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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
1001 De CliffordMervyn CharlesPilot OfficerNZ/405239Age 21New ZealandPilotRNZAF37 Sqd 231 Wing. 205 Group
1942-24-06WellingtonXDV643LF-?LG 09 - Bir Koralyim, Egypt2050Benghazi, LibyaSee Archive report for further detailsMissing - believed killedAlamein Memorial. Column 265

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 18th August 1920 at Riverton. Worked as a telegraphist operator for F and T Department at Awarus radio Station before service. Enlisted on the 22nd December 1940 at Levin. Embarked for Canada on the 29th April 1941. Awarded pilot badge and promoted to sergeant on the 08th August 1941 - commissioned on the 09th August. Embarked for England on the 15th August 1941.

Further training with 21 Operational Training Unit before flying a Wellington to Egypt via Gibraltar and Malta on the 12th February 1942. Son of Charles Dupree De Clifford (/died 19th June 1938) and Mary Somerville De Clifford (née Brown - died 16th April 1954). of Palmerston Street, Riverton, New Zealand. A total of 392 flying hours logged and on his 14th operational sortie.

His brother 27 year old, Trevor Ledestin De Clifford 7456 was killed the previous year. Killed on the 02nd June 1941 on the island of Crete whilst serving as a driver for New Zealand Army Service Corps, Supply Company. Buried at the Suda Bay War Cemetery. Grave 6.C.11.

1002 de la ParelleVictor BretonFlying OfficerNZ/36211PilotRNZAFFighter Command258 Sqd
1941-06-11HurricaneIIbZT-?RAF Redhill, Surrey1250RhubarbSee archive report for further details WoundedNone - survived the war - passed away 1983.Some information here: Read Archive Report
1003 de Labouche-SparlingFrancis Albert Gabriel JosephPilot Officer41990Pilot 2RAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1940-05-21WellingtonIcR3157AA-HRAF Feltwell2120DinantSee archive report for further detailsKilledKain Communal Cemetery, Tournai, Belgium. Grave 1 Read Archive Report
1004 de LaneyDouglas HowardFlight SergeantNZ/42293823rd October 1923 Age 20New ZealanderW/Op/Air/GnrRNZAFBomber Command1657 Heavy Conversion Unit1944-04-19StirlingIR9353XT-WRAF Stradishall, Suffolk112TrainingAccident - Crashed at baseKilledCambridge City Cemetery. Grave 13709
Son of William Charles and Selena De Laney (née Taylor), of Hikurangi, Auckland, New Zealand. Born on the 23rd October 1923 in Auckland. Railway guard on the New Zealand railways. Enlisted on the 7th May 1942. A total of 265 hours logged
1005 de RenzyThomas DavidWarrant OfficerNZ/415751Age ?New ZealandPilotRNZAFMediterranean Allied Coastal Air Force256 Sqd1944-07-02MosquitoNF.XIIIHK399JT-DEs Sénia, Algeria1945IntruderSee archive report for further brief detailsInjured - PoWNone - survived the war

