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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
51 AllanD CSergeantRNZAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1941-07-25StirlingIN6035MG-AOakington2250BerlinCrashed at Duddorp HollandPoW
52 AllanDavid MalyonSquadron LeaderNZ/2524Born on the 15th September 1896New Zealand Pilot RNZAFFar EastFlying Instructors School1941-04-18Tiger MothIINZ724Not knownHobsonville1420Training See archive report for further brief details KilledWaikumete Crematorium - ashes scattered North East of Rangitoto over the Hauraki Gulf.
Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire
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53 AllenGeoffrey ErnestSergeantNZ/404489New ZealandRNZAFBomber Command207 Sqd
1942-01-14ManchesterIL7309EM-OBottesford1709Hamburg?PoW

Died 1 January 1991Age 71
54 AllenJohn HerbertSergeantNZ/40217Age 19New ZalandPilotRNZAFFighter Command232 Sqd
1941-04-08HurricaneIV7159EF-?RAF Elgin, Morayshire, Scotland340Convoy PatrolSee archive report for further detailsKilledMontrose Cemetery (Sleepyhillock) Sec. 7. Class C. Grave 86

Son of William Henry Allen and of Edith May Allen (née Beach), of Hamilton, Auckland, New Zealand. An experienced pilot with 308 flying hours logged. Tragically the family lost another son, 20 year old, Sgt. Alistair William Allen was killed the following year whilst serving as a pilot with No. 4 Glider Training School. Flying a Hector I K9706 crashed whilst towing a Hotspur II Glider BT505 on the 15th September 1942.
55 AllenAlistair WilliamSergeantNZ/412180Age 20.New ZalandPilotRNZAFTraining Command4 Glider Training School (23 Group)1942-09-15HectorIK9706Not knownRAF Kidlington, Oxfordshire155Training exerciseSee archive report for further detailsKilledKidlington Burial Ground. Sec. B. Grave 12Son of William Henry Allen and of Edith May Allen (née Beach), of Hamilton, Auckland, New Zealand. A total of 542 Flying hours logged - 485 solo with 362 on the Hector aircraft. Tragically the family already had lost another son, 19 year old, Sgt. John Herbert Allen was killed in a landing accident on the 08th April 1941 flying Hurricane I V7159.
56 AllenF FSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-02-03StirlingIBK604AA-SNewmarket1823HamburgCrashed SW of Almelo HollandKilledWierden General Cemetery
57 AllenBSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-06-10LancasterIME702AA-QMepal2309DreuxPoW
58 AllenE F FSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-11-29StirlingIBK609AA-RNewmarket.0005.TorinoTurned back crashed Bradwell Bay Essex
59 AllenR GSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-03-28WellingtonIIIX3462AA-NFeltwellLubeck?KilledKiel War Cemetery
60 AllenCSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-11-20LancasterIIIPB520AA-GMepal1255HombergPoW
61 AllportValentineSq/LdrNZ/402839Age 28New ZealandPilotDFC

RNZAFBomber Command1655 Mosquito Training Unit 8 (PFF) Group1944-03-26MosquitoFB.IVDZ388-RAF Warboys, Cambridgeshire1909TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledCambridge City Cemetery Grave 14759

