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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
501 BrowneStanley FranklinSLdrNew ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command485 Sqd (NZ)

93 Sqd
6 [5+1]Ace Spitfire Tunisia Sicily Italy 1943 7
502 BrowneBarry StewartFlight SergeantNZ/43458Born on the 21st July 1924 Age 20New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining Command3 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit. 23 Group1945-03-22Airspeed OxfordILX152-RAF South Cerney, Gloucestershire1115TransitSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBath Cemetery (Haycombe). Grave 39.H.D.259

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Son of Norman Saxby Stewart and Evelyn Browne (née MacLaurin), New Plymouth, New Zealand. Prior to service an engineering apprentice - Rollo and Miller. A total of 326 flying hours logged.
503 BrowningJ RSergeantNZ413376RNZAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1943-05-04LancasterIW4863SR-GHolme on Spalding MoorDortmundCrashed ScortonKilledCatterick
504 BrownleeColin CrawfordSergeantNZ/411059Born on the 27th July 1919 Age 23New ZealandWireless Op/Air GunnerRNZAFBomber Command466 Sqd RAAF
1943-01-26WellingtonXHE368HD-LRAF Leconfield, Yorkshire1704LorientSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledFinningley (Holy Trinity and St. Oswald) Church Extention Row D. Grave 2

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Son of George Herbert Brownlee and of Margaret Lorimer Brownlee (née Crawford), of Sawyer's Bay, Otago, New Zealand. Prior to service worked as a nurseryman with his father. A total of 174 flying hours logged
505 BrownlieWilliamSergeantNZ/405227Age 24New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command59 Operational Training Unit1941-09-21HurricaneIP3623Not knownRAF Crosby-on-Eden, Cumbria1540TrainingSee archive report for further details KilledCarlisle Cemetery (Dalston) Ward 11.Sector O.Grave 17Read Archive Report
506 BruceJ HSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-09-17LancasterIIIPB430AA-PMepal1005BoulogneKilledJarrow Cemetery
507 BruhusH HFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
508 BruntonW EFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command57 Sqd
1944-10-19LancasterIIIPB425DX-GEast Kirkby1700NurnbergKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
509 BruntonGodfree ArnoldFlying Officer150278PilotRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-08-07LancasterIHK567AA-CRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire2202Mare de MagneSee archive report for further brief detailsEvaderNone - Survived the war
510 BryerDennis George AlbertSergeant Air Gunner1874880RAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-11-20LancasterIIIND911AA-VRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire1247HombergKilledReinberg War Cemetery Collective grave 7.B. 5-7. Read Archive Report
511 BrysonN AFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
512 BrysonJack GilbertSergeantNZ/414856Age 24New ZealandWireless Op/Air GunnerRNZAF2 Sqd RNZAF1942-09-29HudsonIIINZ2029-Nelson, New Zealand1555TrainingSee archive report for detailsMissing - believed killedCanterbury Provincial Memorial

Born on the 12th July 1918 at Dunedin. A store man for Atlantic Union Oil prior to service. Enlisted in the RNZAF on the 31st August 1941. Son of Peter and Margaret Wilson Bryson (née Dickson), of St. Albans, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.
513 BuchananD HFlight LieutenantRNZAFBomber Command207 Sqd
514 BuckPeter John OswaldPilot OfficerNZ/413377PilotDFC

RNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-06StirlingIBF517AA-0RAF Newmarket15Duisburg See Archive report for further details SurvivedNone Read Archive Report
515 BuckP JSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-11-24StirlingIR9246AA-STrainingCrash landed at Holme
516 BuckP JPilot OfficerBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-26StirlingNewmarketDuisburgCrashed on return to base
517 BuckbyPSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-11-30WellingtonIcZ1099AA-FeltwellEmdenCrashed into WaddenzeeKilledRunnymede
518 BuckbySergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-12-27WellingtonIcZ8971AA-FeltwellBrestCrashed Dartmoor on return
519 BuckhamR JFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command623 Sqd
1943-10-03StirlingIIIEF158IC-SDownham Market1847KasselCrashed E of KasselPoW
520 BuckleyR CFlight SergeantNZ411206RNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-28StirlingIIIBK807AA-MNewmarket2030GardeningCrashed in the BalticKilledRunnymede
521 BuckleyW EPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-06-20WellingtonIIIX3760AA-FeltwellEmdenCrashed in sea W of AmelandKilled
522 BuddRichard AshleySergeantNZ/435942Age 19New ZalandAir GunnerRNZAF3 Sqd (NZ)1944-09-09VenturaPV-INZ4522-Piva Airfield, Bougainville720RabaulForce landingSurvived

Born on the 04th January 1925 in Carterton, Wellington. Son of Harold Frank Budd (died 08th June 1965, age 76) and Anne Elizabeth Budd (née Penfold - died 27th June 1964, age 75). Husband of Delys Laurie (néeTaylor - died 26th March 2004, age 80) Employed as accounts clerk by Guardian Trust in Wellington prior to service. In the Air Training Corps for 6 months. Enlisted on the 17th April 1943 at Omaka as AC2 aircrafthand air training corp Gp V. Ground Training Depot course 17th April 11th - June 1943, to Taieri 11th June to Delta 15th October 1943 and to Rotorua on the 05th October 1943. Initial Training Wing on the 12th December 1943 as LAC Aircrew under training (Delta PoR 163, Rotorua 269), Remustered to Air Gunner under training on the 03rd February 1944. (Rot/26/44), to Ohakea 21st February 1944. (A/G course Gunnery Training School. (21st February - 31st March 1944. Awarded air gunner badge and promoted to sergeant on the 03rd April 1944. Embarked for forwarding area 19th Mat 1944. Disembarked New Zealand (Personnel Reception Pool Remuera) 22nd November 1944, reformed with 3 squadron at Whenuapai assumed on the 02nd January 155. Medal entitlement: 1939/45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal 39/45, New Zealand War Service Medal. Passed away on the 19th May 2001, age 76. Buried at Taradale Cemetery, Section D, Plot 24, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.
523 BudgeW FPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-04-05WellingtonIIIX3489AA-FeltwellKoln?KilledRheinberg War Cemetery
524 BullenRichard JohnSergeantNZ/40753Age 29New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command485 Sqd RNZAF
1941-06-23SpitfireIIaP7975OU-?RAF Leconfield - Via RAF West Malling1300SweepSee archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 63
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525 BullivantGSergeant1395379Age ?Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-09-08StirlingIIIBK809AA-TRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire2130Boulogne See archive report for further details Injured None - survived the war Read Archive Report
526 BullockD VFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1942-08-20StirlingIBF319HA-CDownham Market2020GardeningCrashed at LangwedelKilledHamburg (Ohlsdorf) Cemetery
527 BullockCSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1945-02-03LancasterIII ND801JN-XMepal1641DortmundOvershot on return crashed into houseInjured
528 BuntingE NSquadron Leader60523DFC

RNZAFFighter485 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-29MosquitoNFXIIMM467PatrolCrashed at St RemyKilledSt- Remy Churchyard France
529 BurbidgeKenneth AlfredFlight SergeantNZ/412200Age 22New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-06-22StirlingIEF399AA-ORAF Newmarket, Suffolk2337MulheimShot down near Markelo Holland - see archive reportKilledMarkelo General Cemetery Plot 4, Row C, Grave 13

