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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
401 Boyd William James VictorFlight Sergeant428303Air GunnerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqn RNZAF
1944-09-11LancasterILM268AA:DRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire19:35GardeningSee Archive report for further detailsKilledSvino Churchyard. Collective grave 88
402 BoydJ CFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command76 Sqd
1943-10-03HalifaxVDK247MP-WHolme on Spalding Moor1821KasselCrashed near OldenburgPoW
403 BrabantN KFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1944-06-07HalifaxIIILK760NP-ELissett.0030.VersaillesCrashed on take off
404 BracegirdleJSergeantRNZAFBomber Command44 Sqd
1940-09-06HampdenIP2087KM-MWaddingtonKrefeldCrashed near Munster KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
405 BraddockW ESergeant1267404ObserverRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-08-11WellingtonIIIBJ767AA-?RAF Feltwell, Norfolk2215MainzSee archive report for further detailsPoW No. 25637 Camp: Stalag LamsdorfNone - survived the warPromoted to W/O. during captivity
406 BraddockGrahamFlight SergeantNZ/421012PilotRNZAFTraining Unit14 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit1943-08-29Airspeed OxfordIV4158Not knownRAF Banff, ScotlandTraining exerciseSee archive report for further details KilledDyce Old Churchyard, Aberdeen. Grave 43Read Archive Report
407 BraddockRobert JackWarrant OfficerNZ/416081Age 26New ZealandNavigatorRNZAFSpecial Operations Executive299 Sqd1944-08-06StirlingIVLJ8785G-TRAF Keevil, Wiltshire2300SOE 'Ian 7' See archive reports for further details Killed Plougoumelen Communal Cemetery. Collective grave Read Archive Report
Research courtesy Jenifer Lemaire
408 BradeyGeorge Edward FrancisPilot OfficerNZ/401954PilotRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-08-11WellingtonIIX3646AA-RAF Feltwell, NorfolkMainz See archive report for full details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 115 Read Archive Report
409 BradfordEdward Albert JohnFlight SergeantNZ/415742Age 23New Zealand PilotRNZAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1943-09-14LancasterIIDS780KO-ZRAF Little Snoring, Norfolk1053TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilledCambridge City Cemetery. Grave 13539. courtesy courtesy Auckland CenotaphBorn on the 25th April 1920 in Auckland. Son of John William and Lottie Florence Bradford, of Norsewood, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. A total of 743 flying hours logged with having completed 13 operational sorties.
410 BradleyD RSergeantRNZAFBomber Command104 Sqd
1942-01-15WellingtonIIW5493EP-DDriffield1835EmdenCrashed at Arden great Moor YORKSKilled
411 BradleyA HSergeantRNZAFBomber Command214 Sqd
1942-11-20StirlingIW7584BU-DChedburgh1844TorinoBaled out crashed W of Stradishall
412 BradleyA HSergeantRNZAFBomber Command214 Sqd
1943-02-25StirlingIBF445BU-HChedburghNurnbergCrashed Bishops Stortford HERTS
413 BradleyA HSergeantRNZAFBomber Command214 Sqd
1942-10-23StirlingIW7631BU-GChedburg1915GenovaCrashed on return to base
414 BradleyDesmond GeorgeSergeantNZ/401801Age 22 Born on the 05th December 1918New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1941-10-20HampdenIP1212EQ-TRAF Syerston, Nottinghamshire1814BremenSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledNewark-Upon-Trent Cemetery Sec. Q. Grave 300.

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Son of Vincent Henry and Edith Victoria Bradley (née Barnes), of Waipukurau, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. Prior to service worked as sheep farmer. A total of 322 flying hours logged and on his 10 operational sortie
415 BradleySelwyn FitzgeraldLACNZ/405796Age 26New ZealandPilot (U/T)RNZAF2 Training Command10 Service Flying Training School
1942-04-09Cessna CraneI7957-RCAF Dauphin, Manitoba1500TrainingSee archive report for detailed informationKilledDauphin Cemetery (Riverside). Lot D. Sec. 8. Block 6Born on the 26th October 1915 in Auckland. Enlisted on the 19th October 1941. A total of 124 flying hours logged with 53 solo, 16 on the Crane. Son of Robert Emmet Bradley (died 20th August 1959, age 79) and of Juliet Milicent Bradley (nee Masters - died 06th September 1964, age 82), of Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand.
416 BradmoreAlan Edmund WilkieFlying OfficerNZ/413721Age 33New ZealandPX/NavRNZAFTransport6 Sqd (RNZAF)
1943-06-05CatalinaPB-5NZ4006-RNZAF Luthale Bay, Fiji0430Ferry flightSee archive report for detailed informationMissing - believed killedBourail Memorial. Panel 4

