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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
3801 TarrantT S AFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command50 Sqd
1945-02-02LancasterING381VN-ASkellingthorpe2035KarlsruheKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
3802 TarrantA BSergeant1450019Bomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-03-08StirlingIBF437AA-LNewmarket1942NurnbergCrashed NNE KarlsruheKilledRunnymede
3803 TaskerBernard CyrilFlying OfficerNZ/412278Age 31New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command2 Sqd
1944-06-16MustangIIFR892XV-?RAF Gatwick, Surrey1854Tactical ReconnaissanceSee archive report for detailed informationKilledSte. Marguerite-des-Loges Churchyard. Sec. G, Row 3. Grave 295

Born on the 24th June 1912 in Wanganui. Accountant for John Coull and Company in Wanganui. Served 1 year in the territorial army. A member of Wanganui Aero Club and obtained his 'A' licence on the 23rd November 1938. Enlisted as a pilot under training at Levin on the 12th April 1941. With No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School 24th May 1941. With No. 3 Flying Training School 05th July 1941. Pilot badge awarded on the 16th August 1941 and promoted to sergeant on the 27th September 1941.

Embarked for England on the 25th October 1941. With No. 3 Personnel Reception Centre 29th November 1941. With No. 1 Service Flying Training School 11th December 1941. With 101 Glider Operational Training Unit on the 13th July 1942. Commissioned on the 10th July 1943. With 20 Pilot Advanced Flying Unit on the 10th March 1943 flying the Mustang. After leaving 41 Operational Training Unit joined 170 squadron on the 21st July 1943 flying 5 operational sorties. After serving with various units joined 2 squadron on the 10th February 1944 flying a further 11 operational sorties. A total of 930 flying hours logged and on his 17 operational sorties.

Son of Reginald Edwin Tasker (died 24th January 1947, age 70) and Gertrude Gerrard Tasker (née Milne - died 1970, age 88), of Wanganui, New Zealand.

3804 TaskerR HSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-10-22WellingtonIcZ9914AA-FeltwellMannheimCrashed at Weken BelgiumKilledWerken
3805 TaskerSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-10-10WellingtonIcZ8945AA-Feltwell.0012.KolnLanded at base damaged
3806 TateM VSergeantRNZAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1942-09-10StirlingIBF351HA-CDownham Market2125DusseldorfCrashed St-Philipsland HollandKilledBergen op Zoom War Cemetery
3807 TateGeoffrey HewsonACAge ?New ZealandW/OpRNZAFTraining Command1 Sqd (RNZAF)
1942-02-25VildebeestIIINZ114-RNZAF Whenupapai0730TrainingSee archive report for further detailsSeriously injuredFrom Hastings, New Zealand - we welcome further information
3808 TattamG TSergeantBomber Command487 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-03VenturaIAE731EG-OMethwold1643Ramrod 16Crash landed NE of VijfhuizenKilledBergen General Cemetery
3809 TavernerG A BFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-24LancasterIHK568AA-KMepal2151StuttgartKilledCronenbourg French National {Mixed} Cemetery
3810 TaylorRonald WestSergeantNZ/401790Age 25New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command105 Sqd
1941-07-19BlenheimIVV6039GB-QRAF Swanton Morley, Norfolk1122Anti ShippingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledNoordwijk General Cemetery. Plot 1. Joint grave 2

Born on the 01st August 1915 at Christchurch. Employed as a Clerk with the Lloyds Insurance Company in Wellington. Enlisted as a pilot U/T on the 02nd July 1940. Son of Alfred Sydney and Norah Amelia Taylor (née West) , of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand. 340 flying hours logged.
3811 TaylorJackFlying OfficerNZ/421295New ZealandW/Op/Air/GunnerRNZAFBomber Command106 Sqd
1944-08-07LancasterIIILM641ZN-DMetheringham2130SecquevilleCrashed at Quetteville {Calvados}KilledQuetleville Communal

