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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
1051 DixonL SFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command7Sqn
1943-10-22LancasterIIIJA717MG-COakington1807FrankfurtCrashed near Bad HomburgPoW
1052 DixonNFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1945-04-13LancasterIII LM728AA-RMepal2044KielLanded at base and undercarriage collapsed
1053 DixonNorman FranklinSergeantNZ/391345Age 26New ZalandPilotRNZAFBomber Command - Middle East38Sqn
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.

1054 DobbinLaurence St. GeorgeFlight LieutenantNZ/401375Age 29New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command75Sqn 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
1055 DobbynHenry AugustineFlight LieutenantNZ/391831Age 22New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command605Sqn
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.

1056 DobsonC DPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command149Sqn (East India)
1942-08-28StirlingIN6081OJ-HLakenheath2058NurnbergCrashed at AirlenbachKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
1057 DobsonJ EFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command466Sqn RAAF
1944-01-20HalifaxIIIHX312HD-KLeconfield2004MagdeburgCrashed De Lutte {Overijssel}PoW
1058 DobsonP GFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command1943-09-08MepalKilled in above accidentKilled
1059 DoddsG HFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command139Sqn (Jamaica)
1944-12-09MosquitoXXKB205XD-Upwood2000BerlinCrashed at Gooderstone Park NorfolkKilledCambridge City Cemetery
1060 DodsonEdward ReidSergeantNZ/41231929th March 1916 Age 26New ZealanderW/Op/Air/GnrRNZAFTraining Command1 Operational Training Unit1942-10-23Airspeed OxordINZ277-RNZAF Bell Block, Taranaki, New Zealand (New Plymouth)915TrainingAccident - Crashed Mt. Egmont, Taranaki rangeKilledMarsden Valley Cemetery, Stoke, Nelson. Services Area. Block 3, Row D, Plot 67
Prior to enlisting worked as a roof tiler. Son of Allen Reid Dodson and Vera Lucy Grant Dodson (née Madigan), of Atawhai, Nelson, New Zealand.
1061 DoelAlfred WilliamFlight LieutenantNZ/39907Age 26New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command12Sqn
1943-06-11LancasterIIIDV157PH-ZRAF Wickenby, Lincolnshire2322DusseldorfSee archive report for further detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 197

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 14th April 1918 at Auckland. Enlisted on the 26th October 1939. Pilots badge awarded on the 23rd April 1940. Commissioned on the 28th May 1940. Served with 37 squadron in Egypt completing 23 operational sorties. 75 (NZ) squadron flying 9 operational sorties. 109 squadron 5 operational sorties. 105 squadron 5 operational sorties. Joined 12 squadron from 1662 Operational Training Unit on the 03rd June 1943. Son of Alfred and Karin Elida Doel (née ASjooman, of Taihape, Wellington, New Zealand. A total of 741 flying hours logged and killed on his 40th operational sortie, but his first with 12 squadron.
1062 DohertyEric SteeleFlight LieutenantNZ/415290Born 29th July 1922New ZealandPilotDFM


RNZAFFighter Command242Sqn


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Spitfire V and IX ace Sicily Italy 1943-1944 725(Sqn ORB Shores)

Eric Doherty was a student at the time of his enlistment with the RNZAF in September 1941. Trained with 53 Operational Training Unit. Also served in No. 5 Pilots Advanced Flying Unit. Returned to 53 OTU as an instructor in October 1944.

Served with 242 Squadron in North Africa, Italy, Syria, Corsica Served- WW2- Fighter Command in North Africa, Middle East, Italy, England. Was credited with seven victories, others damaging many vehicles and ships destroyed or damaged. DFM DFC (US).

Left the RNZAF in October 1945. Joined the RNZAF Territorials in December 1948. Shortly after he retired from the Insurance business de was involved in a car accident whilst visiting in Australia and died on the 19th June 1980. Buried at Southport Lawn Cemetery, Queensland, Australia.

DFM Award dated 25th November 1944. 'For extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flights from Corsica under American Command June 19th,1944'.