Born on the 19th September 1909 in Temuka. Son of Henry James Wilkie Bradmore and of Lena Evelyn Bradmore (née Honeyfield - died 28th May 1967, age 86) of Tauranga and husband of Iris Adeline Bradmore (née McKenzie), of Hastings, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
417 BradyMFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-16StirlingIBF398AA-PTrainingCrashed near Stoke on Trent STAFFS
418 BradyMWarrant OfficerNZ39987RNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-29StirlingIIIEH881AA-ZNewmarket2340WuppertalCrashed EilendorfPoW
419 BraileyC RSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-06-20WellingtonIIIX3760AA-FeltwellEmdenCrashed in sea W of AmelandKilledRunnymede
420 BrainWilliam Walter D arcyF/O. PilotNZ/42365RNZAFBomber Command190 Sqd
1944-11-20Stirling IVLK276Not knownRAF Great Dunmow, Essex2120 Horsa Glider towing training exercise Understood to have been shot down by night fighter - unconfirmed KilledBrookwood Military Cemetery. Grave 8.AA.16.Read Archive Report
421 BrainRonald ErnestPilot OfficerNZ/4024512nd PilotRNZAF (Middle East Command)Bomber Command70 Sqd
1942-04-04Wellington 1CAD632?-ZLanding Ground No. 104 (Qotafiyh II) Egypt.23:05Benghazi, LibyaShot down by flak and crashed 30 miles south of BenghaziPoW No.109 Camp: Stalag Luft Sagan and Belaria - L3Read Archive Report
422 BraithwaiteFrederick ArthurFlying OfficerNZ/415075W/Op/Air/GnrRNZAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-01-14LancasterIILL673KO-GRAF Witchford, Cambridgeshire1702Braunschweig See archive report for further details KilledHanover War Cemetery. Grave 1.F.10. Read Archive Report
423 BramwellWSergeant1051374Bomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-29StirlingIEF398AA-ANewmarket2332WuppertalShot down by night fighterKilledRunnymede
424 BrandonCharles HenrySergeantNZ/404958Age 24New ZealandObserverRNZAFCoastal Command489 Sqd RNZAF
1942-09-14HampdenTB IAD795XA-K RAF Skitten, Caithness, Scotland 1735U-Boat search See archive report for brief details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 117
Image - courtesy Auckland (New Zealand) Library
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425 BranniganStewart GordonPilot OfficerNZ/404885PilotRNZAFFighter Command501 Sqd
1942-08-11SpitfireVbEP128SD-JRAF Ibsley, Hampshire725Shipping RecceSee archive report for further detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 115Read Archive Report
426 BraunMichael RyvesPilot Officer42390Age 19PilotRAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1940-09-20WellingtonIcT2463AA-ERAF Mildenhall, Suffolk2115Invasion Ports See archive report for further details KilledOostende New Communal Cemetery Plot 9. Row 4. Grave 3 Read Archive Report
427 BreckonGraham FSergeantNZ/402162New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command72 Sqd
1941-07-24SpitfireVbW3316Circus 61Failed to returnPoW No: 151 Camp: L6

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428 BreedMervyn RyburnFlight Lieutenant405518New ZealandNavigatorRNZAFBomber Command109 Sqn
1944-02-09MosquitoIVDZ558HS:TMarham01:51KrefeldCrashed at Laar (Limburg) 3km north of Weert, Holland.PoW, Stalag Luft 1 Was on his 64th Operation bailed out and was later captured by the Gestapo while hiding with the resistance in Brussels.
429 BremnerRobert DuffFONew ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command486 Sqd (NZ)

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430 BrennanLeonard JamesFlying Officer413020Age 22New ZealanderPilot (Skipper)RNZAFBomber Command692 Sqn
1944-09-25MosquitoVIPF393P3:?Gransden Lodge19:06MannheimCrashed at Mignault (Hainaut), 18 km ENE of Mons. Crashed into the end of a farmhouse which was badly damaged, but had it flown on for another few seconds would have crashed in to the main part of Mignaut itself.

While the takeoff was from RAF Gransden Lodge 692 Sqn were based at Graveley a few miles away.