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Born on the 18th February 1916 at Nelson, the son of Alfred Valentine and Amy Allport (née Biddle), of Stoke, Nelson, New Zealand. Prior to enlisting on the 31st August 1940 worked as a Life Assurance agent for the AMP Society. Received the DFC L/G 11th August 1942 whilst serving with 18 Squadron. 12 solo hours on the Mosquito. Had served a full tour with 18 Squadron, both in the Middle East and Europe flying the Bristol Blenheim IV. The CWGC list him incorrectly as a Fl/Lt.
62 AllredRSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1945-04-03LancasterIII ND801JN-XMepal1641DortmundOvershot on return crashed into house
63 AllwrightPeter FrancisFlight SergeantNZ/429023Born on the 23rd September 1923New ZealandAir BomberRNZAFBomber Command70 Sqd1944-05-23WellingtonXJA506LTortorella, Italy (Foggia No. 2)2300Tortorella, Italy (Foggia No. 2)See archive report for further detailsKilledBeach Head War Cemetery, Anzio Grave XXII.G.3. Read Archive Report
64 AlpeJ FSergeantRNZAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1942-12-19StirlingIR9265OJ-NAir TestCrashed at Great Cransden BEDSKilled
65 AmosO EFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1943-03-03StirlingIEF333LS-XBourn1812Hamburg?KilledRunnymede
66 AmosAWarrant OfficerBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1945-03-21LancasterIRA564AA-PMepal947MunsterCrashed in target areaKilledVenray War Cemetery
67 AmosD W SSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1945-02-25LancasterIII LW740AA-BMepal948KamenAbandoned after being damaged by heavy flak near WeselPoW
68 AmstellRaymond HenrySergeant1455709Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-08-06StirlingIBK614JN-HRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire2145Gardening See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 140 Read Archive Report
69 AndersenKenneth Peder ChristianFlight Sergeant4291281916New ZealanderBomb AimerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqn RNZAF
1944-11-04LancasterIIIND917AA:OMepal11:31SolingenBrought down some 9 km SE of target area, crashing near Wermelskirchen. The crew were buried at Wermelskirchen, but later transferred to RheinbergKilledRheinberg War Cemetery 5.C.4Son of Antun and Grace Andersen, of Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
70 AndersenE K AWarrant OfficerDFM

Bomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-08-20WellingtonIIIBJ774AA-MildenhallGardening?KilledRunnymede
71 AndersonA CPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command150 Sqd
1941-08-06WellingtonIcW5721JN-ZSnaith2235Frankfurt?KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
72 AndersonJohn GrahamFlying OfficerNZ/421344PilotRNZAFBomber Command207 Sqd
1944-11-16LancasterINF979EM-BRAF Silsby, Lincolnshire1254DurenSee archive report for further detailsKilledVenray War Cemetery. Collective grave V. C. 5-8Read Archive Report
73 AndersonRonald ClaudeSergeantNZ415980Wireless OperatorRNZAFBomber Command467 Sqd RAAF
1943-04-16LancasterIED780PO-Bottesford2133Plzen?KilledPoix-de-Picardie Churchyard Row E, Grave 17.Son of Frederick Edward Anderson, and of Rose Sophia Anderson (nee Barltrop), of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
74 AndersonH H WFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command49 Sqd
1944-03-30LancasterIIIJB466EA-AFiskerton2206NurnbergCrashed SchleusingenKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
75 AndersonR BFlying OfficerMiDRNZAFBomber Command61 Sqd
1945-01-05LancasterIPA165QR-VSkellingthorpe25HouffalizeCrashed target areaKilledHouffalize Communal cemetery
76 AndersonWilliam JamesSergeantNZ/41617Age 23New ZealanderWireless Operator/Air GunnerRNZAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1942-09-16StirlingIW7569MG-DRAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire2005EssenBelieved to have been damaged by flak. Crashed in IJsselmeer near Lemmer at 2300. See archive reportKilledLemsterland (Lemmer) General Cemetery Plot C Row 9 Grave 243
Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand

Born on the 16th October 1918 in New Brighton. Worked as a welder/cutter for Booth MacDonald and Company Ltd. Enlisted at Levin on the 19th January 1941. Embarked for Canada on the 27th of February 1941. Wireless operator/air gunner badge awarded on the 01st September 1941 and promoted to sergeant. By Stranraer flying boat to Halifax on the 04th September 1941.

Embarked for England on the 18th of September 1941. Further training with 11 Operational Training Unit on the 25th November 1941 and then with No. 7 Conversion flight on the Stirling. Joined 7 squadron on the 27th of August 1942.

Son of William Stevenson Anderson (died 09th February 1967, age 86) and of Catherine Strath Anderson (née McArthur - died 29th May 1967, age 85), of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand. A total of 160 flying hours were logged. On his 5th operational sortie.

