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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 DatabaseLinks/Archive Reports                        Notes                        
52701 OwenRobert FenwickFlight Lieutenant84914Age 25UKPilotDFC


RAFVRBomber Command28 Conversion Flight. 4 Group1941-12-22HalifaxIL9522-RAF Leconfield, Yorkshire1025Ferry flightSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledGolders Green Crematorium. Panel 3Son of Joseph Fenwick Owen and Marjorie Owen, of St. Albans, Hertfordshire. DFC Citation, London Gazette, 25 July 1941: 'In June, 1941, Flying Officer Owen and Sergeant Hogg were the captain and wireless operator/air gunner respectively of an aircraft which participated in a daylight attack on Kiel. After successfully bombing his objective, Flying Officer Owens’s aircraft was attacked by four enemy fighters whilst attempting to regain formation with his leader. The aircraft was repeatedly hit—the starboard engine and the wireless were put out of action and the beam gunner killed. Sergeant Hogg coolly returning fire was instrumental in keeping the fighters at long range which enabled his captain to manoeuvre his aircraft and reach cloud cover. Sergeant Hogg thereupon skilfully repaired the wireless set reconnecting twenty-five leads with spare wire. Although one engine had ceased to function Flying Officer Owen flew safely back to base. Throughout, this officer displayed exceptional skill and courage and was ably assisted by the coolness and ability of Sergeant Hogg'.
52702 BarkerRichard Percival WilliamPilot OfficerNZ/41464Age 25New ZealanderPilotRNZAFBomber Command28 Conversion Flight. 4 Group

10 Sqd

1941-12-22HalifaxIL9522-RAF Leconfield, Yorkshire1025Ferry flightSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledGrantham Cemetery. Sec. 17. Row M. Grave 11

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 22nd February 1916 in Reigate, Surrey, England. Emigrated to New Zealand in 1920. Worked as a shepherd on his fathers farm in Gisbourne prior to service. Enlisted on the 18th January 1941 at Levin. Awarded his pilots badge and commission on the 05th July 1941. Attached to 28 Conversion Flight on the 15th December 1941 from 10 squadron. Son of Richard and Sheila Hall Barker, of Gisbourne, Auckland, New Zealand. A total of 206 flying hours logged and completed at least 3 operational sorties. It seems that he was on this aircraft as a passenger. Note: His older brother, Fl/Lt. Desmond Wallace Ferguson Barker DFC 70043 RAF, was killed on the 12th February 1941. 83 squadron Hampden I AD722 OL-X returning from an operation to Bremen. Whilst circling the airfield in very poor visibility crashed into a house killing 3 crew, 1 survived injured.
52703 BeattieWilliam StuartPilot OfficerNZ/41301Age 24New ZealanderPilotRNZAFBomber Command28 Conversion Flight. 4 Group

10 Sqd

1941-12-22HalifaxIL9522-RAF Leconfield, Yorkshire1025Ferry flightSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledSt Mary Church Churchyard. Southwest of church tower

Courtesy Family

Born on the 08th March 1917 at Dunedin. Worked as a farmer with is brother at Lauder prior to service. Enlisted on the 19th January 1941 at Levin. Awarded his pilots badge and commission on the 05th July 1941. Attached to 28 Conversion Flight on the 14th December 1941 from 10 squadron. Son of John and Rachel Wilson Beattie (nee Rutherford), of The Downs, Lauder, Otago, New Zealand. A total of 184 flying hours logged and completed at least 3 operational sorties. It seems that he was on this aircraft as a passenger.
52704 MerrifieldLeslieSergeant702345Age 23UKFlight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command28 Conversion Flight. 4 Group

1941-12-22HalifaxIL9522-RAF Leconfield, Yorkshire1025Ferry flightSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledHorwich Cemetery (Ridgmont). Div. 2. Sec. 2. C. of E. Grave P.25.Son of Alfred Edward and Alice Merrifield, of Horwich. Grave inscription: 'May We Who Are Left Be Worthy Of His Great Sacrifice'.
52705 GibbEric Arthur FawnsFlying Officer104430Age 22UKObserverDFM


