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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
4101 WatsonSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-26StirlingNewmarketDuisburgCrashed on return to baseInjured
4102 WatsonReginald FrancisSergeantNZ/41557Age 25New ZealandObserverRNZAFMiddle East70 Sqd
1942-07-07WellingtonICZ8986TRAF Abu Sueir, EgyptAttack on battle areaSee Archive report for detailsKilledIsmailia War Memorial Cemetery. Grave 7. A. 9.

Courtesy AWMM


Also remembered on parents grave at Kowai Pass Cemetery. Born on the 06th April 1917 at Dunedin. Worked as a labourer for NZR prior to service. Enlisted on the 19th January 1941 at Levin. Embarked for Canada on the 27th March 1941. Air observer badge and promoted to sergeant on the 19th August 1941. Embarked for England on the 22nd September 1941.

Further training with 21 Operational Training Unit on the 06th January 1942 and with 15 Operational Training Unit on the 21st April 1942. Joined 70 squadron on the 16th June 1942. Son of George Albert (died 18th April 1921, age 37) and Margaret Watson (nee Hampton - died 07th August 1981, age 93. both parents buried at Kowai Pass Cemetery, Canterbury), of Riccarton, Canterbury, New Zealand. A total of 291 flying hours logged and on his 9th operational sortie.

4103 WattPeter SydneyPilot Officer4150461921New ZealanderAir Gunner RNZAFBomber Command207 Sqd
1944-01-01LancasterIW4892EM-TSpilsby2350BerlinCrashed near the Daimler Benz works at Genshagen 4km ENE of Ludwigsfelde where the crew were initially buried. Captured German documents stated that the aircraft was shot down (Flak?) in the vicinity of the Daimler Benz works at GenshagenKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Plot 8 Row G Grave 19Son of William C. H. Watt and Dora Frances Watt, of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
4104 WattW APilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command630 Sqd
1944-05-11LancasterIME737LE-SEast Kirkby2228Bourg-LeopoldCrashed Herenthout {Antwerpen}KilledHeverlee War Cemetery Belgium
4105 WattersTFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-08-30StirlingIIIEH938AA-FMepal.0019.MonchengladbachCrashed Lommel BelgiumKilledHeverlee War Cemetery Belgium
4106 WattersVentrySergeantNZ/413522Age 22New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-10-13WellingtonIIIX3954AA-?RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk1830KielSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledKiel War Cemetery. Grave 3. F. 5

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 02nd June 1920 at Warkworth. Worked as a clerk for the Bank of New Zealand prior to service. After serving in the territorial army for 2 years enlisted in the RNZAF at Levin on the 15th June 1941. Embarked for Canada on the 20th October 1941. Pilots badge awarded and promoted to sergeant on the 27th February 1942. Embarked for England on the 14th March 1942. Joined 75 squadron from 11 Operational Training Unit on the 20th September 1942. Son of Francis and Moya Ventry Watters (nee Ventry-Smith), of Warkworth, Auckland, New Zealand. His brother, Sgt. Terrence Watters NZ/417299 killed on the 31st August 1943 also with 75 Squadron. A total of 359 flying hours logged and on his 04th operational sortie.
4107 WattsStephen DelancyWing Commander4040081916New ZealandPilotDSO

DFC

MiD

RNZAFBomber Command692 Sqn
1944-07-10MosquitoXVIPF380P3:?Graveley23:36BerlinClaimed by Maj. Hans Karlewski and his Bordfunker, Uffz. Hermann Vollert, his 5th Abschuss, from 2./NJG1, flying He219 A-0 G9+EK, 35 km north of Terschelling at 4.700 m at 03:18 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 262Gransden Lodge corrected to Graveley by Roy Montrowe 07/2104

DFC awarded whilst with 77 Sqn, gazetted 26th June 1942. DSO awarded whilst with 692 Sqn, Gazetted 13th June 1944

MiD gazetted 2nd June 1943

Son of John Cyril Ross Watts, and of Edith Agnes Watts, of Morrinsville, Auckland, New Zealand
4108 WattsD M TSergeant1312572Bomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-16StirlingIW7469AA-ONewmarket2217MannheimCrashed at KatzenbachKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
4109 WattsWalter AlexanderSergeant401449Born on the 4th September 1913New ZealanderAir GunnerRNZAFMiddle East3 Group Training Flight1941-04-06WellingtonIcN2818-RAF Stradishall, Suffolk03:00Transit to MaltaSee Archive report for detailsKilledBone War Cemetery, Annaba, Algeria. Grave II. D. 18


