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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
101 ArcherG W MSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-06-29WellingtonIIIZ1616AA-DFeltwellBremenCrashed at Methwold NFKKilled
102 ArcherEvan RoyLeading AircraftsmanNZ/403114Age 23New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining Command3 Service Flying Training School


1941-03-04HindTrainerNZ1507-RNZAF OhakeaAMFormation practiceSee archive report for further details and photographsKilledPalmerston North Cemetery (Kelvin Grove). Grave 22.F.1.
Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand
Born on the 18th August 1917 in Wellington. Worked as a clerk for the Bank of New Zealand. Enlisted at Whenuapai as an aircraft hand on the 07th August 1940. With No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School on the 23rd November 1940 after being re-mustered as a pilot under training. With No. 3 Flying Training School on the 18th January 1941. Pilot badge awarded on the 10th March 1941 - posthumously. 105 flying hours logged with 32 solo on the Hind.

Son of Roy Stenning Tremaine Archer (died 11th June 1970, age 79) and Cicely Mary Archer (née Chatwin - died 03rd October 1987, age 97), of Te Kuiti, New Zealand.

103 ArchibaldJamesFlying OfficerNZ/42786Age 29New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command576 Sqd
1944-07-28LancasterIIIPB253UL-A2RAF Elsham Wolds, Lincolnshire2118StuttgartCrashed at ChaumouseyInjured - PoW
Courtesy Relatives
Born on the 20th May 1915 at Hailton. After being released as a PoW he married his fiancee, Post war returned to New Zealand. Awarded a masters degree in history becoming a school teacher. He taught in Auckland and Marton where he was a founder staff member of Rangitikei College. He ultimately became deputy principle of Te Kuiti High School. Died 27th September 1975, age 59.
104 ArchibaldDavidFlight SergeantNZ/412643Age 21New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command247 Sqd1943-04-03TyphoonIbDN534ZY-ERAF Middle Wallop, Hampshire1245Anti-Rhubarb PatrolSee archive report for further detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 198

Son of William and Fanny Coupar Archibald, of Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand. A total of 399 flying hours logged.
105 ArchibaldArthur Herbert PercyP/O (A)NZ/3171Age 23New ZealanderPilotRNZAFFleet Air Arm781 Sqd1943-07-19BarracudaIIDP868-H.M.S. Daedalus, Lee-on-Solent, HampshireDelivery flightSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledFogo Churchyard. Sec. E. Grave 9

Courtesy Sonia Edwards, AWMM

Born on the 30th June 1920 at Opotiki. Worked as a clerk for New Zealand newspapers Ltd prior to service. Joined the RNZN on the 28th August 1941. Embarked for England on the 31st August 1941. Embarked for Canada on the 15th May 1942. Pilots badge awarded and promoted to P/O. (A) on the 11th September 1942 after training with No. 31 Service Flying Training School. Embarked for England on the 22nd October 1942. Joined 781 squadron on the 26th March 1943. Son of Percy Stanley and Ada Archibald (née Fryer), of Epsom, Auckland City, New Zealand. A total of 344 flying hours logged.
106 ArlenAWarrant OfficerR84152RCAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-03-08StirlingIBF437AA-LNewmarket1942NurnbergCrashed NNE KarlsruheKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
107 ArmitageDSergeant1434609Bomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-06-24StirlingIIIEH902AA-KNewmarket2323WuppertalCrashed off BevelandKilledVlissengen Northern Cemetery
108 ArmorySydneySergeantNZ/405217Age 26New ZealandObserverRNZAFBomber Command11 OTU
1942-28-06WellingtonXX3173KY-MRAF Bassingbourn410TrainingSee Archive report for further detailsKilledBassingbourn Cum Kneesworth Cemetery. Grave Row FF. Grave 8. Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 10th August 1915 at Chopwell, County Durham, England. Left for New Zealand at an early age. Worked as a fitter for Barrytown Gold Dredging Company. Served in territorial army for 5 years (1930-35), Enlisted at Levin on the 22nd December 1940 as a pilot.Trained at No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School but pilot training terminated on the 03rd March 1941 and commenced training as an observer.

Embarked for Canada on the 16th June 1941. Air observers badge awarded and promoted to sergeant on the 08th March 1941. Embarked for England on the 08th January 1942. Further training with No. 2 Advanced Flying Unit on the 20th March 1942 and No. 11 Operational Training Unit on the 28th April 1942. Son of Joseph Henry and Isabella (née Hewson - later Wafer, of Runanga, Westland, New Zealand. A total of 206 flying hours logged.