77 Anderson Lindsay DouglasSergeantNZ/391321Age 20New ZealandObserverRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1940-09-20WellingtonIcT2463AA-ERAF Mildenhall, Suffolk2115Invasion Ports See archive report for further details KilledAdegem Canadian War Cemetery Coll. grave XII. H. 1-5 Read Archive Report
78 AndersonAlexander StuartFlight LieutenantNZ/391873PilotRNZAFFighter Command487 Sqd RNZAF
1944-11-18MosquitoFB.VIHR248EG-KRAF Thorney Island, Sussex2345IntruderSee archive report for further detailsKilledRheinberg War Cemetery. Grave 11.A.21Read Archive Report
79 AndersonR A JSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1940-07-20WellingtonIcR3165AA-FeltwellHorst? KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
80 AndersonWSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-09-03WellingtonIIIX3794AA-MildenhallEmden?KilledBergen op Zoom
81 AndersonC NSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-09-10WellingtonIIIBJ828AA-MildenhallDusseldorf?KilledRunnymede
82 AndersonFrederick HughPilot OfficerNZ/404880Age 22New ZealanderPilotRNZAFFighter Command153 Sqd1941-11-19DefiantIN1645TB-?RAF Ballyhalbert, Northern Ireland2335Sector reconnaissanceCrashed at BaseKilledBallyhalbert Church of Ireland Churchyard (St Andrew), County Down, Northern Ireland. Grave 1

Born on the 01st April 1919 at Hamilton. Afarmer on his fathers farm at Wangaehu prior to service. Son of Hugh Alexander and Ruby Eleanor Anderson (née Pemberton) of Wellington, New Zealand. A total of 237 flying hours logged.
83 AndersonJohnFlight SergeantNZ/415234Age 31New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command488 Sqd
1944-03-11MosquitoNF.XIIIHX461ME-?RAF Bradwell Bay, Essex1330TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBrookwood Military Cemetery. Grave 2.K.7


Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Born in Cardorian, Scotland on the 23rd September 1912. Moved to New Zealand with the Flock House Scheme (1) in 1929. Worked as a barman at the Club Hotel in Christchurch prior to enlisting. Enlisted as aircraft hand in the RNZAF on the 219th September 1940 at Auckland. Remusterd as a pilot for training on the 27th July 1942. Awarded his pilots badge on the 13th February 1943 and promoted to sergeant on the 09th April 1943. Embarked for England on the 11th May 1943. When in England trained on the Beaufighter with 51 Operational Training Unit before joining 488 squadron on the 07th March 1944. Son of James Fortune Anderson (2) and Elsie Margaret Anderson (nee Sonnenfelt - formerly of 5 Kaiser Friedrich Strasse, Germany), of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand, brother to Margarethe Else and husband of Dorothy Anderson (nee Jewell), of Christchurch. New Zealand. 367 flying hours logged.

See archive report for details on his fathers loss.

84 AndrewRobert Keith AndersonPilot OfficerNZ/412010Age 24New ZealandPilotRNZAFArmy Co-operation Command168 Sqd
1942-08-96TomahawkIIAAH891EK-?RAF Bottisham, Cambridgeshire1230TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBottisham Cemetery. Section 4 Grave 400

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 18th September 1917 at Wellington. Served in the territorial army for 18 months. Worked as a civil servant for Mines Department in Wellington. prior to service. Enlisted at Levin on the 24th March 1941 at Ohakea. Trained at No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School joining on the 06th September 1941. Further trains at No. 2 Flying Training School joining on the 17th October 1941. Pilots badge awarded on the 29th November 1941 and commissioned on the 10th January 1942. Embarked for England on the 30th January 1942. Attached to 41 Operational Training Unit on the 28th April for training on the Tomahawk and Mustang. Moved to 268 squadron on the 03rd July 1942. Fialy posted to 168 squadron on the 10th June 1942.

Son of Charles Thomas Andrew (died 22nd November 1958) and Lily Magdalean Andrew (nee Anderson - died 25th June 1951) of Island Bay, Wellington, New Zealand. A total of 270 flying hours logged.

