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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
901 CullenH S GSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-03-12WellingtonIIIX3588AA-FeltwellKiel?KilledRunnymede
902 CulpanN SFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command57 Sqd
1944-12-17LancasterIIILM626DX-MEast Kirkby1617MunchenCrashed & explodedKilledSt-Sever Cemetery Rouen Correct aircraft advised by Peter Chicken June 2017
903 CulshawJ RSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-08-27StirlingIIIEE955AA-DMepal2130NurnbergCrashed SchwarzenauKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
904 CummingG MSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1940-07-20WellingtonIcR3165AA-FeltwellHorst? KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
905 CumminsJohn PatersonFlight sergeantNZ/405638Age 24New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining CommandSchool of Navigation and Reconnaissance1944-09-04AnsonINZ414PK-VRNZAF New Plymouth1419Navigation ExerciseSee Archive report for further detailsKilledWellington Cemetery (Karori). Grave 40-J/3. (S).Born on the 24th July 1921 at Wellington. Attended Wellington Technical College. Worked as a radio serviceman for Radio Corporation in Wellington. Served 6 months in the New Zealand Corps of Signals. Enlisted at Harewood on the 27th December 1940. Embarked for England on the 26th of May 1941. 307 Sqn PAF (Beaufighter) 23rd August 1941, 456 Squadron RAAF (Beaufighter) 6 25th November 1941. Remustered as Radio Direction Findings Mechanic 21st May 1942, 488 Squadron RNZAF (Beaufighter) 30th June 1942.

Remustered as a pilot under training on the 14th of September 1942. Embarked for Canada on the 02nd July 1943. Pilots Badge and promoted to sergeant on the 14th January 1944. Returned to New Zealand on the 27th of May 1944. School of Navigation and Reconnaissance on the 30th August 1944. Son of William Henry Cummins, and of Sarah Hepburn Cummins (née Houlder), of Wellington, New Zealand. A total of 237 flying hours logged with 70 hours on the Anson.

906 CummockV PFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command57 Sqd
1942-06-02WellingtonICX9787DX-Feltwell2350EssenCrashed N of Gildehaus GermanyKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
907 CumpstyF W RPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-07-30StirlingIIIBF458JN-PMepal2241RemscheidCrashed at Krefeld-UerdingenKilledRunnymede
908 CundyNeil EdwardSergeantNZ/412660Age 22New ZealandPilotRNZAFMediterranean Air Command260 Sqd
1943-02-26KittyhawkIIAFL285HS-?El Assa, Libya900GabesSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledSfax War Cemetery. Grave XIII D 1

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 02nd July 1920 at Wellington. Prior to service worked as a shepherd for the Glendonal9d Station. Enlisted at Levin on the 04th May 1941. After training in Canada awarded his pilots badge on the 21st November 1941 and promoted to sergeant. 239 training flight on 12th aNovember 1942. Slightly injured by enemy fire flying a Kittyhawk on the 22nd December 1942. Joined the squadron on the 09th January 1942. Son of Clifford Edgar Cundy and Blanche Evelyn Cundy (nee Willis) of 143 Moxham Avenue, Wellington, New Zealand. A total of 257 flying hours logged
909 CunninghamWFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-18LancasterILL921AA-EMepal2246AulnoyeCrashed at Harveng {Hainant}EvaderParadie Archive Database
910 CunninghamAlan HenryPilot Officer4124691909New ZealanderBomb AimerRNZAFBomber Command156 Sqd
1942-10-15WellingtonIIIBK339GT-Warboys1915KolnPossible claim by Lt Wilhelm Beier 10/NJG1 - Sea 70km West of Den Haag (Biber): 2,900m at 2219 hrsKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 115Son of James and Cathrine Cunningham
911 CunninghamA BPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-05-11LancasterIILL739JI-MWaterbeachLeuvenCrashed Rixensart {Brabant}PoW
912 CunninghamGSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-24LancasterIHK575AA-OMepal2149StuttgartCrashed near Burlioncourt {Moselle}KilledChateau-Voue
913 CunninghamL RSergeant643601Bomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-10StirlingIIIBF456AA-JNewmarket.0006.Frankfurt?KilledRheinberg War Cemetery
914 CunninghamGodfrey MelvilleFlying OfficerNZ/414260Born on the 24th September 1917New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command2 Sqd1942-11-29MustangIAP164XV-?RAF Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire1409RecceSe archive report for further brief details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 114.Read Archive Report
915 CunninghamRobert KeithSergeantNZ/414597Born on the 15th January 1913New ZealandPilotRNZAFCoastal Command1 Overseas Aircraft Dispatch Unit. 44 Group1943-03-15WellingtonVIIIHX771Not issuedRAF Portreath, Cornwall327Ferry flight See archive report for further brief details Killed Illogan Churchyard (St. Illogan). Row 2. Grave 8 Read Archive Report
916 CurlewisR FSergeantRAAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-10-10WellingtonIcZ8909AA-FeltwellKolnCrashed near KolnKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
917 CurrieJPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command10 Sqd
1945-04-08Halifax IIILK753ZA-VMelbourne1934HamburgKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
918 CurtisJ SFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1943-10-03StirlingIIIBF470LS-GMildenhall1857KasselCrashed at HastePoW
919 CurtisWFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-12-06LancasterIHK574AA-RMepal1713LeunaDitched in River Orwell Near Ipswich
920 CurtisS ASergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-08StirlingIIIBK770AA-LNewmarket2130DuisburgCrashed Bressingham NORFOLKKilledNewmarket Cemetery
921 CurtisKenneth GeorgeFlight SergeantNZ/422987Age 21New ZealanderW/Op/Air/GnrRNZAF2 Group. 2nd Tactical Air Force180 Sqd
1944-08-25MitchelleIIHD316EV-TRAF Dunsfold, Surrey1100Clermont, FranceSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBrookwood Military Cemetery, Woking. Grave 8. AA. 9