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

3812 TaylorCharles JosephFlight LieutenantNZ/41962PilotRNZAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-08-26LancasterILM230PH-ARAF Wickenby2009Kiel See archive report for full details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 262 Read Archive Report
3813 TaylorJ AFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1945-02-03LancasterIPD419LS-VMildenhall1604DortmundPoW
3814 TaylorJ GFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1943-10-08LancasterIIIJA980LQ-ZGransden Lodge2315HannoverCrashed S of EngernKilledHannover War Cemetery
3815 TaylorDonald Graeme LaneFlying OfficerNZ/427048Age 21New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command485 Sqd RNZAF
1945-02-08SpitfireLF.IXE.MK529OU-?B.77 Gilze-Rijen, Netherlands925RecceSee archive report for further details KilledHaren General Cemetery. Plot 1. Row G. Grave 6Read Archive Report
3816 TaylorT L BPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command487 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-03VenturaIAE731EG-OMethwold1643Ramrod 16Crash landed NE of VijfhuizenPoW
3817 TaylorK RSergeantRNZAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1941-12-18StirlingIN3680MG-YOakington940BrestShot down off French coastKilled
3818 TaylorRoyston Charles CliffordFlight LieutenantNZ/404426Age 28New ZealanderNavigatorRNZAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1943-08-14LancasterIIIJA850MG-M RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire2102Milano See archive report for further details Killed Sassenay Churchyard. Collective Grave Read Archive Report
3819 TaylorG ASergeantNZ413283RNZAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1943-04-10LancasterIIIED501WS-RWaddingtonFrankfurtCrashed near Mainz KilledRunnymede
3820 TaylorO P FFlight LieutenantDFC

RNZAFBomber Command97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
1945-03-21LancasterIII PB521OF-QConingsby121HamburgCrashed at Feldmark LeeswigInj/Died 30/4/45Hannover War Cemetery
3821 TaylorGeorge StringerFlight Lieutenant391849New ZealanderPilotRNZAFFighter Command96 Sqd1943-02-09BeaufighterVIFV8438ZJ-A RAF Honiley, Warwickshire1810Training See archive report for further details KilledWeaverham (St Mary's Churchyard), Northwich. Grave 2742 Read Archive Report
3822 TaylorJohn WarrenFlight LieutenantNZ/421944NavigatorRNZAFFighter Command487 Sqd RNZAF
1944-11-18MosquitoFB.VIHR248EG-KRAF Thorney Island, Sussex2345Intruder See archive report for further details KilledRheinberg War Cemetery. Grave 11.A.20
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3823 TaylorMervyn JamesFlying OfficerNZ/404965PilotRNZAFTraining Command1655 Mosquito Training Unit1944-02-26MosquitoB.IV.DZ312Not knownRAF Marham, Norfolk2300TrainingSee archive report for further details KilledCambridge City Cemetery. Grave 13753Read Archive Report
3824 TaylorR TSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-11-30LancasterINF980AA-FMepal1058OsterfeldCrashed target areaKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
3825 TaylorCSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-10-22WellingtonIcZ9914AA-FeltwellMannheimCrashed at Weken BelgiumKilledWerken
3826 TaylorSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-10-10WellingtonIcZ8945AA-Feltwell.0012.KolnLanded at base damaged
3827 TaylorDouglas Arthur AllenSergeant1321755RAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-07-05StirlingIIIEF436AA-AMepal2345Gardening Stirling was lost without trace whilst on a mine-laying sortie (Gardening) off the Frisian island. Claimed by Oblt Georg-Hermann Greiner Killed Age 21Runnymede Panel 166.Stirling EF436, piloted by Flight Sergeant R. Thomas, was lost without trace whilst on a mine-laying sortie off the Fresian islands, on 5-6 July 1943. All the crew were killed. Reliable reports from the Dutch said that the aircraft had been shot down by a night fighter over the sea, 12 miles North West of Terscherlling (the middle island of the Southern Frisian Group) at approximately 02:31 hours. The night fighter was captained by Oblt. Georg-Hermann Grenier, of IV/NJG1, this was his sixth kill out of a total of 51. The kill is confirmed in Grenier’s war records.

