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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
601 CampbellAFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-07-28WellingtonIIIX3664AA-FeltwellHamburgCrashed near StadeKilledBecklingen War Cemetery
602 CampbellMaurice MeltonPilot OfficerNZ/405230Age 27New ZealandObserverRNZAF1942-01-12None - lost at sea after U'Boat attack on the transit ship Yngaren400In transitSee archive report for further detailsMissing - believed killedOttawa Memorial Panel 2. Column 1. Son of Arthur Campbell and of Alice Campbell (née Jones), of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.
(Photo used under licence Auckland Library Heritage Collection 11 March 1942 : AWNS19420311-25-11)
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603 CannellWinston StanleyLACNZ/413814Age 23New ZealandPilotRNZAF3 Flying Training School1941-11-20OxfordIINZ1245-RNZAF Ohakea, New Zealand1030TrainingSee Archive report for further detailsKilledMatamata Public Cemetery. Grave 33. 9.

Born on the 20th December 1917 at Cambridge, New Zealand. Worked as a farmer with his father at Peria. Enlisted at Levin on the 06th July 1941 as a pilot under training With No. 4 Elementary Flying Training School on 17th August 1941. With No. 3 Flying Training School on 26th September 1941. Pilot badge awarded on the 20th November 1941. Son of Percy Cannell, (died 28th August 1947, age 67) and of Winifred Cannell (née Hooker - died 10th July 1969, aged 82), of Peria, Matamata, Waikato, New Zealand. He had a total of 137 flying hours logged.
604 CannonEdward DenisFlight sergeantNZ/403424Age 25New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command504 Sqd

82 Group


(Presentation Spitfire - City of Bundaberg and district - Queensland, Australia)

TM-?RAF Kirkistown, County Down1230ScrambleSee archive report for further detailsKilledStoneykirk Cemetery. Sec. C. Grave 134

Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand

Born on the 11th May 1916 in Stratford. Educated at Stratford Technical High School. A butcher for F. Cool in Stratford. A member of the New Plymouth and Stratford Aero Clubs. Flew 5 hours duel.

Enlisted at Levin on the 29th September 1940 as a pilot under training. With No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School 27th December 1940. With No. 3 Flying Training School08th February 1941. Pilot badge awarded on the 24th March 1941 and promoted to sergeant on the 03rd May 1941. Embarked for England on the 26th May 1941. With No. 3 Personnel Reception Centre on the 03rd July 1941. 9 Personnel Reception Centre 23rd July 1941. 61 Operational Training Unit on the 30th September 1941 for training on the Spitfire. Joined 504 squadron on the 23rd December 1941. A total of 249 flying hours logged.

Son of Henry Harry (died 1946) and Lucy Cannon (née Phillips - died 11th June 1928, age 53 - married 14th October 1898 in Sefton, Waimakariri) and husband of Linley Zita Cannon (née Hulbert - died 1995, married in 1941 - later Scriven, remarried 1946) of Stratford, New Zealand.

605 CantL RSergeant1397680Bomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-06-24StirlingIIIEH902AA-KNewmarket2323WuppertalCrashed off BevelandKilledVlissengen Northern Cemetery
606 CaponAlfred LaurenceSergeantNZ/426881Age 20New ZealandNavigatorRNZAF2 Training Command1 Central Navigation School (RCAF)
1943-03-05AnsonIDG872-RCAF Rivers, Manitoba, Canada2340TrainingSee archive report for detailed information - Mid-air collision with 6642KilledRivers Cemetery, Manitoba. Plot 2, Block 29, Section 25, Range 21
Born on the 07th April 1905 in Auckland. Educated at the Correspondence School Son of Alfred Leonard (died 27th October 1939) and Katharine Clarissa Anne Capon (died 26th May 1985, age 81 - née Johnson, later Patterson), of Frankton Junction, Auckland, New Zealand. (Note: birth certificate states Alfred Lawrence Johnson)
607 CardooA R Sergeant1522196Bomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-29StirlingIEF398AA-ANewmarket2332WuppertalShot down by night fighterKilledJonkerbos War Cemetery
608 CareyJ H RSergeantNZ414242RNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-16StirlingIBF398AA-PTrainingCrashed near Stoke on Trent STAFFS
609 CareyJ H RFlight SergeantNZ414242RNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-29StirlingIIIEH881AA-ZNewmarket2340WuppertalCrashed EilendorfKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
610 CarlessAlfred AustinSergeantNZ/431060Age 19New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining Command2 Operational Training Unit RNZAF1944-02-21HarvardIIANZ1021-RNZAF OhakeaTrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledWaikumete Cemetery (Cremated).

