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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
4201 WilkesDenis ReginaldNZ/427240Age 23New ZealandNavigatorRNZAFTraining Command51 Operational Training Unit1944-02-15BeaufighterIFR2129Not knownRAF Cranfield, Bedfordshire2012Training See archive reports for further details KilledCambridge City Cemetery. Grave 14352 Read Archive Report
Researched by Jenifer Lemaire - see page for image licence.
4202 WilkesE ASergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-02-24StirlingIIIEH948AA-QMepal1810GardeningKilledRunnymede
4203 WilkieHugh CharlesFlight Lieutenant415297New ZealanderPilotDFC

RNZAFBomber Command1657 HCU
1944-04-18StirlingIIIEJ108WRAF Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire22:35TrainingSee Archive report for detailsKilledCambridge City Cemetery. Grave 14709
4204 WilkieGeorge Hardwick BurgessFlight SergeantNZ/416674Age 22New ZealandAir GunnerRNZAF330 Wing. 205 Group - Middle East150 Sqd
1943-08-05WellingtonXHE952JN-LKairouan West, Tunisia2000Messina, Cape PeloroSee Archive report for further detailsMissing - believed killedMalta Memorial. Panel 12, Column 2

Courtesy AWMM


Born on the 14th November 1920 at Marton. Worked as a grocer for A.S. Fagg of Wellington. Son of Alexander Wilkie and of Edith Maud Wilkie (nee Pelham), of Marton, Wellington, New Zealand.

The family lost two other sons, 26 year old, Alex Anderson Wilkie killed on the 01st December 1941 serving with 6 Field Regiment in the Western Desert, 25 year old, Harry Taylor Wilkie killed on the 05th August 1942 serving with 5 Field Regiment in the Western Desert. A total of 266 flying hours logged and on his 17th operational sortie.

4205 WilkinsJ KSergeantNZ416581RNZAFBomber Command214 Sqd
1943-05-23StirlingIIIBF528BU-L2Chedburgh2335DortmundCrashed near MonchengladbachKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
4206 WilkinsonJ SFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1945-02-03LancasterIPD419LS-VMildenhall1604DortmundPoW
4207 WilkinsonJames StewartFlying OfficerNZ/4211042New ZealandNavigatorMiDRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-08-07LancasterIHK567AA-CRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire2202Mare de MagneSee archive report for further brief detailsEvaderNone - Survived the warMet British troops on the 14th August 1944. Shot down again on the 03/04th February 1945 whilst with 15 Squadron. Taken PoW. Awarded MiD on the 14th June 1945.
4208 WilkinsonG SFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-09-05StirlingIIIEE893JN-NMepal1959MannheimCrashed SchwanheimKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
4209 WilkinsonE SPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-09-05StirlingIIIEE893JN-NMepal1959MannheimCrashed SchwanheimKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
4210 WilkinsonJohn AstonSergeant NZ/404626W/Op/Air/GnrDFM