4110 WaughI FSergeantRNZAFBomber Command61 Sqd
1941-07-24HampdenIAE189QR-GN Luffenham2304KielCrashed off Dutch coastKilledKiel War Cemetery
4111 WayJ OWarrant OfficerR102353RCAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-16StirlingIBF451AA-ZNewmarket2214MannheimCrashed at Rilly-la-MontagneKilledCholoy War Cemetery FranceParadie Archive Database
4112 WaymanS JSergeant1391814Bomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-23StirlingIIIBK783AA-QNewmarket2315DortmundCrashed SSW Culemborg HollandKilledBeesd General Cemetery
4113 WealKenneth GeorgeLeading AircraftmanNZ/413287Age 19New ZealanderWireless Operator/Air Gunner (U/T)RNZAFTraining Command9 Bombing and Gunnery School

No. 3 Training Command

1942-05-19Fairey BattleI2022PQRCAF Mt. Joli, Quebec, Canada1000TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilledMetis Beach Cemetery (United Church). Lot 34. Grave 1.
Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand
Born on the 23rd May 1922 in Ngaruawahia. A grocers assistant for W.A Waltin in Franklin. Enlisted at Levin as a wireless operator/air gunner on the 08th June 1941. Embarked for Canada on the Dominion Monarch 22nd July 1941. With wireless school on the 18th August 1941. (hospital 17th November - 18th December 1941). wireless operator badge in late April 1942. With 9 Bombing and Gunnery School 30th April 1942. Son of Arthur Thomas (died 28th January 1961) Weal and Christina Weal (née McKinnon), of Pukeatua, Auckland, New Zealand.
4114 WeatherallRobert LorneFlying OfficerRobert LorneAge 23CanadaAir GunnerDFM

RNZAFBomber Command7 Sqn
1944-05-19LancasterIIIND845MG:C RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire22:22le Mans Attack on V1 shipment en route to launching sitesSee archive report for further detailsKilledBretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery. XXVII. G. 3.
4115 WeatherleyVerrellFlight LieutenantNZ/415804Age 24New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command100 Sqd
1945-01-02LancasterILL898HW-LRAF Grimsby, Lincolnshire950Training See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 284 Read Archive Report
4116 WeaverS ESergeantRCAFBomber Command487 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-04VenturaIIAE957EG-MMethwold1800Rotterdam?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
4117 WeaverE HSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-03-03StirlingIN6123AA-QNewmarket2003Gardening?KilledRunnymede
4118 WeaversR VSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-03-05StirlingIBK647AA-MNewmarket1920EssenCrash landed
4119 WebbThomas GeoffreySergeantNZ/40670Age 19New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command40 Sqd
1941-03-12WellingtonIcT2515BL-URAF Alconbury, Cambridgeshire1950BoulogneSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledWimille Communal CemeterySon of James Herbert and Beatrice Annie Webb (née Bending) of Mt. Albert, Auckland, New Zealand. Enlisted on the 13th February 1940 and prior to this worked as a warehouseman for Chas L. Stevenson Ltd. A total of 245 flying hours logged and on his 1st operational sortie.
4120 WebbN DFlight LieutenantNZ/415805PilotRNZAFBomber Command61 Sqd
1944-02-24LancasterILM310QR-ERAF Conningsby, Lincolnshire1829SchweinfurtCrashed target areaCamp: L3 - Stalag Luft Sagan and BelariaNone - understood to have survived the war Read Archive Report
4121 WebbStanley LawrenceSergeant1266998Age 33BritishFlight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-06-22StirlingIIIEF408AA-PRAF Newmarket, Suffolk2340MulheimCrashed near GelsinkirchenKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 19.G.3Son of George William and Lily Matilda Webb and husband of Violet Eileen Webb, of Northolt Park, Greenford, Middlesex, England. Grave inscription: 'In Proud And Loving Memory Of Our Dear Stanley'.
4122 WebbJSergeant657412Bomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-10StirlingIIIBF456AA-JNewmarket.0006.Frankfurt?KilledRheinberg War Cemetery
4123 WebbBernard HerbertFlight LieutenantNZ/2407Age 34New ZealandPilotRNZAFTransport Command575 Sqd1945-04-21DakotaIIIKG326I9-?RAF Broadwell, Oxfordshire854Delivery flightSee archive report for further detailsKilledVenray War Cemetery. Grave VII. A. 13