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Born on the11th September 1924 at Auckland. Enlisted at Omaka as an aircraft hand on the 22nd January 1943 but remustered as aircrew on the 28th April 1943. Then as a pilot under training on the 22nd July 1943.Pilots badge awarded on the 01st November 1943 and promoted to sergeant on the 22nd January 1943. Son of Norman Powley Carless and Amy Love Carless (née Love), of Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand. A total of 156 flying hours logged with 95 of these on the Harvard.
611 CarlingRodney PatrickSergeant950217Age 22BritishW/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-07-24WellingtonIcN2854AA-URAF Feltwell, Norfolk1050BrestSee Archive reportMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 40Son of Robert William and Anna O'Mera Carling, of Stockton, Co. Durham, England.
612 CarmanGSergeantRNZAFBomber Command78 Sqd
1941-09-06WhitleyVZ6881EY-Middleton St George2037HulsCrashed Bergum HollandKilledTietjerksteradeel
613 CarncrossM EPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-07-28WellingtonIIIBJ599AA-FeltwellHamburgCrashed at Steinbeck GermanyKilledBecklingen War Cemetery
614 CarpenterAlbert JohnFlight SergeantNZ/413023Age 27New ZalandPilotRNZAF166 Wing. 224 Group136 Sqd
1943-04-04HurricaneIICHV726HM-?Chittagong, India1425ScrambleSee archive report for detailsKilledChittagong War Cemetery. Grave 7.B.8

Courtesy Sonia Edwards

He is commemorated at Takapuna War Memorial and within the Hall of Memories at Auckland War Memorial Museum. He attended Thornton School where he was remembered. Born in Whakatāne on the 10th May 1915/ Bon of Albert and Margaret Carpenter (née McTavish) and husband of Olive Burroughs Carpenter (née Legus), of Glendowie, Auckland City, New Zealand. A total of 447 hours and was credited with 1 enemy aircraft probable.
615 CarrFSergeantRNZAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1943-01-21LancasterIIIED443SR-BHolme on Spalding Moor1700EssenCrashed near DortmundKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
616 CarrGeorge PercivalFlight Sergeant416455New ZealandPilotRNZAFIndia67 Sqd RAF
1943-11-23HurricaneIICLB552RD-Chittagong12:00Air Sea RescueFlew into waterRescuedAccident reportFlew into sea during Air-Sea Rescue search for a missing 146 Sqn aircraft off Hatia Island. Although the aircraft dissappeared almost immediately the pilot was seen on the surface of the water and appeared to be swimming towards the shore. He was picked up by a native sampan and later bought back to base by an air sea rescue launch suffering from slight injuries. Perished in Feb 1945 while at 73 OTU in Egypt.
617 CarrGeorge PercivalPilot Officer416455New ZealandPilotRNZAFMiddle EastFAA HMS Phoenix
1945-02-20MothIIN9121RAF FayidAerobatics / Test flightLooped at low altitude, pulled out sharply, stalled and broke up impacting the groundKilledFAYID WAR CEMETERY, Grave 5. B. 25., Egypt
Accident reportDuring attempt to recover aircraft struck the ground heavily wheels first, ran on for about 10 yards, went over on its nose and broke up behind the front cockpit. The other pilot F/O. Johnstone also an instructor, designated as captain of the aircraft was not handling the controls at the time, survived with injuries. P/O Carr who had 618 flying hours logged, mostly on fighters, was an instructor with 73 OTU and not attached to the FAA and it is thought that he accepted a casual invitation to go flying in the Tiger Moth.
618 CarrelN E RFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command142 Sqd
619 CarrodusRalph FranklinFlight SergeantNZ/425688Age 23New ZealandAir BomberRNZAFBomber Command50 Sqd
1945-04-26LancasterIPD339VN-JRAF Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire1645ExodusSee archive report for further detailsKilledOxford Cemetery (Botley) Plot H/3. Grave 93 Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 18th February 1923 in Sydney, Australia. Moved to New Zealand in 1937. Prior to service worked as a sales assistant for F.L. Bone and sons in Hastings. Enlisted on the 30th May 1942 at Whenuapai. After training in Canada awarded his air bombers badge and promoted to sergeant on the 23rd December 1944. Joined 50 squadron on the 21st January 1945. Son of Claude Balfour Carrodus and Cara de Nipo Carrodus (nee Bone), of Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. 530 flying hours logged. Completed 14 operational sorties.
620 CarsonAdrian Leslie BernardFlight SergeantNZ/411347Air/BmrDFM

RNZAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1944-05-05LancasterIIIND906MG-A Ashby St Ledgers, Northamptonshire 1002Training See archive report for further details KilledOxford Cemetery (Botley). Plot I/2. Grave 220 Read Archive Report
621 CarsonAFlight SergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-09-27StirlingIIIEF135JN-WMepal2005HannoverStalled and damaged at base on return
622 CarswellFSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-16StirlingIIIBK664AA-MNewmarket2200MannheimCrashed at base on return
623 CarterCecil William PhairPilot OfficerNZ/41874New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-06-02WellingtonIIIX3408AA-QRAF Feltwell, Norfolk11EssenThe a/c was struck by flak while flying at 10,500ft but the pilot was able to maintain control sufficiently to make a crash landing in the target area. All the crew escaped relatively uninjured but were soon captured.PoW No. 545 Dulag Luft/Stalag Luft 3 Sagan & BelariaNone - survived the war
Courtesy Oleg Marin

Returned to the United Kingdom 4th May 1945
624 CarterW FSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-20LancasterIIIND752AA-OMepal2330HombergCrashed at Udenhout {Noord-Brabant}KilledGilzerbaan Gen Cemetery Holland
625 CarterRobert JamesFlight SergeantNZ/41570Born on the 22nd May 1914New ZealandNavigatorDFMRNZAFFar East2 Sqd RNZAF1944-01-17VenturaPV-INZ45205533Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands1445Ferry Flightsee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedBourail Memorial. Panel 6.
Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire
Son of Robert Pearce Carter and of Julia Ann Carter (née Kerr), of Taumarunui, Auckland, New Zealand. Worked as a drapers assistant for Sayers and Ward Ltd. Previously served with 75 and 115 Squadron's DFM awarded as recognition of his air gunner skills as a rear gunner.
626 CaseyJohn EdwinPilot OfficerNZ/403425Age 23New ZealandPilotDFC

RNZAFBomber Command11 OTU
1942-05-28WellingtonXR1445KJ-YRAF Bassingbourn1750Air testSee Archive report for further detailsKilledBassingbourn Cum Kneesworth Cemetery. Grave Row FF. Grave 10

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 09th January 1919 at Auckland. Worked as a warehouseman for John Burns and Company at Auckland. Enlisted at Levin on the 29th September 1940. Trained with No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School25th October 1940 and then with No. 3 Flying Training School on the 29th December 1940. Pilots badge awarded on the 22nd March 1941 and promoted to sergeant.

Embarked for England on the 29th April 1941. Further training with 23 Operational Training Unit on the 04th July 1941. Joined 9 squadron on the 04th September 1941 where he carried out 21 operational sorties. Commissioned on the 28th February 1942. Awarded the DFC L.G. 11th August 1942. Joined 11 Operational Training Unit as instructor on the 03rd June 1942. Son of John Edwin and Catherine Casey (née Gordon), of Titirangi, Auckland, New Zealand. A total of 547 solo flying hours logged with 450 on the Wellington.

627 CaseyEdward DanielFlight LieutenantNZ/42370Age 38New ZealandPilotRNZAFTransport Command42 (NZ) Sqd
1955-02-17De Havilland DevonC.INZ1815-Ohakea Airbase, New Zealand910TrainingSee Archive report for further detailsKilledAt crash site, Tararua range

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 14th August 1916 at Dunedin. Worked as school teacher for Auckland Education Board. Enlisted on the 12th January 1942 at Levin. Trained at No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School on the 08th March 1942, then with No. 1 Service Flying Training School on the 02nd May 1942. Pilots badge awarded on the 27th July 1942 and commissioned on the 17th October 1942. Attached to No. 1 Service Flying Training School as a staff pilot on the 10th November 1942.