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

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1006 De VereStanley BruceFlight LieutenantNZ/413037Born on the 28th April 1923New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command66 Sqd
1944-11-03SpitfireIXPT540LZ-?ALG B.60 GrimbergenPMDive BombingDamagedInjuredNone - survived the war. Passed away 03rd September 2000 age 77Some details here:
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1007 De VereStanley BruceFlight LieutenantNZ/413037Born on the 28th April 1923New ZealandPilotDFCRNZAFFighter Command66 Sqd
1944-11-19SpitfireIXPT540LZ-?ALG B.60 GrimbergenAMDive BombingCrash landed at EindhovenInjuredNone - survived the war. Passed away 03rd September 2000 age 77Some details here:
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1008 DeaconNorman TudorFlight Sergeant710323Air Gunner (Mid Upper)RAFVRBomber Command57 Sqn
1944-12-04LancasterING145DX:JEast Kirkby16:30HeilbronnClaim by Lt. Peter Spoden Stab II./NJG6, his 13th Abschuss and the first of three this night, 0-10km South of Heilbronn, at 3,000m at 19:33hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (16 October 1944 - 31 December 1944) Part 5 - Theo Boiten). The aircraft crashed at Oberstenfeld, 15km SSE of Heilbronn.KilledDurnbach War Cemetery Plot 9 Row D Grave 15Those who perished were initially buried in Oberstenfeld Civil Cemetery. Sgt. Osman/Sgt. Lees - Grave 60. Sgt. Roselt - Grave 61. Flt Sgt. Deacon - Grave 62. Lt. Becker SAAF - Grave 63. Flt Sgt Ching RNZAF - Grave 64. Reinterred 7 May 1948
1009 DeanFrederick SpendloveFlight SergeantNZ/403760Age 22New Zealand Air GunnerRNZAFBomber Command1651 Heavy Conversion Unit1942-10-27StirlingIBF314YRAF Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire147Training See archive report for further details Injured - died of woundsCambridge City Cemetery. Grave 14733 Read Archive Report
1010 DeathL AWarrant OfficerRNZAFBomber Command10 OTU
1942-09-16WhitleyVP4931?-JAbingdon2013EssenCrashed 30 miles off Domburg HollandPoW
1011 DebenhamK FPilot OfficerNZ412211RNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-16StirlingIW7469AA-ONewmarket2217MannheimCrashed at KatzenbachKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
1012 DeeG KPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command156 Sqd
1944-11-02LancasterIIIPB486GT-Upwood1655DusseldorfCrashed on take off
1013 DeeryHenry GeorgeLeading AircraftmanNZ/413387Age 27New ZealandPilot (U/T)RNZAFTraining Command12 Service Flying Training School.

No. 2 Training Command (RCAF)

1941-12-24CraneI7773-RCAF Brandon, Manitoba, Canada50TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilledBrandon Cemetery. Lot 107. Block A. Sec. 27

Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand

Born on the 07th October 1914 in Auckland. Educated at Mt. Albert Grammar School. A warehouse storeman for A.J. Electrician, Sims and Company in Auckland. Enlisted at Levin as a pilot under training 15th June 1941. With No.4 Elementary Flying Training School 28th July 1941. Embarked for Canada on the 22nd September 1941. With No. 12 Service Flying Training School on the 11th October 1941 flying the Crane. A total of 122 flying hours logged with 59 solo and 36 on the Crane.

Son of Percy Alexander (died 26th April 1964, age 88)and Lillian Adelaide Florence (née Keefe - died 13th July 1970, age 87) Deery, of Laingholm, Auckland, New Zealand. Epitaph: 'Rest In Peace, One Of The Brave, The Very True'.

1014 DempseyDennis JamesSgt. PilotNZ/405240RNZAFBomber Command11 OTU
1941-12-15Wellington IcX3170Not known RAF Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire Take off time not known - crashed at about 2300 hrsNight cross country training Dived at shallow angle into the ground - no cause established KilledBassingbourn Cum Kneesworth Cemetery, Cambridgeshire. Row DD. Grave 9 Read Archive Report
1015 DenholmThomas William JacksonSergeantNZ/415687PilotRNZAFFighter Command485 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-13SpitfireVbBM299RAF Westhampnett, Sussex1555Circus 282See archive report for further detailsKilledDouvres-La-Delivrande Churchyard (Douvres). Row 4. Grave 2Read Archive Report
1016 DenholmJames LloydSergeantNZ/417034Age 29New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining Command2 Operational Training Unit


1943-02-26HarvardIINZ988FE-ORNZAF Ohakea1445TrainingSee archive report for further details and photographsKilledPark Island Cemetery. Grave Pbyn. Sec. 40
Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand

Born on the 02nd December 1922 in Napier. Educated at Napier Boys High School. A clerk for Richardson and Company in Napier. Enlisted at Levin as a pilot under training on the 21st December 1941. Hospital and sick leave 22nd January - 12th February 1942.

With No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School 05th April 1942. No. 2 Service Flying Training School 13th June 1942. Pilot badge awarded on the 18th September 1942 and promoted to sergeant on the 28th November 1942. No. 2 Operational Training Unit on the 05th December 1942 for conversion training on the P-40 Warhawk. 260 solo flying hours logged with 198 on the Harvard.