A report by the Belgian Secret army Headquarters stated that the pilot, Leonard Brennan's remains were still inside the burnt out aircraft, while Thomas bolger's body was found with an unopened parachute, having baled out
KilledMignault Communal Cemetery Grave 1


Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 10th November 1921 at Onehunga, Auckland. Worked as a clerk for Campbell and Ehrenfried Ltd, wine and spirit merchants, Auckland. Enlisted on the 25th May 1941 at Levin. Pilots badge awarded and promoted to sergeant on the 08th November 1941 after training with 3 and 2 Flying Training School in New Zealand. Embarked for England on the 17th November 1941. Awarded his commission on the 21st July 1943. Flew various aircraft with various units including the Tiger Moth, Liberator, Oxford, Mosquito and Wellington. A flying instructor with 16 Flying Training School. Son of Francis Michael Brennan and of Elizabeth Sarah Brennan (nee Simmons), of Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand. An experienced pilot with a total of 1588 flying hours logged and completed at least 5 operational sorties.
431 BrennanMSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1945-01-01LancasterIIIME321AA-NMepal1548VohwinkelCrashed near MaastrichtKilledJonkerbos War Cemetery
432 BrewardNoelFlight SergeantNZ/421668Age 29New ZealanderNavigatorRNZAFAir Defence of Great Britain488 Sqd
1943-12-30MosquitoNF.XIIIHK375ME-?RAF Bradwell Bay, Essex2210Ground Controlled Interception exerciseSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 198

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Born on the 20th November 1914 at Christchurch. Worked as a farm manager for Mrs. E.B Gubb at 'Hillcrest' Okoroire prior to enlisting. Served in the territorial army for 12 months. Enlisted at Roturua on the 07th March 1942 for training as a pilot. No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School on the 01st May 1942 but pilot training terminated on the 29th June 1942 and remastered as an air observer on the 06th August 1942.

Embarked for Canada on the 02nd October 1942. Trained at No. 7 Air Observer School in Manitoba. Ai observer badge awarded on the 05th March 1943 and promoted to sergeant. Embarked for England on the 28th March 1943. Further training with No, 62 Operational Training Unit on the 05th May 1943 on a radio observer course. No. 51 Operational Training Unit 09th June 1943. No. 54 Operational Training Unit 15th June 1943. No. 62 Operational Training Unit 14th September 1943. Joining 488 squadron later the same month.

Son of Harry (died 2nd July 1963) and Clara Breward (nee Cooke - died 02nd October 1966), of Tauranga, Auckland, New Zealand. A total of 201 flying hours logged.

433 BrewerE CFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command161 Sqd
1944-03-28HudsonIIIaFK767MA-TrainingCrashed near ArsleyKilledCambridge City Cemetery
434 BrewerRonald LeslieSergeantNZ/401249PilotRNZAFFighter Command616 Sqd
1941-06-25SpitfireIIaP7327QJ-? (Red 4)RAF Westhampnett, Sussex1549Circus 23See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 63Read Archive Report
435 BrewerCSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-11-30LancasterINF980AA-FMepal1058OsterfeldCrashed target areaKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
436 BrewerW H HSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1945-02-25LancasterIII LW740AA-BMepal948KamenAbandoned after being damaged by heavy flak near WeselPoW
437 BrewerPaul MiddletonPilot OfficerNZ/402565Age 22New ZealandPilotRNZAFFar Eastern Command 221 Group67 Sqd1941-01-2OBrewster BuffaloI (339E)W8229RD-?1 Enemy aircraft destroyedMingaladon Airfield, BurmaAMScrambleSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedSingapore Memorial. Column 421

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 14th April 1919 at Wellington. Worked as an insurance clerk for the AMP Society in Wellington prior to service. Enlisted at Blenheim on the 22nd July 1940. Awarded his pilot badge after training at No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School and No. 2 Flying Training School on the 18th January 1941. Received his commission on the 01st March 1941. Embarked for Singapore on the 29th March 1941 and firstly attached to 67 squadron, then attached to 21 squadron RAAF for training for the Buffalo. (died 14th Jane 1928 age 43). Embarked with 67 squadron to Burma between 09th and 13th October 1941. Son of Richard Middleton Brewer , and of Ethel Irene Brewer (nee Oliver, later Rudd), of Levin, Wellington, New Zealand.
438 BrewsterJ ESergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-01-23StirlingIR9248AA-HNewmarket1746LorientCrashed at St Thegonnec FranceKilledSt Thegonnec Communal
439 BrianW L FFlight SergeantNZ411737Bomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-28StirlingIIIBK807AA-MNewmarket2030GardeningCrashed in the BalticKilledRunnymede
440 BridgeB DSergeantBomber Command487 Sqd RNZAF
1943-01-22VenturaIIAE899EG-OFeltwell1215CherbourgCrashed in English ChannelKilledRunnymede
441 BridgerC JFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-08-27StirlingIIIEE955AA-DMepal2130NurnbergCrashed SchwarzenauKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
442 BridgmanA MPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-03-03StirlingIN6123AA-QNewmarket2003Gardening?KilledRunnymede
443 BrierleyThomas BarryWarrant OfficerNZ4170092nd PilotRNZAFBomber Command190 Sqd
1944-09-21StirlingIVLJ982L9-NRAF Fairford, Gloucestershire12.01Market (Part of Market Garden) Hit by flak. Crashed near Zetten, Holland KilledArnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery Grave 4.D.15

