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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
751 ColdhamGeoffrey ThomasPilot OfficerNZ/412657Age 21New ZealanderPilot (Inst)RNZAFTraining Command1 Elementary Flying Training School

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1942-06-11Tiger MothIINZ769-RNZAF Taieri, New Zealand1040Emergency Precautions Scheme Co-operationSee archive report for further detailsKilledWaikaraka Cemetery. Extn. 1, Grave 229A

Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand

Born on the 24th October 1921 in Auckland. Educated at Mt. Albert Grammar School and Auckland University College. A survey cadet for E.V Blake Survey and Civil Engineers in Auckland. Enlisted in Levin as a pilot under training on the 04th May 1941. With No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School on the 15th June 1941. No. 2 Flying Training School on the 26th July 1941. Pilot badge awarded on the 06th September 1941 and commissioned on the 18th October 1941.With Flying Instructor School on the 17th November 1941. As instructor with No. 4 Elementary Flying Training School on the 12th January 1942. With No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School as instructor on the 09th February flying the Tiger Moth.

Son of George Stewart Coldham (died 08July 1972, age 79), and of Hilda Dorothy Coldham (née Bicker - died 21st October 1971, age 76), brother of Richard, Madeline and Raymond of 4 Tawera Road, Greenlane, Auckland, New Zealand.

752 ColeG FSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-10-15WellingtonIcW5663AA-FeltwellKolnCrashed near DusseldorfPoW
753 ColeSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-03-18WellingtonIcT2736AA-Feltwell1950KielCrashed near Ryhill
754 ColemanWilliam HarcourtFlying OfficerNZ/2526PilotDFC

RNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1940-07-25WellingtonIcR3235AA-?RAF Feltwell, Norfolk2122KasselSee archive report for further detailsKilledAmsterdam New Eastern Cemetery, Holland. Plot 69. Row A. Grave 21 Read Archive Report
755 ColesThomas EdwardSergeantNZ/40161Age 28New ZealandAir GunnerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF

11 OTU

1942-09-06 - 1942-28-06WellingtonIII - ICBJ765 - X3173AA-L KY-MRAF Mildenhall, Suffolk - RAF Bassingbourn0105 - 0410Duisburg - TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilled - survived earlier incidentReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 16.F.11
Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 09th July 1914 at Wellington. Worked as a warehouseman for Joseh Lucas at Auckland. Enlisted on the 12th January 1940. Initial training at No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School joining on the 01st March 1940. Embarked for Canada on the 18th June 1941. Awarded air gunner badge and promoted to sergeant 16th March 1942.

Embarked for England on the 01st April 1942. After serving with various units joined 11 Operational Training Unit on the 28th April 1942. Slightly injured in aircraft crash when Wellington IC X3173 stalled and came down near Ashwell, Hertfordshire on the 29th June 1942 (3 crew killed). Joined 75 squadron on the 12th August 1942. Son of Thomas (died 22nd April 1961, age 85) and Margaret Ann Joseph Coles (née De Freitas - died 25th May 1955 - both buried at Wakapuaka Cemetery, Nelson), of Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand. A total of 66 flying hours logged and on his 02nd operational sortie.

756 CollenderR GFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-09-12LancasterIILL731JI-UMildenhall1844FrankfurtCrashed at KordelKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
757 CollettH WSergeantRNZAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1942-11-16LancasterIW4326SR-TrainingCrashed at Llanerfyl WALESKilledTowyn
758 CollettK PFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1944-04-22LancasterIIILM525AR-TBinbrook2254DusseldorfCrashed SythenPoW
759 CollettMaxwell AmnerPilot OfficerNZ/422260Born 25 October 1925New ZealandPilotMiDRNZAFFighter Command485 Sqd RNZAF
1945-02-13SpitfireIXPT856RecceAbandonedSurvived - aircraft SOCNone - known to have survived the war

