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#Name*First NamesTitleRankRAF Equivalent RankService No.BornNationalityRoleAwardsAir ForceCommandUnitDateofIncident *See NoteAircraftTypeSerialCodeVictories (Fighters)BaseTimeMission                        Incident                        FateCommemoratedPhoto (Click to Expand)Referring Database                        Notes                        Links/Archive Reports
1 AitkenColin CampbellSergeantNZ/413006Age 21New ZealandPilotRNZAFNorthwest African Tactical Air Force243Sqn1943-03-01SpitfireVbER724SN-?Souk-el-Khemis, Tunisia1215PatrolSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledMedjez-El-Bab War Cemetery. Grave 10 D 4.

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 12th January 1922 in Scotland. Emigrated to New Zealand 1926. Worked as a clerk for Government Life Assurance at Gisborne . Enlisted at Levin on the 24th May 1941. After training in Canada awarded pilots badge and promoted to sergeant on the 02nd January 1942. Joined 243 squadron on the 30th June 1942. Involved in a forced landing following enemy fire on the 08th February 1943 suffering no injuries. Son of Colin Campbell Aitken and of Charlotte Aitken (nee Houston) of Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland. Later of Gisborne, New Zealand. A total of 320 flying hours logged.
2 AichisonC E JSergeantBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1941-09-20WellingtonIcT2805AA-FeltwellBerlinForce landed Horning Norfolk
3 AickenM NPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command12 OTU
1942-06-01WellingtonICX3203Chipping WardenEssenHit by flak over EssenPoW
4 AickenK RSergeantNZ414372RNZAFBomber Command467Sqn RAAF
5 AingeJohn AlbertFlying OfficerNZ/415279Age 23New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command485Sqn RNZAF
1943-09-24SpitfireIXMH470OU-?RAF Biggin Hill, Kent1100Ramrod 242See archive report for further detailsKilledDieppe Canadian War Cemetery, Grave H.64.Read Archive Report
6 AingerT BSergeantRNZAFBomber Command156Sqn
1942-04-19WellingtonIIIX3485GT-Alconbury2107GardeningPresumed lost over the seaKilledRunnymede
7 AislabieHerbert ClementFlight SergeantNZ/424404Age 23New ZealandPilotRNZAFCoastal Command9 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit. 17 Group1944-01-12BeaufighterVICT5277-RAF Crosby-on-Eden, Cumberland1145TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledChester Cemetery (Blacon). Sec A Grave 500

