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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
1551 GriffithsBasilSergeant1578754Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqn RNZAF
1944-06-15LancasterILL888AA:XMepal23:09ValenciennesClaim by Oblt Peter Ehrhardt 9/NJG5 - Cambrai/Lille/Valenciennes area: 2,000m at 00:52. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 3 - Theo Boiten) Crashed Rieux-en-Cambresis (Nord) 9km ENE of Cambrai.KilledRieux Communal Cemetery Coll. Grave 8-10Six of the crew were found. with the wreckage. The seventh, and RAF member of the crew, appears to have died on baling out, his body being found by local inhabitants a few km to the NW. He was buried at Iway before being reinterred alongside his comrades at Rieux.

1552 GrimesH DSergeantRAAFBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1941-10-15WellingtonIcW5663AA-FeltwellKolnCrashed near DusseldorfKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
1553 GrimwoodLSergeantBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1943-11-04StirlingIIIBK778JN-UMepal1600GardeningCrashed at Berstedgaard DenmarkKilledFrederikshaven Cemetery Denmark
1554 GroveR FSergeantBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1943-08-30StirlingIIIEH938AA-FMepal.0019.MonchengladbachCrashed Lommel BelgiumKilledHeverlee War Cemetery Belgium
1555 GroveJohn 'Lofty'LtNZ4146131922-07-22 Masterton New ZealandNew ZealanderPilotDFC
RNZAFBomber Command1668 Conversion Unit

550Sqn


150Sqn


1944-11-04LancasterNG234BochumReturned safeSurvived war. Died 16 February 1949Bombed from 17,000 ft. Crew: P/O J Groves (P) Sgt Syd B Faggetter (F/Eng) (RAF 1802201) Sgt David McColm Buchanan (Nav) (RAF 1567973) Sgt J Doug Fellows (A/B) (RAF 945337) W/O George Aylmore (W/Op) (RAAF A.415851, born 06 Oct 1923 GNOWANGERUP, WA) Sgt Alan G Johns (MU/AG) (RAF 2222387) Sgt C R Donoghue (R/AG) (RAF 1722797)

26 aircraft and crews took off at approximately 17.15hrs to attack BOCHUM in the heart of the Ruhr. 2 returned with problems. 9/10 cloud en route, but over the channel this decreased and gradually cleared. The target free from cloud, industrial haze present. Target Markers were punctual and fairly accurate, bombing was well concentrated, whole area a mass of fire, visible for 100 miles plus large explosions. Ground defences moderate, occasionally becoming intense, with many searchlights in evidence exposing one cone of about 20 or more, first ineffective, but later more troublesome, several aircraft being coned. Night fighters very active and fighter flares were seen from the Dutch coast onwards. Many combats in which 550Sqn involved, 'B2' (F/O Whynacht) had 4 encounters, claims 2 jets destroyed and damaged another, whilst the other was inconclusive. No damage or casualties. 'M' (F/O McCarthy) and 'P' (P/O Franklyn (R)) both fired at two jets but no claims. 'V' (F/O Blackler) claims a jet. All aircraft returned to Base except 'F' (F/O Ansell) who landed at Manston after Flak damage, the F/Eng (F/S Sythes) wounded in thigh. Notable that 'F' completed 100th operational sortie.

H.G. Groves (father), Marangai, Masterton, New Zealand
1556 GrovesAlpheus LeslieFlight SergeantNZ/403574Age 30New ZealandAir/BmrRNZAFBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1942-09-06WellingtonIIIX3867AA-?RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk105Duisburg-KilledTilburg General Cemetery (Gilzerbaan). Plot A. Row 1. Coll. grave 27-28.Born on the 22nd September 1911 at Dunedin. Worked as a labourer for Public Works Department at Dunedin prior to service. Enlisted at Levin own the 29th September 1940. Embarked for Canada on the 05th November 1940. Air gunner badge and promoted to sergeant on the 26th May 1941.

Embarked for England on the 14th June 1941. Served with various units and joined 11 Operational Training Unit on the 26th October 1941. Joined 75 squadron on the 19th June 1942. Son of Joseph and Jane Groves (née Alexander), of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand. A total of 277 flying hours logged and on his 19th operational sortie.