Son of Alfred William and Alice Jessie Burbidge, of Byfleet, Surrey, England.
530 BurbridgeEric JamesSergeant Air Gunner1392526RAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-12-16StirlingIR9245AA-NRAF Newmarket, Suffolk2211GardeningCrashed on take offKilledWandsworth (Streatham) Cemetery Block 12. Grave 300 Read Archive Report
531 BurgeoisHSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-07-13StirlingIIIEE886AA-LMepal110AachenCrashed at base on returnInjured
532 BurgessJames MichaeSergeant411401911New ZealanderAir GunnerRNZAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1942-11-06StirlingIR9201LS-UBournGardening, River GirondeAt 2145 local time, still on its outward journey over France, the Stirling was hit by flak whilst flying at low level. According to locals, the a/c appeared to be attempting a crash landing on the marshes near St Andre-des Eaux, making a gradual descent until it hit a row of trees and cartwheeled into the ground, disintegrating but not catching fire. The crew of eight were killed instantly. Because the a/c crashed at a shallow angle, most of the wreckage was left on the surface of the soft ground and was easily recovered, but the four Bristol Hercules XI engines carried on across the marsh, the furthest one was found 500 metres from the main impact pointKilledEscoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery Plot 2 Row D Grave 12The airmen were gathered for burial by local people, and they were laid to rest together at Escoublac la Baule War Cemetery on 9 Nov 1942. Father Robin Moyon conducted the service

Son of William Burgess and of Ada Anne Burgess (nee Starck), of Marton, Wellington, New Zealand
533 BurgessJFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-20LancasterIME752AA-ZMepal2343HombergCrashed at Heythuysen {Limburg}PoW
534 BurgessNeil ConwayFlight SergeantNZ/4212641Age 21New Zealand NavigatorRNZAFBomber 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 A. Grave 19
courtesy courtesy Auckland Cenotaph
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535 BurglassG TSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-08-31StirlingIIIEH905AA-RMepal2032BerlinCrashed at LudwigsfeldePoW
536 BurkeDouglas LeopoldFlight SergeantNZ/421671Age 20New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command247 Sqd
1944-02-21TyphoonIbJP794ZY-JPMRamrodDamagedInjuredSee later entry

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 04th February 1924 at Matamata. A student at Dannevirke High School prior to service. Enlisted at Rotorua on the 07th March 1942. Initial training at No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School joining on the 02nd May 1942, with his first solo on the 18th May 1942. Joined No. 2 Service Flying Training School on the 25th July 1942. Awarded his pilots badge on the 19t October 1942 and promoted to sergeant on the 19th December 1942. Embarked for England on the 16th January 1943. After attachment to various units joined No. 55 Operational Training Unit on the 18th August 1943 flying the Hurricane. Joined 247 squadron on the 09th December 1943.

Son of Robert Emmett Burke (died 12th February 1971, age 86) and Nada Inez Rebecca Burke (née Roberts - died 20th May 1978, age 85), of Matamata - both parents buried at Waihi Cemetery, Waikato, New Zealand. Total of 450 flying hours logged. Completed 39 operational sorties.

537 BurkeDouglas LeopoldWarrant OfficerNZ/421671Age 20New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command247 Sqd
1944-07-15TyphoonIbMN808ZY-JBG, Coulombs, France1145Rocket attackSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBanneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery. XIV.D.10

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 04th February 1924 at Matamata. A student at Dannevirke High School prior to service. Enlisted at Rotorua on the 07th March 1942. Initial training at No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School joining on the 02nd May 1942, with his first solo on the 18th May 1942. Joined No. 2 Service Flying Training School on the 25th July 1942. Awarded his pilots badge on the 19t October 1942 and promoted to sergeant on the 19th December 1942. Embarked for England on the 16th January 1943. After attachment to various units joined No. 55 Operational Training Unit on the 18th August 1943 flying the Hurricane. Joined 247 squadron on the 09th December 1943.

Son of Robert Emmett Burke (died 12th February 1971, age 86) and Nada Inez Rebecca Burke (née Roberts - died 20th May 1978, age 85), of Matamata - both parents buried at Waihi Cemetery, Waikato, New Zealand. Total of 450 flying hours logged. Completed 39 operational sorties.

