sergeant on 29th September 1941. Embarked for England on the 12th October 1941. Further training with No. 11 Operational Training Unit starting on the 03rd March 1942. Joined 149 squadron on the 20th July 1942.

Son of William James Swindlehurst (Died 08th November 1971, age 81) and Ruth Ina Swindlehurst (nee Hancock - died 12th June 1955, age 61), of Huinga, Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand. A total of 194 flying hours logged and on his 12th operational sortie.

3782 SwintonW JFlight SergeantPilotFighter486 Sqd RNZAF
1944-02-10TyphoonIbJP689PRodeoPoW
3783 SymonsJohn HenryPilot OfficerJ/6507W/Op/Air GunnerDFC

RCAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-06StirlingIBF517AA-0RAF Newmarket15Duisburg See Archive report for further details Survived None Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
3784 SymonsPilot OfficerBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-26StirlingNewmarketDuisburgCrashed on return to baseInjured
3785 SyverstonJohn DavidFlight SergeantNZ/425182Age 22New ZealandW/Op/Air/GnrRNZAFBomber Command100 Sqd
1944-07-31LancasterIIILM585HW-SRAF Grimsby, Lincolnshire (known as Waltham)2156Foret-de-NieppeSee Archive reportKilledHaverskerque British Cemetery

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 05th March 1922 at Masterton. Worked as a truck driver for H.A Harrison prior to service. Enlisted at Hobsonville on the 13th July 1942. Embarked for Canada on the 10th November 1942. Air gunner badge awarded on the 06th September 1943 and promoted to sergeant.

Taking a train to New York he embarked for England on the 8th October 1943. Further training with 11 Operational Training Unit and then with 1651 Heavy Conversion Unit on the 12th May 1944, before going No. 3 Lancaster Finishing Unit on the 06th July 1944. Joining 100 squadron on the 13th July 1944. Son of Berthel Syverston and of Ivy Alice Syverston (née Beaney), of Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand. A total of 313 flying hours logged and on his 3rd operational sortie.

3786 TaaffeRae JessepFlight Lieutenant NZ/41502Born on the 14th December 1918New Zealand PilotDFMRNZAFBomber Command37 Sqd1943-24-11WellingtonXLN329LF-NDjedeida No. 1, Tunisia1930Turin See archive report for further brief details Killed Milan War Cemetery. Grave IV.A.10.
Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire
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3787 TaborA OSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-07-28WellingtonIIIX3558AA-FeltwellHamburgCrashed at BrackeswaldeKilledBecklingen War Cemetery
3788 TaborL WSergeantRNZAFBomber Command90 Sqd
1943-02-14StirlingIBF438WP-DRidgewell1901Koln?KilledRunnymede
3789 TahiwiKingi Te Aho Aho GillingFlying OfficerNZ/411951Age 27New ZealandPilotRNZAF247 Wing. 201 Group203 Sqd
1942-09-30BaltimoreIAG723FAbu Sueir North, EgyptPMReconnaisanceSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedAlamein Memorial. Column 265

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 17th November 1914 at Otaki. Announcer for the 2ZB Commercial Broadcasting Service at Wellington prior to service. Served in the NZ territorial army for 4 years prior to enlisting at Levin on the 23rd March 1941. Trained at No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School and No. 2 Service Flying Training School. Awarded pilots badge on the 26th July 1941 and commissioned on the 06th September 1941. Embarked for England on the 14th September 1941. After seving with various units and after further training with No. 5 Coastal Command Operational Training Unit crewed a Beaufort to Egypt via Gibraltar and Malta 31st July - 02nd August 1942. Joined 203 squadron on the 21st August 1942.

Son of Kingi Rowin Tahiwi (died 20th December 1948 age 65) and Jean Esther Tahiwi (nee Armstrong - died 03rd January 1942), of Miramar, Wellington, New Zealand and husband of Phyllis Gretchen Tahiwi (nee Ryan - later Canny) of Palmerston North. Tribe: Ngati-Raukawa.

3790 TaitG EFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1942-12-19StirlingIR9265OJ-NAir TestCrashed at Great Cransden BEDSKilled
3791 TaitW JFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command90 Sqd
1943-11-26StirlingIIIEF511WP-CWratting Common1702GardeningCrashed on return to baseInjured
3792 TaitKenneth WilliamFLtNew ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command87 Sqd

257 Sqd
6 [5+1]Killed 1941-08-04Ace 65
3793 Takarangi Pine TengaSergeantNZ/39586W/Op/Air/GnrRNZAFBomber Command10 Sqd
1941-09-06WhitleyVZ6478ZA-SRAF Leeming, Yorkshire1949Huls See archive report for further details KilledOldebroek General Cemetery. Grave 5 Read Archive Report
3794 TalbotJ L KFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1943-08-02LancasterIIDS715KO-QEast Wretham2355HamburgCrashed at HarburgKilledHamburg (Ohlsdorf) Cemetery
3795 TalbotH GSergeantRNZAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1943-09-22HalifaxIILW261NP-VLissett1906HannoverCrashed near Gross-LobkeKilledHannover War Cemetery
3796 TannerArthur JamesSergeant4131481920New ZealanderPilotRNZAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1942-10-16StirlingIR9312LS-CBourn1815GardeningHit by flak the a/c crashed at Pont due Cens NW outskirts of Nantes at 0030 hrs. The a/c ran 200 meters on its belly, crossing four parcels of land, scattering its components throughout its course and tearing the hedgesKilledNantes Communal Cemetery Plot L Row B Grave 9Son of Francis Arthur and Gladys May Tanner, of Mangere, Auckland, New Zealand
3797 TannerEric William 'Rick'FLtNew ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command486 Sqd (NZ)

6 [4+2] (3+2sh V-1s)Ace
3798 TannerJohn HaroldFlight SergeantNZ/41960Born on the 21st June 1920New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command126 Sqd1942-08-13SpitfireVbEP472MK-?RAF Luqa, Malta930Operation PedestalSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedMalta Memorial. Panel 5.
courtesy Jenifer Lemaire
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3799 TannerThomas BaylySergeantNZ/425446Age 24New ZealandNavigatorRNZAFBomber Command11 Operational Training Unit. 92 Group1943-10-27WellingtonIcR1790KH-ERAF Westcott, Buckinghamshire1942TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBotley Cemetery (Oxford) Plot I/2. Grave 96

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 07th February 1919 at Tauranga. A draper for Mrs. M.E. Lamport of Tauranga. Enlisted on the 30th May 1942 ay Walpapakauri. Awarded his navigators badge and promoted to sergeant on the 14th May 1943. Son of Jonathan and Amelia Emily Tanner (nee Johnston), of Tauranga, Auckland, New Zealand.
3800 TarrantT S AFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command50 Sqd
1945-02-02LancasterING381VN-ASkellingthorpe2035KarlsruheKilledDurnbach War Cemetery

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