Attacker Oblt Georg-Hermann Greiner
3828 TaylorSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-04-22WellingtonIIIX3487AA-FeltwellKolnCrash landed at base on returnInjured
3829 TaylorAndrew AlbertSergeantNZ/402911Born on the 29th May 1920New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command610 Sqd1941-10-03SpitfireIIaP7839DW-? 'City Of Derry'RAF Leconfield, Yorkshire1145TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledLeconfield Churchyard (St. Catherine). Row B. Grave 7. Son of George William and Florence Gertrude Taylor (née Staite), of Wanganui, Wellington, New Zealand.Read Archive Report
3830 TaylorN LSergeantAge ?New ZealanderAir GunnerRNZAFBomber Command11 OTU
1944-04-28WellingtonXJA456OP-MRAF Westcott, Buckinghamshire2345Night Navigation SortieWhile cruising at 15,000 ft over the Bristol Channel, the port engine failed. Heading for the nearby Pembrokeshire coast, the aircraft arrived over Haverfordwest airfield where, at 2345, the crew attempted to land. Due to their unfamiliarity with the airfield, coupled with the problem of only having one operating engine, the aircraft touched down some way down the runway. Almost immediately the aircraft bounced into the air and then crashed into a ravine just beyond the airfield, bursting into flamesSurvived Injured No further details - are you able to assist?
3831 TaylorJohn BarkerFlying OfficerNZ/412764Age 28New ZealandNavigatorRNZAFTransport Command45 Group1943-05-28HudsonIIIAFK74242-47298Dorval, Quebec, Canada830Delivery FlightSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledReykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery, Iceland. Grave C46.5

Courtesy Courtesy Jennifer Lemaire

Born on the 3oth January 1915 at Auckland. Worked as a assistant electrical engineer for PWD (hydro-electric) branch prior to service. After serving in the NZ territorial army he enlisted as a pilot under trains on the 04th May 1941 at Levin. Remustered as an observer on the 01st September 1941. Embarked for training in Canada on the 20th October 1941. Observer badge an commission awarded on the 05th September 1942. Son of Albert and Evelyn Taylor (née Barker), of Epsom, Auckland City, New Zealand. Husband of Gladys Muriel Taylor (née Smith) of Winnipeg, Canada.
3832 TaylorGeorge LockhartSergeantNZ4137528 January 1920 at Feilding New ZealandNew Zealander2nd PilotRNZAFMiddle East Command1942.04.25WellingtonICZ8984Call sign DLG 104 Qotafiyah II, Egypt.Between 1955 and 2055Benghazi, LibyaHit by flak and crashed near Berka, Benghazi, LibyaKilledAlamein Memorial, Column 266, El Alamein War Cemetery, EgyptRead Archive Report
3833 TaylorRaymond JonathanLACNZ/442296Age 22New ZealandPassengerRNZAFTransport Command40 Squadron (RNZAF)1945-09-24C-47B DakotaNZ3526-Whenuapai, Auckland, New Zealand530TransitSee archive report for further brief details and his lossMissing - believed killedBourail Memorial. Panel 9 Courtesy AWMMBorn on the 07 May 1923 at Mosgier. Enlisted on the 04th May 1944 at Harewood. Son of George Taylor and of Isabella McKay Taylor (née Shore), of Allanton, Otago, New Zealand. A patrolman serving with No. 3 Service Unit.
3834 Taylor-CannonKeith GranvilleSquadron LeaderNZ/412284Born on the 20th December 1921New ZealandPilotDFC

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RNZAFFighter Command486 Sqd RNZAF
1945-04-13TempestF.VSN184SA-FB112, Hopsten, GermanyRecceSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 284

courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

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3835 Taylor-CannonKeith Granville 'Hyphen'SLdrNew ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command486 Sqd (NZ)

7 [4+3] (1 V-1)Ace
3836 TeagueT RFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command622 Sqd
1944-05-28LancasterILM108GI-NMildenhall1845AngersPoW
3837 TeagueK JSergeantBomber Command487 Sqd RNZAF
1943-01-22VenturaIIAE899EG-OFeltwell1215CherbourgCrashed in English ChannelKilledRunnymede
3838 TempertonE CFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1945-02-03LancasterIPD419LS-VMildenhall1604DortmundKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
3839 TemplerGuy MersonFlying OfficerNZ/413911Born on the 03rd January 1922New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining Command60 Operational Training Unit1944-09-10MosquitoFB.VIHJ816Not issuedRAF High Ercall, ShropshireTrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledChester Cemetery (Blacon) Sec. A. Grave 232Read Archive Report
3840 TennantPhilip AtholWarrant OfficerNZ/455771Age 30New ZealandW/Op/Air/GunnerRNZAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1945-03-19LancasterIII PB667MG-QRAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire1031RecklinghausenSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery. Grave 13.A.12