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Engine failed - baled out over Holland into allied territory. 485 Squadron. Credited along with T.S.F. Kearins with the destruction of 3 midget submarines, believed to be the only midget submarines destroyed by fighter command
760 CollettI HPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command57 Sqd
1941-10-26WellingtonIcZ8946DX-SFeltwell1810HamburgCrashed off Romo Island DenmarkPoW
761 CollettW ISquadron LeaderBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1940-08-03WellingtonIcR3176AA-FeltwellHorstCrash landed Barton MillsKilled
762 CollingwoodErnest William JosephFlight SergeantNZ/413738Air/GnrRNZAFBomber Command78 Sqd
1943-06-24HalifaxIIJB962EY-?RAF Breighton2300Wuppertal See archive report for further information Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 198 Read Archive Report
763 CollinsO ESergeantNZ414961RNZAFBomber Command166 Sqd
1943-03-29WellingtonIIIX3965AS-LKirmington1943Bochum?KilledRunnymede
764 CollinsJohn NoelFlying OfficerNZ/2513PilotRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1940-05-21WellingtonIcR3157AA-HRAF Feltwell2120DinantSee archive report for further detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial Panel 27 Read Archive Report
765 CollinsFlying OfficerBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-03-18WellingtonIcT2736AA-Feltwell1950KielCrashed near Ryhill
766 CollynsBasil GordonFlight LieutenantNZ/39134224th February 1913New ZealanderPilotDFC

RNZAFFighter Command19 Sqd
1944-08-20MustangIIIbFB194QV-I7ALG B12. Ellon, France (nicknamed 'Jerusalem')1832SweepSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledVilleneuve-St- Georges Old Communal Cemetery France. Grave 93
Son of Guy Shuckburgh Collyns and Jean Collyns (née Armstrong). Husband of Margaret Lucy Collyns, (née Churchward) of Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand. Born on the Monday, 24th February 1913 at Greymouth, Grey District. Prior to enlisting on the 19 November 1939 age 26 worked as a sheep farmer. Brother of F/O. Eric Arthur Collyns. DFC Citation: "This officer, now on his second tour of operational flying, has completed a large number of sorties. As flight commander, he has led his flight with outstanding skill and courage and has inflicted much damage on the enemy. During August, 1944, the squadron met a large force of enemy aircraft, and Flight Lieutenant Collyns displayed considerable ability and initiative by leading his flight to attack the enemy top cover, thus enabling the remainder of the squadron to engage the lower enemy formation. This officer has destroyed 7 enemy aircraft and damaged many others."
767 CollynsBasil GordonFlight LieutenantNZ/391342Monday, 24th February 1913New ZealanderPilotLater DFCRNZAFFighter19 Sqd
1944-06-22MustangIIIFB236QV-?7SweepAbandoned near QuetteliouSurvived - killed later
Son of Guy Shuckburgh Collyns and Jean Collyns (née Armstrong). Husband of Margaret Lucy Collyns, (née Churchward) of Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
768 CollynsBasil GordonFl/LtNZ/39136824th February 1913New ZealanderPilotRNZAFTraining CommandAir Fighting Development Unit1943-02-15SpitfireIIaP8440-RAF DuxfordMid air collision with Spitfire IIa P8468Survived - killed later
Son of Guy Shuckburgh Collyns and Jean Collyns (née Armstrong). Husband of Margaret Lucy Collyns, (née Churchward) of Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
769 ColvilleSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-02-28WellingtonIIIX3355AA-YFeltwellAir TestCrashed near Brandon SUFFOLKInjured
770 ColwayJames AlexanderWarrant OfficerNZ/40735Age ?New ZealandObserverRNZAF2 Sqd RNZAF1942-09-29HudsonIIINZ2029-Nelson, New Zealand1555TrainingSee archive report for detailsSurvived-From Masterton, New Zealand
771 ColyerG WSergeant1809432Bomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-06-25StirlingIIIBK768AA-LNewmarket2335Gelsenkirchencrashed into IJsselmeerKilledAmsterdam new Eastern
772 ComettiK ASergeantRNZAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1941-10-12WellingtonIIW5552PH-BinbrookNurnberg?PoW
773 ComrieCyril HenryPilot OfficerNZ/416458Age 26New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command1 Sqd (RNZAF)
1943-01-25HudsonIIINZ2024-RNZAF Whenuapai, New Zealand1335TrainingSee archive report for further informationKilledKarori Crematorium 13.A1. Brick wall

Born on the 05th January 1917 in Wanganui. Educated at Wellington Technical College. A porter for New Zealand Railways. Enlisted at Levin on the 30th November 1941. With No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School 10th January 1942. With No. 1 Service Flying Training School on the 13th June 1942. Pilot badge awarded on the 15June 1942 and commissioned on the 05th September 1942. Joined 1 squadron on the 31st December 1942.

Son of Henry Pearson Comrie (died 19th April 1945, age 62), and of Olga Mary Narome Caddy Comrie (née Lane - died 28th May 1949, age 69), of Paekakariki, Wellington; husband of Helen Comrie (née Smith - died 02nd August 2002, age 82), of 4a Hutt Road, Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand.