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

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444 BrighamJack McCreaNZ/41141Age 22New ZealandPilotRNZAF322 Wing. 87 Wing (USAAF) Tactical Air Force243 Sqd
1944-06-12SpitfireLF.IXMK771SN-?Poretta, Corsica1500Armed ReconnaissanceSee archive report for detailed informationKilledAssisi War Cemetery. Grave I.F.3Born on the 08th December 1921 in Auckland. An apprentice mechanic for Universal Garage in Auckland. Enlisted on the 03rd January 1941 at Whenuapai. With No. 4 Elementary Flying Training School on 07th September 1941. Embarked for Canada on the17th November 1941. Pilots badge awarded on the 27th March 1942 and promoted to sergeant. Embarked for England on the 01st May 1942. With No. 3 Personnel Reception Centre 02nd June 1942 (contracted mumps on board so arrival at the PRC was delayed).

With Pilot Advanced Flying Unit on the 24th June 1942. 58 Operational Training Unit on the 13th August 1942. Joined 129 squadron on the 20th October 1942. Left for Algeria via Gibraltar in around April 1943. Joined 243 squadron on the 28th May 1943. AS total of 4612 flying hours logged.

Son of John McCrae Brigham and Clara Georgina Brigham (née Callaghanj), of Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand.

445 BrightW HSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-07-28WellingtonIIIX3452AA-FeltwellHamburg?PoW
446 BrightErnest WilliamPilot OfficerNZ/412651Age 25New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining Command41 Operational Training Unit. 70 Group1942-02-23MagisterIT9884RAF Old Sarum, Wiltshire1045TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilledSalisbury Cemetery (London Road). Sec. M. Grave 202.

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Born on the 16th February 1916 at Gisborne. A clerk prior to service. Enlisted 03rd May 1941 at Levin. Son of Harold Ernest Bright and of Flora Bright (née Read Bloomfield), of Wainui Beach, Auckland, New Zealand. 192 flying hours logged
447 BrightwellJohn MostynPilot Officer421497PilotRNZAFCoastal Command489 Sqn RNZAF
1945-04-14BeaufighterTF.XNT888P6:YRAF Dallachy, Morayshire13:09ShippingSee archive report for further detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 285
448 BrightwellEdward ThomasFlight SergeantNZ/431155Age 29New ZealandPilotRNZAF8 Squadron RNZAF1944-10-26VEBTURAPV-INZ4519-RNZAF Whenuapai, New Zealand1050TrainingSee archive report for detailed informationKilledOtorohanga Public Cemetery. 19. 1ABorn on the 03rd January 1915 at Woodville. Enlisted at Omaka 22nd January 1943. First solo on the 09th August 1943. Pilot badge awarded on the01st November 1943 and promoted to sergeant on the 22nd January 1944. 11 hours solo on the Ventura. Joined 8 squadron on the 01st October 1944. Son of Stanley Vivian (died 08th June 1961, age 74) and Eliza Jane Brightwell (née Johnson - died 24th February 1965, age 72), of Te Awamutu and husband of Alma Elizabeth Brightwell (née McGreey, later Ogilvy) father of two sons and a daughter, of Turongo Street, Otorohanga, New Zealand.
449 BrimsJohnSergeantNZ/416629NavigatorRNZAFBomber Command11 Operational Training Unit (‘C’ Flight)1943-03-15WellingtonICX9792KJ-QRAF Westcott, Buckinghamshire1654Training exercise See archive report for further details KilledWestcott Churchyard (St. Mary). Grave 7 Read Archive Report
450 BriscoR HSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-07-28WellingtonIIIX3664AA-FeltwellHamburgCrashed near StadeKilledBecklingen War Cemetery

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