109 ArmstrongJohn WalterPilot OfficerNZ/42996Age 28New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-04-10LancasterIIIJB732PM-SRAF Elsham Wolds, Lincolnshire23:10AulnoyeSee archive report for further details and photographsKilledMeharicourt Communal Cemetery. Brit. Plot. Grave 29Born on the 24th April 1915 in Exeter, Devon, England.

Son of Frank Clayton and Edith Mary Armstrong (née Clapham) of Redvale, Albany, New Zealand.

110 ArmstrongErnest RobertFlight SergeantNZ/427084Age 20New ZealandW/Op/Air/GnrRNZAFBomber Command214 Sqd
1944-11-15FortressIIIHB787BU-JRAF Oulton, Norfolk2230BSSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledCambridge City Cemetery. Grave. 15352
Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 11th January 1924 at Geraldine. Worked as a farm hand for his fathers farm at Raukapuks prior to service. Enlisted on the 09th July as an aircraft hand but re-mustered as a wireless operator/air gunner on the 28th November 1942. Embarked for further training in Canada on the 12th February 1943. Awarded his wireless operator/air gunner badge and promoted to sergeant on the 15th November 1943. Embarked for England on the 14th December 1943. Further training with No. 11 Operational Training Unit flying on Wellingtons then to No. 1657 Heavy Conversion Unit on the 03rd August 1944 on Stirlings. Joined 214 squadron on the 20th September 1944. Son of Charles Edwin Armstrong and of Agnes Swinbourne Armstrong (nee Handford), of Geraldine, South Canterbury, New Zealand. Engaged to a Audrey Trotman at the time of his death. A total of 246 flying hours logged. On his 3rd operational sortie.
111 ArmstrongCecil ErnestPilot Officer42354New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqn RNZAF
1944-05-22LancasterIIIND768AA:FMepal22:57DortmundSee archive report for detailsKilledReichswald War Cemetery. Grave 3.G.14
112 ArmstrongCharles AnthonyFlight Lieutenant40136815th April 1918New ZealandPilotDFC


RNZAFBomber Command139 Sqn (Jamaica)
1944-06-11MosquitoIVDZ609XD:?RAF Upwood, Huntingdonshire23:27BerlinSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledRunnymede Memorial. Panel 262

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

113 ArmstrongJSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-20LancasterIME752AA-ZMepal2343HombergCrashed at Heythuysen {Limburg}KilledJonkerbos War Cemetery
114 ArmstrongC BSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-03-04StirlingIIIEF215AA-MMepal2051SOECrashed Rochefort-Montagne {Puy-de-Dome}PoW
115 ArnoldW RFlight LieutenantRNZAFBomber Command51 Sqd
1945-02-02Halifax IIIMZ487MH-ZSnaith2014Wanne-EickelKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
116 ArnoldA ESergeantRNZAFBomber Command78 Sqd
1942-09-10HalifaxIIDT491EY-Middleton St George2014DusseldorfCrashed near DusseldorfKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
117 AshHenry EdwinSergeantNZ/414490Age 21New ZealandW/Op/Air/GunnerRNZAFFerry CommandOverseas Aircraft Dispatch Unit. 44 Group1943-03-12HudsonVIFK621-Hastings,Sierra Leone, West Africa132Ferry flightSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledGibraltar Memorial
Courtesy Auckland Library Heritage Collection

Born on the 14th January 1922 at Wellington. A milkman for Wellington City Corporation prior to service. Enlisted on the 25th May 1942 at Levin. Trained in Canada. Awarded his air gunner badge on the 13th August 1941 and promoted to sergeant. Embarked for Sierra Leone, West Africa on the 13th December 1942 for aircraft ferry duties and arrived on the 01st January 1943 at Waterloo. Son of Thomas Henry Ash and of Charlotte Ash (nee Muskett), nephew of Mrs. Sarah Mary Ann Pailthorpe (nee Ash), of Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand.151 flying hours logged.
118 Ashby-PeckhamS Douglas JosephFlight Sergeant404092 (is this a NZ number?)Age 20New ZealandW/OpRAFVF (RNZAF ?)Bomber Command218 Sqd
1943-06-21StirlingIIIBK712HA-GDownham Market.0014.KrefeldCrashed NE Arschot BelgiumKilledLangdorp ChurchyardOn 21-22 June 1943, Bomber Command dispatched a 705 aircraft strong force for Krefeld in Germany. Short Stirling Mk. III (BK712/HA-D) took off from Downham Market at 0014 hrs. The aircraft was captained by Plt Off. William Golder Shillinglaw (412846, RAAF). Helvard was flying as second pilot on his first operation at the squadron. It was not unusual for a new pilot to fly as second pilot to a more experienced pilot before flying as captain for the first time. This was Shillinglaw’s third operation, since he had joined the squadron in early June. The target visibility over Krefeld was good on this night, and the taget was marked almost perfectly by the Pathfinders. More than 600 aircraft released their bombs on Krefeld and a large area of fire developed raging for several hours. 44 aircraft were lost, and BK712 was one of them. Helvard’s crew never made it to the target. The aircraft was successfully attacked by a German night fighter piloted by Lt Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer of Stab I./NJG1. It was his 13th aerial victory. At 0133 hrs. the aircraft crashed at Langdorp about 60 km North-east of Bruxelles at 0133 hrs. F/O Helvard had just been attached from 1651 HCU