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 12th July 1923 at Kongahu, South Island. Enlisted at Ohakea on the 6th May 1942. Awarded his air gunners badge and promoted to Sergeant on the 14th June 1943. Son of Reuben (died 27th December 1977 age 82) and Mary Florence Elizabeth Curtis (née Feris) (died 20th May 1985 age 86), of Wakefield, Nelson, New Zealand. 294 flying hours logged and on his 29th operational sortie.
922 CuthbertR WFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-10-05LancasterIPD344KO-MWitchford1715SaarbruckenKilled
923 CuthbertESergeantRNZAFBomber Command156 Sqd
1943-02-19LancasterIIIED485GT-Warboys1807Wilhelmshaven?KilledRunnymede
924 CuttanceJ LFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command214 Sqd
1945-03-14FortressIII HB802BU-OOulton1720BSPoW
925 D'Ath-Weston (Dath-Weston)E HFlight LieutenantRNZAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1942-07-26WellingtonIIIBJ723KO-BMarhamHamburgDitchedPoW
926 DabinetteT WSergeantRNZAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1941-04-10WellingtonIcR1442HA-DMarham1930BrestCrashed off Brest Killed
927 DacreDesmond AubreySergeantNZ/391327Age 26New ZealandObserverRNZAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1941-06-20WellingtonIcR1713HA-VRAF Marham, Norfolk2220KielSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 63
Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 11th March 1915 at Auckland. Worked as a clerk for W.R. Fletcher Ltd at Wellington prior to service. Enlisted 25th November 1939 at Levin. Trained at No. 1 Air Observer School. Awarded observers badge on the 08th April 1940 and promoted to sergeant. Joined 218 squadron on the 10th February 1941. Embarked for England on the 26th April 1940. Son of Ranulph George (died 31st October1950 age 76) and Eileen Alice Dacre (nee Harper, died 29th December 1956 age 73), brother of Ranulph Marwell Dacre (died 31st October 1950 age 76) and Joan Marwell Dacre (died 21st December 1934 age 29 following surgery) of Windmill Road, Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand. 398 flying hours logged and on his 22nd operational sortie.
928 DaleReginaldSergeant1818763Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqn RNZAF
1944-05-27LancasterIIIND802 “The Flying Scotsman”AA:DRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire00:45AachenSee archive report for full detailsPoW No 111, Stalag Luft VIINone - thought to have survived the war
929 DaleClive Alan GillionsSergeantNZ/402170Age 20New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command125 Sqd
1941-10-25DefiantIT3985VA-?RAF Fairwood Common, Glamorganshire2200Night PatrolBaled out near SwanseaKilledKillay Churchyard (St Hilary of Poictiers). Grave 143