1557 GrovesK H GPilot OfficerNZ415819Bomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1943-04-16StirlingIBF451AA-ZNewmarket2214MannheimCrashed at Rilly-la-MontagneKilledCholoy War Cemetery France
1558 GrutHarvey JenningsSergeantNZ/404866Age 29New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command51Sqn
1942-01-26WhitleyVZ9315MH-VRAF Dishforth, Yorkshire1703EmdenSee Archive report for further detailsKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Collective grave 14. D. 1-4.

Born on the 18th January 1913 at Feilding. Educated at Takapuna Grammer school. Worked as a motor body builder for Mr. S.J. Notes at Te Awamutu. Enlisted at Levin on the 01st December 1940 as a pilot under training. With No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School 18th January 1941. With No. 3 Flying Training School 01st March 1941. Pilots badge awarded on the 14th April 1941. Promoted to sergeant on the 24th May 1941.

Embarked for England on the 18th June 1941. Further training with No. 19 Operational Training Unit on the 03rd August 1941flying the Whitley. Joined 51 squadron on the 08th October 1941. Son of Collings de Ste. Groix Grut and of Violet Muriel Grut (née Moore), of Auckland City, New Zealand. Total of 9 operational sorties with 285 flying hours logged.

1559 GudgeonJohn BernardFlight Sergeant428786NavigatorRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqn RNZAF
1944-09-11LancasterILM268AA:DRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire19:35GardeningSee Archive report for further detailsKilledSvino Churchyard. Collective grave 88
1560 GudmunsenKSergeantBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1943-02-13StirlingIR9316AA-KNewmarket1753LorientAbandoned near PlouayPoW
1561 GumbleyArthur HowardSergeantNZ/402865Age 24New ZealandObserverRNZAFBomber Command44Sqn
1941-12-13HampdenIAE196KM-?RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire1300GardeningSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 63.Son of Ernest Arthur and Caroline Gumbley (née Warren), of Avondale, Auckland, New Zealand. Prior to enlistment on the 01st September 1940 worked as a storeman for Guinness Brothers. A total of 305 flying hours logged and on his 8th operational sortie. Although a qualified pilot, he was flying as an observer on this operation with his commanding officer.
1562 GumbleyBernard AlexanderFlight LieutenantNZ/414614Age 29New ZealandPilotDFM

RNZAFBomber Command617Sqn
1945-03-21LancasterBIPD117YZ-LRAF Woodall Spa, Lincolnshire07:45BremenCrashed 19km S of BremenMissive - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 284
Also remembered on family grave in the Hastings Cemetery and Crematorium. Born on the 12th May 1915 in Napier. Educated at Hastings High School. Worked as a projectionist for Messrs L and M Gunplay in Hastings. Enlisted at Levin on the16th August 1941. With No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School on the 27th September 1941. No. 1 Flying Training School on the 08th November 1941. Pilot badge awarded on the 20th December 1941 and promoted to sergeant on the 31st January 1942. Embarked for England on the 22nd February 1942. With 3 Personnel Reception Centre on the 15th April 1942. Further training with Pilot Advanced Flying Unit. 29 Operational Training Unit, 1654 Heavy Conversion Unit. Joined 49 squadron on the 27th October 1942 carrying out 33 operational sorties. With No 3 Flying Instructor School 25th April 1943. A an instructor with 1654 Heavy Conversion Unit 29th May 1943. Commissioned on the 22nd June 1943. No. 5 Lancaster Finishing School as instructor. Joined 617 squadron on the 29th September 1944.

Son of Louis (died 16th February 1952, age 65) and Margaret Gumbley (née Robins - died 14th August 1972, age 85), of Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. A total of 1,392 flying jours logged and on his 51st operational sortie.

1563 GumbleyLouis Joseph NorfolkPilot OfficerNZ/421704Age 21New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining2 Service Flying Training School (RNZAF)
1943-01-27HarvardIINZ930-RNZAF Woodbourne, New Zealand1955TrainingSee archive report for further informationKilledAramoho Cemetery. Grave Q.2.56
Born on the 03rd December 1921 in Wanganui. Educated at Wanganui Technical School. A shop assistant for London Town Enterprises Ltd at Wanganui. Enlisted at Rotorua on the 07th March 1942. With No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School 03rd May 1942. With No. 2 Flying Training School 25th July 1943. Pilot badge awarded on the 19th October 1942. Commissioned on the 19th December 1942. th No. 1 Service Flying Training School as staff pilot 18th January 1943. With No. 2 Service Flying Training School as staff pilot 21st January 1943. A total of 166 solo flying hours logged with 126 on the Harvard.