Son of Arthur Henry (died 14th May 1944, age 55) and Esther Elizabeth Denholm (née Barberdied 26th September 1931, age 41) of Napier, Hawke's Bay; stepson of Mary Pringle Denholm (née Barr), of Napier, New Zealand.

1017 DennesC LSergeantRNZAFBomber Command142 Sqd
1941-11-07WellingtonIcZ1211QT-Binbrook1936MannheimCrashed off Bergen-aan-ZeePoW
1018 DennisHSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-02-05StirlingIBK617AA-DNewmarket1943GardeningDitched 2 miles off CromerKilledRunnymede
1019 DentonR F HFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1945-01-01LancasterIPD377WS-UBardney744LadbergenHit by flak in target area crash landed 3km SW of Heesch
1020 DentonF HPilot OfficerBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1940-09-29WellingtonIcR3168AA-Mildenhall1930LeipzigCrashed near Sidmouth SomersetInjured
Courtesy AWMM

1021 DenyerE CSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-07-25StirlingIIIEE892AA-FMepal2239EssenCrashed off Southwold SFKKIlled
1022 DevineThomas WilliamSergeant411745New ZealanderWireless OperatorRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-09-08WellingtonIIIBJ596AA-MildenhallFrankfurtHit by flak in the target area causing catastrophic damage. The crew was forced to abandon the burning a/c and all successfully reached the ground, only to be taken prisonerPoW No. 27039 Dulag Luft/Stalag 8B Teschen/Stalag 344 LamsdorfPromoted to WO whilst interned. Returned to UK 9 Apr 1945
1023 DevlinK JSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-09-10WellingtonIIIBJ974AA-MildenhallDusseldorf?KilledRheinberg War Cemetery
1024 DewN HSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-06-10LancasterIHK553AA-SMepal2313DreuxCrashed at Tillieres-sur-Avre {Eure}KilledTillieres-sur-Avre Communal Cemetery
1025 DewhurstHSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-05-11LancasterIIIND919AA-DMepal2256LeuvenExploded & crashed Castle ElderschansKilledAardenburg General Cemetery
1026 DibbenR OSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-11-28StirlingIBF339AA-DTrainingCrashed near OakingtonKilled
1027 DibbenRonald OswaldSergeant12526271920Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-11-18StirlingIBF399AA-ONewmarketTrainingCrashed at 2229 hrs at Trinity Farm on Cambridge Road, near RAF Oakington. The aircraft stalled while trying to avoid a head on collision with another StirlingKilledHam (St Andrew) Churchyard Row 3 Grave 12Son of Bernard Oswald and Lydia Dibben, of Kingston-on-Thames
1028 DickensonCSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-09-27StirlingIIIEF135JN-WMepal2005HannoverStalled and damaged at base on return
1029 DickieJohn GaltSergeantNZ/421502Age 22New ZealandPilotRNZAF17 Squadron
1943-07-25KittyhawkP-40EXP-?NZ3034RNZAF Whenuapai1015Formation practiceSee archive report for further details - mid-air collision with NZ3037KilledWaverley Cemetery. Grave 22.5
Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand
Born on the 09th July 1920 in Waverley. Educated at New Plymouth Boys High School. A sheep farmer with his brothers. Enlisted at Rongotai as an aircraft hand on the 27th February 1942. To Milson on the 05th March 1942 (suburb of Palmerston North, Manawatū-Whanganui, New Zealand. Re-mustered as a driver on the 07th March 1942.

Re-mustered as a pilot under training on the 04th September 1942. No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School on the 12th October 1942 (sick leave 09th December-26th January 1943. 1st solo flight on the 05th February 1943. With No. 2 Service Flying Training School 06th February 1943. Pilots badge awarded on the 12th April 1943. Promoted to sergeant on the 05th Jone 1953. No. 2 Operational Training Unit 12th June 1943 flying the P-40. Joined 17 squadron on the 10th July 1943.

