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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
851 CrabtreeRonald HughSergeantNZ/411617Age 24New 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) Plot C Row 9 Grave 245
Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand

Born on the 04th November 1917 at Napier, Hawkes Bat. Worked as a carpenter for N. Cole Contractor of Waaiouru. Enlisted on the 15th March 1941 at Levin. Embarked for Canada on the 29th of April 1941. Awarded his air gunner badge and promoted to sergeant on the 25th of October 1941.

Embarked for England on the 03rd November 1941. Further training with 11 Operational Training Unit on the 20th January 1942 and then with No. 7 Conversion flight on the Stirling. Joined 7 squadron on the 21st of July 1942.

Son of Harry Aubrey (died 28th November 1938) and Menetta Coral Crabtree (née Hutton - died 20th November 1968), of Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. A total of 215 flying hours were logged. On his 9th operational sortie.

852 CrabtreeJ CFlight SergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-11-21LancasterINN745AA-AMepal1546GardeningKilledRunnymede
853 CraigJ FFlight LieutenantDFC

RNZAFBomber Command550 Sqd
1944-03-15LancasterILL852BQ-XNorth Killingholme1911StuttgartCrashed Appenwihr {Hant-Rhin}KilledCholoy War Cemetery France
854 CraigR GSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-09-20WellingtonIcT2805AA-FeltwellBerlinForce landed Horning NorfolkInjured Died 22.09.41
855 CraigRobert Samuel CarsonSergeant947814Age 26BritishAir GunnerRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-07-24WellingtonIcN2854AA-URAF Feltwell, Norfolk1050BrestSee Archive reportMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 41Son of Samuel Alexander Craig and Sarah Thomson Craig, of Netherlee, Glasgow, Scotland.
856 CraigAlan JamesSergeantNZ/415062Age 20New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining command7 Pilots Advanced Flying Unit. 21 Group1942-09-08Miles MasterIIDL841-RAF Peterborough, Cambridgeshire330TrainingSee archive for further brief detailsKilledPeterborough (Eastfield) Cemetery. Div. 4. Block 4. Grave 1616.

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 07th November 1921 at Auckland. Worked as a farmer on his fathers farm at Mangaohutu prior to service. Enlisted on the 07th September 1941 at Levin. Trained at No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School joining on the 18th October 1941. With No. 3 Service Flying Training School joining on the 20th December 1941 but injured in a flying accident on the 30th December 1941. Further training with No. 2 Service Flying Training School joining on the 07th March 1942. Pilots badge awarded on the 04th April 1942 and promoted to sergeant on the 16th June 1942. Embarked for England on the 22nd June 1942. At Personnel Centre on the 30th June 1942. Joined No. 7 Pilots Advanced Flying Unit on the 24th August 1942.

Son of Thomas (died 30th June 1961) and Janet Clement Craig (nee Gemmell - died 20th January 1954, age 68), of Taumarunui. New Zealand.

857 CraigLincoln Leslie ArnoldFlight SergeantNZ/411376Age 24New ZealanderPilotRNZAFMiddle East104 Sqd
1942-11-07WellingtonIIZ8590ER-DKabrit, Egypt (on detachment Luqa, Malta)2040Decimomannu, Sardinia, ItalySee Archive report for detailsKilledMalta Naval Cemetery (Capuccini) , Malta Prot. Sec. (Men's). Plot F. Coll. grave 13 Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 22nd January 1918 at Waiuku. Worked as a clerk for Land and Income Tax Department in Wellington. Enlisted at Levin on the 02nd March 1941. Trained initially at No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School joining 11th April 1941. Further training at No. 2 Flying Training School on 25th May 1941 Pilots badge awarded on the 05th July 1941 and promoted to sergeant on the 16th August 21941. Embarked for England on the 31st August 1941.

Further training with various units joining 21 Operational Training Unit on the 20th January 1942. Flew a Wellington whilst serving with 1 Overseas Delivery Unit on the 29th May 1942 to Malta via Gibraltar. Son of William (died 06th November 1959, age 86) and Edith Maria Craig (née Logan - died 20th March 1964 age 82) and husband of Vera Mary Craig (née Shackleton), of Hunterville, Wellington, New Zealand. A total of 478 flying hours logged and on his 28th operational sortie.