RNZAFBomber Command217 Squadron1942-07-28BeaufortL9820Luqa, MaltaConvoy See archive report for further details PoW Escaped None - understood to have survived the war Read Archive Report
4211 WilkinsonRichard JohnFlight Sergeant15850681923NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqn RNZAF
1944-07-20LancasterIIIPA967AA:DMepal23:20HombergPA967 was claimed by Ofhr. Gerhard Wartenborger, his 1st Abschuss, from 4./NJG3 SW of Eindhoven at 5.200m at 01:09 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Crashed at around 01:00 hrs in open countryside some 4km north of Nederweert (Limburg), 4 km NE from the centre of Weert, HollandKilledJonkerbos War Cemetery Coll. grave 4.H. 2-8Son of John and Annie Wilkinson, of Kilmington, Devon
4212 WilkinsonMervynSergeantNZ/405532Age 21. Born on the 01st March 1921New Zealand Air BomberRNZAFBomber Command22 Operational Training Unit. 91 Group1942-25-05WellingtonIcAD625Not knownRAF Stratford, Warwickshire240Training See archive report for further brief details KilledStratford-Upon-Avon Cemetery. Grave 4205. Son of Frederick Wilkinson and of Elizabeth Wilkinson (née Bell), of Huntley, Auckland, New Zealand Read Archive Report
4213 WilkinsonFrederick RaymondWarrant OfficerNZ/429386Age 24New ZealandNavigatorRNZAFCoastal Command489 Sqd. 18 Group1945-04-26BeaufighterTF.XRD333P6-?RAF Dallachy, Morayshire, ScotlandRoverSee archive report for detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel. Panel 285Born on the 08th May 1920 at Christchurch. A clerk prior to service with NZR. Enlisted on the 31st July 1942. Son of Frederick Schofield Wilkinson and Florence Beatrice Wilkinson, of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand. 310 flying hours logged and completed, it is thought, 7 operational sorties.
4214 WilksRSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-09-23StirlingIIIEH936JN-WMepal1926MannheimCrashed at DirmsteinKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
4215 WilliamsJ MFlight SergeantA401341RAAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-28StirlingIIIBF467AA-WNewmarket2038GardeningCrashed in Baltic off MakshovKilledSvino Denmark
4216 WilliamsG FSergeantRNZAFBomber Command106 Sqd
1941-10-20HampdenIAD984ZN-Coningsby1830BremenCrashed at BorbyKilledKiel War Cemetery
4217 WilliamsE JSergeantRNZAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1941-12-28WellingtonIIW5561LQ-JPocklington1705Emden?KilledSage War Cemetery
4218 WilliamsBFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1943-09-22WellingtonXLN547QO-GSkipton on Swale1907Hannover?PoW
4219 WilliamsStamford SeatonFlight LieutenantNZ/412297PilotMiDRNZAFFighter Command486 Sqd RNZAF
1944-12-22TempestVEJ715SA-?B80, Volkel, Netherlands1440Armed reconnaissanceSee archive report for further details KilledLosser Roman Catholic Churchyard, Plot 5Read Archive Report
4220 WilliamsBSergeantNZ412776RNZAFBomber Command51 Sqd
1943-04-03HalifaxIIDT666MH-TSnaith1958EssenCrashed CarltonInjured
4221 WilliamsJ CSergeantRNZAFBomber Command57 Sqd
1942-08-18WellingtonIIIX3371DX-GFeltwell2040FlensburgPresumed lost over seaKilledOckero Sweden Archive Report
4222 WilliamsH CPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1943-12-23LancasterIIIJB735MG-LOakington.0022.BerlinCrashed out of controlInjured
4223 WilliamsG KPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-11-04StirlingIIIBF461AA-BMepal1601GardeningCrashed at KallerupPoW
4224 WilliamsRFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1945-04-13LancasterIII LM728AA-RMepal2044KielLanded at base and undercarriage collapsed
4225 WilliamsHarry KeithWarrant OfficerNZ/414721PilotRNZAFFighter Command486 Sqd RNZAF
1944-03-13TyphoonIbJR146SA-M RAF Castle Camps, Cambridgeshire 1350Cine gun exercise see archive report for further details seriously injured - died the following morning Cambridge City Cemetery. Grave 13536 Read Archive Report
4226 Williams ‘Wick’ Wycliff StuartPilot OfficerNZ/42173PilotMiDRNZAFFighter Command266 Sqd1940-10-21SpitfireIX4265UO-? RAF Wittering, Northamptonshire 1550Pursuit See archive report for further details Killed Stradishall Churchyard (St. Margaret) Read Archive Report
4227 WilliamsLeslie ArthurFlight SergeantNZ/422082PilotRNZAF2nd Tactical Air Force13 Operational Training Unit1944-11.06MosquitoFB.VIHJ669Not knownRAF Harwell, Berkshire1135TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilledOxford Cemetery (Botley) Plot H/3. Grave 76Read Archive Report
4228 WilliamsAngus GeraldFlying OfficerNZ/412296PilotRNZAF50 Group29 Elementary Flying Training School1943-03-02Tiger MothIIT6641Not knownRAF Clyffe Pypard, Wiltshire920Ferry flight See archive report for further details Killed Clyffe Pypard Churchyard (St. Peter) Read Archive Report
4229 WilliamsBernard CliveFlight SergeantNZ/405355PilotRNZAFFighter Command539 Sqd1942-10-04HurricaneIICBN382Not issuedRAF Acklington, Northumberland1525Training See archive report for further details KilledCarlisle Cemetery (Dalston Road). Ward 11. Sec. P. Grave 43Read Archive Report
4230 WilliamsRonald Leon GilesPilot Officer NZ/404435Age 20New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter CommandDetachment Flight (4 Squadron)1941-05-10Tiger MothDH60MNZ552NZ-1 (ZK-AFR)Nandi Airfield, Nadi, Fiji1145Training See archive report for brief details Missing - believed killedBourail Memorial. Panel 5
courtesy Auckland Library Heritage Collection
Read Archive Report
4231 WilliamsStanford Seaton 'Bill'FLtNew ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command486 Sqd (NZ)