Courtesy Jennifer Lemaire

Born on the 31st July 1920 at Te Kuiti, Waikato. Prior to service worked as a fitter/turner for Berry Engineering Works Ltd. In the territorial army for a year before enlisting in the RNZAF on the 02nd May 1942. Embarked for Canada on the 31st October 1942. Pilots badge awarded and promoted to sergeant on the 02nd April 1943. On the 28th January 1943 embarked for England. Joined 9 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit. on the 14th September 1943. Son of Clement Gilbert and Eileen Frances Myrtle Aislabie (née Bernard), of Palmerston North, Wellington, New Zealand. A total of 386 flying hours logged.
8 AitchisonH MPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1941-09-15WellingtonIcX9759AA-FeltwellHamburg?KilledHamburg CemeteryParadie Archive Database
9 AitchisonC E JSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1942-03-12WellingtonIIIX3282AA-FeltwellKielCrashed in or near target areaKilledKiel War Cemetery
10 AitchisonR JPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1945-01-01LancasterIIIME321AA-NMepal1548VohwinkelCrashed near MaastrichtKilledRunnymede
11 AitchisonMurray ScofieldFlight SergeantNZ/426088Age 29New ZealandPilotMiDRNZAFFar East31Sqn (RNZAF)
1944-07-01AvengerTBF-ICNZ2512-Piva Bomber Strip, Bougainville820StrikeSee archive report for full detailsEvaded
Born on the 01st November 1914. Worked as an agricultural contractor. Enlisted on the 13th May 1942 age 27. Husband of Alice May Aitchison of Woodside, West Taieri, New Zealand. Died 30 September 1999 Age 84. Buried at West Tairei Cemetery, Woodside, Taieri Valley, Otago, New Zealand.
12 AitkenJ MPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command619Sqn
1944-05-09LancasterIIILM446PG-HDunholme Lodge2210gennevilliersCrashed Aubergenville {Seine-et-Oise}KilledAubergenville Communal Cemetery
13 AitkenWilliam MurrayFlight SergeantNZ/42907830 January 1923 Age 21New ZealanderNavigatorRNZAFBomber Command1657HCU
1944-04-19StirlingIR9353XT-WRAF Stradishall, Suffolk112TrainingAccident - Crashed at baseKilledCambridge City Cemetery. Grave 13909
Son of William James Murray Aitken and Sadie May Aitken (née Snodgrass), of Wades town, Wellington, New Zealand. Worked as a journalist prior to enlisting in 1942. A total of 270 hours logged
14 AgnewCFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command630Sqn
1944-11-22LancasterILL949LE-EEast Kirkby1626TrondheimCrashed off Sunk Island on returnKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] Cemetery
15 AlbistonKFlying OfficerBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1943-09-23StirlingIIIEH936JN-WMepal1926MannheimCrashed at DirmsteinKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
16 AlbreyTrevor AlexanderSergeant425583New ZealandWireless Op/Air GunnerRNZAFEastern Air Command34 OTU RCAF1943-08-10VenturaVFN973RCAF Pennfield Ridge20:55TrainingCrashed into Bay of FundyMissingOttawa Memorial, Panel 3 Column 1. CanadaAccident report
17 AlcockF KSergeantMiDBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1943-08-23StirlingIIIBF564JN-WMepal2051BerlinCrashed at MartensmuhleKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
18 AlcockSydneySergeantNZ/39979Age 23New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command55 Operational Training Unit. 81 Group1942-06-25Hawker HurricaneIN2666-RAF Annan, Dumfieshire910TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledAnnan Cemetery. Sec. R. Extn. 2. Grave 33.

Courtesy AWMM

Born 01st April 1919 at Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Moved to New Zealand when he was 6 years old. Worked as a factory assistant for Brownlees Ltd at Wellington prior to service. Enlisted at Osaka on the 24th October 1939. Trained at No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School joining on the 07th September 1941. Then to No 2 Flying Training School joining on the 09th November 1941. Pilots badge awarded on the 20th December 1941 and promoted to sergeant on the 31st January 1941. Embarked for England on the 14th February 1942.Joined 55 Operational Training Unit on the 19th May 1942.

Son of James and Edna Marjorie Alcock (neeSissons), of Seatoun, Wellington, New Zealand. A total of 190 flying hours logged with 105 of these solo and 8 on the Hurricane.

19 AldersonRSergeantBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
20 AldertonK H WPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command57Sqn
1942-08-18WellingtonIIIX3371DX-GFeltwell2040FlensburgPresumed lost over seaKilledRunnymedeArchive Report
21 AldridgeSergeantRCAFBomber Command487Sqn RNZAF
1943-01-20VenturaIIAJ171EG-DFeltwellTrainingcrashed NW of Bury St Edmunds SFKInjuredParadie Archive Database
22 AldridgeSydney PhilipFlying OfficerNZ/421956Age 24New ZealandW/Op/Air/GnrRNZAFFar East4 Squadron
1944-08-20Hudson IIIANZ2044-RNZAF Nausori, Viti Levu, Fiji06:10Transit FlightSee Archive report for detailsMissing - believed killedBourail Memorial. Panel 3