Born on the 15th August 1910 at Wellington. A law clerk prior to enlisting in the New Zealand army in 1929. Joined the RAF as a clerk on the 21st June 1937Remosterd for pilot trains on the 19th April 1941 and obtained his wings on the 14th February 1942. The son of Reginald Webb and of Frances Webb (née Holmden), of Kelburn, Wellington, New Zealand and husband of Jeannette Lucie Burnard-Webb, of Wadestown, Wellington. 1340 flying hours logged.
4124 WebsterD APilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-11-07WellingtonIcX9951AA-FeltwellBerlin?PoW Paradie Archive Database
4125 WebsterJohn DorsetPilot OfficerNZ/405351PilotRNZAFFighter Command234 Sqd
1942-07-23SpitfireVbAR285AZ-?RAF Portreath, Cornwall1520Sweep See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 117 Read Archive Report
4126 WebsterJ CPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command61 Sqd
1942-10-17LancasterIW4774QR-Syerston1200MontchaninCrashed target areaKilledEscuisses Communal
4127 WebsterHarold WilsonWarrant OfficerNZ/428172Age 23New ZealandPilotRNZAFBritish Air Forces, South-East Asia3 Refresher Training Unit.1945-04-18SpitfireVCJL317-Poona (Pune), India1105TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledKirkee War Cemetery (India). Grave 13.A.2

Courtesy NAA

Born on the 18th February 1922 at Dunedin. Served 4 months in territorial army. Worked as a clerk for Public Trust Office at Wanganui prior to service. Enlisted at New Plymouth on the 11th July 1942. Trained at No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School joining as a pilot U/T on the 06th February 1943. Further training at No. 2 Service Flying Training School joining on the 31st March 1943.

Pilots badge awarded on the 07th June 1943 and promoted to sergeant on the 31st July 1943. Embarked for England on the 21st August 1943. Attached to No. 7 Elementary Flying Training School in December then to No. 5 Pilot Advanced Flying Unit 14th March 194. Embarked for Egypt on the 15th July 1944. Attached to No. 73 Operational Training Unit on 26th August 1944.

Embarked for India in December 1944. Joined No. 3 Refresher Training Unit on the 25th February 1945. Son of Alexander and Ethel Vera Webster, of Wanganui, Wellington, New Zealand. A total of 380 flying hours logged with 51 on the Spitfire.

4128 WeddellA McASergeantRNZAFBomber Command77 Sqd
1942-03-27WhitleyVZ9221KN-LeemingSt-NazaireCrashed on Kirby Malzaerd Moor YORKSInjured
4129 WeirI R McKPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-06-28HalifaxIIIMZ736MP-SHolme on Spalding Moor2226BlainvilleCrashed at Sacy-le-Grand {Oise}PoW
4130 WeirLeslie VincentFlying OfficerNZ/412294Age 36New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command486 Sqd
1942-10-31TyphoonIbR8701SA-?RAF Tangmere, Sussex1615PatrolSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 114

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 22nd October 1906 at Whangarei. Worked as a marine engineer for South Westland Shipping. prior to service. A member of the West Coast United Aero Club - 'A' licence gained on the 30th September 1936. Enlisted at Levin on the 13th April 1941. Attached to No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School on the 24th May 1941. Embarked for Canada on the 22nd July 1941. Further training with No. 6 Service Flying Training School joining on the 18th August 1941. Awarded pilots badge on the 22nd November 1941 and received his commission. Embarked for England on the 14th November 1941. Attached to 55 Operational Training Unit on the 23rd December 1941. Joined 486 squadron on the 25th March 1942.

Son of Archibald Douglas Weir, and of Emily Agnes Weir (nee Boyd), of Whangarei, New Zealand. A total of 427 flying hours logged and on his 21st operational sortie.

