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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
4301 WoodPeter RitcheyFlight LieutenantNZ/401798Born on the 28th April 1916New ZealandPilotRNZAFFar East2 Sqd RNZAF1944-01-17VenturaPV-INZ45205533Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands1445Ferry Flightsee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedBourail Memorial. Panel 3.

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Son of Morris Edwin and Clare Lenore Wood (née Ritchey), of Paraparaumu Beach, Wellington, New Zealand and husband of Mary Betty Wood (née Macassey), of Wellington City. Prior to service worked as a stock agent for the New Zealand Loan and Management Agency Company. A total of 1,600 flyings hours logged with 95 solo on the Ventura. Completed over 11 operational sorties.
4302 WoodColin LethbridgeSergeantNZ/412780Age 24New ZealanderPilotRNZAFMiddle East1435 Flight1942-07-30SpitfireVbEP344-Luqa, Malta755ScrambleCrashed in seaMissing - believed killedMalta Memorial. Panel 5, Column 2
Born on the 29th January 1918 at Auckland. Farm hand prior to enlisting on the 03rd May 1941. Son of Audley Cowper Wood and Dorothy May Wood I(née Downey), of Lottin Point, Auckland, New Zealand. Arrived on Malta from HMS. Eagle on the 21st July 1942.
4303 WoodAlbert DouglasSergeantNZ/401819Age 24New ZalandAir GunnerRNZAFFighter Command256 Sqd
1941-04-08DefiantIN3424JT-?RAF Squires Gate, Lancashire450TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilledRamsgate Cemetry. St. Lawrence Div. Section A. Grave 146

Born on the 26th of June 1916 at Otahuhu. Studied at Otahuhu Technical High School. Worked as a porter for the New Zealand Railways before enlisting. Enlisted at Levin on the 02nd July 1940 as an air gunner. Air gunner bage awarded on the 22nd August 1940. Promoted to sergeant on the 23rd August 1940.

Embarked for England via Pitcairn Island and Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the SS Tamaroa on the 14th of September 1940. Joined 256 squadron on the 10th January 1941. Son of Norman Cecil (died in 1983, age 89) and Violet May Wood (née Rogers - died 28th February 1972, age 71), of Helensville, Auckland, New Zealand. A total of 72 flying hours logged and completed 3 operational sorties.

4304 WoodDouglass EdmundPilot OfficerNZ/415811Age 30New ZealandPilotRNZAFTransport6 Sqd (RNZAF)
1943-06-05CatalinaPB-5NZ4006-RNZAF Luthale Bay, Fiji0430Ferry flightSee archive report for detailed informationMissing - believed killedBourail Memorial. Panel 5

Born 13th November 1912 in Timaru. A total of 559 flying hours logged. Son of Leonard Thomas (died 1958) and Isabella Douglass Wood (née Bryant - died 1962) of Timaru. Husband of Rona Wood (née Winkelman, later Carrol and father of 1 son of Mt. Eden, Auckland, New Zealand.
4305 WoodcockR J DSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-03-12WellingtonIIIX3585AA-FeltwellKiel?KilledRunnymede
4306 WoodcockRussellA/C 275331Born on the 30th January 1933 in Murchison, Westland (Age 20)New ZealandRadio MechanicRNZAFRNZAF Station Wigram1953-10-15De Havilland DevonST.INZ1811Not knownRNZAF Wigram1547Formation FlyingSee archive report for further details
mid-air collision with NZ1810
Killed Murchison Cemetery Read Archive Report
4307 WoodfordStanley Alfred GeorgeSergeant922095Age ?BritishAir/GnrRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-30LancasterIHK558AA-DRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire610AmayeSee Archive report for detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 241No further details are you able to assist?
4308 WoodgateArthur JohnFlight LieutenantNZ/412300Age 21New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command516 Squadron. 105 Wing. 26 Group.1944-02-06HurricaneIICLF207Not issuedRAF Dundonald, Ayreshire1445TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledDundonald Cemetery (Troon). Section K.1. Grave 187