Courtesy Courtesy Jennifer Lemaire

Born on the 25 August 1921 at Dunedin. Worked as a surveyor for the Public Works Department prior to service. Enlisted at Levin on the 28th July 1940.Awarded his pilots badge awarded on the 15th January 1941 and promoted to sergeant on the 08th February 1941 after training in Canada. Joined 125 squadron on the 13th July 1941 from 59 Operational Training Unit. Son of Daniel Souter Dale and of Ida Victoria Dale (nee Gillions), of Linton, Wellington, New Zealand. A total of 303 flying hours logged.
930 DaleThomas WilsonPilot OfficerNZ/428085Age 23New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command199 Sqd
1944-06-16StirlingIIILJ531EX-NRAF North Creake, Norfolk2219BSSee archive report for further details and photographsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 263
Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand

Born on the 12th May 1919 in Wellington. Educated at Wellington College and Victoria University. A clerk for the Public Trust Office in Wellington, Enlisted on the 11th July in New Plymouth as an aircraft hand. re-mustered as a as a pilot under training 27th July 1942. With No. 1 Service Flying Training School 16th October 1942.

Pilot badge awarded on the 29th December 1942 and promoted to sergeant on the 06th March 1943. Embarked for England on the 06th April 1943. With 1665 Heavy Conversion Unit on the 30th December 1943 after training with 11 Operational Training Unit. Joined 199 squadron on the 18th March 1944. Commissioned on the 24th April 1944. A total of 484 flying hours logged and on his 05th operational sortie.

The son of James Murray Dale (died 25th April 1965, age 79) and Maude Mary Dale (née Ring - died 15th August 1975, age 93), of Wellington. Dale's brother, James Atkinson Dale, born on the 05th Jan 1917 died a little over two months later, on the 25th August, while flying with 75 (NZ) Squadron.

931 DaleG EFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command61 Sqd
1942-10-01LancasterIR5759QR-Syerston1805WismarCrashed at SildemowKilled1939-1945 Berlin War Cemetery
932 DaleJames AtkinsonFlying OfficerNZ/425562Navigator RNZAFBomber 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
933 DaleyB JSergeantRNZAFBomber Command20 OTU
1942-06-01WellingtonICX9975Advanced BaseEssenPresumed lost in sea off Dutch coastKilledRunnymede
934 DalkinsRSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-08-31StirlingIIIEF491AA-OMepal2025BerlinCrash landed at Coltishall Norfolk on return
935 DallRobert JamesFlight LieutenantNZ/41535Age 32New ZealanderPilotDFC


RNZAFFighter Command33 Sqd
1945-07-04TempestF.V series IISN1605R-?Credited with 1 enemy aircraft destroyed, 2 shared destroyed, 4 damaged, 2 destroyed on the grounB109, Quakenbruck, Germany1500Test FlightSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledCelle War Cemetery. Grave 2.D.2

Courtesy David Stewart

Born on the 15th November 1912 in Victoria, Australia. An engineer for A.E. Herbert in AucklandMoved to New Zealand in 1938. Enlisted as an air observer at Levin on the 19th January 1941 - remastered as pilot U/T on the 21st March 1941. Trained in Canada. Awarded his pilot badge 02nd September 1941 and promoted to sergeant. Joined 61 Operational Training Unit on the 21st October 1941. Commissioned on the 16th May 1942. Test pilot for D. Napier and Sons at Luton on the 13th April 1944. Embarked for New Zealand on the 02nd October 1944 returning on the 22nd March 1845. Son of Clarence Christian and Catherine Charlotte Dall (nee Rosser, later Duthie) of Hawkesburn, Victoria, Australia. Husband of Nancy Russell Dall (formerly Husband, nee Henderson) of Merrivale, Christchurch, New Zealand. A total of 991 flying hours logged. 222 operational sorties with 486 squadron, 45 with 198 squadron and 19 with 33 squadron.
936 DallasA FSergeantRNZAFBomber Command105 Sqd
1940-10-28BlenheimIVT2229GB-Watton1830MannheimCrashed at Cranmer Hall NorfolkKilled
937 DallengerBenPilot OfficerNZ/411377Age 23New ZealanderPilotRNZAFBomber 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) General Cemetery Plot C Row 9 Grave 244 Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand

Born on the 31st March 1919 at Upper Hutt. Worked as a clerk for Waugh Ltd at Lower Hutt. Enlisted on the 02nd March 1941 at Levin. Initial training with No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School on the 11th of April 1941. Embarked for Canada on the 16thg of June 1941. Pilot badge was awarded on the 25th of September 1941 and awarded his commission.