4131 WelchHarold RangiSergeant W/Op Air GunnerNZ/41709RNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-12-16StirlingIR9245AA-NRAF Newmarket, Suffolk2211GardeningCrashed on take offKilledNewmarket Cemetery Plot P. Grave 417 Read Archive Report
4132 WelchBSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-16StirlingIIIBK664AA-MNewmarket2200MannheimCrashed at base on return
4133 WellingtonDaniel "Dick"Flight Sergeant40545918th February 1912 in SingaporeNew ZealandNavigatorRNZAFBomber Command7 Sqn
1943-03-27StirlingIBF317MG:XOakington19:40BerlinHit by flak from 3./schw. Flak. 163, 2. & 4./schw. Flak Abt. 231, 4./schw. Flak Abt. 611 and 2. & 3./schw. Flak Abt. 222. The aircraft crashed at 21:38 hrs at Melchiorshausen , 10km S of Bremen. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (1 January - 22 June) 1943 Part 1 - Theo Boiten)KilledSage War Cemetery 10.C.12Son of Daniel Cunningham and Margaret Georgina (née Gerrard) and husband to Olga Dolores (née Thompson) Wellington from Auckland, New Zealand
4134 WellsEdward Preston 'Hawkeye'WCdr1916-07-26 Cambridge New ZealandNew ZealandPilotDSO

DFC & Bar
RAFFighter Command266 Sqd

41 Sqd

485 Sqd (NZ)

Kenley and Tangmere Wings
Spitfire12Survived war. Died 2005-11-04

Battle of Britain

Ace 13 (WHess)

After completing his flying training he sailed for the UK on 7th June in the RMS Rangitata. Wells had been a champion 12-bore shot during his school days in New Zealand, and his outstanding marksmanship earned him the nickname 'Hawkeye'. On arrival Wells went to No. 1 RAF Depot Uxbridge to await a posting. He went to 7 OTU Hawarden on 4th August and after converting to Spitfires joined 266 Squadron at Wittering on the 26th. He was posted to 41 Squadron at Hornchurch on 2nd October.

Wells claimed a Me109 destroyed on 17th October, he probably destroyed a Me109 and damaged another on the 25th and he destroyed a Me109 on 2nd November. He became the first British-based fighter pilot to engage the Italians, when he chanced on some CR42's over the Channel on the 11th. He damaged a CR42 and probably destroyed a Hs126. On 27th November he destroyed another Me109 and on 22nd January 1941 he damaged a He111.

When 485 Squadron began to form at Driffield in March 1941 Wells joined it on the 15th. He scored the squadron's first victory on 5th July, a Me109 shot down during a close-cover escort for Stirlings to Lille. On the 24th Wells destroyed another Me109. On 16th August Wells damaged a Me109, on the 19th he destroyed a Me109 and damaged another, on 7th September he probably destroyed a Me109, on the 18th destroyed another, on the 21st destroyed two more and on 2nd October probably another. He took command of 485 Squadron on 22nd November.

He led the squadron in the operations against the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau on 12th February 1942. Wells destroyed a Fw190 on 24th April and damaged another on the 25th. He was promoted to Acting Wing Commander on 5th May and appointed Wing Leader at Kenley. On 24th May he damaged a Me109 and on 20th June he destroyed a Fw190.

Wells was awarded the DSO (gazetted 28th July 1942) and posted back to New Zealand, on loan to the Government. He returned to the UK on 4th April 1943 and in late May was sent for a course at RAF Staff College, after which he again took over the Kenley Wing, leading it until mid-November, when he went to HQ 11 Group, as Wing Commander Training. Wells was posted to lead the Tangmere Wing on 20th March 1944 and he destroyed a Me410 on the ground on the 28th. During the next few months he led both the Detling and West Malling Wings. On 1st November 1944 Wells went to CFE Wittering to command the Day Fighter Leaders School. He was released from the RNZAF in the UK on 13th February 1947 to take up a permanent commission in the RAF.

In 1954 he took command of the air defence radar station at Bawdsey, on the Suffolk coast, where he was able to indulge his love of wild fowling. After serving with the Joint Planning Staff he retired from the RAF as a group captain in June 1960. After a spell farming near Woodbridge, in 1975 Wells moved to Spain. He travelled around the world gathering species of sub-tropical fruits, many of which he grew commercially. He received many awards from the Spanish authorities for his fruit-growing and for his studies into fruit diseases.

In September 1943 he married Mary D de Booy at Marylebone London, who three years earlier, aged 17, had escaped in a fishing boat with her parents and sister from Nazi-occupied Holland, landing on the east coast with no belongings. She passed away in 2001 and was survived by her husband,daughter and son. The de Booy family soon became involved with the Red Cross, and the two sisters were in demand for tea dances in London held for Commonwealth members of the RAF. When an invitation was received by his squadron, Wells was detailed by his commanding officer to attend, thus meeting his future wife.