Joined 9 squadron RNZAF on the 01st November 1944 flying the Ventura. Left with squadron to the South Pacific on the 03rd January 1945. Returned with squadron to New Zealand on the 29th May 1945. Joined 41 squadron on the 03rd May 1945. Placed on the reserve then re-enlisted on the 02nd February 1953. Joined 42 squadron on the 06th September 1954.

Son of Leonard Francis Casey (died 08th October 1964, age 76) and Mary Letitia Casey (née O'Connelly - died 23rd July 1971, age 83). Husband of Muriel Lois Casey (née Evans). Father of a son and two daughters, of Stockburn, Christchurch, New Zealand. A total of 2732 flying hours were logged with 229 on the Devon. He had served a tour with 9 squadron in the South Pacific during the war.

628 CaseyLeonard JamesSergeantNZ/414957Age 21New ZealandPilot (U/T)RNZAFTraining Command51 Operational Training Unit.
81 Group
1942-11-28HavocIBJ501-RAF Cranfield, Bedfordshire1830TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilledKempston Cemetery. Block J. Grave 114

Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand

Born on the 10th February 1921 in Auckland. Educated at Sacred Heart College in Auckland. Worked as a warehouseman for Sargood, Son and Ewen Limited. Enlisted as a pilot under training at Levin on the 07th September 1941. With No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School 18th October 1941. Pilot training terminated at Rongotai on the 22nd November.

With Initial Training Wing on the 15th December 1941. Joined No. 4 Elementary Flying Training School and recommended pilot training on the 20th December 1941. With No. 3 Service Flying Training School on the 07th February 1942. Then on the 07th March 1942 with No. 2 Service Flying Training School. Pilot badge awarded on the 11th May 1942 and promoted to sergeant on the 13th June 1942.

Embarked for England on the 22nd June 1942 with No. 3 Personnel Reception Centre on the 30th July 1942. Pilot Advanced Flying Unit 18th ASugust 1942. Course with 1512 Beam Approach Training flight for a week's course in September 1942. Joined 51 Operational Training Unit 06th October 1942. A total of 340 flying hours logged.

Son of Joseph Michael Casey (died 13th October 1958, age 80) and Frances Delia Casey (married 1903 - née Kavanagh - died 14th August 1954, age 74), of 8 Bayfield Road, Herne Bay, Auckland, New Zealand.

629 CaskeyRobin WilliamFlight Sergeant4029811915New ZealandWireless Operator/Air GunnerRNZAFBomber Command106 Sqd
1942-08-11LancasterIW4109ZN-Coningsby2300MainzCrashed Koblenzer Strasse near BAD camp Waldesch 9km SSW of Koblenz (Flak?)KilledRheinberg War Cemetery Plot 10 Row E Grave 20
The crew were initially laid to rest in the French Friedhof Koblenz

Son of William McKeown Caskey and Alice Jane Caskey, of Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.
630 CasserleyNorman JamesFlight SergeantNZ/415515Age 24New ZealandW/Op/Air GunnerRNZAFCoastal 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 13.
courtesy Auckland Library Heritage Collection
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631 CatoR LFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-03-30LancasterIIILM463SR-KLudford Magna2150NurnbergExploded near DillenburgKilledHannover War Cemetery
632 CatoMalcolm VernonSergeantNZ/392015Age 24New ZealandAir/GnrRNZAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1942-08-16Stirling IR9299Not knownRAF Lakenheath, Suffolk1635TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilled Beck Row Churchyard (St. John). Row B. Grave 11

Courtesy AWMM

Son of Anson Hutchison Cato and Netty Frances Louisa Cato (née Hooper), of Te Kaha, Auckland, New Zealand. A total of 132 flying hours logged.
633 CattellJ CSergeantRNZAFBomber Command214 Sqd
1941-04-08WellingtonIcT2542BU-Stradishall2025Kiel? KilledKiel War Cemetery
634 CatterickDSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-08-23StirlingIIIJN-KMepal2104BerlinCrashed near LankePoW
635 CausleyH WSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-08-27LancasterIHK594AA-GMepal2115StettinKilledHalsingborg {Palsjo} Municipal Cemetery Sweden
636 CaveW JFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1943-08-10StirlingIIIBF460LS-FMildenhall2226NurnbergCrashed at Doische BelgiumPoW
637 CaveVerner GrenvilleFlight Lieutenant415059New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command37 Sqn
1945-01-04LiberatorVIKH245LF:HFoggia /Tortorella Italy17:30Graz Marshalling YardsSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBelgrade War Cemetery. Grave 8.D.2
638 ChalmersJames ChuteSergeantNZ/413772Age 20New ZealandNavigatorRNZAFBomber Command214 Sqd
1943-02-17StirlingIR9163BU-CRAF Chedbugh, SuffolkGardeningSee archive report for further brief detailsSafe - Killed the following yearRunnymede Memorial. Panel 263.