858 CraillD GSergeantRNZAFBomber Command57 Sqd
1942-08-28WellingtonIIIBJ701DX-Feltwell2100Nurnberg?KilledDurnbach War Cemetery
859 CramptonH TFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-08-10LancasterIILL697A2-B2Waterbeach1413LensAircraft returned damagedKilledLoos British Cem
860 CranF BSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-03-28WellingtonIIIX3462AA-NFeltwellLubeck?KilledKiel War Cemetery
861 CrarerT ESergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-07-28WellingtonIIIX3452AA-FeltwellHamburg?KilledHamburg (Ohlsdorf) Cemetery
862 CravenSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-05-06WellingtonIcR3169AA-FeltwellHamburgCrashed River Humber Injured
863 CravenJ DFlying OfficerBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1945-02-25LancasterIII LW740AA-BMepal948KamenAbandoned after being damaged by heavy flak near WeselPoW
864 CrawHector LawrenceSergeantNZ/404902Age 25New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command61 Operational Training Unit. 81 Group1941-09-10SpitfireIaX4552-RAF Heston, Middlesex955TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilledHounslow Cemetery. Grave Plot D. Row C. Grave 3

Courtesy AWMM

Born at Tokomaru on the 08th September 1916. Worked as a watersider at the Port of Bluff prior to service. Enlisting at Levin on the 01st December 1940. Trained at No. 6 Flying Trains School at Dunnville, Ontario, Canada. Gained his rank and wings on the 03rd July 1941. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Craw (née Scarlett), of St. Albans, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand. 165 flying hours logged.
865 CrawfordBernard VerdunFlying OfficerNZ414256PilotRNZAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1943-02-19StirlingIBF378LS-TRAF Bourn, Cambridgeshire17.55WilhelmshavenShot down by night fighter and crashed in the Wadden SeaKilledAmeland (Nes) General Cemetery - Plot D. Row 13. Grave 15Read Archive Report
866 CrawfordJWarrant OfficerRNZAFBomber Command189 Sqd
1945-03-03LancasterIPA197CA-BFulbeck1834LadbergenCrashed at BevergernKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
867 CrawfordHenry Varley GibbSergeantNZ/404339Age 28New ZealandObserverRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-09-06WellingtonIIIX3867AA-?RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk105DuisburgSee Archive report for further details.KilledTilburg General Cemetery (Gilzerbaan). Plot A. Row 1. Coll. grave 27-28. Courtesy AWMMBorn on the 29th January 1914 at Pahiatua, North Island. Worked as a warehouseman for Kempthorne Prosser and Company at Auckland prior to service (drug and fertiliser manufacturer). Enlisted at Levin on the 24th November 1940. Trained at No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School but pilot training and remastered as observer on the 17th February 1941. Embarked for Canada on the 27th March 1941. Air observer badge and promoted to sergeant on the 18th August 1941.

Embarked for England on the 06th October 1941. Served with various units and joined 11 Operational Training Unit on the 25th November 1941. Joined 75 squadron on the 19th June 1942. Son of Matthew Henry (died 16th February 1952, age 78) and Annie Crawford Crawford (died15th January 1962, age 80 - both buried at Otahuhu Public Cemetery, Auckland), of Mount Albert, Auckland City, New Zealand, A total of 355 flying hours logged and on his 21st operational sortie.

868 CrawfordR BFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1945-02-03LancasterIII ND801JN-XMepal1641DortmundOvershot on return crashed into houseInjured
869 CrawfordFrancis SiriusPilot Officer4155820th May 1920New ZealandPilot / ObserverRNZAFCoastal Command224 Sqn1940-06-15HudsonIN7279QX:URAF Leuchars, Fifeshire06:25Stavanger, NorwaySee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 7

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

870 CrawfordGeorge GordonPilot Officer41673Age 23New ZealandPilot (Inst)RAFFighter Command5 Operational Training Unit. 10 Group1943-08-10BlenheimIFL6799-RAF Aston Down, GloucestertshireTrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBrimscombe Cemetery. Sec. 4. Grave 49

