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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
801 CopelandA ASergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-11-04StirlingIIIBK778JN-UMepal1600GardeningCrashed at Berstedgaard DenmarkKilledRunnymede
802 CoplandJames RossFlying Officer42616518 September 1920 at Tillyfour, Chertsey, Ashburton, Canterbury, New ZealandNew ZealanderPilotRNZAFBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-11-16LancasterING238CF-E2RAF Kelstern, Lincolnshire1258DürenCause of loss unknownKilledVenray War Cemetery Coll.grave V.C. 5-8Read Archive Report
803 CoppersmithR PSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
804 CopseyL GSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-12-01StirlingIIIEH880AA-JMepal1516GardeningCrashed at Togston NORTHUMBSKilled
805 CorbettCyril LaurieFlight SergeantNZ/414003Age 25New ZealandW/Op/Air/GnrRNZAFSouth Pacific4 Sqd (RNZAF)
1944-01-02HudsonIIIANZ2065YZ-?RNZAF Nausori,FijiAMAnti-submarine patrolSee archive report for detailed informationMissing - believed killedBourail Memorial. Panel 6<Born on the 11th August 1919 in Wellington. Educated at Wellington Technical College. A telegraphist with P and T in Te Are, Wellington. Served in the territorial army in the Corps of Signals for 3 years. Enlisted at Harewood on the 18th July 1941 as a wireless operator. With School go General Reconnaissance 05th January 1942 flying the Anson. With 10 Operational Training Unit on the 09th January 1943 flying the Hudson. Son of William Herbert and Cecilia Estelle Corbett (née Taylor) of Lower Hut. Husband of Jean Oliver Corbett (née Hedges, later Callander) of Howick, Auckland, New Zealand.
806 CorbySidney CharlesFlight SergeantNZ/424429Age 23New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command11 Operational Training Unit. 92 Group1943-10-27WellingtonIcR1790KH-ERAF Westcott, Buckinghamshire1942TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBotley Cemetery (Oxford) Plot I/2. Grave 97

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 27th June 1920 at Petone. A metal turner for Acme Engineering Company prior to service. Enlisted on the 02nd May 1942 at Rotorua. Awarded his pilots badge and promoted to sergeant on the 06th March 1943. Son of Florence Corby (nee Bates), of Naenae, Wellington, New Zealand. 336 Hours of which 11 were solo on a Wellington.
807 CorcoranRoger LeonFlying OfficerNZ/431319Age 21New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining Command8 OTU (RCAF)
1945-03-15MosquitoB.20KB338-RCAF Greenwood, Nova Scotia, CanadaTrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilledMiddleton Holy Trinity Old Cemetery. Sec. 2. Grave 7
Courtesy Sonia Edwards
Born on the 14th April 1923 in Gisborne. Work as a stock and station agent for NZ Loan and Mercantile Agency Co Ltd., in Whakatāne. Served in the territorial amy for 16 months. Son of William Roger and Clarice Patience Corcoran, of Whakatane, Auckland, New Zealand and brother of Brian Corcoran, NZ/425091 an Armourer with RNZAF. A total of 438 hours logged. 31 hours were solo on Mosquito aircraft.
808 CorderyDerek Albert ArthurPilot Officer136360Age ?NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-09-08StirlingIIIBK809AA-TRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire2130Boulogne See archive report for further details InjuredNone - survived the war Read Archive Report
809 CorinH GSergeantNZ417269RNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-28StirlingIR9290AA-XNewmarket2041GardeningCrashed off Lolland DenmarkKilledRunnymede
810 CorinJames Edgar NormanLACNZ/414963Age 29New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining CommandNo. 3 Service Flying Training School (RNZAF)
1942-01-14Airspeed OxfordIINZ1237-RNZAF Ohakea1500TrainingSee Archive report for further detailsKilledAuckland Provincial Memorial (Buried at crash site)

Born on the 28th March 1912 at Auckland. Educated at Auckland Grammar School. A warehouseman for Hutchinsons Warehouse in Auckland. Enlisted at Levin on the 07th September 1941 as a pilot under training. With No. 4 Elementary Flying Training School 19th October 1941. No. 3 Flying Training School 29th November 1941. Pilots badge awarded on the 10th January 1942. Son of Henry Mortimer and Ethel Mary Corin (née Langwell) and husband of Honor Winifred Corin (née Ryan) of Claudelands, Hamilton, New Zealand.
811 CorlettGeoffrey ScottFlight SergeantNZ/42289Air BomberRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-08-02StirlingIIIBF577JN-M (C Flight)Mepal2331Hamburg See Archive report for further details KilledHamburg Cemetery. Grave 4A.D.9 Read Archive Report
812 CormackW EFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-18LancasterILL921AA-EMepal2246AulnoyeCrashed at Harveng {Hainant}PoW
813 CornellB TFlight SergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1945-01-16LancasterIPB761AA-YRAF Mepal, 2330Wanne-EickelCrashed at Woodditton CambsInjured died 18.01.45Southgate CemeteryRead Archive Report
814 CornfootRadford ClaudeFlight SergeantNZ/414964Age 23New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command21 Sqd
1943-10-19MosquitoFB.VIHP852YH-?RAF Sculthorpe, Norfolk1050TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 198