119 Ashby-PeckhamR ESergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-01-10WellingtonIcT2550AA-LFeltwell1130Air TestCrashed near Stapleford CambsInjured
120 AshdownM H CSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-07-25StirlingIIIEE892AA-FMepal2239EssenCrashed off Southwold SFKKIlled
121 AsherWalter CharlesSergeantNZ/414573Age 26RNZAFTraining Command15 Pilots Advanced Training school. 21 Group1943-03-13Airspeed OxfordILB443-RAF Andover - satellite at Greenham Common340TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledGreenham (St. Mary) Churchyard. Grave 78

Courtesy AWMM

Born 27th December 1916 at Auckland. Worked as a typewriter engineer for Beechey and Underwood in Auckland prior to service. Served in territorial army for 18 months prior to enlisting at Levin on the 17th August 1941. Trained initially at No. 4 Elementary Flying Training School joining on 28th September 1941 and then onto No. 3 Flying Training School joining on the 08th November 1941. Pilots badge awarded on the 20th December 1941 and promoted to sergeant on the 31st January 1942. Embarked for England on the 22nd February 1942. Attached to No. 5 Pilots Advanced Training school on 23rd July 1942 and the No. 2 Flying Instructors School on the 19th August 1942. Joined No. 15 Pilots Advanced Training school as an instructor on the 14th October 1942.

Son of Lionel Isaac Asher (died 30th August 1949, age 57) and Ethel May Asher (nee Sullivan), of Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand. A total of 558 flying hours logged with 302 hrs solo on the Oxford.

122 AshleyJ RSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-10-12WellingtonIcX9981AA-FeltwellNurnbergCrashed near Dinant BelgiumKilledDinant Military
123 AshwinE LSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-12-17StirlingIBF400AA-GNewmarket1817FallerslebenCrashed at AnkumKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
124 AshworthAlanSergeant1529817Air GunnerRAFVRBomber 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
125 AshworthColin JamesFlight SergeantNZ/427492Age 22New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command214 Sqd
1944-11-15FortressIIIHB787BU-JRAF Oulton, Norfolk2230BSSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledCambridge City Cemetery. Grave. 15351
Courtesy AWMM

orn on the 06th July 1922 at Rangora. Worked as a farmer on his fathers farm at Sefton prior to service. After 2 years in the territorial army enlisted at Rukuhia on the 11th July 1942 into the RNZAF. Trained at No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School and later No. 2 Flying Training School. Awarded his pilots badge on the 07th June 1943 and then promoted to sergeant on the 31st July 1943. Embarked for England on the 21st August 1943. Further training with No. 11 Operational Training Unit flying on Wellingtons then to No. 1657 Heavy Conversion Unit on the 03rd August 1944 on Stirlings. Joined 214 squadron on the 20th September 1944. Son of Abram Ashworth and of Jessie Mitchell Ashworth (nee McGowan), of Sefton, North Canterbury, New Zealand. A total of 484 flying hours logged with 20 solo on the Fortress. On his 3rd operational sortie.
126 AshworthF MFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command227 Sqd
1945-03-21LancasterIME3729J-UBalderton122HamburgDitched at 54N 07EKilledRunnymede
127 AshworthCorran PerryFlying OfficerNZ/413367September 25th, 1921 Age 22 when killedNew ZealanderPilotRNZAFFighter65 Sqd
1944-08-03MustangIIIBFB208YT-?B12 Ellon, France1034BombingHit by flakMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 262