Embarked for England on the 07th October 1941 Further training with 20 Operational Training Unit on the 18th November 1941 and then with No. 7 Conversion flight on the Stirling. Joined 7 squadron on the 05th June 1942.

Son of Joseph Sidney (died 09th June 1959, age 73) and Aveline Jane Dallenger (née Hughes - died 03rs April 1943, age 59), of Stilling StreetLower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand. Father remarried Constance Lillian Eveline Dallenger (née Wilson - died 26th November 1978, age 70). A total of 458 flying hours were logged. On his 11th operational sortie.

938 DallyA RSergeantRNZAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1942-07-31WellingtonIIIBJ841SR-BournDusseldorfCrashed near MonchengladbachKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
939 DalzellE T PPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-08-27WellingtonIIIBJ708AA-MildenhallKasselCrashed at MelsungenKilledHannover War Cemetery
940 DanceA TFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-11-04StirlingIIIEE897AA-GMepal1557Gardening?KilledRunnymede
941 DandyRodney GeorgePilot OfficerNZ/41703128th August 1910 Age 32New ZealanderPilotRNZAFTraining Command1 Operational Training Unit1942-10-23Airspeed OxordINZ277-RNZAF Bell Block, Taranaki, New Zealand (New Plymouth)915TrainingAccident - Crashed Mt. Egmont, Taranaki rangeKilledWellington Cemetery (Karori). 39. Z/5
A clerk prior to enlisting. Son of George Alfred and Mary Dandy (née McLennan later Brunton). Husband of Isabel Dandy (née Lochead later Cruickshnk), of Dallington, Christchurch, New Zealand. A total of 530 solo flying hours, 117 hrs on the Oxford.
942 DanielRPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command18 Sqd
1941-03-21BlenheimIVT2038WV-MBoscombe Down2339LorientCrashed at Barkston LincsKilled
943 DanzeyRaymond Jack 'Dan'PONew ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command486 Sqd (NZ)

13 [9+4] (all V-1s)Ace
944 DanzeyR JFlying OfficerPilotFighter486 Sqd RNZAF
1944-08-23TempestVEJ560MCrashed at Newchurch on take offInjured
945 DareCharles FrederickSergeantNZ/401373New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1941-09-12WellingtonIcX9670HA-NRAF Marham, NorfolkPMFrankfurtSee Archive reportPoW No: 9610 Camp: Stalag Luft Heydekrug

Courtesy Julie and Dennis Dare


born on the 03rd of August 1920. Prior to war breaking out Dad was enrolled in Dentistry school at Otago University in the South Island. During his PoW years, he became the camp dentist extracting teeth etc. with no pain relief! As a result, when he returned to NZ his place in dentistry, which had been held for him, no longer appealed and he worked sales, real estate and had his own business for a time. Left service in Auckland on the 18th October 1946 as Warrant Officer.

Telegram informing parents he was 'missing in action' was received on the 14th September 1941, it was not until the middle of October before his anxious parents were informed he was a PoW. Lived at 18 Rotomahana Terrace, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand on enlistment. After release from being a PoW he returned to England. On arrival after debriefing, he travelled to Scotland with his co-pilot Leslie Booth.

There he met a cousin of Leslie, Miss Kathleen Isherwood who had been sent there by her parents from Manchester to escape the bombing. Three weeks later they married. He suffered poor health for the rest of his life thought to have been caused by his internment of nearly three years and passed away on the 01st January 1972, at age 51.

946 DarlingR MFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command156 Sqd
1942-08-27WellingtonIIIDF667GT-Warboys2035Kassel?KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
947 DarlingW RSergeantRNZAFBomber Command458 Sqd RAAF
1942-01-06WellingtonIVZ1182FV-GHolme on Spalding Moor437BrestCrashed at N Howden YORKSInjured
948 DarneyJ NFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-07-30StirlingIIIEE915AA-XMepal2234Remscheid?KilledRunnymede
949 DartnallJ VSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-29StirlingIIIBF561AA-ONewmarket2314WuppertalCrashed Gladbeck-RentfortKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
950 DartonT WFlight SergeantNZ414465RNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-25StirlingIBK602AA-RNewmarket.0006.DusseldorfCrashed in sea French/Belgian coastKilledRunnymede

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