774 CongreveRobert LanceLACNZ/437007Age 25NWireless Op/Air GunnerRNZAFBomber Command15 Operational Training Unit1941-04-16Air Raid---RAF Harwell, BerkshirePMOn leaveKilled whilst on leave during the largest air raid on London so far during WW2.KilledBrookwood Military Cemetery. Grave 25. A. 10.
Born on the 10th June 1915 at Christchurch. Son of Robert an Jesse Kate Congreve (née Mcgregor) of Mirarmar, Wellington, New Zealand.
775 ConnellyHarry Ian ForsythSergeantNZ/412887Age 23New ZealanderAir GunnerRNZAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1942-10-10StirlingIBF348OJ-PRAF Lakenheath, Suffolk1852GardeningCrashed at Great Cressingham NFKKilledWatton Churchyard (St. Mary). Row C. Grave 64Born on the 21st April 1918 at Wellington. Worked as a warehouseman for Harris Langton Ltd. Enlisted on the 11th May 1941 at Levin. Son of Harry Forsyth Connelly and Doris Connelly (née Buckeridge), of 31 Takutai Street, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand. A total of 196 Flying hours logged an having completed 14 operational sorties.
776 ConnettE LSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-06-24LancasterIIIND920AA-PMepal2318RimeauxCrashed at Fruges {Pas-de-Calais}KilledFruges Communal Cemetery
777 ConnopDFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command578 Sqd
1945-01-14Halifax IIIMZ583LK-SBurn1852DulmenKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
778 CookErnest DesmondSergeant1609864Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-14StirlingIIIBF513AA-ERAF Newmarket, Suffolk2132Stuttgart See archive report for further details KilledFlorennes Communal Cemetery. Row 2. Coll. grave 22-26 Read Archive Report
779 CookW ASergeantRNZAFBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1943-04-13HalifaxIIBB363NF-TTempsfordSOEPresumed lost over the seaKilled
780 CookB MPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command18 Sqd
1942-07-23BlenheimIVZ7428WVWattisham2245Intruder?KilledSage War Cemetery
781 CookGeorge WoodSergeantNZ/412514Age 25New ZealandAir BomberRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-02-03StirlingIR9250AA-WRAF Newmarket, Suffolk1821Hamburg See archive report for further details KilledAmersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery Plot 13. Row 13. Grave 211
courtesy courtesy Auckland Library Heritage Collection
Archive Report
782 CookPeter JacksonFlight Sergeant427081923Air GunnerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqn RNZAF
1944-06-15LancasterILL888AA:XMepal23:09ValenciennesClaim by Oblt Peter Ehrhardt 9./NJG5 - Cambrai/Lille/Valenciennes area: 2,000m at 00:52. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 3 - Theo Boiten) Crashed Rieux-en-Cambresis (Nord) 9km ENE of Cambrai.KilledRieux Communal Cemetery, Grave 11Six of the crew were found. with the wreckage. The seventh, and RAF member of the crew, appears to have died on baling out, his body being found by local inhabitants a few km to the NW. He was buried at Iway before being reinterred alongside his comrades at Rieux.