Clerk prior to service with postal department. Son of Arthur John and Edna M. Ashworth (née Harrison) of Alexandra, Otag. 808 flying hours logged with over 130 operational sorties. Served previously with 253, 14 an 32 squadrons. Credited with 2 enemy aircraft destroyed, 2 shared with 1 other damaged.
128 AshworthRonaldFlight Sergeant2219013Age 20BritishWireless Operator/ Air GunnerRNZAFCoastal Command53 Sqd
1944-08-26LiberatorGR.VIEV899FH-WRAF St. Eval, Cornwall17:19Anti-Submarine patrolSee archive report for further detailsMissing-believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 224Son of William and Margaret Ashworth, of Accrington, Lancashire, England.
129 AskewRSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-12-16StirlingIIIEF163JN-LMepal1700GardeningCrashed at Sutton CambsKilled
130 AsmussAlan WilliamPilot OfficerNZ/41863Age 21New ZealandPilotRNZAFMediterranean Air Command238 Sqd
1942-06-06HurricaneIIbBG902VK-?Gambut West, Libya (Kambut)1445TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledHalfaya Sollum War Cemetery. Grave 22.E.9

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 13th May 1921 at Auckland. Prior to service worked as a clerk for Smith and Brown Ltd in Auckland. Enlisted at Levin on the 09th February 1941. Trained in Canada and further conversion trains with 59 Operational Training Unit Received his pilots badge 01st September 1941 together with his commission. Son of William Neale Asmuss and of Elsie Asmuss (née Gibson), of Epsom Auckland, New Zealand. 298 solo flying hours logged with 100 on the Hurricane.
131 AtkinJ W FSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
132 AtkinDFlying OfficerBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-12-06LancasterIHK574AA-RMepal1713LeunaDitched in River Orwell Near Ipswich
133 AtkinsonDonald KeithSergeant4160751923New ZealanderPilotRNZAFBomber Command100 Sqn
1943-04-16LancasterIIIED563HW:GGrimsby21:22PlzenED563 was coned by 3. & 4./Flakscheinw. Abt 160 at a height of 50 metres. the aircraft crashed at 00:25 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (1 January - 22 June) 1943 Part 1 - Theo Boiten). Cause unknown.

Collided with high tension cables as it fell. The a/c crashed and caught fire on a hillside just outside of Rentrisch, which is a village a few km NE of Saarbrücken. The crew were buried on the 20th April in the local cemetery and later reinterred at Rheinberg
KilledRheinberg War Cemetery, 8.J.19Sgt. Atkinson was on his 2nd Operation

Son of Arthur Oscar Atkinson, and of Helen Atkinson (nee Crowther), of Rotorua, Auckland, New Zealand
134 AtkinsonLeslie NoelFlight SergeantNZ/4310154Age New ZealanderAir BomberRNZAFBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-02-24HalifaxIIILV778C6-BRAF Snaith, Yorkshire 1825SchweinfurtSee archive report for further detailsKilledDurnbach War Cemetery 9.E.21
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135 AtkinsonEdward Harry FrederickFlight Sergeant424961New ZealanderBomb AimerRNZAF38 Group, 2nd Tactical Air Force620 Sqn
1944-06-05StirlingIVEF295QS:JRAF Fairford, Gloucestershire23:45Operation ‘Tonga’, FranceSee archive report for detailsKilledRanville War Cemetery, Collective Grave VA.D.3-8.
136 AttwoodD WFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command214 Sqd
1942-07-26StirlingIW7560BU-CStradishall2237HamburgCrashed at WesterdeichstrichPoW
137 AttwoodDerek AllanFlying OfficerNZ/4211007Born on the 18th December 1923New ZealandNavigator RNZAFTraining Command60 Operational Training Unit1944-09-10MosquitoFB.VIHJ816Not issuedRAF High Ercall, ShropshireTraining See archive report for further brief details KilledChester Cemetery (Blacon) Sec. A. Grave 361 Read Archive Report
138 AtwellKenneth JohnSergeantR/87365Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-12-17StirlingIBK620AA-ANewmarket1807FallerslebenShot down by a combination of flak and night fighters, crash-landing into the Westeinder Plas, South West of Aalsmeer (Noord Holland) 10 miles South West of AmsterdamPoW No 27336, Dulag Luft/Stalag 8B Teschen/Stalag 344 Lamsdorf Paradie Archive Database Promoted to WO whilst interned
139 AubreyD GFlight SergeantMiDRNZAFBomber Command192 Sqd
1943-08-15WellingtonXHE230DT-Chivenor2152Special DutiesDitched off BrestKilledRunnymede
140 AustenDesmond ThomasPilot OfficerNZ/404881Age 22New ZealanderPilotRNZAFCoastal Command235 Sqd
1943-01-13BeaufighterICT4764LA-TRAF Dyce, Aberdeenshire1440TrainingSee archive report for detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 115