85 AndrewNeville HalseyPilot Officer36252Age 21New ZealandPilotRAFBomber Command78 Sqd
1940-10-01WhitleyVP4964EY-?RAF Dishforth, Yorkshire1906SterkradeSee archive report for further detailsKilledHummelo-En-Keppel General Cemetery (Hummelo). Collective grave 1-5.Born on the 31st March 1919 at Ellesmere. A farm hand on his fathers farm prior to service. On the RNZAF reserve list at Wangaroo Aero Club from 1937, holding the 'A' pilots licence on the 10th March 1938. A total of 115 flying hours logged before being selected for a short service commission in the RAF. Transferred to regular RNZAF at Wangaroo on the 26th June 1939. Trained at No. 1 Flying Training School and received his commission on the 12th September 1939. Pilots badge awarded on the 18th December 1939. Attached to Group Training School on the 15th January before embarking for England on the 20th February 1940. Further training on the Anson and Buffalo aircraft with No. 12 Operational Training Unit on the 19th April 1940. Then to No. 10 Operational Training Unit on the 13th July 1940 flying the Whitley. Joined 78 squadron on the 03rd August 1940 flying the Whitley and completed 18 operational sorties. Son of Isaac and Edith Alice Andrew (nee Cox), of Ellesmere, Canterbury, New Zealand. 464 Flying hors logged and on his 18th operational sortie.
86 AndrewsClifford BruceSergeantNZ/41174Air/GnrRNZAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1943-09-27StirlingIIIEF495OJ-RRAF Lakenheath, Suffolk2004HannoverSee archive report for further detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 199
Archive Report EF495
87 AndrewsD ESergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-18LancasterILL921AA-EMepal2246AulnoyeCrashed at Harveng {Hainant}PoW
88 AndrewsJ SSergeant634968Bomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-12StirlingIIIBK721AA-ZNewmarket.0037.DuisburgCrashed on take offKilledGuildford
89 AndrewsR FSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-08-15StirlingIIIEE891AA-QMepal2049Gardening?KilledOlonne sur Mer Communal
90 AndrewsCharles WilliamSergeantNZ/402155Age 25New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command17 Operational Training Unit 7 Group1941-07-21BlenheimIVL9412-RAF Upwood, HuntingdonshirePMTrainingSee archive report for detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 63

Born on the 20th May 1916 at Wellington. Accounts clerk prior to service with J.C. Hutton Ltd. Enlisted on the 28th July 1940. Son of Charles Herbert and May Isabel Andrews (née Harper), of Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand.
91 AnglandMichael PatrickPilot OfficerNZ/411357Age 23New ZealandObserverRNZAF1942-01-12 None - lost at sea after U'Boat attack on the transit ship Yngaren 400In transit See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedOttawa Memorial Panel 2. Column 1. Born at Palmerston, the son of Charles Robert Hewett, and of Jane Elinor Hewett (née Slack), of Roto-O-Rangi, Auckland, New Zealand.
(Photo used under licence Auckland Library Heritage Collection 11 March 1942 : AWNS19420311-25-17)
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92 AnnanWilliam Donald FrancisSergeantA/391377Air GunnerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1940-07-25WellingtonIcR3235AA-?RAF Feltwell, Norfolk2122KasselSee archive report for further detailsKilledAmsterdam New Eastern Cemetery, Holland. Plot 69. Row A. Grave 19. Read Archive Report
93 AnsfordEdward DrakeSergeantNZ/415298New ZealandFlight EngineerRNZAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1942-05-30WellingtonIIZ8643PH-?RAF Binbrook2336KolnSee archive report for further brief detailsPoW No: 389 Stalag Kopernikus
94 AnthonyD TSergeant1315996Bomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-10StirlingIIIBF456AA-JNewmarket.0006.Frankfurt?KilledRheinberg War Cemetery
95 AppletonEdward Robert MyddletonFlight Lieutenant42475PilotRAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-06StirlingIBF517AA-0RAF Newmarket15Duisburg See Archive report for further details Survived None Read Archive Report
96 AppletonL.J.Flight LieutenantPilotRNZAFFighter Command486 Sqd RNZAF
1945-01-13TempestVEJ752SA-HALG B80 (Volkel)1400Air cover See archive report for further details Survived - seriously injuredNone - survived the war Some details within: Read Archive Report
97 AppletonL JFlight LieutenantPilotFighter486 Sqd RNZAF
1945-01-13TempestVEJ7524Crash landed near EuskirchenInjured
98 AppletonE R MFlight Lieutenant42473Bomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-12StirlingIIIBK721AA-ZNewmarket.0037.DuisburgCrashed on take offInjured
99 ArcherKennethPilot OfficerNZ/412182Age ?New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining Command9 (Observers) Advanced Flying Unit - 25 Group1943-01-14AnsonIEG1100RAF Penrohs, Caernarvonshire2100Training Flight See archive report for further details InjuredNone - survived Read Archive Report
100 ArcherG W MSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-06-29WellingtonIIIZ1616AA-DFeltwellBremenCrashed at Methwold NFKKilled

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