11 [8+3] (7+2sh V-1s)Killed 1944-12-22Ace
4232 WilliamsGordon AlbertFLtNew ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command67 Sqd

24 Sqd
5Ace 3+1sh (Shores-Will); 55
4233 WilliamsE TPilot OfficerBomber Command487 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-03VenturaIAE713EG-TMethwold1643Ramrod 16Crashed at HembrugKilledAmsterdam New Eastern
4234 WilliamsR ASergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-02-13StirlingIR9316AA-KNewmarket1753LorientAbandoned near PlouayKilledGuidel Communal Cemetery
4235 WilliamsW ISergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-06-10LancasterIHK553AA-SMepal2313DreuxCrashed at Tillieres-sur-Avre {Eure}KilledTillieres-sur-Avre Communal Cemetery
4236 WilliamsEric ErnestPilot Officer1164660 / 117664Bomb AimerMC

RAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-12-17StirlingIBK620AA-ANewmarket1807FallerslebenShot down by a combination of flak and night fighters, crash-landing into the Westeinder Plas, South West of Aalsmeer (Noord Holland) 10 miles South West of AmsterdamPoW, Oflag XXIB Schubin/Stalag Luft 3 Sagan & Belaria

Escapee from Stalag Luft 3
Plt Off Williams evaded capture for three days, but was eventually caught and sent to Oflag XXIB at Schubin in Poland. There he quickly formed a friendship with Lt Michael Codner MC who spoke French, and together they planned and executed an escape through a tunnel. However, they were quickly recaptured and, as punishment, sent to Stalag Luft III. This where the idea of the “Wooden Horse by Williams and Codner became a reality. The were joined by Fg Off Oliver Philpot MC DFC and managed to escape Stalag Luft III on 23 Oct 1943 and with the help of the Danish Resistance were repatriated via Sweden to the UK on 29 Dec 1943. When he returned Plt Off Williams was awarded the MC. He wrote the book ”The Wooden Horse” about his experiences in 1949. Peter Butterworth (Actor Carry On Films) was an inmate at Stalag Luft 3 and was one of the prisoners who vaulted “The Wooden Horse”
4237 WilliamsFlight SergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1940-08-03WellingtonIcR3176AA-FeltwellHorstCrash landed Barton MillsInjured
4238 WilliamsH CPilot OfficerBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-09-27StirlingIIIEF135JN-WMepal2005HannoverStalled and damaged at base on return
4239 WilliamsMSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-09-27StirlingIIIEF135JN-WMepal2005HannoverStalled and damaged at base on return
4240 WilliamsJohn SyddallSergeantNZ/404977Age 26. Born on the 24th July 1915New Zealand ObserverRNZAFBomber Command22 Operational Training Unit. 91 Group1942-25-05WellingtonIcAD625Not knownRAF Stratford, Warwickshire240Training See archive report for further brief details KilledStratford-Upon-Avon Cemetery. Grave 4203. Son of Thomas Syddall and Bertha Williams (née Johnson), of Greymouth, Westland, New Zealand Read Archive Report
4241 WilliamsLesliePilot OfficerNZ/415808Age 21New ZealandPilotRNZAFMediterranean Air Command43 Sqd
1944-02-17SpitfireIXMA576FT-?Lago, Italy1540PatrolSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedMalta Memorial. Panel 17, Column 1


Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Born on the 30th October 1922 at Timaru. Worked as a clerk for the Post and Telecommunication department at Walkan prior to enlisting at Leven on the 19th October 1941Rrained with 3 FTS and 25FTS being awarded his pilots bade on the 09th March 1942 and promoted to sergeant on the 24th April 1942. Embarked for England on the 24th May 1942. Seriously injured in an accident (no details) on the 17th August 1942 and hospitalised until the 04th September 1942. Trained with 57 Operational Raining Unit. Embarked for Gibraltar on the 19th February 1943. Broke his leg falling from a truck on the on the 30th May 1943. Awarded his commission on the 21st October 1943. On the 10th February 1944 joined 43 squadron. Son of Edwin John and Jane Edith Williams(née Lemmon), of Waimate, Canterbury, New Zealand. Half brother of 28 year old, Edwin John Williams NZ/39298 killed on the 28th December 1941 flying Wellington II W5561 with 405 squadron. Leslie had a total of 478 flying hours logged and on his 07th operational sortie.
4242 WilliamsonJ ASergeantRCAFBomber Command487 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-04VenturaIIAE957EG-MMethwold1800Rotterdam?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
4243 WilliamsonAlan CampbellSergeantNZ/411487Age 21New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1942-07-28WellingtonIIIZ1605KO-RRAF Marham, Norfolk2308HamburgSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledKiel War Cemetery. Grave 1. A. 12

Courtesy Ian AWMM

Born on the 21st October 1920 in Glasgow, Scotland, emigrating to New Zealand in 1924. Worked as an electrical process worker for the National Electrical Engineering Company in Auckland prior to service. Enlisted in the RNZAF at Levin on the 02nd March 1941 as a pilot under training. Awarded his pilots badge on the 05th July 1941 following training with No. 1 Elementary Flying School. Promoted to sergeant on the 16th August 1941.Joined 115 squadron on the 13th July 1941 after training with No. 20 Operational Training Unit. The youngest son and only living child of Alexander Campbell and Ann Williamson (née Darby) of Holgate Road, Kohimarama. His father had been a pipe major in one of the Highland Regiment's in the South African War. Their daughter died at an early age in Scotland and the eldest son died in a farming accident in New Zealand.
4244 WilliamsonIvan JohnFlight SergeantNZ/416675Age 21New Zealand W/Op/AirGunnerLater DFC


RNZAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1943-09-14LancasterIIDS780KO-ZRAF Little Snoring, Norfolk1053TrainingSee archive report for further detailsSeriously injuredNone - survived the war - passed away 23rd March 1981 age 69

Courtesy AWMM


Born on the 26th March 1912 the son of Emma and James Williamson and husband of Mrs I.L. Williamson of 76 Cook Street, Auckland, New Zealand. Left the service on the 07th July 1946 as a F/O. and was awarded the DFC on the 20th July 1945.
4245 WillisLSergeantRCAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-02-13StirlingIR9316AA-KNewmarket1753LorientAbandoned near PlouayEvader Paradie Archive Database
4246 WillisW JPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-05-21LancasterIIIND804AA-KMepal2303DuisburgKilledRunnymede
4247 WillisF A WFlight SergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-03-03StirlingIN6123AA-QNewmarket2003Gardening?KilledRunnymede
4248 WillisE GSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1940-12-22WellingtonIcT2474AA-MildenhallMannheimCrashed near Therouldeville. PoW
4249 WillisEgbert BrianWarrant OfficerNZ/413164Age 24New ZealandNavigatorRNZAFFar East4 Sqd (RNZAF)
1943-05-27HudsonIIINZ2025-RNZAF Nausori, Viti Levu, Fiji1235Anti-SubmarineSee archive report for detailed informationMissing - believed killedBourail Memorial. Panel 8
Born on the 20th November 1918 in Hawera. Enlisted on the 24th May 1941 at Levin. Son of John Gorben Prior Willis (died 02nd January 1921, age 34) and Maud Charlotte Willis (née Johns - died 10th August 1925, age 39), of Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand and husband of Gloria Willis( née Bent, later Shade) of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada.
4250 WillsherF PSergeant1170594Bomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-25StirlingIBK602AA-RNewmarket.0006.DusseldorfCrashed in sea French/Belgian coastKilledBergen op Zoom

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