Courtesy Jennifer Lemaire

Born on the 19th May 1919 at Napier. Worked as a clerk for the Postal and Telecommunications Department prior to service. Enlisted at Levin on the 30th November 1940. Awarded his pilots badge and commission on the 24th May 1941. Joined 235 squadron on the 19th November 1941 from No. 2 Coastal Command Operational Training Unit. Son of Arthur James Austen and of Ada Mary Austen (née Hills), of Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.
141 AustinR SPilot OfficerAge RNZAFBomber Command10 Sqd
1941-09-06WhitleyVZA-?ZA-Air TestSee archive report for further informationKilledRead Archive Report
142 AustinJ ASergeantRNZAFBomber Command466 Sqd RAAF
1943-01-14WellingtonXHE152HD-LLeconfield1621GardeningCrashed in sea W of AmelandKilledRunnymede
143 AustinT MFlying OfficerPilotFighter486 Sqd RNZAF
1945-05-04TempestVJN877YForce landed at Satrup after engine explodedPoW
144 AustinF ESergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-10-12WellingtonIcX9981AA-FeltwellNurnbergCrashed near Dinant BelgiumKilledDinant Military
145 AustinRichard ScottPilot OfficerNZ/403785Age 21 Born on the 29th September 1919New Zealand PilotRNZAFBomber Command10 Sqd1941-06-09WhitleyVZ6932ZA-?RAF Leeming, YorkshireAir test See archive report for further brief details KilledChevington Cemetery. Section H. Grave 284 - son of Robert Cox Austin and Amy Charity Baring Austin (née Gould), of Feilding, Wellington, New Zealand

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

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146 AyersLeslie JudsonSergeantNZ/414576Born on the 20th August 1918 New ZealandPilotRNZAF1 Overseas Aircraft Dispatch Unit1943-04-23BlenheimVEH374-RAF Portreath1450DeliverySee archive report for further tragic detailsKilledIllogan Churchyard (St. Illogan). Row 2. Grave 17.

Son of Hector Thomas Ayers and of Ethel Ayers (née Loader), of Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand.

courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

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147 AyreyEdward StanleyCorporalNZ/40636Born on the 12th May 1919New ZealandPassengerRNZAFFar East2 Sqd RNZAF1944-01-17VenturaPV-INZ45205533Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands1445Ferry Flightsee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedBourail Memorial. Panel 8.
Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire
Son of Samuel and Ann Ayrey, of Morrinsville, Auckland, New Zealand. Worked prior to service as a mechanic for H.F. McConnell.
148 AytonR AFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command166 Sqd
1945-04-04LancasterILM289AS-YKirmington2116LutzkendorfCrashed at Barnetby le Wold Lincs on return to baseInj
149 AytonJames TrevorPilot OfficerNZ/39982Age 24New ZealanderNavigatorRNZAFAllied Expeditionary Air Force487 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-11----RAF Thorney Island, Sussex1Motor vehicle accidentSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBrookwood Military Cemetery. 8.AA.4

Courtesy AWMM

Also remembered on mothers grave at Kaurihohore Cemetery. Born on the 06th December 1919 at Hikurangi. Educated at the Kauri primary school and the Whangarei High School. Worked as a stores assistant for Whangarei Engineering prior to service. Enlisted at Ohakea on the 24th October 1939. Trained with No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School 17th November 1939. Joined Air Observers School on the 27th July 1940. Observers badge awarded on the 15th November 1940 and promoted to sergeant on the 18th November 1940.

Embarked for Egypt on the 27th December 1940Joined 70 Operational Training Unit on the 04th February 1941 then 55 squadron on the 10th April 1941 flying the Blenheim where he carried out 1 operational sortie. 249 Heavy Transport Wing 11th April 1942. Joined 8 Squadron 24th February 1942 carried out numerous operational sorties. Embarked for England on the 02nd May 1943. Joined 13 Operational Training Unit as either instructor or staff navigatorJoined 487 squadron on the 06th January 1944 carrying out a further 27 operational sorties. Awarded his commission on the 02nd June 1944.

Son of John Cumming Ayton and of Mary Christina Ayton (nee MacKenzie - died 08th April 1941 age 58), of Post Office, Hikurangi, North Auckland, New Zealand. A total of 642 flying hours logged and carried out numerous operational sorties.

150 BaberT J DFlight LieutenantMiDBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF

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