Son of Henry Cook and of Ellen Mary Cook (nee Hewson), of Huinga, Taranaki, New Zealand
783 CookStephen AstleyFlight Sergeant421142New ZealanderBomb AimerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqn RNZAF
1944-05-27LancasterIIIND802 “The Flying Scotsman”AA:DRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire00:45AachenSee archive report for full detailsKilledGilze-En-Rijen Roman Catholic Cemetery. Grave 2
784 CookRichard HenrySergeantNZ/404593Age 26New ZealandWireless Op/Air GunnerRNZAFMiddle East40 Sqd1942-09-25WellingtonICHF846PLG 213. Kabrit, Egypt2001TobrukSee archive report for detailsMissing - believed killedAlamein Memorial. Panel 266Born on the 10th September 1921 at Gisborne. Prior to enlisting worked as a farm hand for Percival's Farm, Ormond. Enlisted 23rd November 1941. Son of Harry and Florence Mabel Cook (née Seldon), of Ormond, Auckland, New Zealand. Crew on a Wellington delivery via Gibralter and Malta on the 07th June 1942. 341 flying hours logged and completed 32 operational sorties.
785 CookCecil HaroldLACNZ/415685Age 24New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining CommandNo. 1 Service Flying Training School
1942-03-26OxfordINZ278-RNZAF Wigram, New Zealand0800TrainingSee archive report for detailsMissing- believed killedWellington Provincial Memorial
Born on the 10th January 1918 at Wellington. Educated at Wellington Technical College. Served 3 months in the territorial army. Enlisted at Levin as a pilot under training on the 19th October 1941. With No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School 20th November 1941. No. 1 Service Flying Training School on the 11th January 1942. Pilot badge awarded on the 07th March 1942. Son of Harold William John and Winifred Ethel Cook (née Board), of Karori, Wellington, New Zealand.
786 CookeW HFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command622 Sqd
1944-06-23LancasterILM138GI-NMildenhall2315l'HeyCrashed near Socx {Nord}KilledSocx Churchyard
787 CookeJ PSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-10-05LancasterIIIND904AA-DMepal1711SaarbruckenKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
788 CookeL JSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1945-01-01LancasterIIIME321AA-NMepal1548VohwinkelCrashed near MaastrichtKilledRunnymede
789 CookseyJ BFlight SergeantNZ41640RNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-06-24StirlingIIIEH902AA-KNewmarket2323WuppertalCrashed off BevelandKilledBergen op Zoom
790 CooksleyB LFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-07-24StirlingIIIEE890AA-LMepal2204HamburgCrashed at NeumunsterPoW
791 CooksonDouglas GordonFlying Officer404532NavigatorRNZAFBomber Command1652 CU
1942-05-30HalifaxIL9605GV:YMarston Moor23:59KolnBelieved to have been shot down Oblt. Reihold Knacke from 3./NJG1. The aircraft crashed near Tegelen (Limburg), 4 km SSW from Venlo, Holland.PoW No. 401, Stalag Luft 3Promoted to Flt Lt. whilst as a PoW
792 CooksonW BFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command462 Sqd RAAF
1944-10-14HalifaxIIIMZ296Z5-NDriffield.0006.DuisburgAbandoned near Brussels
793 CoombridgeT WFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-12-27LancasterINN710AA-QMepal1226RheydtCrashed target areaKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
794 CoombsJohn FrederickSergeant401201Air GunnerRNZAFBomber CommandNo 3 Group Training Flight1940-12-09WellingtonIcR1246HStradishall00:13Delivery FlightTook off for the Middle East, first stop Malta. They were due to join No. 70 Squadron RAF, which was based in Kabrit, Egypt. The aircraft hit a barrage balloon cable near Paris and crashed at approximately 04:00 hrs at Somery, 6 km from Forges-les-Eaux; all members of the crew escaped by parachute. All of the crew were captured within 12 hours of the crashPoW No. 424, Stalag Luft 64 Wellington aircraft of the Reserve Sqn took off between 00:13 and 00:27 hours to proceed in accordance with No. 3 Group HQ Operations Instructions Nos. 40 and 44. The aircraft numbers were R1246, R1249, R1251 and R1250 and the pilots were respectively Fg Off Collins, Plt Off Cranswick, Plt Off Day and Fg Off Brain. Two aircraft arrived safely at Malta at 09:01 and 09:26 hrs. The other two did not arrive there; Fg Off Collins and Fg Off Brain were the pilots of the missing aircraft.
795 CooneyPFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1942-03-13WellingtonIVZ1251UV-XBreighton1934DunkerqueCrashed at St-Joris-lez-NieuwpoortKilledSt-Joris-lez-Nieuwpoort
796 CooperJames HenrySergeant1308375Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqn RNZAF
1944-05-22LancasterIME690AA:ZMepal22:49DortmundSee archive report for detailsKilledHeverlee War Cemetery. Coll. grave 6.C.3-5
797 CooperS GSergeantRNZAFBomber Command35 Sqd (Madras Presidency)
1942-06-08HalifaxIIW1021TL-JLinton on Ouse2312Essen?PoW
798 CooperTancred EricPilot OfficerNZ/39901Age 25New ZealanderPilotRNZAFBomber Command88 Sqd
1941-09-18BlenheimIVZ7488RH-FRAF Attlebridge, Norfolk940Anti ShippingLost without traceMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 63

Born on 03rd March 1916 at Hamilton. A clerk for Wright Shephenson prior to service. Son of Tancred Ashley Cooper and Mabel Cooper (née Thornes), of Wanganui, Wellington, New Zealand. 448 flying hours logged.
799 CooperE RSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-11-30LancasterINF980AA-FMepal1058OsterfeldCrashed target areaInjured died 28/12/44Reichswald Forest War Cemetery
800 CooperLSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-10-06LancasterILM104AA-ZMepal1646DortmundPoW

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