Courtesy New Zealand Cenotaph

Born on the 16th June 1920 in Te Kuiti. Son of Arthur Norman (died 20th August 1970, age 84) and Lillian Gertrude Aldridge (née Maule - died 14th August 1977, age 84). Husband of Shirley Amelia Aldridge (née Jenkins), of 4 Somerset Road, Mount Roskill, Auckland City, New Zealand.
23 AlexanderI HPilot OfficerNZ39668RNZAFBomber Command12Sqn
24 AlexanderThomas Arthur HughesLACNZ/402154Age 26New ZealandPilot (UT)RNZAFBomber Command3 Service Flying Training School
1940-12.30OxfordIR6226None issuedRNZAF Ohakea, New Zealand745TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilledAuckland Cemetery ( Waikumete). Ang. Block H, Row 10, Grave 27
courtesy courtesy Auckland Cenotaph
Son of Dr. William Arthur Alexander and Mrs. Alexander, of Maunganui, Auckland, New Zealand
25 AlexanderArchibald Malcolm CharlesFlight SergeantNZ/427942Age 24New ZealandW/Op/Air/GunnerRNZAF8 Squadron RNZAF1944-10-26VEBTURAPV-INZ4519-RNZAF Whenuapai, New Zealand1050TrainingSee archive report for detailed informationKilledChristchurch Cemetery (Bromley). Grave 22.4.F.Born on the 24th November 1919 in Christchurch. Enlisted at Ohakea on the 10th July 1942. W/Op badge and promoted on the 09th August 1943. Joined 8 squadron on the 01st October 1944. Son of Andrew (died 19th August 1942, age 65) and Elizabeth Lucy Alexander (née Allington - died 24th June 1967, age 90), of 91 Garlands Road, Hillsborough, Christchurch, Canterbury. Husband of Millicent Hazel Alexander (née Bright) of Timmins, Ontario, Canada.
26 ZieslerErling WilliamFlight Lieutenant70147Born on the 14th May 1923 in Timaru, Mid Canterbury (Age 30)New ZealandPilotRNZAFRNZAF Station Wigram1953-10-15De Havilland DevonST.INZ1811Not knownRNZAF Wigram1547Formation FlyingSee archive report for further details
mid-air collision with NZ1810
Killed Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch, Canterbury. Read Archive Report
27 AbreyG JSergeantBomber Command487Sqn RNZAF
1943-01-20VenturaIIAJ171EG-DFeltwellTrainingcrashed NW of Bury St Edmunds SFKKilled
28 PilotRNZAFFighter485Sqn RNZAF
1942-04-15SpitfireVbBL34610 Gp Circus
29 PilotRNZAFFighter485Sqn RNZAF
1943-02-13SpitfireVbRodeo 168Damaged
30 RAFCoastal Command209Sqn1942-09-08CatalinallaVA713LRAF Pamanzi04:20 take offAnti subAll killedAntsiranana War Cemetery, Madagascar + Alamein Memorial
Diego Suarez, Antsiranana

209 Sqn Catalina IIa VA713 Coded L for Leather Op: Anti-sub patrol, Took off RAF Pamanzi at 04:20 hrs F/L J R Wyllie RNZAF P/O F W Henderson RCAF F/O K J Rich P/O E L Hall Sgt D P Broomfield Sgt A S White Sgt H Shepherd Sgt R N Lamond Sgt L S Davies Sgt D Abberley Took off normally but crashed in the dark just after the last flare. Sgt White, Sgt Broomfield, Sgt Davies, F/O Rich and P/O Hall all rest in Antsiranana War Cemetery, Madagascar, while the remaining crewmen are commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.
31 AbbottSydney Charles BertramFlying Officer4004041911AustralianPilotDFC

