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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
3951 TurnbullAlan WilliamSergeant1290249Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command487 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-03VenturaIAE916EG-CMethwold1643Ramrod 16Attacked by German fighters and badly damaged. Returned to base. Safe but wounded. Read Archive Report
3952 TurnbullG WSergeantNZ421342RNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-23StirlingIIIBK783AA-QNewmarket2315DortmundCrashed SSW Culemborg HollandKilledBeesd General Cemetery
3953 TurnbullJ GFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-08-15StirlingIIIEE891AA-QMepal2049Gardening?KilledRunnymede
3954 TurnerAlbert EdwardSergeant1096896NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-08-06StirlingIBK614JN-HRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire2145Gardening See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 167 Read Archive Report
3955 TurnerGFlight LieutenantDFC

RCAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-09-23StirlingIIIEH936JN-WMepal1926MannheimCrashed at DirmsteinKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
3956 TurnerA CFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1943-11-26LancasterIIIJB303MG-FOakington1704BerlinCrashed NNE of LimburgPoW
3957 TurnerWilliamFlying OfficerNZ/416579NavigatorRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-08-02StirlingIIIEH928AA-ARAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire2314Hamburg See Archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 198 Read Archive Report
3958 TurnerJohn CecilFlight SergeantNZ/421115PilotRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-11-22StirlingIIIEF148AA-RRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire1713Berlin See archive report for full details KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 26.A.4 Read Archive Report
3959 TurnerV N WFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
1943-12-03LancasterIIIJB232OF-UBourn.0045.Leipzig?KilledRunnymede
3960 TurnerErnest HenrySergeantNZ/411475Age 23New Zealand W/Op/AirGunnerRNZAFBomber Command1651 Heavy Conversion Unit1942-10-27StirlingIBF314YRAF Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire147Training See archive report for further details KilledCambridge City Cemetery. Grave 14735 Read Archive Report
3961 TurnerReginald JamesSergeant913804Age 28BritishW/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-07-24WellingtonIcN2854AA-URAF Feltwell, Norfolk1050BrestSee Archive reportMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 53Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Turner; husband of Kathleen Turner, of West Howe, Dorsetshire, England.
3962 TurnerHerbert OwenSergeantNZ/401467Age 19New ZalandAir GunnerRNZAFBomber Command - Middle East38 Sqd
1941-05-04WellingtonICW5681HD-?Shallufa, Egypt (Fuka)2000Benina, LibyaSee archive report for further detailsKilledEl Alamein War Cemetery. Grave: XII.C.23

Also remembered on family grave Waimairi Cemetery, Christchurch. Born on the 19th July 1921at Methven. Worked as a motor mechanic for T.D Lance of Hawarden. Enlisted at Levin on the 04th June 1940. Air gunner badge awarded on the 27th July 1940 and promoted to sergeant 27th July 1940). Embarked for England on the 11th of August 1940. Further training with 10 Operational Training Unit (i19th October 1940) and carried out 1 operational sortie.

Joined 75 squadron (06th January 1941) and carried out 6 operational sorties. Crewed a Wellington via Malta to Egypt (08-09 April 1941). Joined 38 squadron (19th April 1941). Son of Bircham Robert Turner (died 18th November 1976, age 97) and Rosanna Teresa Turner (née Mccoy - died 03rd October 1949, age 59), of Methven, Canterbury, New Zealand. A total of 121 flying hours logged andon his 07th operational sortie.

3963 TurtonRobert AlfredFlying Officer407441921New ZealandNavigatorRNZAFSouth East Asia Command (SEAC)384 Sqn1943.11.02MosquitoPRIIDZ697No Sqn code was known to have been carriedRAF Dum Dum, Bengal07:00Photographic RecceDeparted Dum Dum at 07:00 hrs to Chittagong. Departed from Chittagong at 09:00 hrs on the morning of 2nd November 1944 for a Photo Recce over Rangoon but failed to returnKilledTaukkyan War Cemetery 23A.A.11Records show that they were still with 681 Sqn at the time of their loss, although they were flying with 684 Sqn.

It was first thought that it had been shot down near Rangoon. After hostilities ceased villagers from Kyaungyi, near Pegu, described seeing an aircraft coming from the direction of Rangoon and then disintegrate at position 17 20N, 96 40E (Thanatpin, Burma). No enemy activity appeared to be involved in the loss. The two crewmen were thrown out of the aircraft as it broke up and were buried where they fell, in adjacent paddy fields 1/2 mile from the village. It seems likely that the Mosquito suffered from a catastrophic structural failure.

All Mosquito operation in SEAC was halted on the 12th November after a series of crashes through structural failures. It was thought the problem was do to with the climatic conditions affecting the glue used in the manufacture of the aircraft. After inspections operations commenced again.