RAFVRBomber Command28 Conversion Flight. 4 Group

1941-12-22HalifaxIL9522-RAF Leconfield, Yorkshire1025Ferry flightSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledEdinburgh Cemetery (Warriston). Sec. A. 1. Grave 441Son of Clement Arthur Gibb, J.P., and Jean Burnet Fawns Gibb, of Edinburgh, Scotland. Completed 33 operational sorties. DFM Citation 23rd September 1941 whilst with 35 squadron; 'Sgt. Gibb is an observer of outstanding ability possessed of a high order of courage. He has been the navigator in F/Off. Owen’s crew over a long period of operations and has contributed in a marked way to the successes achieved. He is strongly recommended for the recognition of the Distinguished Flying Medal'.
52706 MaystonStanley RobertSergeant908800Age 21UKObserverDFM


RAFVRBomber Command28 Conversion Flight. 4 Group

1941-12-22HalifaxIL9522-RAF Leconfield, Yorkshire1025Ferry flightSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledEdinburgh Cemetery (Warriston). Sec. A. 1. Grave 441Son of Robert William and Violet Jessamine Mayston, of Thornton Heath, Surrey.
52707 DenningJames AlbertSergeant939302Age 19UKAir GunnerRAFVRBomber Command28 Conversion Flight. 4 Group

1941-12-22HalifaxIL9522-RAF Leconfield, Yorkshire1025Ferry flightSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledGrantham Cemetery. Sec. 17. Row M. Grave 10Son of James and Rhoda May Denning of Camberwell.
52708 HancockJames AnthonyCpl.648598Age 21UKPassengerRAFVRBomber Command28 Conversion Flight. 4 Group

1941-12-22HalifaxIL9522-RAF Leconfield, Yorkshire1025Ferry flightSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledGrantham Cemetery. Sec. 17. Row M. Grave 9Son of James Arthur and Florence Beatrice Hancock. Husband of Elsie Hancock, of Blackburn, Lancashire. Grave inscription: 'His Life Was An Emblem Of Love And Devotion, His Death An Unspeakable Sorrow'.
52709 CurrieRonald JamesPilot OfficerJ/21861Age ?CanadaPilotRCAFFighter Command59 Operational Training Unit. 9 Group1943-07-14HurricaneIV7173-RAF Millfield, Northumberland0955TrainingSee archive report for further brief details - collided with P3475Safe - killed on the 18the August 1944Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery. Grave XVII. B. 10

Courtesy Operation Picture Me

A bank clerk prior to service. Awarded his pilots badge on the 18th December 1942. Son of the late Arthur Victor and Gladys Annie Currie (nee Wickwire). Husband of Margaret Merriam Morse Beutel of Parrsboro, Nova Scotia. Joined 184 squadron from 59 Operational Training Unit on the 27th January 1944.
52710 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.
52711 MillerFrank ReidFlying OfficerNZ/2409Age 27New ZealanderPilot (U/T)RNZAFTraining Command1545 Beam Approach Training Flight. 25 Group1945-01-19OxfordIAT655-RAF Halfpenny Green, Staffordshire0839TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledChristchurch Crematorium (Bromley). 14. 2G

Courtesy AWMM

Cremated at Harrogate in Yorkshire. His brother later collected his ashes for burial at Christchurch Crematorium (Bromley). 14. 2G. Born on the 01st February 1917 at Christchurch. A student at West Christchurch High School before he was recommended for a RAF Aircraft Apprenticeship. Embarked for England on the 25th November 1932 at the age of 15. Received his air gunners badge on the 02nd Mat 1936. Embarked for Singapore to join 203 squadron in January 1937 then with 100 squadron embarking for Egypt in October 1939. Remustered as a pilot (u/t) on the 15th April 1942. Left for Rhodesia for training on the 22nd May 1942. Commissioned on the 05th June 1943 when he was also awarded his pilots badge. Transfer to the RNZAF on the 01st January 1944. Son of George Greyling Miller and Edith Lillian Miller (née Stokes), of Somerford Street, Christchurch, Canterbury and husband of Edith May Miller (née Chamberlain), of Christchurch. At the time of her husbands death was living in Harrogate, Yorkshire, England. Edith died on the 09th June 1997. They had 1 child, a boy. A total of 724 flying hours logged with 500 on the Oxford.
52712 StrangRobert HaroldFlying Officer79515Age 21New ZealandPilotRAFVRFighter Command65 Sqd
1940-12-01SpitfireIP9454FZ-WRAF Tangmere, SussexPatrolSee archive report for further brief detailsSafe - missing on the 25th January 1942Later - Runnymede Memorial. Panel 66