Husband of Lois Eva Doherty Born 11th December 1925 - died 16th September 2020, age 94. Father of Phillip William Steel Doherty Born 19th June 1956 - died 14th July 1983, age 27

1063 DohertyEdward Charles HibbsSergeantNZ/413823Age 24New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining Command11 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit. 21 Group1942-05-23OxfordIIP1862-RAF Wheaton Aston, Staffordshire310TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilledShawbury Churchyard (St. Mary The Virgin). Row 20. Grave 2

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 08th October 1917 at Methven. A salesman for Richard Arthur Ltd. Enlisted 06th July 1941 at Levin. Son of Thomas Spearing James Doherty and of Gertrude Annie Doherty (nee Hibbs), of Tauranga, Auckland, New Zealand. 180 flying hours logged with 107 solo and 84 on the Oxford.
1064 DonaghyT RFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1944-06-10LancasterIHK553AA-SMepal2313DreuxCrashed at Tillieres-sur-Avre {Eure}KilledTillieres-sur-Avre Communal Cemetery
1065 DonaldsonJohn CliffordSergeantNZ/411746Air GunnerRNZAFBomber Command428Sqn RCAF
1943-03-29WellingtonXHE175NA-URAF Dalton, Yorkshire1935Bochum Ditched in North Sea - all crew lost Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 199 Read Archive Report
1066 DonaldsonASergeantBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1940-12-22WellingtonIcT2474AA-MildenhallMannheimCrashed near Therouldeville. PoW
1067 DonnellyN WFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command619Sqn
1944-07-18LancasterIIIPB245PG-ZDunholme Lodge2258RevignyCrashed Ussy-sur-Marne {Seine-et-Marne}KilledUssy-sur-Marne Communal Cemetery
1068 DonnellyW WFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command619Sqn
1944-03-17LancasterIIIED597PG-Coningsby1454TrainingUndercarriage collapsed on take off
1069 DonnellyJames PatrickFlight SergeantNZ/405262Age 23New ZealandWireless Operator/Air GunnerRNZAFBomber Command620Sqn
1943-08-27StirlingIIIEE942QS-RRAF Chedburgh, Suffolk2136NurnbergCrashed HalbersdorfKilledDurnbach War Cemetery. Collective grave 22.K.18-21
Courtesy Paul Brooker

Son of James William Francis (died 10th January 1940, age 54) and Veronica (Vera) Donnelly (née McCormack, later Bryant, later Rean - died 09th June 1950. age 54), of Wellington City, New Zealand. Stepson of Irene Donnelly (née Cowlin), of Lower Hutt, Wellington.
1070 DonnellyJ PFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command620Sqn
1943-07-31StirlingIIIBF466QS-ChedburghAir TestOvershot on landing
1071 DooleDavid GiffinPilot OfficerNZ/403833Born on the 14th April 1912New Zealand ObserverRNZAFCoastal Command5 Operational Training Unit. 19 Group.1941-08-30BeaufortIN1160Not knownRAF Chivenor, Devon1535TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledHeanton Punchardon (St. Augustine) Churchyard. Row L Grave 13. Son of Dennis Giffin Doole and Mary Jane Doole (nee Charters), of Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Courtesy AWMM and researcher Sonia Edwards