538 BurkeJames JosephSergeantNZ/41307Age 23New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command485 Sqd RNZAF
1942-02-25Miles MagisterIT9947OU-?RAF Kenley1545Training See archive report for details KilledWhytleafe Churchyard (St. Luke). Row 1. Grave 27 Read Archive Report
539 BurkeEdgar LawrencePilot Officer417016PilotRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqn RNZAF
1944-05-22LancasterIME690AA:ZMepal22:49DortmundSee archive report for detailsKilledHeverlee War Cemetery. Grave 6. C. 2
540 BurmanDennis CecilWarrant OfficerNZ/404889Age 23New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command74 Sqd
1944-08-16SpitfireLF.IXENH3744D-RRAF Tangmere, Sussex715SweepSee archive report for further detailsMurderedBiache-St. Vaast Communal Cemetery. Grane 3

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 07th October 1920 at Maidenhead, Berkshire, England. Enlisted on the 01st December 1940 at Levin. A clerk for State Advances Corporation. Son of Cecil Richard and Nellie Burman (née Gardiner), of Invercargill, New Zealand. 573 Flying hours logged and completed 96 operational sorties. Also served with 145, 274 and 92 Squadron in the Middle East theatre.
541 BurnA ESergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-18LancasterILL921AA-EMepal2246AulnoyeCrashed at Harveng {Hainant}PoW
542 BurnetJack BruceFlight LieutenantNZ/415288Age 27New ZealandPilotRNZAFMediterranean Air Command683 Sqd
1943-10-02SpitfirePR.XIEN670Not usedRAF Luqa, Malta1000Photo ReconnaissanceSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedMalta Memorial. Panel 12, Column 1

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 25th May 1916 at Wellington. Worked as a clerk for the Public Trust Office prior to enlisting at Levin on the 28th September 1941. Awarded hi pilots badge and his commission on the 28th March 1942. Son of William Lewis Burnet and Lily Burnet (née Wilson) and husband of Mabel May Burnet (née Jackson), of Wellington City, New Zealand. 550 flying hours logged. On his 69 operational sortie.
543 BurnettTSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
544 BurnhamWilfred HenryPilot Officer404478New ZealandObserverRNZAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1942-01-09WellingtonIIW5356PH-TBinbrook04:38CherbourgCrashed NW of Wythall WORCSDied of wounds on 11 Jan 1942SUNDERLAND (RYHOPE ROAD) CEMETERY Ward 16. Sec. B.B. Grave 15376. United KingdomAccident report
545 BurrellHugh BartholomWing CommanderAge ?New Zealand Pilot OBERNZAFFar EastFlying Instructors School1941-04-18Tiger MothIINZ724Not knownHobsonville1420Training See archive report for further brief details None Part of this operation Read Archive Report
546 BurridgePhilip LSergeant901810Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-03-25WellingtonIIIX3652AA-OFeltwellEssenHit by 1 & 3/schw Res Flak Abt 472. 3/schw Res Flak Abt 134 and 1/schw Res Flak Abt. Belly landed at Duisburg-Kasslerfeld. Time unknown. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1942 - Theo Boiten).PoW No. 24815 Dulag Luft/Stalag 8B Teschen/Stalag 344 Lamsdorf Promoted to Warrant Officer whilst a PoW
547 BurrillFFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-09-10WellingtonIIIBJ968AA-WMildenhallDusseldorf?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
548 BursonT PFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command186 Sqd
1945-04-13LancasterIII PB483AP-XStradishall2010KielCollided with nextInj
549 BurtColin WilliamFlight SergeantNZ/4312163Age 24New ZealanderNavigatorRNZAFBomber Command11 Operational Training Unit (92 Group)1945-04-16WellingtonXLP609Not knownRAF Oakley - RAF Westcott, Buckinghamshire38TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilled Oxford Cemetery (Botley). Plot H/1. Grave 206B
Son of Oliver Charles and Louisa Dorothy Burt, of 11 Buckley Street, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand. Initially served with the Army as a Temporary Bombadier in the South Pacific, prior to his enlistment in the RNZAF in 1943. A total of 145 flying hours logged.
550 BurtonC SSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF

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