Courtesy Jennifer Lemaire

Born on the 16th May 1918 at Invergarville. Worked as a commercial traveller for David Strang Ltd. (coffee and spice manufacturers). Awarded his 'A' flying licence with the Southland Aero Club on the 20th March 1939. Selected for RAF on a short service commission on the 28th October 1939. Awarded his pilots badge on the 22nd January 1940. Attached to the RAF and embarked for England on the 23rd March 1940. After various Operational Training Units before joining 65 Squadron on the 04th September 1940. Whilst with 65 he carried out some 36 operational sorties. Joined 485 squadron on the 01st June 1940. Son of Robert Matthew and Jeannie Strang (née Campbell), of 23 lewis Street, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand and husband of Marguerite Strang, of Muswell Hill, Middlesex. A total of 499 flying hours logged and on his 105th operational sortie. He had flown on operations dated 25/26th October 1940 thus qualifying for the Battle of Britain clasp but this was not claimed/awarded.
52713 HoldsworthCedric WestFlying Officer40913Age 25New ZealandPilotRAFPalestine and Transjordan Comman208 Sqd
1941-06-15HurricaneIN2626RG-?Gaza, Palestine1545RecceSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledDamascus Commonwealth War Cemetery. Grave J.43

Courtesy Courtesy Jennifer Lemaire

Born on the 16th April 1916 at Wellington. Worked as a collection clerk for Wilberfoss and Harden accountants prior to service. Selected for a short service commission with the RAFin April 1938. Embarked for England on the 07th April 1938. Pilots badge awarded on the 20th March 1939. Joined 208 squadron in Egypt on the 05th September 1939 flying the Lysander and Hurricane. Son of Frank and Winifred Jessie Holdsworth (née West), of Kelburn, Wellington City, New Zealand. A total of 516 flying hours logged and on his 25th operational sortie.
52714 MacrostieKeith ErnestFlying Officer41192Age 21UKPilotRAFPalestine and Transjordan Comman208 Sqd
1941-06-15HurricaneIZ4628RG-?Gaza, Palestine1545RecceSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledDamascus Commonwealth War Cemetery. Grave J.10

Courtesy Oleg Marin

Promoted to P/O. on the 25th July 1939 and then F/O. on the 03rd September 1940. Son of W/Cdr. Reginald David Gorrie Macrostie MBE, MiD. and Eleanor Irene May Macrostie (née Williamson). Grave inscription: 'When Day Is Done And Shadows Fall We Think Of You'.
52715 WandWalter Edgar AnthonyPilot Officer84312Age 21UKPilotRAFTraining Command 7 Group17 Operational Training Unit1941-08-12BlenheimIL1245-RAF Upwood, Huntingdonshire2300TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledHill Churchyard (St. Paul). Row 1. Grave 7Son of Walter Arthur and Florence Amelia Wand. of Mill Hill, London, England.
52716 BellRanald PeterPilot OfficerNZ/402841Age 24New ZealandPilot (U/T)RNZAFTraining Command 7 Group17 Operational Training Unit1941-08-12BlenheimIL1245-RAF Upwood, Huntingdonshire2300TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBury Cemetery. Row G. Grave 21 Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 19th January 1917 at Blenheim. Asheep farmer for W.P. Bell of Longrow, Takapau prior to service. Enlisted at Levin on the 31st August 1940. Pilots badge awarded on the 16th January 1941 and received his commission on the 01st March 1941. Embarked for England on the 27th March 1941. Son of Adam Bell and of Melina Florence Hazelden Bell (née Clouston), of Haverlock North, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. A total of 196 flying hours logged. (note: the correct spelling for his christian name, CWGC spell it incorrectly as Ronald)
52717 DaviesEvan AneurinSergeant1375288Age 25UKW/Op/Air/GunnerRAFVRTraining Command 7 Group17 Operational Training Unit1941-08-12BlenheimIL1245-RAF Upwood, Huntingdonshire2300TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledRamsey Cemetery (Wood Lane). Plot L. Grave 227on of John Edward and Anna Davies. Grave inscription: Loving Thoughts Shall Ever Linger Round The Grave Where Thou Art Laid
52718 BlairColin PagetLeading Aircraftsman1378183Age 18PortugalPilot (U/T)RAFVRTraining CommandService Flying Training School1941-08-12OxfordIIW6629-RAF Upper Heyford0015TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledKidlington Burial Ground. Sec. B. Grave 3Son of James Bickers Blair and Gwendoline Mary Blair, of Quinta Nova, Carcavelos, Portugal. Grave inscription: 'And So With Vision Splendid Thou Shalt Smile Back And Never Know Regret'.
52719 OlsenErling JulinFlight SergeantAge 23NorwegianPilotRNAFTraining CommandService Flying Training School1941-08-12OxfordIIR16156-RAF Upper Heyford0015TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledMidtgulen churchyard, Norway