Son of Alfred and Myra Turton, of Kakahi, Auckland, New Zealand
3964 TuthillP ESergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-10-05LancasterIIIND904AA-DMepal1711SaarbruckenKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
3965 TuttyJSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1945-02-03LancasterIII ND801JN-XMepal1641DortmundOvershot on return crashed into house
3966 TvrdeichIvanPilot OfficerAir GunnerRNZAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1945-03-24LancasterIIILM441LS-TMildenhall1837BerlinCrashed near BonnKilled Hit by flak homeward bound
3967 TwaddleA AFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command199 Sqd
1944-12-06StirlingIIILJ559EX-QNorth Creake1624BS
3968 TwaddleA AFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command199 Sqd
1945-03-05StirlingIII LJ617EX-ENorth Creake1642BSCrashed near Thionville FranceInj
3969 TweedieNSergeantRAAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-09-11WellingtonIcR1038AA-FeltwellKiel?KilledRunnymede
3970 TwidleD GFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command630 Sqd
1944-08-27LancasterIIIND982LF-YEast Kirkby2015KonigsbergKilledRunnymede
3971 TwiggE JSergeantRNZAFBomber Command166 Sqd
1943-02-26WellingtonIIIBJ961AS-MKirmingtonKoln?KilledRunnymede
3972 TyeWilliamFlying OfficerNZ/411957Age 24New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command6 Sqd
1944-05-23HurricaneIVLB997EM-?Grottáglie, Italy0630Offensive ReconnaissanceSee archive report for detailed informationMissing - believed killedMalta Memorial. Panel 16. Column 2

Born on the 14th April 1920 in Marton. Educated at Wanganui Collegiate. A customs clerk for Gollin and Company in Wellington. Enlisted at Levin as a pilot under training on the 23rd March 1941. Trained with No. 4 Elementary Flying School on the 03rd May 1941. Embarked for Canada on the 22nd August 1941. With no 6 Service Flying Training School on 18th August 1941. Pilot badge awarded and promoted to sergeant on the 07th November 1941. Embarked for England on the 14th November 1942. With 3 Personnel Reception Centre 01st December 1941. 56 Operational Training Unit 23rd December 1941 flying the Hurricane.

Attached to 147 squadron 24th March 1942 and carried out 7 operational sorties. Embarked for Gibralter 14th December 1942 then by Dakota to Algiers 19th December 1942. Joined 253 squadron on the 04th March 1942 and carried out 39 operational sorties. Commissioned on the 14th July 1943. By Dakota to England 31st August 1943 After various units as a staff pilot embarked for Egypt on the 14th January 1944.

With 71 Operational Training Unit as instructor 06th February 1944. With Middle East Training School on 16th April 1944 for rocket projectile training. By Dakota to Italy 08th May 1944. Joined 6 squadron on the 16th May 1944. Son of the Revd. William Tye, B.A. and of Jane Tye (nee Smith), of Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand.

3973 TyermanWallis BerkleyPilot OfficerNZ/412008PilotRNZAFFighter Command486 Sqd RNZAF
1943-11-10TyphoonIbJP914SA-?RAF Manston, Kent1944IntruderSee archive report for further details KilledDunkirk Town Cemetery. Plot 2 Row 4 Grave 33Read Archive Report
3974 UmbersArthur Ernest 'Spike'Squadron LeaderNZ404003Abbotsford, Otago 30 June 1919New ZealandPilotDFC and Bar

RNZAFFighter Command74 Sqd RAF
486 Sqd RNZAF
1945-02-13TempestVNV715SA-?23 [18+5] (14+4sh V-1s)ALG B80 (Volkel)1430Recce See archive report for further details KilledMunster Heath War Cemetery. Grave 1.D.21
Ace 28 V-1s (WHess)
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Arthur Umbers was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Arthur Umbers, of Abbotsford, Otago; husband of Pamela Marie Umbers, of Lyall Bay, Wellington. He had one daughter, Jennifer Ann, born 13 April 1945.
3975 UmbersArthur ErnestSquadron LeaderNZ404003New ZealandPilotDFC and Bar

RNZAFFighter Command486 Sqd RNZAF
1945-01-13TempestVEJ577SA-FALG B80 (Volkel)1400Air cover See archive report for further details Survived - Killed 1945-02-14 Killed in Tempest V NV715 'SA-?'