Son of Charles Norfolk Gumbley (died 0th March 1973, age 83), and of Ethel Mary Gumbley (nee Cooksley- (died 19th October 1980), of Wanganui, New Zealand.

1564 GundyR YFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command214Sqn
1944-05-24FortressIISR384BU-AOulton2340BSCrashed Oosterschekelde PoW
1565 GunnJames AtholFlight LieutenantNZ/402866Age 23New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command488Sqn RNZAF
1943-09-15MosquitoNF.XIIHK203ME-?RAF Bradwell Bay, Essex2015InterceptionSee archive report for further details and photographsKilledMargate Cemetery. Section 50. Grave 162
Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand
Born on the12th February 1920 in Gisborne. Educated at Gisborne High School. A mechanic with Cook County Council in Gisborne. Served 3 years in the territorial army. Enlisted at Levin as a pilot under training on the 31st August 1940. With No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School on the 29th September 1940. No. 2 Flying Training School 23rd November 1940. Pilot badge awarded on the 18th January 1941 and promoted to sergeant on the 01st March 1941.

Embarked for England on the 27th March 1941. With No. 3 Personnel Reception Centre 19th May 1941. 54 Operational Training Unit flying the Blenheim on the 26th May 1941. 1451 Flight on the 19th August 1941 flying Boston and Havoc. Baled out on the 02nd September 1941. 1459 Flight on the 21st September 1941 flying the Havoc on 27 operational sorties.

Awarded his commission on the 08th December 1941. Uninjured during a take off accident on the 22nd August 1942. Joined 488 squadron on the 26th August 1942. Flew a further 16 operational sorties including 3 air sea rescue operations. Attached to Flying Instructor School for a staff pilot's course 08th June - 02nd July 1943. A total of 1100 flying hours logged and on his 43rd operation.

Son of James and Ivy Ada Frances Gunn (née March), of Gisborne, Auckland, New Zealand. Husband of Daphne Beatrice Gunn (née Bell) of London, England.

1566 GunnG RSquadron LeaderMiDRNZAFBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1944-09-17LancasterIIIPB430AA-PMepal1005BoulogneCrash landed at HawkingeInjured died 21/9/44Brookwood Military Cemetery
1567 GunnF JFlying OfficerBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1944-12-27LancasterINN710AA-QMepal1226RheydtCrashed target areaPoW
1568 GunnGraham AlexanderLeading AircraftmanNZ/433751Age 20New ZealandPilot (U/T)RNZAFTraining Command2 EFTS
(NZ)
1943-10-28Tiger MothIINZ666-RNZAF Ashburton1100TrainingSee archive report for further details and photographsSeriously injured - died 1943-10-31Kimberley Cemetery, Selwyn District. Grave 138.S.B.
Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand
Born on the 15th July 1923 in Christchurch. Educated at St. Andrews College in Christchurch. A farm hand on his fathers farm at Darfield. A member of Darfield Gliding Club. Served 14 months in territorial army prior to enlisting at Aashburton as aircraft hand on the 01st April 1943. Re-mustered as a pilot under training on the 16th September 1943. With No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School 18th September 1943

Son of Robert Sutherland Gunn (died 13th March 1974, age 88), and of Myra Cecilia Gunn (née Jarman - died 01st February 1984, age 87), of Darfield, Canterbury, New Zealand.

1569 GuppyF RSergeantBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1942-09-10WellingtonIIIBJ828AA-MildenhallDusseldorf?KilledRunnymede
1570 GustofsonJ F SergeantNZ422656RNZAFBomber Command90Sqn
1943-05-29StirlingIEF397WP-KRidgewell2310WuppertalCrashed N of Stradishall SUFFOLKKilledHaverhill
1571 GuthrieT ASergeantRNZAFBomber Command11 OTU
1942-05-30WellingtonICR1065KJ-ZSteeple Morden2240KolnPoW
1572 GuthrieLionel KessonFlight SergeantNZ/404637Age 26New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command141Sqn
1943-01-20BeaufighterIFV8266TA-?RAF Ford, Sussex2325PatrolSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 199