Courtesy Oleg Marin

Born on the 26th December 1917 in Florø, son of engineer Oskar Julin Olsen, born 1888 in Bergen, and Klara Amanda née Johansen born 1902 in Florø. Memorial inscription: 'Flight Sergeant Erling Julin Olsen Born 26-12 1917. Fell For His * Country 13 - 8 1941 * Erected By The People Of * Svelgen * Svelgens Turn Og Idrettsforening'.
52720 AppleyardG HSergeantUKW/Op/Air/GunnerRAFVRBomber Command139 Sqd (Jamaica)
1941-08-12BlenheimIVV5725XD-RAF Oulton, Norfolk0949Koln-KnapsackCrashed Berrenrath 12km SW KolnKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
52721 WilliamsReginald GeorgeSquadron Leader43077Age 35UKPilotDFC


AFM


RAFBomber 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 18No further details, are you able to assist?
52722 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.
52723 GrantIan CurtisPilot OfficerNZ/41898Age 24New 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 6

Courtesy Courtesy Jennifer Lemaire

Born on the 30th January 1917 at Inglewood. Before enlisting worked as a clerk for the Farmers Co-Op Society at New Plymouth. Enlisted at Levin on the 08th February 1941. Pilots badge awarded on the 26th July 1941 and his commission on the 06th September 1941. Embarked for England on the 12th September 1941. Son of Ian Percy and Myrtle Eileen Grant (nee Curtis), of Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand. A total of 140 flying hours logged.
52724 HopkinsReginald JohnPilot Officer111240Age 24UKW/Op/Air/GunnerRAFVRBomber Command21 Operational Training Unit. 6 Group1941-12-23WellingtonICDV422-RAF Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire / RAF Edgefield, Oxfordshire1420TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBrookwood Military Cemetery. Grave 24. ASon of Walter and Christine Hopkins; husband of Barbara Dawn Hopkins, of Manor Park, Essex, England. Of South Africa. Grave inscription: 'Always In My Thoughts" Dawn "I Remember" Rest In God's Peace, My Reg. Mom'.
52725 PeachRonald IvorFlight Sergeant645583Age 20UKW/Op/Air/GunnerRAFVRBomber Command21 Operational Training Unit. 6 Group1941-12-23WellingtonICDV422-RAF Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire / RAF Edgefield, Oxfordshire1420TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledSheffield Cemetery (Shiregreen). Sec. A. (Gen.). Grave 233.Son of Joseph Robert and Nancie Peach of Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
52726 KellyHoward GordonSergeant1004519Age 20UKAir/GnrRAFVRBomber Command21 Operational Training Unit. 6 Group1941-12-23WellingtonICDV422-RAF Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire / RAF Edgefield, Oxfordshire1420TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledMaltby Cemetery. Sec. B. Row 9. Grave 1