Courtesy Jennifer Lemaire

Born on the 20th June 1922 in Barnet, England. Emigrated to New Zealand in 1927. Worked as a draughting cadet for Land and Survey Department at Dunedin. Enlisted at Levin on the 13th April 1941 as a pilot under training. Embarked for Canada on the 22nd July 1941. Awarded his pilots badge and commission on the 07th November 1941. After this embarked for England on the 14th November 1941. After conversion training with 56 Operational Training Unit he joined 486 squadron on the 24th March 1942. Embarked for Sierra Leone on the 27th August 1942 joining 128 squadron. Embarked for England on the 25th March 1943. Son of Arthur Frederic and Kathleen Demaret Woodgate (née Connor), of Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand. A total of 461 flying hours logged with 172 solo on the Hurricane. At least 16 operational sorties carried out.
4309 WoodhamH WSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-02-28WellingtonIIIX3355AA-YFeltwellAir TestCrashed near Brandon SUFFOLKDow 28.02.42
4310 WoodheadDonald BrucePilot OfficerNZ/412301Born on the 02nd July 1912 Age 30New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command16 Operational Training Unit1944-08-19MartinetTT.IHP390Not knownRAF Upper Heyford1636Air testSee archive report for further brief details KilledOxford Cemetery (Botley). Plot H/3. Grave 135

courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

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4311 WoodroofeG TSergeantRNZAFBomber Command104 Sqd
1941-09-10WellingtonIIW5576EP-NStradishall2130TorinoDitched in North SeaPoW
4312 WoodrowH JPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command214 Sqd
1942-01-15WellingtonICR1759BV-Stardishall1740HamburgPresumed crashed in North Sea off WhitbyKilledRunnymede
4313 WoodrowF ESergeantRNZAFBomber Command49 Sqd
1942-05-30ManchesterIL7290EA-Scampton2255KolnCrashed at Mulheim-OberhausenPoW
4314 WoodsG FPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command10 Sqd
1944-01-28HalifaxIIJP133ZA-DMelbourne2345BerlinCrashed at FalkenseePoW
4315 WoodsR MFlight SergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-03-04StirlingIIIEF215AA-MMepal2051SOECrashed Rochefort-Montagne {Puy-de-Dome}KilledDes Carmes-Dechaux Communal Cemetery
4316 WoodwardL AWarrant OfficerRAAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-20LancasterIIIND915AA-AMepal2320HombergCrashed near Keldonk {Noord-Brabant}PoW
4317 WoolcottD GSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-08-23StirlingIIIEE938AA-XMepal2037BerlinCrashed at MahlsdorfKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
4318 WoollamPSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-04-18StirlingIIIEH955AA-KMepal2041GardeningCrashed Jenning DenmarkKilledJenning Cemetery
4319 WorkmanLeslie EdmundFlight SergeantNZ414536New ZealandRNZAFBomber Command49 Sqd
1943-06-12LancasterIIIED584EA-UFiskerton2237BochumClaimed at 02.37hrs Hauptman August Geiger of 7./NJG1, his 29th night victory. Interception at 4,300 meters over Luttenberg, 7km ENE of Raalte. Crashed near Marienheem HollandKilled Age 29Raalte General Cemetery Holland





Fifteen aircraft were detailed for Bochum. Good Oboe skymarking led to heavy bombing in the town centre. Fourteen Lancasters and 10 Halifaxes were lost from the raid. Lancaster came down on farmland belonging to Mr J. Duteweert near Marienheem in Holland. The pilot’s body and that of his 19 year old mid upper gunner, Sgt Edward Pearson were never found. The rest of the crew are buried in Raalte Cemetery.
4320 WorlledgeF HSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-10-15WellingtonIcX9916AA-FeltwellKolnCrashed Koln-WidenKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
4321 WorlledgeF HSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-09-20WellingtonIcR1518AA-Feltwell1930BerlinCrashed Swanton Abbot Norfolk
4322 WorsdaleESergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-10-24WellingtonIIIZ1652AA-MildenhallMilanoCrashed Ville-sur-RetourneEvader
4323 WorspPeter SoutheyPilot OfficerNZ/401420Age 26New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining CommandFlying Instructor School
1941-01-06Tiger MothIINZ723ERNZAF Hobsinvilled, New Zealand1525TrainingSee Archive report for further detailsSeriously injured - Missing 1943-12-24Bourail Memorial. Panel 3