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 15th April 1916 at Wanganui. A farm hand on his fathers farm at Ohakune prior to service. Served 4 years in the territorial army. Enlisted in the RNZAF at Levin on the on the 20th November 1940 as an air gunner but remastered as a pilot u/t on the 21st December 1940. Trained in Canada and awarded his pilots badge and promoted to sergeant on the 08th August 1941. Joined 141 squadron on the 08th January 1942 after conversion trains with 54 Operational Training Unit. Son of Kesson Campbell Guthrie and Clarice Ruby Guthrie (nee Hamilton), of Ohakune, Wellington, New Zealand. 545 flying hours logged - 162 on the Beaufighter. 44 operational sorties completed.
1573 GutzewitzJ LFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command78Sqn
1945-02-02Halifax IIINA167EY-FBreighton2026Wanne-EickelKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
1574 GuymerH NSergeantRNZAFBomber Command15Sqn
1941-07-25StirlingIN6029LS-KWytonBerlinDitched North SeaPoW
1575 GwynneL JFlying OfficerNZ2421149RNZAFBomber Command15Sqn
1943-06-22StirlingIIIBK656LS-AMildenhall2330MulheimCrasjed SW of Otterlo HollandKilledEde General Cemeterey
1576 HackettFrederick CharlesPilot OfficerNZ/41325Born on the 15th May 1913 Age 28New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining Command41 Operational Training Unit (70 Group)1941-11-27LysanderIIN1252Not knownRAF Old Sarum, Wiltshire1020TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilled Salisbury Cemetery (Devizes Road). Sec. 6. Grave 314

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Son of Albert George (formerly of the Royal Artillery) and Lulu May Hackett (née Morgan), Whangaparaoa, Auckland, New Zealand. Moved to New Zealand with the family in 1927 An accountant by profession working for the shipping department of John Court Ltd. Trained in Canada and had been back in England for only 6 weeks prior to his death. 177 flying hours logged.
1577 HadenFrancis SeymourFlying OfficerNZ/404867PilotRNZAFBomber Command11 OTU
1942-11-17WellingtonIcX9614BRAF Westcott1130TrainingSee archive report for detailsKilledWestcott (St. Mary) Churchyard. Grave No.1Read Archive Report
1578 HadfieldG SFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1944-03-13StirlingIIILJ462AA-OMepal2150GardeningKilledRunnymede
1579 HadleyWilson OrchardFlying Officer426041PilotRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqn RNZAF
1944-09-11LancasterILM268AA:DRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire19:35GardeningSee Archive report for further detailsKilledOrslev Churchyard. Joint grave IIB
1580 HadleyJohn RossLeading AircraftmanNZ/422944Pilot U/T RNZAFFighter Command2 Service Flying Training School1943-04-06HarvardIINZ933Not knownRAF Woodbourne, New Zealand1450TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilledBalcairn Cemetery, Canterbury, New ZealandDetails within this page: Read Archive Report
1581 HaeuslerHarold John George (Jack)Flying OfficerNZ/401272Ruatoki region New Zealand Age 24New ZealanderPilotRNZAFCoastal Command612Sqn (County of Aberdeen)
1942-11-09WhitleyVIIZ9376WL-MRAF Wick, Caithness-shire, Scotland06:50Air sea rescueCrashed into a mountain on the islands during a search. Tail gunner only survivor. See archive report for detailsKilledMidvaag Military Cemetery. Grave 5 Faroes Islands

Courtesy Sonia Edwards and Bruce Haeusler



Midvaag Military Cemetery, Faroes Islands

Born on the 02nd July 1918 at Whangarei. Worked as a warehouseman for John Chambers and Sons of Auckland prior to service. Enlisted on the 07th May 1940 at Levin.Pilots badge awarded on the 30th September 1940 and promoted to sergeant on the 22nd November 1940 after training with No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School and No. 2 Flying Training School. Embarked for England on the 05th December 1940. Commissioned on the 06th May 1942. Joined 612 squadron from No. 3 Operational Training Unit on the 14th July 1941. Son of Rudolph Hans Waikato Haeusler (died 20th April 1974) and Doris Mildred Haeusler (née Hart - died 29th June 1977), of Whangarei, Auckland, New Zealand. A total of 641 flying hours logged and on his 57th operational sortie.

Only Kiwi among the 14 servicemen buried at the small Midvaag Military Cemetery in the Faroes.

Tail gunner recounts aircraft had taken off from its base in Wick, Scotland, and that a combination of fog and radio silence meant the crew could not establish their location and the aircraft crashed into the mountainside. The survivor made his way down hill and met a group of shepherds. Some helped him down to the British army base in the village of Tvoroyri, while others went to the burning aircraft. Haeusler was still alive so they carried him by stretcher to the little village hospital, but he died the following day. He and his crewmates were buried a few days later. Remnants of the aircraft wreck remain on the mountainside, and the story of the crash has been passed on through generations of islanders.