Courtesy Oleg Marin

Son of Fred and Maud E. Kelly, of Maltby, Yorkshire, England.
52727 ConstableWilliam RonaldPilot Officer101504Age 23UKObserverRAFVRCoastal Command254 Sqd
1941-12-24BlenheimIVFL9313QY-?RAF Dyce, Aberdeenshire1415Transit FlightSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledCrail Cemetery. Sec. F. Grave 28Son of William Smith Constable and Annabella Constable and husband of Margaret J. F. Constable, of Crail. Grave inscription: 'Dearly Beloved Husband Of Margaret J.F.Anderson. Treasured Memories'.
52728 BroomThomasAircraftman 2nd Class1105527Age 21UKW/Op/Air/GunnerRAFVRCoastal Command254 Sqd
1941-12-24BlenheimIVFL9313QY-?RAF Dyce, Aberdeenshire1415Transit FlightSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledManchester Cemetery (Philips Park). Sec. O. Church. Grave 559Son of Thomas and Florence Broom, of Manchester. His brother, 31 year old James Carroll 3536146 2nd Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps was killed on the 03rd November 1942. (As inscribed on family headstone?)
52729 WatsonRonald FrederickAircraftman 2nd Class1175044Age 27UKW/Op/Air/GunnerRAFVRCoastal Command254 Sqd
1941-12-24BlenheimIVFL9313QY-?RAF Dyce, Aberdeenshire1415Transit FlightSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledNorthwood Cemetery. Sec. H. Grave 201.Son of Thomas Frederick and Maud Elizabeth Watson, husband of Gladys Pamela Watson, of Shepherds Bush, London. Grave inscription: 'Father, In Thy Gracious Keeping Leave We Now Thy Servant Sleeping'.
52730 WaldenGordon FitzgeraldFlight SergeantNZ/402117Age 26New ZealandAir/GnrRNZAFFighter Command256 Sqd
1942-02-26DefiantIT3995JT-UCredited with one enemy aircraft as damagedRAF Squires Gate, Lancashire2000TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledLytham St Anne's (Park) Cemetery. Sec. D. Nonconformist. Grave 730Born on the 13th November 1915 at Foxten. Worked as a storeman at Wanganui prior to service. Enlisted at Levin on the 28th July 1940. Awarded his air gunners badge and promoted to sergeant on the 21st September 1941. Embarked for England on the 06th October 1940. Joined 256 squadron from 60 Operational Training Unit where it is thought he was an instructor. on the 16th December 1942. Son of Richard and Ada Evelyn Walden (nee Fitzgerald) and husband of Vera Olive Walden (nee Mooney, later Chalk) of 60 Jellicoe Street, Wanganui, New Zealand. Half brother (mothers side) to Fl/Lt. Cecil Todd NZ/411795 RNZAF. Killed on the 05th May 1944 whilst with 7 squadron. Further details here. A total of 222 flying hours logged. Completed 16 operational sorties.
52731 HutchisonRichard BalmanFlying OfficerJ/21234Age 26CanadaPilotRCAFCoastal Command227 Sqd
1944-01-23BeaufighterXJL905-Berka III, Benghazi, LibyaAnti-shippingSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedAlamein War Memorial Panel 281

Courtesy Operation Pictur Me

Son of William P. and Cherry O. Hutchison. Springside, Ohio. USA.
52732 SawleLeslieFlight Sergeant1080661Age 22UKNavigatorRAFVRCoastal Command227 Sqd
1944-01-23BeaufighterXJL905-Berka III, Benghazi, LibyaAnti-shippingSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedAlamein War Memorial Panel 281.

Courtesy Janet Chappell

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Sawle, of Sheffield, England.
52733 SawleLeslieFlight Sergeant1080661Age 22UKNavigatorRAFVRCoastal Command227 Sqd
1944-01-23BeaufighterXJL905-Berka III, Benghazi, LibyaAnti-shippingSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedAlamein War Memorial Panel 281.