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3976 UnrecordedBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-06-04StirlingIBK646NNewmarketGironde?
3977 UnrecordedBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-20StirlingIR9200SCrashed Jurby
3978 UnrecordedBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-06-30LancasterILL942AA-WaterbeachGroundExploded on ground
3979 UnrecordedBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-01-23StirlingIBF397NewmarketOvershot on return
3980 UnrecordedBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-09-28WellingtonIIIBJ772AA-GroundStruck on ground by aircraft below
3981 UnrecordedBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1940-09-24WellingtonL7848VFeltwellBelly landed on return
3982 UnrecordedBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-16Stirling?-MLudwigshavenCrashed at base on return
3983 UnrecordedBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-02-02StirlingRG250AA-CNewmarketHamburgShot down Holland
3984 UptonFrank Wakefield Flight SergeantNZ/404430Age 28New ZalandAir BomberRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-20StirlingIIIBF506AA-PRAF Newmarket, Suffolk2205Heinkel Factory at RostockSee Archive report for further details. Shot down by Ofw. Rudolf Mangelsdorf 12./NJG3 crashed at B̦balle, DenmarkKilledEsbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery Coll. grave A.11. 11-14

Born on the 15th August 1914 at Christchurch. ed his secondary education at Christchurch Technical College where he received his Senior Free Place. He was single and played, football, rugby as well as acting as a surf lifesaver at Taylors Mistake near Christchurch, New Zealand. His family knew him as 'Dick'. One of four boys and one girl, his grandmother was born and lived in Denmark prior to emigrating with her two brothers to New Zealand. (Frank's plane crashed just a few miles away from her birthplace in Denmark.) Worked as a clerk for W.H. Harris Ltd (tinsmiths) prior to service. Enlisted at Leven as a trainee pilot on the 24th November 1940. Trained at No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School 20th January 1941. Pilot training terminated and re-mastered as Air Observer on the 26th February 19412. Embarked for Canada on the 18th June 1941. Trained with No. 6 Air Observers School 06th July 1941. Air Observer badge awarded and promoted to sergeant on 08th November 1941.

Embarked for England on the 08th January 1942. No. 10 Observer Advanced Flying Unit 24th April 1942. 11 Operational Training Unit flying on the Wellington. 27th May 1942. Re-mustered as Air Bomber 23rd July 1942. 1665 Operational Training Unit 25th August flying the Sterling. Joined 90 squadron on the 13th November 1942 carrying out 1 operational sortie. Assigned to 75 squadron 29th January 1943 carrying out 8 operational sorties. Son of Frederick Samuel (died 01st April 1943) and Isabel (née Butcher - died 20th March 1962) Upton of Addington, Christchurch, New Zealand.

3985 UrlichIvan FrancisFlight SergeantNZ/132891Age 20New ZealandAir GunnerRNZAFBomber Command487 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-03VenturaIAE780EG-SRAF Methwold, Norfolk1643Ramrod 16See Archive reportPoW No: 1162 Camp: Stalag Luft Heydekrug

Courtesy AWMM


Born at Hawera on the 06 August 1922. Worked as a shop assistant prior to service. Enlisted in January 1941. Son of Ante Anthony (died 03rd June 1955, age 66) and Mary Anne Urlich (née Zimmerman - died 19th April 1958, age 64). Husband of Pauline Joan Urlich (née Peters - died 09th August 1992, age 69). Ivan passed away on the 25th of April 1987, at age 64 thought to be buried at Hawera Cemetery, Taranaki, New Zealand.
3986 UruHenare WhakatauPilot OfficerNZ/39589Age 23New ZealandPilotRNZAFSpecial Operations Executive299 Sqd1944-08-06StirlingIVLJ8785G-TRAF Keevil, Wiltshire2300SOE 'Ian 7'See archive reports for further detailsKilled Plougoumelen Communal Cemetery. Collective grave
courtesy Auckland Cenotaph
Read Archive Report
Research courtesy Jenifer Lemaire
3987 UrwinReginald WilliamFlight SergeantNZ/405346Age 23New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1942-10-29WellingtonIIIX3540KO-XRAF Mildenhall, Suffolk1400EssenPresumed lost in seaKilledFlushing Northern Cemetery (Vlissingen). Row D. Grave 15

Courtesy AWMM

Born 20th November 1918 at Dannevirke, North Island, New Zealand. Prior to service worked as a school teacher for Wanganui Education Board. Enlisted on the 22nd December 1940 at Levin. Pilots badge and promoted to sergeant on the 14th June 1941. Son of Albert Edward and Edith Urwin (née Turner of Raetihi, North Island, New Zealand.
3988 UsherBPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command61 Sqd
1942-05-30LancasterIR5561QR-Syerston.0040.KolnCrashed at NiederaussemKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
3989 UsherBSergeantRNZAFBomber Command61 Sqd
1942-02-10ManchesterIR5834QR-Woolfox Lodge220BrestCrashed at Langley 6 miles SE of Norwich NORFOLK
3990 UssherOwen NevilleFlight SergeantNZ/39590Age 24New ZealandW/Op/Air/GnrRNZAFBomber Command90 Sqd
1943-11-18StirlingIIILK379WP-FRAF Tuddenham, Suffolk1718MannheimSee archive report for further detailsKilledDurnbach War Cemetery. Grave 1.C.11