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 18th September 1920 at Wellington. Worked as a clerk for Todd Motors prior to service. Enlisted at Levin on the 07th September 1941. Awarded his pilots badge and promoted to sergeant on the 24th April 1942. Son of Peter Uru and Mary Ann Cornfoot (née Boarden), of Wellington, New Zealand. 578 flying hour logged and on his 05th operational sortie.
815 CornishV CSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-20LancasterIIIND752AA-OMepal2330HombergCrashed at Udenhout {Noord-Brabant}KilledGilzerbaan Gen Cemetery Holland
816 CornishRSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-03-13StirlingIIIEF236AA-JMepal2300GardeningCrashed on landing at Castle Combe
817 CornishWilliam JohnSergeantNZ/412865Born on the 14th October 1919New ZealandWireless Operator/Air GunnerRNZAFFar East3 Sqd RNZAF1942-10-16HudsonIIIANZ2055Not known Palikulo Airbase, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu 325Patrol See archive report for further brief details Missing - believed killedBourail Memorial, New Caledonia Panel 7.
courtesy Jenifer Lemaire
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818 CorrisDSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-20LancasterIHK569AA-QMepal2328HombergCrashed at Kessel {Limburg}KilledRunnymede
819 CosgroveM WFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-06-22HalifaxIIILW656MP-BHolme on Spalding Moor2301LaonCrashed at Montchalons {Aise}KilledMontchalons Churchyard
820 CoshallStanleyFlying Officer46911Age 26UKPilotRAFBomber Command487 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-03VenturaIAE684EG-BRAF Methwold1643Ramrod 16Crashed near Bennebroek HollandKilledBergen General Cemetery. Plot 2. Row E. Grave 14.

Son of Samuel Edward and Lena Gertrude Coshall and husband of Robina Coshall, of Shepway, Maidstone, Kent. B.A. (Oxon.). Inscription: 'At The Going Down Of The Sun And In The Morning We Will Remember'.
821 CoshallSPilot OfficerBomber Command487 Sqd RNZAF
1942-11-13VenturaIAE824EG-BFeltwellTrainingCrashed on landing
822 CossensE JFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-08-25LancasterIIILL635JI-Mwaterbeach1832VinclyReturned to base damaged
823 CossonTerenceFlight SergeantNZ/417024Age 23New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining54 Operational Training Unit. 9 Group1943-06-09BeaufighterIIFV8163YX-?RAF Charterhall, Berwickshire1005TrainingSee archive report for detailed informationKilledFogo Churchyard. Sec. E. Grave 6 - Also remembered on the Howick and Pakuranga War Memorials and the Hall of Memories at Auckland War Museum

Born on the 05th December 1919 in Awanui. Worked as a process worker for Mason and Porter Ltd of Panmure, Auckland. Enlisted at Levin as a pilot under training on the 21st December 1941. With No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School on the 09th February 1942. Then with No. 1 Service Flying Training School on the 02nd May 1942. Pilot badge awarded on the 27th July 1942 and promoted to sergeant on the 17th October 1942.

Embarked for England on the 23rd November 1942. Attached to Pilot Advanced Unit pn the 04th March 1943. Joined 54 54 Operational Training Unit on the 18th May 1943. He had gained 300 hours of solo flying experience. Son of George (died 30th September 1944, age 76) and Barbara Cosson (née Smith - died 20th April 1864, age 90), of Cockle Bay, Howick, Auckland, New Zealand

824 CostelloMFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-08-15StirlingIIIEE891AA-QMepal2049Gardening?Killedles Sables d'Olonne New CommunalParadie Archive Database
825 Costello-BowenEdgar AlfredSquadron Leader463321913Pilot (Passenger)AFC

RAFBomber Command487 Sqn RNZAF
1943-08-09VenturaAJ454EG-GSculthorpeTest flightAircraft crashed at Larchwood in Norfolk, cause unknownKilled whilst a passenger on a test flightMarham Cemetery War Graves Plot. Grave 43.MiD - 2 Jun 1943

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Costello-Bowen MiD 2 Jun 1943
826 CosterD AFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1944-12-11LancasterILM448WS-TLossiemouth308TirpitzForce landed at Vaudnas-berget SwedenInterned
827 CottrellRex FrederickWarrant OfficerNZ/416214Born on the 28th December 1922New ZealandNavigatorRNZAF Mediterranean Allied Coastal Air Force 256 Sqd1944-07-02MosquitoNF.XIIIHK399JT-DEs Sénia, Algeria1945Intruder See archive report for further brief details KilledLyon French National Cemetery (La Doua). Row E. Grave 2.