DFC Citation August 29th, 1941: 'This officer has served with fighter squadrons since May, 1940, and has taken part in many engagements against the enemy. He has destroyed at least five of their aircraft and has damaged others. He has at all times shown the greatest courage and determination.' Bar to DFC Citation November 11th, 1941: 'This officer has completed 46 operational sorties over enemy territory He is a splendid leader and a most determined and skilful fighter pilot whose keenness in action sets a splendid example Flight Lieutenant Wells has definitely destroyed 13, probably destroyed 5 and damaged a further 8 hostile aircraft.'

DSO Citation: August 7th, 1942: 'This officer has completed many operational sorties. He has destroyed 11, probably destroyed 3 and damaged many more hostile aircraft. His courage, skill and initiative have proved a source of inspiration to his colleagues and his fine leadership has contributed materially to the many successes achieved by the wing.'
4135 WellsGSergeantRNZAFBomber Command10 Sqd
1941-07-25WhitleyVZ6624ZA-OLeeming2221HannoverCrashed North SeaKilledDen Burg General Cemetery Texel
4136 WellsStuart DanelFlight SergeantNZ/41969Age 20New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1942-09-30StirlingIBF328OJ-DRAF Lakenheath, Suffolk1928GardeningCrashed in North SeaKilledHamburg Cemetery (Special memorial)

Courtesy AWMM

Buried at the time in Heligoland Civil Cemetery, but whose grave is now lost). Born on the 19th May 1922 at Whitianga. Son of Charles Archer and Mabel Lilian Wells of Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. A total of 345 flying hours logged thought to have over 3 operational sorties.
4137 WellsCharles EastonSergeant411112Age 28New ZealandAir Gunner (Trained as Observer)RNZAFBomber Command1651 CU
1942-07-28StirlingIN3655BS-TRAF Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire2330HamburgSee Archive reportKilledBecklingen War Cemetery Plot 26 Row J Grave 6

Courtesy AWMM


Born on the 29th June 1914 at Feilding. Worked as a self employed grocer prior to service. Enlisted at Levin on the 16th February 1941. Embarked for Canada on the 27th March 1941. Air gunners badge awarded on the 29th September 1941 and promoted to sergeant.

Embarked for England on the 23rd October 1941. Attached to 11 Operational Training Unit on the 03rd March 1942. Attached to 20 Operational Training Unit in June/July 1942 for air bomber course. Joined 1651 Heavy Conversion Unit on the 02nd July 1942. Son of George and Ada Rose Wells (née Smith), of Feilding, Wellington, New Zealand. A Total of 124 flying hours logged and on his 2nd operational sortie. His brother 23 year old, Sgt. George Wells NZ/391886 RNZAF was also killed. On an operation to Hannover on the 25/26th July 1941 on Whitley V Z6624 ZA-O - with all the 5 other crew.

4138 WellsR ASergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-10-05LancasterIIIND904AA-DMepal1711SaarbruckenKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
4139 WelshN HFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-10-15WellingtonIcX9916AA-FeltwellKolnCrashed Koln-WidenKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
4140 WelshJohn MillerFlight SergeantNZ/391432Age 22New ZealandObserverRNZAFMiddle East40 Sqd1942-09-25WellingtonICHF846PLG 213. Kabrit, Egypt2001TobrukSee archive report for detailsMissing - believed killedAlamein Memorial. Panel 266Born on the 10th December 1919 at Dunedin. Worked as a clerk for the Bank of New Zealand prior to enlisting on the 20th November 1939. Son of William George and Winifred Bagley Welsh, Ashburton, New Zealand. 499 flying hours logged and completed 32 operational sorties.
4141 WendelKenneth VictorFlying Officer40651Age 24New ZealandPilotRAFFighter Command504 Sqd
1940-09-07HurricaneIL1615TM-?RAF Hendon, Middlesex1620PatrolSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledFaversham Borough Cemetery. Grave 20