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 22nd July 1917 at Christchurch although on his enlistment gave his birth year as 1918. A storekeeper at his fathers store prior to service. Enlisted on the 20th October 1937 at Christchurch. Discharged from the RNZAF as selected for a RAF short service commission on the 05th November 1938/ Awarded his pilots badge on the 04th September 1939. Joined 29 squadron on the 03rd October 1039. Then joining 23 squadron on the 10th November 1939. Joined 5 OTU as an instructor pilot on the 11th June 1940. Son of George and Annie Crawford (nee Stone), of Riccanton, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand. Grave inscription: ' Loved Son Of Annie And The Late George Crawford. Christchurch, N.Z. And Carluke, Scotland'. A total of 369 flying hours logged. 7 operational sorties carried out whilst with 23 squadron.
871 Crawford-WatsonL SFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-11-04StirlingIIIBK778JN-UMepal1600GardeningCrashed at Berstedgaard DenmarkKilledFrederikshaven Cemetery Denmark
872 CrawshawR AFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1942-08-15LancasterIIDS684KO-MLittle Snoring2025TorinoCrashed near Alencon FranceKilledle Mans West Cemetery
873 CrayTrevor HaughtonSergeant41106623rd October 1920New ZealandWireless Operator/Air GunnerRNZAFBomber Command16 OTU
1942-07-28WellingtonICR1450DD:Y1Upper Heyford22:14HamburgSee Archive report for detailsKiAKiel War Cemetery 2.H.19
874 CreswellP HFlight LieutenantRNZAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1942-01-19WellingtonIIIX3370WS-DTrainingCrashed near Thetford NORFOLKKilled
875 CridgeA V GSergeantRNZAFBomber Command214 Sqd
1943-03-03StirlingIEF329BU-CChedburgh1819HamburgCrashed at LeesteKilledRunnymede
876 CrightonAllanSquadron LeaderNZ/1124Age 32New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command15 Sqd (RNZAF)1943-03-25KittyhawkP40EP40E0Nadi, Fiji945TrainingSee archive report for brief details Missing - believed killedBourail Memorial. Panel 3Read Archive Report
877 CrispR GSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-08-15StirlingIIIEE891AA-QMepal2049Gardening?KilledOlonne sur Mer Communal
878 CroallCSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-07-28WellingtonIIIX3452AA-FeltwellHamburg?PoW
879 CroftL FFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command582 Sqd
1944-10-29LancasterIIIPB6306O-ALittle Staughton1145WalcherenKilledRunnymede
880 CrokerM RFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command227 Sqd
1944-12-21LancasterIIIPB6499J-KBalderton1634PolitzCrash landed at Wick on return
881 CrokerEric EugeneSergeantNZ/391826PilotRNZAFFighter Command41 Sqd
1941-06-01SpitfireIIaP8163EB-?RAF Catterick, Yorksshire2040Training See archive report for further details KilledCatterick Cemetery. C. of E. Sec. Row M. Grave 18 Read Archive Report
882 CromieNoel GeorgePilot OfficerNZ/402516Age 22New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command11 Operational Training Unit. 92 Group1943-06-19MartinetTT.IHP464'E' FlightRAF Oakley, Buckinghamshire1140TrainingSee Archive report for further detailsKilledCranworth Churchyard (St. Mary)

Courtesy AWMM


Born on the 31st August 1920 at Rakaia. Son of George (died 20th July 1958, age 69) and Adeline Rachel Houghton Cromie (née Mulholland - died 29th Septrmber 1958, age 68), of Rakaia, Canterbury, New Zealand. A total of 739 flying hours logged with 36 solo on the Martinet.
883 CronanJohn RichardPilot OfficerNZ/4210913th August 1918 Age 21New ZealanderPilotRNZAFCoastal Command235 Sqd1940-06-27BlenheimIVFL9447LA-YRAF Bircham Newton, Norfolk1255ReconnaissanceShot down by Me109KilledBergen-Op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery. Grave 8. H. 8
Son of Cyril Preston Cronan and Phyllis Lawrence Cronan, of Birkenhead, Auckland, New Zealand.
884 CroninMaxwell JosephSergeantNZ/404996PilotRNZAFBomber Command57 Sqd
1941-12-27WellingtonIcZ1097DZ-?RAF Feltwell, Norfolk1700Dusseldorf See archive report for further details KilledEindhoven Cemetery (Woensel). Plot JJ. Collective grave 42 Read Archive Report
885 CrossSydney NelsonPilot OfficerNZ/414258Age 24 Born on the 19th February 1919New Zealand PilotRNZAFBomber Command90 Sqd
1943-04-20StirlingIIIBF463WP-QRAF Ridgewell, Essex2153Rostock See archive report for further information KilledSvino Churchyard. Grave 31. son of Joseph John and Harriet Annie Cross (née Stowell), of Tuapeka Mouth, Otago, New Zealand.

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

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886 CrossT RSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-03-28WellingtonIIIX3462AA-NFeltwellLubeck?KilledKiel War Cemetery
887 CrossgroveRFlight SergeantDFM

RNZAFBomber Command97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
1943-12-16LancasterIIIJB243OF-PBourn1645BerlinCrashed near Graveley HUNTSKilledCambridge City Cemetery
888 CrowhurstS VSergeantRNZAFBomber Command106 Sqd
1941-12-12HampdenIAE391ZN-Coningsby1040GelsenkirchenCrashed near OberhausenKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
889 CrowtherF E WSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-09-23StirlingIIIBF459JN-GMepal1945MannheimCrashed at LampertheimDied of Injuries 3/10.43Durnbach War Cemetery
890 CrowtherWilliam RoyalSergeantNZ/41313Age 26New ZealanderObserver / PilotRNZAFTraining Command10 Operational Training Unit. 6 Group1941-10-23WhitleyVP5023-RAF Abingdon, Berkshire150TrainingSee reportKilledBrookwood Military Cemetery. 2. C. 8