Haeusler, known as "Jack", was one of three brothers raised in Ruatoki and educated in Opotiki. He gained his wings in 1940 and was engaged to be married when he went to war in late 1940.


Undergoing training in New Zealand

Parading Queen St Auckland. Parents had this image on their mantlepiece

1582 HaglundFrancis CharlesFlight SergeantNZ/4211783Age 25New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command10 OTU. 91 Group
1945-01-04WellingtonXLP729-RAF Abingdon, Berkshire1110TrainingSee Archive report for further detailsKilledChester Cemetery (Blacon). Sec. A. Grave 227

AWMM

Born on the 09th November 1919 at Greymouth, South Island. Son of Charles Oscar and Christina Miller Haglund (née Thomson), of Cobden, Westland, New Zealand. A total of 309 flying hours logged with 47 solo on the Wellington.
1583 HagonWilliam Henry Frederick GeorgePilot Officer156385DFC

RAFVRBomber Command77Sqn
1944-01-21HalifaxVLL190KN-NElvington1951MagdeburgAttacked by nightfighterKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery 6. K. 5.On the night of 21-22 January 1944, during a sortie to Magdeburg, his aircraft was attacked and shot down by a night fighter; only one member of crew survived to be taken PoW, Flight Sergeant R. R. J. Simpson, RNZAF
1584 HaighAlecLeading Aircraftman41326Born on the 23rd December 1915New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining CommandNo. 2 Service Flying Training School (ITS)1941-05-15OxfordIINZ1276RNZAF Woodbourne, New Zealand1455Formation ExerciseCollided with another of the SFTS Oxford II, NZ1246 while changing leader position at 14:55hrs, and dived steeply into the sea between White Bluffs and the Awatere River mouth, about 11 miles ESE of Blenheim. Floating wreckage was located shortly afterwards by an RNZAF launch which chanced to be proceeding through Cook strait at the time. However, the body of the pilot , the sole occupant was not recovered. NZ1246 force landed on a beach, its pilot LAC John Joseph Fox survived but was injured.Missing - believed killedWellington Provincial Memorial

Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand

A metal worker instructor at Kowhai Intermediate School in Auckland. A RNZAF reserve pilot with Wairarapa and Ruahine aero club for 27 months. 1st solo on the 11th November 1937 and obtained 'A' licence on the 27th October 1938.

Enlisted at Levin on the 19th of January 1941 as a pilot under training. With No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School on the 02nd March 1941. With No. 2 Flying Training School on the 12th April 1941.

Son of Arthur Moffatt (died 27th February 1959, age 73) and Ellen Elizabeth Haigh (née Robinson - died 26th January 1969, age 84), of Greytown, Wairarapa, New Zealand.

1585 HaighSergeantBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1940-10-21WellingtonIcT2820AA-Mildenhall1730HamburgCrashed near Methwold NorfolkInjured
1586 HainsworthESergeantBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1942-04-05WellingtonIIIX3489AA-FeltwellKoln?KilledRheinberg War Cemetery
1587 HaldaneFrank GrahamCorporalNZ/411716Age 35New ZealandPassengerRNZAFTransport Command40 Squadron (RNZAF)1945-09-24C-47B DakotaNZ3526-Whenuapai, Auckland, New Zealand530TransitSee archive report for further brief details and his lossMissing - believed killedBourail Memorial. Panel 8

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 12th July 1910 at Kirkaldy, Fife, Scotland. Moved to New Zealand in about 1924. Enlisted on the 21st March 1941 at Harewood. Son of Alexander (died 12th July 1937, age 19) and Isabella Haldane (died 29th November 1941, age 66) and husband of Ida Muriel Haldane (née Parsons - died 1996), Dunedin, New Zealand. Served as a coppersmith and metal worker with Field Maintenance Unit.
1588 HaleLawrence EastmureFlight Sergeant423951918New ZealanderBomb AimerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqn RNZAF
1944-06-15LancasterILL888AA:XMepal23:09ValenciennesClaim by Oblt Peter Ehrhardt 9./NJG5 - Cambrai/Lille/Valenciennes area: 2,000m at 00:52. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 3 - Theo Boiten) Crashed Rieux-en-Cambresis (Nord) 9km ENE of Cambrai.KilledRieux Communal Cemetery, Grave 7Six of the crew were found. with the wreckage. The seventh, and RAF member of the crew, appears to have died on baling out, his body being found by local inhabitants a few km to the NW. He was buried at Iway before being reinterred alongside his comrades at Rieux.