Courtesy Janet Chappell

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Sawle, of Sheffield, England.
52734 VanSantFred Willard2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-7679171917AmericanCo-PilotUS Army Air Force8th Air Force91st Bombardment Group (H), 324th Bombardment Squadron (H),1944-08-16B-17G43-38012LG:LBassingbourn (Station #121), Cambridgeshire, EnglandHalle (Mission #556), GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW
52735 Simcock Jr.Robert Warspite2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-7200241922AmericanNavigatorUS Army Air Force8th Air Force91st Bombardment Group (H), 324th Bombardment Squadron (H),1944-08-16B-17G43-38012LG:LBassingbourn (Station #121), Cambridgeshire, EnglandHalle (Mission #556), GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW
52736 CarlsonHerbert2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-769255AmericanBombardierUS Army Air Force8th Air Force91st Bombardment Group (H), 324th Bombardment Squadron (H),1944-08-16B-17G43-38012LG:LBassingbourn (Station #121), Cambridgeshire, EnglandHalle (Mission #556), GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW
52737 PrangeRaymond VernonStaff SergeantSergeant191031051922AmericanEngineerUS Army Air Force8th Air Force91st Bombardment Group (H), 324th Bombardment Squadron (H),1944-08-16B-17G43-38012LG:LBassingbourn (Station #121), Cambridgeshire, EnglandHalle (Mission #556), GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW
52738 BrudoCharles SalomonSergeantSergeant392001951925AmericanBall Turret GunnerUS Army Air Force8th Air Force91st Bombardment Group (H), 324th Bombardment Squadron (H),1944-08-16B-17G43-38012LG:LBassingbourn (Station #121), Cambridgeshire, EnglandHalle (Mission #556), GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW
52739 MeenachWendell OrisStaff SergeantSergeant151041341921AmericanRight Waist GunnerUS Army Air Force8th Air Force91st Bombardment Group (H), 324th Bombardment Squadron (H),1944-08-16B-17G43-38012LG:LBassingbourn (Station #121), Cambridgeshire, EnglandHalle (Mission #556), GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW
52740 WeaverWilliam JohnSergeantSergeant358933901923AmericanLeft Waist GunnerUS Army Air Force8th Air Force91st Bombardment Group (H), 324th Bombardment Squadron (H),1944-08-16B-17G43-38012LG:LBassingbourn (Station #121), Cambridgeshire, EnglandHalle (Mission #556), GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW
52741 HoldenWillard MiltonSergeantSergeant375592512nd September 1923 in Clay, MinnesotaAmericanTail GunnerPH

US Army Air Force8th Air Force91st Bombardment Group (H), 324th Bombardment Squadron (H),1944-08-16B-17G43-38012LG:LBassingbourn (Station #121), Cambridgeshire, EnglandHalle (Mission #556), GermanySee Archive report for detailsMurderedArdennes American Cemetery, Plot B, Row 44, Grave 1
52742 TraffordIvan RaymondSergeantR/63053CanadianPilotRCAFFighter Command53 OTU (RAF)1941-11-07SpitfireIX47721294RAF Llandow12:50TrainingSpun in from low altitude with engine failureKilledLlantwit Major Cemetery, Sec. C. Grave 16. United Kingdom
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52743 GreentreeAthol GeorgeFlying OfficerNZ/414974Age 31New ZealandPilotRNZAFMediterranean Air Command47 Sqd
1943-11-12BeaufighterTF.XLX912KU-?Sidi Amor, Tunisia - El Adem (Kambut) Libya1145Torpedo StrikeSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedAlamein Memorial. Column 277

Courtesy Jennifer Lemaire

Born on the 21st June 1912 at Morrinsville. Prior to service worked as a assistant accountant for John Chambers and Son of Dunedin. After serving for 2 years on the territorial army enlisted into the RNZAF at Levin on the 07th September 1941. Trained at 1 EFTS and awarded his pilots badge on the 10th January 1942. Promoted to sergeant on the 28th February 1942. Embarked for England on the 08th March 1942. Received his commission on the 12th February 1942. After serving with various units joined 47 squadron on the 25th August 1942. Son of Henry Arthur and Alice May (née Waldron) Greentree of Morrinsville and husband of Winifred Annie Greentree (née Tham), of 23 Mitchell Street, Invercargill, New Zealand. 460 flying hours logged. Four brothers served during WW2: Pte. Stuart Frances Greentree 25167 Born 14th July 1915 - Died 08th September 1996 age 81 21 Infantry Battalion PoW 22nd July 1942 Stalag Lamsdorf. Chief Petty Officer Ralph Waldron Greentree RNZN 1456 Born 20th April 1921 - Died 18th August 1979 Age 58. Nelson Charles Greentree. Born 01st August 1919 - Died 07th March 1995 age 76.
52744 FreemanGeorge HerbertFlight Sergeant656750Age 29UKObserverRAFVRMediterranean Air Command47 Sqd
1943-11-12BeaufighterTF.XLX912KU-?Sidi Amor, Tunisia - El Adem (Kambut) Libya1145Torpedo StrikeSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedAlamein Memorial. Column 289Son of George and Nellie Freeman; husband of Gladys R. Freeman, of Watlington, Oxfordshire, England.
52745 CussensAlan SudburySquadron Leader67614Age 24UKPilotMiD