Born on the 28th June 1915 at Wellington. Prior to service worked as a labourer for Kiwitea County Council. Enlisted for pilot training on the 19th January 1941. Son of Royal Crowther and of Kate Mary Crowther (née Byrne), of Mangaweka, Wellington, New Zealand. A total of 166 flying hours logged.
891 CroxonKenneth EricSergeant1893473Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-08-25LancasterIIILM593AA-NRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire2025Russelsheim See archive report for full details KilledRheinberg War Cemetery. Coll. grave 8.K.8-10 Read Archive Report
892 CroyDouglas MarchbankFlying OfficerNZ/414259PilotRNZAFFighter Command140 Sqd1943-08-05SpitfirePR IVAB126ZW-?RAF Hartford Bridge, Hampshire1420TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilledBrookwood Military Cemetery. Grave 2.C.1ARead Archive Report
893 CrozierA WFlight SergeantNZ415519RNZAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1943-06-22StirlingIIIBK656LS-AMildenhall2330MulheimCrasjed SW of Otterlo HollandKilledEde General Cemeterey
894 CrozierNoel HenrySergeant411742Age 21New ZealanderAir GunnerRNZAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1942-09-23LancasterIW4230WS-PRAF Waddington, Lincolnshire252WismarHit by light Flak of 3/lei Flak Abt 844. crashed in the Baltic near Langeland (Korsor) at 0252

On 25 Sep 1942 a wheel and a fuel tank was found in the sea and brought to Vejrø
Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial Panel 117
Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand

Born on the 25th December 1920 at Woodville. A draper for John Cobbe and Co. Enlisted at Levin on the 15th March 1941. Son of Alexander and Annie Crozier (née Cox), of Woodville, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. 136 Flying hours logged and on his 3rd operational sortie. The family lost 3 other brothers, Fl/Sgt. Alexander Crozier went missing on the 03rd March 1944. 23 Squadron Mosquito FB.V1 LR253 YP-M. Fl/Sgt. Alexander Walter Crozier 15 squadron Stirling III BK656 LS-A killed on the 23rd June 1943. P/O. Robert Crozier 500 squadron Hudson III VAM697 MK-K.
895 CrozierAlexanderFlying OfficerNZ/415749PilotRNZAFCoastal Command23 Sqd1944-03-03MosquitoFB.VILR253YP-MRAF Alghero, Sardinia1905Offensive patrolSee archive report for further detailsMissing - believed killedMalta Memorial. Panel 16, Column 2img src="/ARSiteImages/AircrewImages/crozier-alexander.jpg" alt="" width="150">
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896 CrozierRobertPilot OfficerNZ/401641ObserverRNZAFCoastal Command500 Sqd1942-02-21HudsonIII VAM697MK-KRAF Bircham Newton, Norfolk1528Operation 'Shadow'See archive report for further detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 115img src="/ARSiteImages/AircrewImages/crozier-robert.jpg " alt="" width="150">
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897 CruickshankD JFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command50 Sqd
1945-01-01LancasterINF984VN-Skellingthorpe1651GravenhorstHit by flak near target force landed Juvincourt France
898 CrumpSidney ArnoldPilot OfficerNZ/411978Age 26New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command21 Operational Training Unit. 6 Group1941-12-23WellingtonICDV422-RAF Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire / RAF Edgefield, Oxfordshire1420TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledMoreton-in-Marsh Cemetery. Sec. K. Grave 19

Courtesy Jennifer Lemaire

Born on the 24th November 1915 at Tauranga. Worked as a book keeper for Levin and Company at Fielding prior to service. After serving in the territorial army for a year enlisted in the RNZAF at Levin on the 23rd March 1941. Pilots bade awarded on the 11th August 1941 and received his commission on the 06th September 1941. Embarked for England on the 12th September 1941. Son of Harry and Lily Crump (nee Crosley), of Feilding, Wellington, New Zealand. A total of 138 flying hours logged.
899 CudlippLSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-01-04StirlingIIILJ473AA-RMepal2220GardeningCrashed at base on return
900 CullenJames Roy 'Jimmy'SLdrNew ZealandPilotRAF & RNZAFFighter Command486 Sqd (NZ)

183 Sqd
18 [14+4] (all V-1s)Tempest Diver (V1) ace 44 Typhoon 1945

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