Courtesy Ian Banks

Born on the 08th May 1916 at Takapuna. Worked as a clerk for A.K. Voyce, public accountants prior to service. After serving 6 months in the territorial army joined the RNZAF on the 01st October 1934 as a clerk. Awarded his 'A' licence on the 25th March 1937. Selected for RAF short service commission 30th November 1937. Awarded his pilots badge on the 29th October 1938. Joined 504 squadron on the 23rd January 1940Also served in 222 squadron flying Blenheims. Son of Christie Victor and Christina Mabel Wendel (nee Humme), of New Zealand. A pioneer member and pupil of the Auckland Flying Corps. Grave inscription: 'One Of The Few" Treasured Memories Of Our Gallant And Devoted Son Passed To Greater Peace. Killed In Air Operations'. A Battle of Britain pilot.
4142 WernerR LFlight LieutenantRNZAFBomber Command207 Sqd
1945-03-21LancasterIII ME522EM-XSpilsby145HamburgCrashed at Hamburg-FreidhafenKilledBecklingen War Cemetery
4143 WestF RSergeantRNZAFBomber Command12 OTU
1942-06-25WellingtonICR1410KX-MChipping WardenBremenCrashed off the coast of HollandKilledRunnymede
4144 WestA EWarrant OfficerNZ412947RNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-06-22StirlingIIIBK810AA-GNewmarket2347MulheimCrashed E of Venray HollandPoW
4145 WestR WWarrant OfficerMiDBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1945-03-21LancasterIRA564AA-PMepal947MunsterCrashed in target areaKilled
4146 WestDavid GeorgePilot OfficerNZ/412772Age 22New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining Command41 Operational Training Unit. 70 Group1942-02-23MagisterIT9884RAF Old Sarum, Wiltshire1045TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilledSalisbury Cemetery (London Road). Sec. M. Grave 203.

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 22nd December 1918 at Palmerston North. A draughtsman for L.G West and Sons, architects. Enlisted at Levin on the 04th May 1941 Son of Ernst Vilhelm West and Carrie West (née Buick), of Palmerston North, Wellington, New Zealand. 399 flying hours logged. His brother, Sq/Ldr. Peter Wynn Mason West, DFC. also died on service. On the 04th July 1942 whilst with 61 Squadron piloting Lancaster I R5488 lost on a 'Gardening' operation off the Danish coast.
4147 WestenraDerrick Fitzgerald 'Jerry'SLdrRAF - 89782

NZ/2374

29 April 1918New ZealandPilotDFC and bar


MiD


RAF / RNZAFFighter Command112 Sqd

601 Sqd

93 Sqd

65 Sqd

1941-09-25Tomahawk11 [8+3]

2 destroyed flying the Gladiator bi-plane

Shipping escort missionBounced by Bf 109Baled out, safe

Ace Tomahawk and Gladiator N Africa

From Hans-Joachim Marseille's Account: Kills 19-24 September 1941 13.30 Four Hurricanes and a Martin Maryland of No. 203 Squadron RAF. Marseille’s opponents were nine Hurricanes of 1 Squadron SAAF and nine aircraft of an unidentified unit. The South Africans lost a total of three Hurricanes. Captain C. A. van Vliet and 2nd Lieutenant J. MacRobert returned unhurt while Lieutenant B.E. Dold remains missing. I./JG 27 claimed six aerial victories in this engagement. It is possible that the unidentified aircraft were Mk IIB Tomahawks of No. 112 Squadron RAF. This unit was bounced by a Bf 109, while returning from a shipping escort mission. Pilot Officer D. F. 'Jerry' Westenra, a New Zealander and a future ace, baled out.

He was commissioned as a Pilot Officer in 1941, and within weeks of completing his training was posted to the Middle East. He joined 112 Squadron in time to fly Gladiators in Greece and Crete early in 1941.

Son of Derrick Warner Werner Wesrtenia (died 1955 age 78) Helen Beatrice Westenra (née Nicholls - died 16th April 1970, age 85) Transferred from Royal Air Force to Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1 January 1944

Died 17 August 1999 at Omokoroa, Tauranga. Buried at St. Paul's Anglican Church Cemetery, Papanui, Christchurch, New Zealand.

He was twice married and had five children, one of whom died in infancy.

4148 WestermanV KFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-07-28WellingtonIIIX3664AA-FeltwellHamburgCrashed near StadeKilledBecklingen War Cemetery
4149 WestonAlbert JohnFlight Sergeant Air Bomber1115103RAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-11-20LancasterIPB689AA-XRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire1249HombergExploded near BaerlKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Collective grave 29. B.1-16. Read Archive Report
4150 WestonRobertPilot Officer1115321908Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-06-08WellingtonIIIZ1573AA-TFletwellEssenClaim by Oblt Heinrich Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein E./NJG2 - Crashed into the Krabbenkreek between St. Philipsland and the Anna Jacobapolder (Zeeland), 20km North West of Bergen-Op-Zoom at 0230KilledBergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery Plot 20 Row A Grave 9.
Son of Harold and Gertrude Weston; husband of May Weston, of Maidstone, Kent

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