Son of Clifford John (died 03rd July 1973, age 93) and Ida Mary Dickie (née Blennerhassett - died 12th July 1980, age 88). Brother of Arthur John Dickie (born on the 28th August 1912 - died 02nd September 2010, age 98). Eric Claude Dickie (born on the 08 June 1914 - died 03rd November 1991, age 77) and sister Sybil Dickie (died 21st August 1925, age 6 month), of Waverley, Wellington, New Zealand.

1030 DickinsonSergeantRNZAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1942-03-03WellingtonIIZ8441NP-KPocklingtonBillancourtCrashed after turning backInjured
1031 DicksonG RPilot OfficerPilotRNZAFFighter129 Sqd
1032 DicksonDouglas JamesFlying OfficerNZ/4216679Age 23New ZealanderAir/BmrRNZAFBomber Command11 Operational Training Unit (92 Group)1945-04-11WellingtonXLP651Not knownRAF Oakley - RAF Westcott, Buckinghamshire38TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilled Oxford Cemetery (Botley). Plot H/1. Grave 206C
Son of John Dickson and of Priscilla Dickson (née Ash), of Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. A total of 187 flying hours logged.
1033 DidsburyC McDPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command214 Sqd
1034 DilW RSergeantRNZAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1941-09-20WhitleyVX9922SR-Oakington1912OostendeCrashed near NorthamptonDied Injuries
1035 DillDFlight SergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-09-27StirlingIIIEF135JN-WMepal2005HannoverStalled and damaged at base on return
1036 DillicarJ CFlight LieutenantRNZAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1943-07-30StirlingIIIEF428LS-NMildenhall2246RemscheidCrashed at KleinbroichKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
1037 DillonMichael FrederickFlying OfficerNZ/411866Age 26New ZealandAir GunnerRNZAFBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-04-10LancasterIIIJB732PM-SRAF Elsham Wolds, Lincolnshire23:10AulnoyeSee archive report for further details and photographsKilledMeharicourt Communal Cemetery. Brit. Plot. Grave 28Born on the 27th September 1917 in Eastern Bengal, India.

Son of Captain David (died 14th May 1951, age 72) Dillon and Jane Dillon (née Fields - died 26th August 1966, age 85), of Dacca, East Bengal, India. Later of Root-o-Rangi, New Zealand. He had two brothers, John Herbert Dillon 179357 and Robert Arthur Dillon 1056 a sister, Helen Dillon WAAC also served in the New Zealand Armed Forces, and his father was an officer in the Cambridge Home Guard.

1038 DilonS IFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command76 Sqd
1943-08-02HalifaxVEB249MP-EHolme on Spalding Moor2330HamburgCrashed at HesedorfKilledHamburg (Ohlsdorf) Cemetery
1039 DimockV A DSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-10-24WellingtonIIIBJ725AA-MildenhallMilanoCrashed near Valenciennes FranceKilledSt Roch Communal
1040 Dive-RobinsonL CFlight LieutenantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1041 DixonDerek Richard SidneySergeantNZ/413822Age 20New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining Command55 Operational Training Unit. 81 Group1942-08-14Hawker HurricaneIV6857-RAF Annan, DumfrieshireTrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledAnnan Cemetery. Sec. R. Extn. 2. Grave 30