RAAFBomber Command487 Sqn RNZAF
1943-08-09VenturaAJ454EG-GSculthorpeTest flight Aircraft crashed at Larchwood in Norfolk, cause unknown Killed Marham Cemetery War Graves Plot. Grave 41.Son of Sydney Bertram and Isabel Beryl Abbott, of Balwyn, Victoria, Australia. Dip. Agr. (Dookie)
32 AbbottB TSergeant Great BritainRAFBomber CommandNo.18 OTU1941-02-04Vickers WellingtonIcR1298RAF Bramcote Training Flight - Navigation Exercise Took off from Bramcote on a navigation exercise, during which the crew strayed off track. At 12:50 hrs the aircraft flew into a Barrage Balloon cable and crashed near Church Minshull, some four miles South-West of Middlewich, Cheshire. Location : United Kingdom.Killed on Training Flight CREW : F/O D Warburton (RAF); W/O Z J Perkowski; F/O A Minkiewicz; Sgt L Jachna; Sgt V C Hill (RAF); Sgt B T Abbott (RAF); Sgt J P Orynek; Sgt S J Wojcieckowski; Sgt W L Gosden (RNZAF); LAC H R Kwiatkowski
33 AbbottWilliam GibbsWarrant OfficerNZ/424401PilotRNZAFFighter19Sqn
1944-09-09MustangIIIbFB148Not knownRecceSee archive report for further detailsKilledZutphen General Cemetery, grave 2115Read Archive Report
34 AbbottA RPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command455Sqn RAAF
35 AbbottCSergeant1098896Bomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1943-04-28StirlingIIIBF467AA-WNewmarket2038GardeningCrashed in Baltic off MakshovKilledSvino Denmark
36 AbbottSydney Charles BertramFlying Officer400404AustraliaRAAF487Sqn RNZAF
1943-08-09RAAF Honour Roll
37 AbbottClifford WilmoreF/ONZ/414570Age 26New ZealandPilot - InstructorRNZAFTraining Command12 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit - 21 Group1944-05-05BlenheimIL1224-RAF Spitalgate, Lincolnshire750Weather testSee archive report for further detailsKilledCambridge City Cemetery. Grave 13508

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 01st September 1917 at Wellington. Prior to enlisting on the 17th August 1941 he worked as a clerk for Wellington Harbour Board. Son of Clifford and Nellie Abbott (née Matthews, later Doig) of Trentham and husband of Andrea Jean Abbott (née Lambert) of Lyall Bay, Wellington, New Zealand. 1123 flying hours ;logged with at least 430 solo on the Blenheim.
38 AbercrombieLaurence Norman SergeantNZ/42284NavigatorRNZAFBomber CommandNo.15 OTU1943-03-03Wellington1CHF906RAF Hampstead Norris, Berkshire 20.05TrainingKilledHarwell Cemetery, Berkshire - Grave 546.Read Archive Report
39 AbrahamsRonald Alfred WalterLACNZ/391792Age 23New 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 25th May 1919 at Cricklewood, London, England. Moved to New Zealand in 1927. Educated at Hobsonville School and Seddon Memorial Technical College. Worked as an upholsterer for F.S. Tyers Ltd in Auckland. Enlisted at Hobsonville on the 15th December 1939 as a fabric worker. Remustered as a pilot under training on the 08th September 1941. With No. 4 Elementary Flying Training School 19th October 1941, first solo on the 05th November 1941. No. 3 Flying Training School 29th November 1941. Pilots badge awarded on the 10th January 1942. Son of Fl/Sgt. Walter Alfred and Winifred Abrahams (née Rushen) of 672 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand.

Note: His father, 49 year old Fl/Sgt. Walter Alfred Abrahams a carpenter in the RNZAF NZ/29122 became seriously ill on the 01st March 1944 and passed away on the 10th July 1944 at home. Buried at Waikumete Cemetery/ Protestant Soldiers. G.66, Grave 53

40 RAFCoastal Command209Sqn1942-09-08CatalinallaVA713LRAF Pamanzi04:20 take offAnti subAll killedAntsiranana War Cemetery, Madagascar + Alamein Memorial
Diego Suarez, Antsiranana