RAFVRAllied Expeditionary Force487 Sqd
1943-12-01MosquitoFB.VIHX962EG-XRAF Sculthorpe, Norfolk1030Anti-shippingSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 118Son of William and Mary Alice Cussens, of Sheffield, England.
52746 MackayHugh MunroFlying OfficerNZ/415345Age 22New ZealandNavigatorRNZAFAllied Expeditionary Force487 Sqd
1943-12-01MosquitoFB.VIHX962EG-XRAF Sculthorpe, Norfolk1030Anti-shippingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledGuidel Communal Cemetery. Row 6. Grave 8

Courtesy Jennifer Lemaire

Born on the 19th December 1920 at V. Worked as an accountant for Carr, Stretton and Company prior to service. Enlisted at Levin on the 28th September 1941 as a pilot under training but that terminated and remastered as an observer on the 28th December 1941.12th February 1942 embarked for training in Canada. Awarded his observers badge and a commission on the 21st September 1942.Embarked for England on the 09th March 1943. Joined 487 squadron on the 25th May 1943 flying the Ventura and Mosquito. Son of John Mackay and of Mary Mackay (née Falla), of Morrinsville, Auckland, New Zealand. A total of 496 flying hours logged and on his 03rd operational sortie.
52747 KraminJanppor./P/OP/OP-16041920-04-06PolishPilotKrzyz Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command304 Sqd (Polish)

1942-06-25Wellington1CDV441NZ-QDaleBremen (1000 Bomber raid)Shot down by nightfighterMissing - believed killed
Archive Report Wellington DV441
52748 MilliganDavid NevilleWing Commander40553Age 27New ZealandPilotDFC


RAFCoastal Command9 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit. 17 Group1944-01-18BeaufighterICT4772-RAF Crosby-on-Eden, Cumbernauld1005TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledChester Cemetery (Blacon). Sec. A. Grave 499

Courtesy Jennifer Lemaire

Born on the 19th December 1916 at Wellington. Worked as a clerk for Tourist and Publicity Dept, Wellington prior to service. Selected for a short service commission on the 17th August 1937. Embarked for England on the 30th October 1937. Pilots badge awarded and joined 220 squadron flying the Anson on the 17th September 1938. Embarked for and joined 36 squadron on the 01st July 1939 flying the Vilderbeest. Moved to 230 squadron flying the Sunderland on the 20th October 1939 based in Egypt. After various attachments flew a Dakota to England on the 10-16th December 1943. Son of David and Jessie Isobel Milligan (née Hall), of 17 Victoria Street, Wellington, New Zealand. Total of 2139 flying hours logged. Grave inscription: 'Affectionately Remembered By All Relatives And By The Men With Whom He Served'.

DFC Citation LG. 02nd June 1942:

This officer is a most courageous and determined pilot. He has completed a large number of sorties, and on three occasions when his flying boat developed engine failure, his superb airmanship was responsible for the safe return of his aircraft and its passengers. On the first occasion, one of the engines shed its propeller and then caught fire. Although the aircraft was vibrating badly (making it impossible to read the instrument panel), and despite bad weather, Flight Lieutenant Milligan succeeded in flying his heavily laden aircraft to Kalafrana. Two days later, whilst flying to Malta, he experienced another engine failure but he succeeded in reaching Kalafrana where he made an emergency landing without the aid of a flare path. On 9th March 1942, whilst taking off from Malta during a heavy raid, a large bomb burst close to his aircraft. The explosion apparently affected the port engine cowling, for after about an hour in the air the main cowling became partially adrift, causing the aircraft to lose height. Flight Lieutenant Milligan regained control and flew safely to Tobruk. On each of these occasions, this officer has magnificently overcome extremely severe tests.

52749 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.
52750 BrittainAlbert LeonardSergeantNZ/4216027Age 22New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining Command2 Operational Training Unit RNZAF1944-02-21HarvardIIANZ1021-RNZAF OhakeaTrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledWaikumete Cemetery. Prot. Soldiers Area E, Row 3A, Grave 35

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Born on the 07th June 1921 at Auckland. Worked on his fathers farm at Glen Eden prior to service. Enlisted on the 06th December 1942. Awarded pilots badge and promoted to sergeant on the 01st November 1943. Son of Frederick William Brittain and of Sarah Brittain (née Foley), of Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand. A total of 260 flying hours logged.

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