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 14th November 1921 at Auckland. Worked as a land agent for John Grey of Auckland prior to service. Joined the RNZAF as a trainee pilot on the 06th July 1941. After training with No. 4 Elementary Flying School and later at No.3 Flying training School awarded his pilots badge on the 08th November 1941 and promoted to sergeant on the 20th December 1941. Embarked for England on the 20th January 1942 and joined 55 Operational Training Unit on the 09th June 1942. Son of Lionel Marmaduke and Dorothy Eleanor Dixon (nee Webber), of Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand.
1042 DixonJohnSergeant613966Age ?Air GunnerRAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-07-26WellingtonIIIZ1596AA-?RAF Feltwell, Norfolk2235Hamburg See archive report for further details PoW No. 25165 Stalag Lamsdorf None - survived the war Read Archive Report
1043 DixonM WFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1942-12-06WellingtonIIIBK513KO-VEast Wretham1732MannheimCrashed Montcornet FranceKilledMontcornet Military
1044 DixonGraham GordonFlight Lieutenant415295PilotRNZAFBomber Command608 Sqn
1945-04-17MosquitoB.XVIPF5056T:DDownham Market20:54BerlinSee archive report for detailsUninjured
1045 DixonL SFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1943-10-22LancasterIIIJA717MG-COakington1807FrankfurtCrashed near Bad HomburgPoW
1046 DixonNFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1945-04-13LancasterIII LM728AA-RMepal2044KielLanded at base and undercarriage collapsed
1047 DixonNorman FranklinSergeantNZ/391345Age 26New ZalandPilotRNZAFBomber Command - Middle East38 Sqd
1941-05-04WellingtonICW5681HD-?Shallufa, Egypt (Fuka)2000Benina, LibyaSee archive report for further detailsKilledEl Alamein War Cemetery. Grave: XII.C.13

Born on the 13th of July 1915 at Invercargill. Worked as a radiator specialist for Auto Parts Dunedin. Enlisted on the 19th of November 1939. Trained with No. 1 Elementary Training School (19th December 1939) No. 1 Flying Training School (13th February 1941). Pilot badge awarded on the 06th April 1940 and promoted to sergeant on the 21st May 1940. Embarked for England on the 07th June 1940 on the SS Rangitata. Further training with 15 Operational Training Unit (10th August 1940)

Joined 37 squadron on the 04th October 1940 completing 3 operational sorties. Joined 55 squadron (17th November 1940). Joined 75 squadron (24th November 1940) where he completed 17 operational sorties. Flew a Wellington via Malta to Egypt (08-09 April 1941). Joined 38 squadron (19th April 1941) Son of Cecil (died 05th April 1955, age 65) and Jane Dixon (née McDonald - died 11th July 192, age 91), of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. A total of 425 flying hours logged andon his 06th operational sortie.

1048 DobbinLaurence St. GeorgeFlight LieutenantNZ/401375Age 29New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-08-11WellingtonIIIBJ767AA-?RAF Feltwell, Norfolk2215MainzSee archive report for further detailsKilledJonkerbos War Cemetery. Grave 24.F.8

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Born on the 09th November 1912 at Oaonui, the son of George Hill and Alice (née Boardman), of Opunake, Taranaki, New Zealand and husband of Marjorie (née Staniland), of New Brighton, Canterbury, New Zealand. Prior to enlisting on the 04th June 1940 worked as a teacher. A total of 728 flying hours logged and on his 10th operational sortie
1049 DobbynHenry AugustineFlight LieutenantNZ/391831Age 22New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command605 Sqd
1942-02-25HurricaneIBG821UP-?Tjilatjap, JavaAMInterceptionSee Archive report for further detailsKilledSingapore Memorial. Column 421

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 12th August 1919 air Dublin, Eire. Moved to New Zealand at an early age. Educated at Sacred Heart College in Auckland. Enlisted in the RNZAF at Levin on the 18th December 1939. Training with No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School on the 15th January 1940 the with No. 2 Flying Training School on the 08th April 1940. Pilots badge was awarded on the 10th June 1940 and commissioned on the 27th July 1940.

Embarked for England on the 11th of August 1940. Further training at 57 Operational Training Unit on the 19th October 1940. Joined 258 squadron on the 02nd December 1940. Was to leave for Malta but diverted due to the sinking of the Ark Royal to travel by sea to the Gold Coast and then by air to Sudan. So left on the carrier HMS Indomitable leaving England on the 01st November 1940. Flew off the ship near Christmas Island to Java on the 28th of January 1942.

258 squadron was then absorbed by 232 and 605 squadron, Fl/Lt. Dobbyn joining 605. Son of Joseph John and Alice Mary Dobbyn (née Tuite), of Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand. Credited with 1 enemy aircraft destroyed. Very good friends with Nelson Blake after initially training with him.

1050 DobsonC DPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1942-08-28StirlingIN6081OJ-HLakenheath2058NurnbergCrashed at AirlenbachKilledDurnbach War Cemetery

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