See archive report
1072 DorrellP GSergeantBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1073 DoughertyGeorge SwitzerFlight SergeantNZ/403620Age 21New ZealandW/Op/Air GunnerRNZAFBomber Command7Sqn
1943-09-03LancasterIIIJA929MG-NRAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire2013BerlinSee Archive report for further detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 198
Born on the 31st October 1921 at Hamilton. Worked as an apprentice motor trimmer for S.T. Nolan in Hamilton. Enlisted on the 29th September 1940 at Levin. Son of George Searles Dougherty and Kathleen Elizabeth Dougherty (née Switzer), of Malville, Auckland, New Zealand. total of 380 flying hours logged and on his 3rd operational sortie.
1074 DouglasAdrian VincentWarrant OfficerNZ/403617Ae 23New Zealand W/Op/Air/GunnerRNZAFBomber Command149Sqn (East India)
1943-09-05StirlingIIIEE872OJ-NRAF Lakenheath, Suffolk1936Mannheim See archive report for further details KilledDurnbach War Cemetery. Grave 8.K 3
Read Archive Report
1075 DouglasR OFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command214Sqn
1945-03-14FortressIII HB802BU-OOulton1720BSPoW
1076 DouglasWallace JohnFlight SergeantNZ/403618Born on the 04th August 1921 Age 21New Zealand W/Op/AirGunnerRNZAFCoastal Command489Sqn RNZAF
1943-04-09Hampden TB.IAT258XA-TRAF Wick, Caithness, Scotland1445Shipping See archive report for further details Missing- believed killedRunnymede Memorial: Panel 198Read Archive Report
1077 DowG HWarrant OfficerRNZAFBomber Command11 OTU
1942-09-13WellingtonICX3169KJ-XSteeple Morden2341Bremen?PoW
1078 DowdingM McLFlying OfficerBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1944-12-27LancasterINN710AA-QMepal1226RheydtCrashed target areaKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
1079 DowdsJohnSergeant632780W/Op/Air/GunnerRAFBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1940-07-25WellingtonIcR3235AA-?RAF Feltwell, Norfolk2122KasselSee archive report for further detailsKilledAmsterdam New Eastern Cemetery, Holland. Plot 69. Row A. Grave 23 Read Archive Report
1080 DownerIrvin WilliamSergeantNZ/404853Age 21New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command91Sqn
1941-11-27SpitfireVbDL-LJim CrowReturned damaged to HawkingeSafe

1081 DownerIrvin WilliamPilot OfficerNZ/404853Age 22New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command91Sqn
1942-12-29SpitfireVbEN782DL-?RAF Lympne, Kent1440PatrolSee archive report for detailed informationMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 115

Born on the 21st December 1920 in Christchurch. Educated at St. Andrews College in Christchurch. Electrical and hydraulic for Brown Brothers. Enlisted at Levin as a pilot under training on the 01st December 1940. With No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School on the 20th January 1941. Embarked for Canada on the 27th March 1941. With No. 6 Service Flying Training School on the 21st April 1941. Pilot badge awarded and promoted to sergeant on the 03rd July 1941.

Embarked for England on the 21st July 1941. With No. 3 Personnel Reception Centre 16th August 1941. 61 Operational Training Unit on the 21st August 1941 flying the Spitfire. Baled out after engine failure/fire on the 09 September 1941, not injured. 55 Operational Training Unit on the 11th March 1942 flying the Hurricane. Joined 91 squadron on the 10th April 1942. Awarded commission on the 18th October 1942.

Son of William Henry Hill Downer and Ethel Downer (née Laine) of Fendalton, Christchurch, New Zealand, husband of Joyce Evelyn Downer (née Mee - died 18th December 1998 in Christchurch, New Zealand, age 74), father of a daughter, of Folkestone, Kent, England.

1082 DowningJohn WallaceFlying Officer136351NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqn RNZAF
1944-05-22LancasterIME690AA:ZMepal22:49DortmundSee archive report for detailsKilledHeverlee War Cemetery. Grave 6.C.6
1083 DownsH CSergeantRNZAFBomber Command82Sqn
1942-01-10BlenheimIVV6440UX-XBodney1728IntruderCrashed in target areaKilledOud Leusden Amersfoort
1084 DownsA ESergeantBomber Command487Sqn RNZAF
1943-05-03VenturaIAE798EG-DMethwold1643Ramrod 16Presumed lost over the seaKilledRunnymede
1085 DownsA ESergeantBomber Command487Sqn RNZAF
1943-04-16VenturaIIAE877EG-Methwold1600Haarlem Damaged at base on return
1086 DrakeF DFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command487Sqn RNZAF
1943-01-20VenturaIIAJ171EG-DFeltwellTrainingcrashed NW of Bury St Edmunds SFKKilledParadie Archive Database
1087 DrawbridgeH JFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command97Sqn (Straits Settlements)
1944-04-20LancasterIIIND748OF-MConingsby2311la ChapelleCrashed PiscopKilledClichy New Communal Cemetery
1088 DriverL KFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command626Sqn
1945-04-03LancasterIPA190UM-G2Wickenby1315NordhausenPresumed lost off the Dutch coastKilled
1089 DromgooleS HFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1942-04-22WellingtonIIIX3667AA-DFeltwellKolnCrashed in sea KilledRunnymede
1090 DromgooleIanPilot Officer42461Born on the 05th October 1915New ZealandPilotRAFFighter Command16Sqn1940-05-19LysanderIINot knownKJ-?Bertangles (France)Ferry FlightSee archive report for detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial Panel 8