209 Sqn Catalina IIa VA713 Coded L for Leather Op: Anti-sub patrol, Took off RAF Pamanzi at 04:20 hrs F/L J R Wyllie RNZAF P/O F W Henderson RCAF F/O K J Rich P/O E L Hall Sgt D P Broomfield Sgt A S White Sgt H Shepherd Sgt R N Lamond Sgt L S Davies Sgt D Abberley Took off normally but crashed in the dark just after the last flare. Sgt White, Sgt Broomfield, Sgt Davies, F/O Rich and P/O Hall all rest in Antsiranana War Cemetery, Madagascar, while the remaining crewmen are commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.
41 AdamsThomas Gordon HuieFlying OfficerNZ/424402New Zealand RNZAFBomber Command514Sqn
1944-11-20LancasterILM286JI-F2RAF Waterbeach1235HombergCrashed target areaKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
courtesy courtesy Auckland Library Heritage Collection
7 February 1945 : AWNS19450207-26-30
Information courtesy Jenifer Lemaire - Son of Thomas & Edith Gordon Adams - of Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand
42 AdamsJames MainFlight SergeantNZ/429911Air GunnerRNZAFBomber Command622Sqn
1944-09-20LancasterILM167GI-NRAF Mildenhall, Suffolk1435Calais See Archive report for further details KilledCambridge City Cemetery. Grave 15148 Read Archive Report
43 AdamsDonald ArthurF/ONZ/41859Age 24New ZealandPilotMiDRNZAFMiddle East40Sqn1942-09-25WellingtonICHF846PLG 213. Kabrit, Egypt2001TobrukSee archive report for detailsMissing - believed killedAlamein Memorial. Panel 265Born on the 11th September 1918 at Auckland. Worked as a bank officer for the Bank of New Zealand prior to enlisting on the 09th February 1941 as a pilot under training. Son of Cecil Walter Adams and of Florence Mary Adams (née Jordan), of Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand. Flew a Wellington to Egypt via Gibraltar in June 1942. 372 flying hours logged and completed at least 10 operational sorties.
44 AdamsDonald ArthurF/ONZ/41859-New ZealandPilotLater MiDRNZAFMiddle East40Sqn1942-07-12WellingtonICHX373NLG 213. Kabrit, EgyptTobrukSee archive report for detailsSurvived - killed later (see HF846)-Born on the 11th September 1918 at Auckland. Worked as a bank officer for the Bank of New Zealand prior to enlisting on the 09th February 1941 as a pilot under training. Son of Cecil Walter Adams and of Florence Mary Adams (née Jordan), of Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand. Flew a Wellington to Egypt via Gibraltar in June 1942. 372 flying hours logged and completed at least 10 operational sorties.
45 AdamsonD MFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1943-09-27StirlingIIIEH877JN-CMepal1957HannoverCrashed SarstedtKilledHannover War Cemetery
46 AddisJohn HenrySergeant12083661916PilotRAFVRBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1942-03-25WellingtonIIIX3652AA-OFeltwellEssenHit by 1 & 3/schw Res Flak Abt 472. 3/schw Res Flak Abt 134 and 1/schw Res Flak Abt. Belly landed at Duisburg-Kasslerfeld. Time unknown. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1942 - Theo Boiten).KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery Plot 9 Row B Grave 16.Son of Charles and Emma Addis, of Florence Addis, of Perry Barr
47 AddisonJ ESergeantBomber Command487Sqn RNZAF
1943-05-03VenturaIAE713EG-TMethwold1643Ramrod 16Crashed at Hemburg AmsterdamKilledAmsterdam New Eastern
48 AdieGordon MarshFlight SergeantNZ/539037Age 23New ZealandW/Op/Air/GnrRNZAFTransport6Sqn (RNZAF)
1943-06-05CatalinaPB-5NZ4006-RNZAF Luthale Bay, Fiji430Ferry flightSee archive report for detailed informationMissing - believed killedBourail Memorial. Panel 6Born on the 28th October 1919 in Christchurch. Son of Walter and Edith Mary Adie (née Marsh) of Linwood, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand and husband of Mary Fleming Brown Adie (née Paton, later Woodhead) and father of 1 daughter, of Avonside, Christchurch, New Zealand.
49 AdlamReginald George DavidFlying Officer4212786New ZealanderNavigatorRNZAFBomber Command153 Sqn
1945-03-05LancasterIPB872P4:XScampton16:40ChemnitzSee archive report for detailsKiAPrague War Cemetery. Grave II.C.4
50 AdlamFrank PercivalFlight LieutenantNZ/424403Born on the 28th December 1915 Age 29New ZealandPilotRNZAFCoastal Command541Sqn1945-03-21SpitfirePR.XIXRM635ES-YRAF Benson, Oxfordshire930TransitSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBrookwood Cemetery. Grave 2. AA. 4

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Son of Ernest Albert and Jessie Adlam, of Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand and husband of Phyllis Mary Adlam, of Midhirst, Taranaki. A total of 892 flying hours logged and having completed 14 operational sorties.

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