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Born on the 08th October 1922 at Invercargill, the son of Alexander and Norah Catherine Chalmers, of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. Prior to enlisting on the 06th July 1941 worked as a clerk for Kilkelly Brothers at Invercargill. A total of 441 flying hours logged and having completed 29 operational sorties
639 ChalmersH EFlight SergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1945-02-14LancasterING113AA-DMepal2025ChemnitzPoW / DiedDurnbach War Cemetery
640 ChalmersJames ChutePilot OfficerNZ/413772Age 21New ZealandNavigatorRNZAFBomber Command88 Sqd1944-06-06BostonIIIABZ243RH-NSmokescreenSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 263.

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Born on the 08th October 1922 at Invercargill, the son of Alexander and Norah Catherine Chalmers, of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. Prior to enlisting on the 06th July 1941 worked as a clerk for Kilkelly Brothers at Invercargill. A total of 441 flying hours logged and having completed 29 operational sorties
641 ChamberlainL MFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
642 ChamberlainPaul BurtonSquadron LeaderPilotIndia General Service 1936-39, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1936-37 (P/O P. B. Chamberlain. R.A.F.); 1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45RAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-10-12WellingtonIcX9981AA-FeltwellNurnbergCrashed near Dinant BelgiumKilledDinant Military

Husband of Florence Margaret Chamberlain. He passed out from RAF Cranwell, having been awarded the Sword of Honour, in 1936. Chamberlain was commissioned Pilot Officer in the Royal Air Force in August 1936, and advanced to Flying Officer in February 1938. He was promoted to Flight Lieutenant in February 1940, and to Squadron Leader in March 1941. Chamberlain served operationally as a pilot with 75 Squadron ˇ (Wellingtons) operating from Feltwell, Norfolk. He, along with his crew of five, were killed in action during a raid to Nuremburg, 12/13 October 1941, ‘T/o Feltwell. Crashed in the vicinity of Dinant (Namur), Belgium, where the crew are buried in the Military Cemetery.’
643 ChambersC ASergeantNZ416213RNZAFBomber Command51 Sqd
1943-06-12HalifaxIIDT568MH-FSnaith2334BochumCrashed near Weerselo HollandPoW
644 ChampionW JSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-11-04StirlingIIIBF461AA-BMepal1601GardeningCrashed at KallerupKilledFrederikshaven Cemetery Denmark
645 ChandlerJohn LincolnFlight SergeantNZ/415407Age 22New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command131 Sqd
1943-06-30SpitfireVbAB504NX-?RAF Exeter, Devon945PatrolSee archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 18
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646 ChandlerEdward FredPilot OfficerNZ/402543Age 24New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command485 Sqd RNZAF
1942-04-04SpitfireVbBM231OU-?RAF Kenley, Surrey940Circus 119See archive report for further details KilledRunnymede Memorial. Panel 115
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647 ChandlerA APilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command692 Sqd
1944-11-29MosquitoXVIML940P3-Graveley1915HannoverCrashed at Graveley on return
648 ChandlerJ JSergeant1699810Bomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-29StirlingIEF398AA-ANewmarket2332WuppertalShot down by night fighterKilledJonkerbos War Cemetery
649 ChapmanJohn WynneSergeantNZ/41978Flight EngineerRNZAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1942-06-03WellingtonIIIX3635KO-JRAF Marham, Norfolk2300Bremen See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial Panel 117 Read Archive Report
650 ChapmanKenneth DudleyFlight Sergeant4113691918New ZealanderPilotRNZAFBomber 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 16The 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 Arthur Ernest and Jane Chapman, of Wellington City, New Zealand

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