Son of Albert George and Ella Mary Cottrell (nee Astley), of Rotorua, Auckland, New Zealand.

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

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828 CouchmanLeonard NeilFlight Sergeant4244301913New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command158 Sqn
1944-04-10HalifaxIIIMZ542NP-ZLissett20:51Tergnier Rail InstallationsClaim by Uffz Leopold Weinberger 7/NJG4 - Rouvroy: 3,400m at 00:08. (Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 2 (April 1944 - May 1945) - Dr Theo E.W. Boiten & Roderick J. Mackenzie). Crashed Catillon Valley near Loeuilly 11km South of Amiens.KilledPoix-de-Picardie Churchyard Row B Collective Grave 20-24Son of Charles Couchman, and of Rachel Couchman (nee Silbery), of Wanganui, Wellington, New Zealand; husband of Olive Couchman, of Wanganui, Wellington
829 CoulsonEFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-12-06LancasterIHK574AA-RMepal1713LeunaDitched in River Orwell Near Ipswich
830 CoulsonWilfred FrancisFlight LieutenantNZ/39447Age 38New ZealandPassengerRNZAFTransport Command40 Squadron (RNZAF)1945-09-24C-47B DakotaNZ3526-Whenuapai, Auckland, New Zealand530TransitSee archive report for further brief details and his lossMissing - believed killedBourail Memorial. Panel 3

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 29th May 1907 in Marlybone, London, England. Enlisted in the RAF on 27th June 1927. Transferred to RNZAF on the 01st June 1939. Son of William (died 30th June 1954) and Gertrude Coulson and husband of Joyce Edith Coulson (née Simmonds), of Brooks Bar, Manchester, England. A signals officer by trade served at Jacquinot Bay.
831 CoulterB HSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-06-08WellingtonIIIX3587AA-FeltwellEssenCrashed vicinity of DusseldorfKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
832 CoulterArthur LawsonFlight SergeantNZ/421358Age 23New ZealandPilot (U/I)RNZAFBomber Command11 OTU (Operational Training Unit) 92 Group1944-01-04WellingtonICZ8793RAF Westcott, Buckinghamshire200TrainingSee Archive report for further detailsKilledNorthwood Cemetery. Sec. H. Grave 430

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 15th August 1920 at Wellington. Son of Joseph Lawson Coulter and of Florence Ruby Coulter (née Williamson), of Auckland City, New Zealand.
833 CounellVFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-20LancasterIIIND752AA-OMepal2330HombergCrashed at Udenhout {Noord-Brabant}PoW
834 CouperJames ArthurFlight SergeantNZ/417027PilotRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-08-02StirlingIIIBF577JN-M (C Flight)Mepal2331Hamburg See Archive report for further details KilledHamburg Cemetery. Collective grave 4A.D.10-12 Read Archive Report
835 CourtJ RFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-08-25LancasterIME802WP-STuddenham2023RusselsheimKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
836 CourtisJack BurallSergeantNZ/391343Born on the 01st October 1914New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command111 Sqd1940-02-05HurricaneIP3470JU-?RAF Dyce, Aberdeen, Scotland1527Ferry FlightSee archive report for further detailsKilledMontrose Cemetery (Sleepyhillock). Sec 7. Class C. Grave 90.Read Archive Report
837 CousinsF WSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-06-10LancasterIME702AA-QMepal2309DreuxKilledBayeaux War Cemetery France
838 CouttsA ESergeantRNZAFBomber Command487 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-03VenturaIIAE956EG-HMethwold1643Ramrod 16Presumed lost over the seaKilledRunnymede
839 CowanC PPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command98 Sqd
1943-03-03MitchellIIFL174VO-TrainingLanded damaged at base
840 CowanF CSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-09-27StirlingIIIEH877JN-CMepal1957HannoverCrashed SarstedtPoW
841 CowieJames LindisFlight SergeantNZ/42322W/Op/Air/GnrRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-11-22StirlingIIIEF148AA-RRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire1713Berlin See archive report for full details KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 26.A.6 Read Archive Report
842 CowinThomas LewisFlight SergeantNZ/41218Age 25New Zealand PilotRNZAFBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1943-07-24HalifaxIIJD316DY-XRAF Pocklington, Yorkshire2219Hamburg See archive report for further details KilledBecklingen War Cemetery. Grave 11.E.13.
courtesy courtesy Auckland Cenotaph
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843 CowlrickA JWarrant OfficerRNZAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1942-06-02StirlingIN3728LS-TWyton2348EssenCrashed ESE of Roermond HOLLANDKilledJonkerbos War Cemetery
844 CowperRobert William DouglasFlying OfficerNZ/39903Age 24New ZealanderPilot (Inst)RNZAFTraining Command2 Service Flying Training School