Born on the 26th October 1914 at Inangahua, the son of David Thomas Tennant and Emily Jane Tennant and husband of Margaret Affleck Tennant (née Craighead), of Westport, Nelson, New Zealand. Prior to joining the RNZAF on the 30th May 1942 worked as a driver for Gibbs Transport Limited. A total of 496 flying hours logged and on his 22nd operational sorties. He previously served in 622 Squadron before joining the Path Finder Force
3841 ThainG MSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-11-08WellingtonIcX9628AA-FeltwellEssenCrashed near KrefeldKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
3842 ThaneD WSergeantRNZAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1941-12-28HampdenIP1165EQ-BBladerton1855HulsCrashed at Winterswijk HollandKilled
3843 ThieleKeith FrederickSquadron LeaderNZ/404966New ZealandPilotDSO

DFC & 2 Bars

RNZAFFighter Command3 Sqd
1945-02-10TempestVNV644Abandoned near DorstenPoW

Courtesy AWMM

Passed away in Sydney on 5 January 2016, at the age of 94

This officer's operational record is outstanding. As pilot of a bomber aircraft he completed two tours of duty during which he took part hi very many attacks on enemy targets Since joining his present squadron, Flight Lieutenant Thiele has taken part in a large number of sorties, involving attacks on a wide range of enemy targets. He has personally been responsible for the destruction of numerous locomotives, barges and mechanical vehicles. In air fighting he has shot down 2 enemy aircraft. This officer has displayed the highest qualities of skill, together with great bravery and iron determination. His example has inspired all.

3844 ThirdJPilot OfficerBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-08-23StirlingIIIJN-KMepal2104BerlinCrashed near LankeKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
3845 ThomR HSergeantRNZAFBomber Command214 Sqd
1943-03-01StirlingIR9145BU-KChedburgh1845BerlinAbandoned near KonigreichPoW
3846 ThomasC FFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command622 Sqd
1943-11-19StirlingIIIEF123GI-AMildenhall1725LeverkusenCrashed Isleham Cambridgeshire on returnKilledCambridge City Cemetery
3847 ThomasAthol AlbertFlying Officer424569New ZealanderNavigatorRNZAFBomber Command630 Sqn
1944-08-07LancasterILM262LE:GEast Moor21:05Mission to bomb enemy concentration in front of the Allied troops at SecquevilleSee archive report for detailsPoW No.8600, Stalag Luft 1
3848 ThomasRaymondFlight SergeantNZ40586RNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-07-05StirlingIIIEF436AA-AMepal2345Gardening Stirling was lost without trace whilst on a mine-laying sortie (Gardening) off the Frisian island. Claimed by Oblt Georg-Hermann Greiner Killed Age 22Runnymede Panel 199.Stirling EF436, piloted by Flight Sergeant R. Thomas, was lost without trace whilst on a mine-laying sortie off the Fresian islands, on 5-6 July 1943. All the crew were killed. Reliable reports from the Dutch said that the aircraft had been shot down by a night fighter over the sea, 12 miles North West of Terscherlling (the middle island of the Southern Frisian Group) at approximately 02:31 hours. The night fighter was captained by Oblt. Georg-Hermann Grenier, of IV/NJG1, this was his sixth kill out of a total of 51. The kill is confirmed in Grenier’s war records.

Attacker Oblt Georg-Hermann Greiner
3849 ThomasG J EFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-04-05WellingtonIIIX3661AA-FeltwellKoln?PoW
3850 ThomasS HSergeantBomber Command487 Sqd RNZAF
1942-12-06VenturaIIAE902EG-FFeltwell1123EindhovenCrashed in target areaKilledWoensel General

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