Son of Sylvester Gresham Hale and Violet Francis Kate Hale, of Auckland City, New Zealand.
1589 HallJ MSergeantRNZAFBomber Command26 OTU
1942-05-30WellingtonICW5704?-SGraveley2345KolnCrashed W of EindhovenKilledWoensel Cemetery Eindhoven
1590 HallDouglas RossFlying OfficerNZ/413061Age 21New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command3Sqn
1943-05-18TyphoonIbR8979QO-NRAF West Malling, Kent605RamrodSee archive report for further informationKilledPoix-De-Picardie Churchyard. Row E. Grave 10
Born on the 10th August 1921 in Auckland. Educated at Auckland Grammar School. A clerk for Wright Stephenson and Company of Auckland. Enlisted on the 25th May 1941 as a pilot under training. With No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School on the 06th July 1941. With No, 2 Flying Training School on the 16th August 1941. Pilot badge awarded on the 29th September 1941 and promoted to sergeant on the 08th November 1941.

Embarked for England on the 17th November 1941, Further training with 56 Operational Training Unit 17th March 1942. Joined 3 squadron on the 19th May 1942 and completed 18 operational sorties. Awarded commission on the 20th September 1942. A total pf 490 flying hours logged. Son of Harry and Mary Hall, of Auckland City, New Zealand

1591 HallBevan MasonFlying OfficerNZ/421705PilotRNZAFFighter Command486Sqn RNZAF
1944-12-27TempestVEJ627SA-EVolkel, Netherlands1223Armed reconnaissanceSee archive report for further detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 262Read Archive Report
1592 HallA DFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command514Sqn
1944-03-30LancasterIILL738JI-DWaterbeach2225NurnbergCrashed WestumPoW
1593 HallS FSergeantRNZAFBomber Command9Sqn
1941-09-30WellingtonIIIX3347WS-Honington1945HamburgCrashed at base on returnInjured
1594 HallPeter Francis LockerFLtNew ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command488Sqn (NZ)

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1595 HallThomas JohnSergeant1895157Age 19Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1944-08-07LancasterIHK567AA-CRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire2202Mare de MagneSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledSt. Valery-en-Caux Franco-British Cemetery. Joint Grave B.23-24
Son of Thomas Patrick and Ada Alice Hall, of Ilford, Essex, England
1596 HallJSergeantBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1941-05-06WellingtonIcR3169AA-FeltwellHamburgCrashed River Humber Killed
1597 HallR ESergeantBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1944-02-24StirlingIIIEH948AA-QMepal1810GardeningKilledRunnymede
1598 HallBrian EricLeading AircraftsmanNZ/4213975Age 20New ZealandPilot (U/T)RNZAFTraining Command1 Elementary Flying Training School


1943-08-25Tiger MothIINZ789-RNZAF Taieri, New Zealand1110TrainingSee archive report for further details and photographs

Mid-Air collision with NZ784

KilledOld Levin Cemetery (Tiro Tiro Road). General Row 44 Plot 66
Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand

Born on the 09th September 1922 in Napier. Educated ay Napier Boys High School. A clerk for Acetone Illuminating and Welding Company in Napier. Served 5 months in territorial army. Enlisted at Levin as aircraft hand on the 31st October 1942.

Re-mustered as a pilot under training on the 22nd July 1943. With No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School on the 24th July 1943. His brother, 25 year old, F/O. Wilfred Cleland Hall NZ/4212752 RNZAF was killed on the 22nd April 1945 when coming into land on Hudson III NZ201 - 3 lost their lives - 2 survived at Piva North Airfield, Bougainville Island

Son of Eric Cleland Hall and Adela Hall (née Miller), of Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

1599 Hall-JonesFrederick WilliamFlying OfficerNZ/2515Age 21New ZealandPilotRNZAFCoastal Command500Sqn1941-06-08BlenheimIVFV5689MK-FRAF Bircham Newton, Norfolk1635Training See archive report for brief details KilledGt. Bircham Church. Plot 1. Row 2. Grave 16Read Archive Report
1600 HalliburtonKeithSergeant415411New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1943-04-28StirlingIW7513AA:GRAF Newmarket, Suffolk20:42GardeningSee archive report for further informationMissing - believed killedRunnymede Panel 199

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