1942-05-26HarvardIINZ920-RNZAF Woodbourne, New Zealand0945TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilledAramoho Cemetery. Grave F. 13. 825

Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand

Born on the 02nd October 1918 in Wanganui. Educated at the Wanganui Collegiate. A clerk for the Banko of NSW in Wanganui. A reserve pilot with the Wairarapa and Ruahine Aero Club in December 1938. 'A' licence gained on the 29th March 1939. Enlisted at Levin as a pilot under training on the 26th October 1939. With No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School 20th November 1940. No. 2 Flying Training School 28th December 1940. Pilot badge awarded 27th March 1940. Commissioned 04th May 1940. Flying Instructor School 18th June 1940. With No. 1 Flying Training School as instructor 14th August 1940 flying the Gordon. No. 3 Service Flying Training School in late December flying the Hind and Harvard. Joined No. 2 Service Flying Training School 07th March 1942 flying the Harvard.

Son of Arthur Edwin (died 1927) and Clara Alice Luxford Cowper (née Roulston - died 1965), of Wanganui, New Zealand.

845 CoxJohn GrantFlying OfficerNZ/412658Age 22New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command61 Sqd
1944-03-24LancasterIIIJB129QR-GRAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire1849Berlin See archive report for further details KilledHanover War Cemetery. Grave 11.H.14
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846 CoxH G FFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command620 Sqd
1943-08-31StirlingIIIEH946QS-PChedburgh2012BerlinCrashed at LooberghePoW
847 CoxKevin DesmondSergeantNZ/401257Age 20New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command485 Sqd1941-06-18SpitfireIIaP7758UO-?RAF Leconfield, Yorkshire1600Display See archive report for brief details KilledLeconfield Churchyard (St. Catherine) Row A. Grave 6 Read Archive Report

Many operational losses covered, not so many with training and other losses.
848 CoxEric ClarenceFlight LieutenantNZ/401256Born on the 23rd November 1913New ZealandPilotDFC

RNZAFBomber Command160 Sqd1942-10-27LiberatorIIAL548BS-RAqir, Palestine1818Máleme Airfield, Crete See archive report for further brief details KilledSuda Bay War Cemetery. Collective Grave 7.B.16-17.
Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

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849 CoxonMatthew WilliamSergeantNZ/401309Age 34New ZealandPilot (Inst)RNZAFTraining CommandNo. 2 SFTS
1941-12-31OxfordIINZ1243-RNZAF Woodbourne, New Zealand1015Training exerciseSee Archive report for further detailsKilledWellington Cemetery (Karori). 27.C/3. (S).Born on the 11th February 1907 at Dunedin. Educated at Wellington Technical College. A mechanical engineer for P and T Department in Wellington. Wellington Aero Club with 'A' licence awarded on the 08th February 1937. Enlisted at Mangere and commissioned on the 14th February 1940. Pilot training terminated and commission relinquished on 28th February 1940. Re-inlisted at Levin on the 11th May 1940as pilot under training. No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School 04th June 1940. No. 1 Flying Training School 27th July 1940. Pilot badge awarded 18th October 1940 and promoted to sergeant on the 22nd November 1940. Attached to No 2 Flying Training School as a staff pilot 09th December 1940. Son of George Anderson (died 15th March 1949, age 81) and Nichola Jane Coxon (née Veitch - died 10th January 1948, age 76), of Wanganui and husband of Margaret Jane Coxon (née Anderson), of Strathmore, Taranaki, New Zealand. A total of 229 flying hours logged with 137 on the Oxford.
850 CoyJack LawrenceSergeantNZ/403616New ZealandAir GunnerRNZAFBomber 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. 402 Dulag Luft, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan & Belaria/ Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug/Stalag 357 KopernikusNone - survived the war
Courtesy Oleg Marin

Returned to the United Kingdom 25th April 1945

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