Born on the 20th November 1916 in Auckland. Educated at Whangarei High School and Auckland University College. A law clerk for Alexander, Bennett and Warbock in Whangarei. Enlisted on the 04th June 1940 at Levin as a pilot under training. Trained at No. 2 Elementary Training School 29th June 1940 and then with No. 2 Flying Training School 25th August 1940. Pilot badge awarded on the 28th October 1940. Awarded his commission on the 21st December 1940. Then to Flying Instructor School on the 02nd January 1941. After hospital treatment to No. 3 Flying Training School flying the Gordon for drogue towing duties 11th August 1941.No. 1 Service Flying Training School as an instructor on the 08th March 1942 as an instructor on the Harvard. With No. 2 Flying Training School 22nd May 1942. On the 05th June 1943 uninjured when another Harvard landed on yop go his aircraft. Further training with No. 20 Operational Training Unit flying the P-40 07th August 1943. Posted to 18 squadron on the 17th September and sent to the Pacific. Posted with squadron to New Zealand in October 1943/ Returned with the squadron to Pacific on the 01st Decker 1943. Son of Harry Ernest Worsp and of Flora Daphne Southey Worsp (née Baker), of Auckland City. New Zealand. A total of 1638 flying hours were logged.
4324 WortD FSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-12-01StirlingIIIEH880AA-JMepal1516GardeningCrashed at Togston NORTHUMBSKilled
4325 WorthJFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-20LancasterIIIND800AA-JMepal2337HombergKilledRunnymede
4326 WorthingtonJ HSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-08StirlingIIIBK770AA-LNewmarket2130DuisburgCrashed Bressingham NORFOLKKilled
4327 WrenchHorace Sergeant416012AustraliaRAAF489 Sqd RNZAF
1943-02-13RAAF Honour Roll
4328 HopkinsWilliam HenryFlying OfficerNZ/413851Age 26New ZealandPilotRNZAF248 Wing. Malta Air Command23 Sqd
(248 Wing)
1943-04-28MosquitoNF.IIDZ693YP-QRAF Luqa, Malta0007IntruderSee archive report for further details and photographsMissing - believed killedMalta Memorial. Panel 12, Column 1
Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand

Born on the 15th November 1916 in Waipawa. Educated at Seddon Memorial Technical Collage. A radio serviceman for New Zealand Raikways at Otiria Junction. A member of the Auckland Aero Club in 1938 and obtained his 'A' Licence. Enlisted at Levin as a pilot under training on the 06th July 1941. With No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School 17th August 1941.

Embarked for Canada on the 20th October 1941. With No. 4 Service Flying Training School on the 08th November 1941. Pilot badge awarded and commissioned on the 27th February 1942. Embarked for England on the 14th March 1942. With No. 3 Personnel Reception Centre 28th March 1942. Pilot Advanced Flying Unit 18th May 1942. 51 Operational Training Unit 14th July 1942 flying the Blenheim and Beaufighter. 23 squadron on the 15th October 1942 flying the Mosquito.

To RAF Bradwell Bat 09th December 1942. With 51 Operational Training Unit Intruder Poo; at Twinwood Farm 05th January 1943. Attached to 157 squadron 27th March - 09th March flying the Mosquito. 10 Aircraft Delivery Unit 15th March 1943. Flew a Mosquito to Malta via Gibralter, Algeria and Libya 27-31st March 1943. Joined 23 squadron on the 17th April 1943 flying 9 operational sorties.

Son of Robert Charles and Madeline Hopkins (née Howard). Nephew of Mary Hunt, of Green Lane, Auckland, and Noel Howard, of Orakei, Auckland, New Zealand,

4329 WrightA RPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-11-21LancasterINN745AA-AMepal1546GardeningKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
4330 WrightClaude HenryFlying OfficerNZ/417144Air/BmrRNZAF115 Sqd
1944-01-14LancasterIILL673KO-GRAF Witchford, Cambridgeshire1702Braunschweig See archive report for further details KilledHanover War Cemetery. Grave 1.F.8 Read Archive Report
4331 WrightJ HFlight LieutenantDFC

RNZAFBomber Command35 Sqd (Madras Presidency)
1943-12-20HalifaxIIIHX270TL-MGraveley1730FrankfurtCrashed near St Truiden BelgiumKilledHeverlee War Cemetery Belgium
4332 WrightL APilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command458 Sqd RAAF
1942-03-10HampdenIAT192UB-RWigsley1917Essen?KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
4333 WrightRoland JohnPilot OfficerNZ/415049Born on the 31st January 1929New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command486 Sqd RNZAF
1944-06-28TempestVJN804SA-RRAF Newchurch, tKen2150PatrolSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBrookwood Military Cemetery. Grave 8.AA.2

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4334 WrightIWarrant OfficerRNZAFBomber Command57 Sqd
1945-03-05LancasterING410DX-GE Kirkby1703BohlenForce landed at Nuneaton WARWICKS
4335 WrightJ HFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-08-12LancasterIHK564AA-PMepal2144RusselheimCrashed at Ouren {Liege}KilledHotton War Cemetery
4336 WrightW KSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-12-02StirlingIBK618AA-QNewmarket202FrankfurtCrashed at Adar-Oberstein GermanyPoW
4337 WrightRaymond JohnstonSgt 415049PilotDFM