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Son of Victor Peter and Susan Sommerville Dromgoole (née Houston), of Lyttleton, Canterbury, New Zealand. A clerk forth Public Trust Office at Christchurch prior to being selected for a short service commission on the 24th April 1939. A total of 200 flying hours logged. The family also lost his brother. 28 year old, Fl/Sgt. Sydney Houston Dromgoole NZ/402171 RNZAF whilst with 75 Squadron. Killed on an operation to Le Havre, flying as observer on Wellington III X3667 when they were shot down in the English Channel off the target area. A further brother is also known to have lost his life, 28 year old, John Dromgoole serving with the Merchant Navy when he was lost on the 13th September 1943. (also known to the police as Johnny Green or John Green or John Breen) No further details.
1091 DrummondKSergeantRNZAFBomber Command514Sqn
1944-03-15LancasterIILL653JI-EWaterbeach1917StuttgartCrashed near BlondefontaineKilledVillars-le-Pautel Communal Cemetery
1092 DrummondM K PFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1944-07-28LancasterIIINE148AA-HMepal2155StuttgartCrashed at YevresEvader
1093 DuckettJ DWarrant OfficerNZ413827RNZAFBomber Command15Sqn
1943-06-28StirlingIIIBK694LS-CMildenhall2350KolnCrashed at Lommel {Limburg} BelgiumPoW
1094 DuckmantonH CSergeantNZ414603RNZAFBomber Command196Sqn
1943-03-23WellingtonXHE167ZO-ALeconfield1922GardeningCrashed off TerschellingKilledWesterschelling Generfal Cemetery
1095 DuddingKWarrant OfficerRNZAFBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1944-07-24LancasterIHK568AA-KMepal2151StuttgartKilledCronenbourg French National {Mixed} Cemetery
1096 DuffPeter StanleyPilot Officer4028591921New ZealanderPilotDFC

RNZAFBomber Command16OTU
1942-09-13WellingtonICX9660Upper HeyfordBremenFailed to return. Cause not known. According to Theo Boiten this aircraft was one of many aircraft that could have been shot down by any of the 3 following pilots. Oblt Rudolf Sigmund Stab II/NJG2 at 02:30; Lt Johannes Werth 7/NJG2 at 02:57; Lt Eberhard Gardiewski 6/NJG2 at 03:43KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 115Son of Arthur Stanley Duff and Grace Duff, of Hamilton, Auckland, New Zealand
1097 DuffellAlbert BartholomewAC1A39849Flight MechanicRNZAFTraining Command1 Service Flying Training School1940-07-22OxfordINZ262Not knownRNZAF Wigram, New Zealand900Ferry flight See archive report for further details KilledChristchurch Cemetery (Sydenham) Grave 40.46C Read Archive Report
1098 DuffillArthur VictorFlight Lieutenant86398PilotRAFVRBomber Command487Sqn RNZAF
1943-05-03VenturaIAE916EG-CMethwold1643Ramrod 16Attacked by German fighters and badly damaged. Returned to base. Safe and uninjuredRead Archive Report
1099 DuffillJ GPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command101Sqn
1943-01-17LancasterIW4321SR-PSpalding Moor 1630Berlin?KilledRunnymede
1100 DuffyJ LFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command115Sqn
1944-02-24LancasterIILL694KO-NWitchford1837BerlinCrashed Epse {Gelderland}KilledGorssel General Cemetery

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