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Born on the 07th May 1919 at Auckland. Worked as a farmer on his fathers farm at Piha. Enlisted at Ohakea on the 20th September 1939.Embarked for Canada on the 27th April 1942. Awarded his wireless operators badge and promoted to sergeant on the. On the 26th January 1943 embarked for England. Joined 90 squadron on the 10th September 1943 from 1651 Heavy Conversion Unit. Son of Neville Claude Ussher, and of Dulcie May Ussher (nee Yearbury), of Piha, Auckland, New Zealand. A total of 263 flying hours logged and on his 6th operational sortie.
3991 ValeL RSergeant1235008Bomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-23StirlingIIIBK783AA-QNewmarket2315DortmundCrashed SSW Culemborg HollandPoW
3992 VanderpumpMortimer TukeSquadron LeaderNZ/40994 / 130335Age 34New ZealandPilotDFC (USA)
DFC

Goldfish Club


RNZAF16 Sqd1955-04-01Cessna180ZK-BGN / N3672CCrop sprayingEngine / prop failureKilled


Courtesy AMNZ

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3993 VaughanDouglas WilliamFlight Sergeant429046New ZealandNavigatorRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-04-23StirlingIIIEF137AA-EMepal2042GardeningFailed To Return GERMAN A/C, DENMARK unk, Crash near Vemmenaes, 3km ESE , Lundeby island aasinge, Fyn. Outbound EF137 was attacked by German nightfighter, probably Oberfeldwebel Rudolf Frank of 3./NJG 3. A fire started and a little later the bomber disintegrated in the air and fell in the sea off Vemmenæs at 23:20 hours killing the whole crew.KilledAabenraa Cemetery Denmark, Monument Svendborg Denmark



Mining over the Baltic. 114 aircraft to lay mines in five separate areas of the Baltic. 5 losses

Son of William Vaughan and of Florence Evelyn Vaughan (Nee Ayres), of Geraldine, Canterbury, New Zealand. Husband of Muriel Belle Vaughan, of New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand.
3994 VeitchReginald CliveFlying Officer415208New ZealanderPilotRNZAFBomber Command12 Sqn
1944-12-12LancasterIIIND342PH:URAF Wickenby, Lincolnshire16:18EssenSee archive report for further detailsKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery Grave 8.C.17
3995 VercoePeter NewmanFlight Sergeant4258051922New ZealanderPilotRNZAFBomber Command622 Sqn
1944-07-24LancasterIIILM477GI:LMildenhall21:55StuttgartOblt. Hans-Heinrich Breitfeldt from Stab I./NJG6 claimed a 4-Mot in the Nancy area at 3.300 m at 02:31 hrs. The 4-mot was either 75 Squadron Lancaster HK575 or LM777. (Note: LM477 was also claimed by Flak of 1. & 3./schw. Flak Abt. 418 (Eisb.) - Claim: Lancaster near Nancy/Esswy, PI.Q. BN 2., a6 6.100m at 02:20 hrs) The Flak claim was marked VNE by the OKL (Not proven).Victory was confirmed for Oblt. Breitfeldt on the 12th November 1944. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (24 July 1944 - 15 October 1944) Part 4 - Theo Boiten)KilledEssey-les-Nancy Churchyard, Grave 1Son of Eric Newman Vercoe and Lilian Bennetta Vercoe, of Paraparaumu Beach, Wellington, New Zealand.
3996 VercoeT JSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-07-30StirlingIIIEE915AA-XMepal2234Remscheid?KilledRunnymede
3997 VernazoniR BFlying OfficerNZ416185RNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-29StirlingIEF398AA-ANewmarket2332WuppertalShot down by night fighterKilledRunnymede
3998 VeroE WSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-10-06LancasterILM104AA-ZMepal1646DortmundPoW
3999 VesseyR WSergeantNZ-413156PilotRNZAFFighter485 Sqd RNZAF
1942-08-03SpitfireVbBM183RhubarbKilledFlushing (Vlissingen) Northern Cemetery Netherlands
4000 VestyBrian JohnSergeantNZ/414532Born on the 16th November 1920New ZealandAir GunnerRNZAFFar East2 Sqd RNZAF1944-01-17VenturaPV-INZ45205533Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands1445Ferry Flightsee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedBourail Memorial. Panel 7.

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Son of John and Ella Vesty (née Mann), of Waipukurau, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. Worked as in a hotel for his father at Kai Iwi prior to service.

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