RNZAFBomber142 Sqd
1942-11Mine layingFlak and night fighter attackSurvivedSgt William Scarlett bomb aimer
4338 WrightL CSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-16StirlingIBF398AA-PTrainingCrashed near Stoke on Trent STAFFSKilled
4339 WrightC CSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-10-13WellingtonIIIBJ837AA-MildenhallKielCrash landed LakenheathInjured
4340 WrightonC CSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-04-22WellingtonIIIX3667AA-DFeltwellKolnCrashed in sea KilledRunnymede
4341 WykesJSergeant1127228Bomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-12StirlingIIIBK721AA-ZNewmarket.0037.DuisburgCrashed on take offKilledDalbeattie
4342 WyllieThomasFlying OfficerNZ/414718Age 24New ZealanderPilotRNZAFFighter Command1 Sqd
1944-09-27SpitfireLF.IXMK867JX-?RAF Detling, Kent1620SweepSee Archive report for further detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 263

Courtesy AWMM


Born on the 08th April 1920 at Otahuhu. Worked as a farmer on his father's dairy farm Waitakaruru. Enlisted in the RNZAF on the 17th August 1941 at Levin. Initial training at No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School on the 29th September 1941 before joining No. 2 Flying Training School on the 08th November 1941. The pilot's badge was awarded on the 17th August 1941 and promoted to sergeant.

Embarked for England on the 22nd February 1942Further training with No. 5 Pilot Advanced Flying Unit on the 19th May 1942 then joined 53 Operational Training Unit on the 09th June 1942. Joined 222 squadron on the 07th October 1942 where he completed 137 operational sorties. Commissioned on the 24th June 1943. Attached to 1689 flight in late January 1944 flying the Hurricane. Joined 1 Squadron in May 1944 where he completed a further 89 operational sorties.

Son of Alexander Ralston (who died in October 1960, age 84) and Edith Beatrice Wyllie (née Wallice - died 11th March 1956, age 66), of Papatoetoe, Auckland, New Zealand.

4343 WyllieT YSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-11-08WellingtonIcX9977AA-FeltwellEssenCrashed at IJevoorde HollandKilledLoolaan General
4344 WytkinMerle NoelFlying OfficerNZ/416036Age 21New ZealandW/OpRNZAFCoastal Command5 Operational Training Unit1943-04-08BeaufortIIDD886None issued RAF Long Kesh, Northern Ireland 750Training See archive report for further details KilledBelfast City Cemetery. Glenalina Extn. Sec. A.S. Grave 15.
courtesy Auckland Library Heritage Collection
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4345 YanovichI TFlight LieutenantRNZAFBomber Command635 Sqd
1945-01-06LancasterIII PB228F2-NDownham Market1550HanauKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
4346 YeomanKenneth HarrySergeantNZ/41389age 27New ZealandAir/BmrRNZAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1942-10-24WellingtonIIIBK306KO-KRAF Mildenhall, Suffolk1900MilanoSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery . Grave 4.D.3

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 22nd December 1914 at Wellington. Worked asa collection clerk for C.A. Odlin and Company a timber and hardware merchants of Wellington prior to service. Enlisted at Levin on the 19th January 1941 giving his birth year as 1916. Embarked for Canada for further training on the 22nd July 1941. Awarded his observers badge and promoted to sergeant on the 28th February 1942. Embarked for England on the 01st May 1942. Joined 115 squadron on the 02nd October 1942 from 11 Operational Training Unit. (his posting to 75 squadron was cancelled). Son of Harry Bertram and Hildred Agnes Yeoman (née Parker) of Wellington, New Zealand. A total of 270 flying hours logged and on his 4th operational sortie.
4347 YoungHector StevensonFlying OfficerNZ/411999PilotRNZAFFighter Command245 Sqd
1945-02-21TyphoonIbMN536MR-?B80. Volkel, Netherlands1340Flying Bomb siteSee archive report for further detailsKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 21.C.4Read Archive Report
4348 YoungA NSergeantRNZAFBomber Command26 OTU
1942-05-30WellingtonICW5704?-SGraveley2345KolnCrashed W of EindhovenKilledWoensel Cemetery Eindhoven
4349 YoungRobert Bett MirkSergeantNZ/40197Age 22New ZealandW/Op/Air GunnerRNZAFFighter Command264 Sqd
1940-10-08DefiantIN1627PS-?Patrol See archive report for further details KilledNorthwood Cemetery. Sec. H. Grave 253
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4350 YoungF SFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command619 Sqd
1944-04-26LancasterILL904PG-SDunholme Lodge2127SchweinfurtPoW

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