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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
4351 WoodNoel HerbertLACNZ/437361Age 19New ZealandPilotRNZAF1 Training CommandNo. 6 Service Flying Training School (RCAF)
1944-08-26HarvardIIBFE582-RCAF Dunneville, Ontario13:45TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilledDunnville Cemetery (Riverside). Lot 845. Grave 6
Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand

Born on the 30th October 1924 in Auckland. Educated at Takapuna Grammar School. A clerk for A.J Entrican, Sims Company. Enlisted at Omaka as aircraft hand on the 14th May 1943. Re-mustered as a pilot under train on the 09th December 1943. With No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School on the 11th December 1943.

Embarked for Canada on the 11th February 1944. With No. 6 Service Flying Training School on the 19th March 1944.

Son of Edmund Harry Wood (died 1982, age 91) and of Jeanette Edith Wood (née Coe - died 1975, age 87), of Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand. Epitaph: 'Thy Way O God Not Mine Sleep On Beloved Till We Meet Again'.

4352 WoodcockR J DSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
4353 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
4354 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?
4355 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.
4356 WoodhamH WSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-02-28WellingtonIIIX3355AA-YFeltwellAir TestCrashed near Brandon SUFFOLKDow 28.02.42
4357 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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4358 WoodroofeG TSergeantRNZAFBomber Command104 Sqd
1941-09-10WellingtonIIW5576EP-NStradishall2130TorinoDitched in North SeaPoW
4359 WoodrowH JPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command214 Sqd
1942-01-15WellingtonICR1759BV-Stardishall1740HamburgPresumed crashed in North Sea off WhitbyKilledRunnymede
4360 WoodrowF ESergeantRNZAFBomber Command49 Sqd
1942-05-30ManchesterIL7290EA-Scampton2255KolnCrashed at Mulheim-OberhausenPoW
4361 WoodsG FPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command10 Sqd
1944-01-28HalifaxIIJP133ZA-DMelbourne2345BerlinCrashed at FalkenseePoW
4362 WoodsR MFlight SergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-03-04StirlingIIIEF215AA-MMepal2051SOECrashed Rochefort-Montagne {Puy-de-Dome}KilledDes Carmes-Dechaux Communal Cemetery
4363 WoodwardL AWarrant OfficerRAAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-20LancasterIIIND915AA-AMepal2320HombergCrashed near Keldonk {Noord-Brabant}PoW
4364 WoolcottD GSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-08-23StirlingIIIEE938AA-XMepal2037BerlinCrashed at MahlsdorfKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
4365 WoollamPSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-04-18StirlingIIIEH955AA-KMepal2041GardeningCrashed Jenning DenmarkKilledJenning Cemetery
4366 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.
4367 WorlledgeF HSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-10-15WellingtonIcX9916AA-FeltwellKolnCrashed Koln-WidenKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
4368 WorlledgeF HSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-09-20WellingtonIcR1518AA-Feltwell1930BerlinCrashed Swanton Abbot Norfolk
4369 WorsdaleESergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-10-24WellingtonIIIZ1652AA-MildenhallMilanoCrashed Ville-sur-RetourneEvader
4370 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.
4371 WortD FSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-12-01StirlingIIIEH880AA-JMepal1516GardeningCrashed at Togston NORTHUMBSKilled
4372 WorthJFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
4373 WorthingtonJ HSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-08StirlingIIIBK770AA-LNewmarket2130DuisburgCrashed Bressingham NORFOLKKilled
4374 WrenchHorace Sergeant416012AustraliaRAAF489 Sqd RNZAF
1943-02-13RAAF Honour Roll
4375 WrightA RPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-11-21LancasterINN745AA-AMepal1546GardeningKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
4376 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
4377 WrightJ HFlight LieutenantDFC

RNZAFBomber Command35 Sqd (Madras Presidency)
1943-12-20HalifaxIIIHX270TL-MGraveley1730FrankfurtCrashed near St Truiden BelgiumKilledHeverlee War Cemetery Belgium
4378 WrightL APilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command458 Sqd RAAF
1942-03-10HampdenIAT192UB-RWigsley1917Essen?KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
4379 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

courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

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4380 WrightIWarrant OfficerRNZAFBomber Command57 Sqd
1945-03-05LancasterING410DX-GE Kirkby1703BohlenForce landed at Nuneaton WARWICKS
4381 WrightJ HFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-08-12LancasterIHK564AA-PMepal2144RusselheimCrashed at Ouren {Liege}KilledHotton War Cemetery
4382 WrightW KSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-12-02StirlingIBK618AA-QNewmarket202FrankfurtCrashed at Adar-Oberstein GermanyPoW
4383 WrightRaymond JohnstonSgt 415049PilotDFM

RNZAFBomber142 Sqd
1942-11Mine layingFlak and night fighter attackSurvivedSgt William Scarlett bomb aimer
4384 WrightL CSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-16StirlingIBF398AA-PTrainingCrashed near Stoke on Trent STAFFSKilled
4385 WrightC CSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-10-13WellingtonIIIBJ837AA-MildenhallKielCrash landed LakenheathInjured
4386 WrightonC CSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-04-22WellingtonIIIX3667AA-DFeltwellKolnCrashed in sea KilledRunnymede
4387 WykesJSergeant1127228Bomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-12StirlingIIIBK721AA-ZNewmarket.0037.DuisburgCrashed on take offKilledDalbeattie
4388 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.

4389 WyllieT YSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-11-08WellingtonIcX9977AA-FeltwellEssenCrashed at IJevoorde HollandKilledLoolaan General
4390 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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4391 YanovichI TFlight LieutenantRNZAFBomber Command635 Sqd
1945-01-06LancasterIII PB228F2-NDownham Market1550HanauKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
4392 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.
4393 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
4394 YoungA NSergeantRNZAFBomber Command26 OTU
1942-05-30WellingtonICW5704?-SGraveley2345KolnCrashed W of EindhovenKilledWoensel Cemetery Eindhoven
4395 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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4396 YoungF SFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command619 Sqd
1944-04-26LancasterILL904PG-SDunholme Lodge2127SchweinfurtPoW
4397 YoungGeorge AnthonySergeantNZ/405771Age 21New ZealandW/Op/Air/GnrRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-07-08WellingtonIIIX3557AA-XRAF Feltwell, Norfolk2340WilhelmshavenCrashed in the WaddenzeeKilledSchiermonnikoog Cemetery (Vredenhof) Grave 84

Courtesy Sonia Edwards, AWMM

Born on the 11th January 1921 at Palmerston North. A postman for T and P Department prior to service. Enlisted in the RNZAF at Ohakea on the 21st December 1940, as an aircraft hand. Embarked for Canada on the 14th May 1941. Awarded his wireless operator badge and promoted to sergeant on the 25th October 1941. Embarked for England on the 01st November 1941. Joined 75 squadron on the 18th May 1942 from 11 Operational Training Unit. Son of George Young and of Joan Young (nee Oman), of Palmerston North, Wellington, New Zealand. A total of 138 flying hours logged and on his 15th operational sortie.
4398 YoungE WFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command83 Sqd
1944-08-12LancasterIIIPB240OL-JConingsby2110BraunschweigKilledHannover War Cemetery
4399 YoungPeter DawbarnFlight SergeantNZ/425313Age 22New Zealand PilotRNZAFBomber Command1651 Heavy Conversion Unit1944-10-18Stirling IIILK488QQ-E RAF Wrattling Common, Cambridgeshire 2305Training See archive report for further details KilledHarrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery. Sec. H. Row B. Grave 4
courtesy Auckland Cenotaph
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4400 YoungP ASergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF

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