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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
1901 HowesK JCorporalBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1942-02-28WellingtonIIIX3355AA-YFeltwellAir TestCrashed near Brandon SUFFOLKKilled
1902 HowlettA DFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1943-09-23StirlingIIIEH936JN-WMepal1926MannheimCrashed at DirmsteinKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
1903 HowlettA ESergeant528778Bomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1943-03-08StirlingIBF437AA-LNewmarket1942NurnbergCrashed NNE KarlsruheKilledRunnymede
1904 HowsonRonald EdwardFlight Sergeant1437112Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqn RNZAF
1944-05-27LancasterIIIND802 “The Flying Scotsman”AA:DRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire00:45AachenSee archive report for full detailsKilledGilze-En-Rijen Roman Catholic Cemetery. Grave 1
1905 HoyMaurice HarryPilot OfficerNZ/403452Age ?New Zealand Pilot (U/T)RNZAFFar EastFlying Instructors School1941-04-18Tiger MothIINZ724Not knownHobsonville1420Training See archive report for further brief details InjuredSurvived Read Archive Report
1906 HudsonJ GFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command514Sqn
1944-04-22LancasterIIDS828JI-DWaterbeach2315DusseldorfCollided with 514 Sqn Lancaster DS669 JI-C & Crashed Ecke RethelKilledRunnymede
1907 HudsonGordon DavidFlying Officer413419PilotAFC

RNZAFBomber Command571 Sqn
1945-03-27MosquitoXVIRV3268K:LRAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire19:07BerlinSee archive report for full detailsKilledLeek (Zevenhuizen) General Cemetery. Row D. Joint grave 15
1908 hudsonE FSergeantBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1943-10-04StirlingIIIEF130JN-MMepal1850FrankfurtCrashed RusselsheimKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
1909 HudsonFrancis PhillipFlight SergeantNZ/426200Born on 4th February 1918 Age 26New ZealanderAir GunnerRNZAFBomber Command1657HCU
1944-04-19StirlingIR9353XT-WRAF Stradishall, Suffolk112TrainingAccident - Crashed at baseSurvivedFarmer in New Zealand before the war, no further information.
1910 HuggettA GPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command142Sqn
1911 HughesB FSergeantRNZAFBomber Command103Sqn
1942-08-28HalifaxIIBB214PM-Elsham Wolds2037Nurnberg ?PoW
1912 HughesW FFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command166Sqn
1913 HughesHSergeantRNZAFBomber Command466Sqn RAAF
1943-01-21WellingtonXHE410HD-TLeconfield1640GardeningCrashed N of Wirdum HollandPoW
1914 HughesDavid ErnestSergeantNZ/40920Age 27New ZealanderAir GunnerRNZAFFighter Command600Sqn
1940-10-03BlenheimIVL4905BQ-MRAF Redhill, Surrey325PatrolSee archive report for further detailsKilledWhyteleafe Churchyard (St Luke). Row G. Grave 32.

Courtesy Ian Banks

Born on the 20th October 1912 at Dunedin. A Farmer on his fathers farm at Riverlea prior to service. Enlisted at Levin on the 09th April 1940. Joined 600 squadron on the 21st September from 50 operational Training Unit.Awarded air gunners badge and promoted to sergeant on the 27th May 1940. Son of David Alfred Hughes, and of Jimima Jane Hughes (nee Watson), of Kaponga, Taranaki, New Zealand. A total of 29 flying hours logged and completed 3 operational sorties.
1915 HughesCFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command7Sqn
1944-03-24LancasterIIIND457MG-OOakington1845BerlinCrashed WarderPoW
1916 HughesV SSergeantBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1943-11-22StirlingIIILJ453AA-KMepal1714BerlinCrashed near GemmerichKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
1917 HughesRSergeantBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1944-03-13StirlingIIIEF236AA-JMepal2300GardeningCrashed on landing at Castle Combe
1918 HugillH JSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1942-10-24WellingtonIIIZ1652AA-MildenhallMilanoCrashed Ville-sur-RetourneKilledVille-sur-Retourne
1919 HullArchibald JohnLeading AircraftmanA40232Pilot U/TRNZAFTraining Command1 Service Flying Training School1940-07-22OxfordINZ262Not knownRNZAF Wigram, New Zealand900Ferry flight See archive report for further details KilledChristchurch Cemetery (Sydenham) Grave 41.46C Read Archive Report
1920 HultonFergussergeantNZ/416496Age 19New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command,57 Operational Training Unit. 9 Group1943-05-05SpitfireIIAP7902-RAF Eshott, Northumberland1500TrainingMid air collision with Hurricane I AGIIIKilledChevington Cemetery. Section H. Grave 237

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 15th August 1923 at Rotorua. Worked as a clerk for Native Department, Rotorua prior to service. Enlisted at Levin on the 30th November 1941. Trained at No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School and No. 2 Service Flying Training School. Awarded pilots badge on the 15th June 1942 and promoted to sergeant on the 05th September 1942. Embarked for England on the 16th September 1942. Trained with various units before joining 57 Operational Training Unit on the 23rd April 1943. Son of Thomas Henry Hulton, and of Isabel Hineiterangi Hulton (nee Macpherson), of Rotorua, Auckland, New Zealand. A total of 294 flying hours logged with 33 on the Spitfire.
1921 HumphreyCharles IvanFlight SergeantNZ/421056Age 21New ZealanderPilotRNZAFFighter Command59 Operational Training Unit. 9 Group1943-07-14HurricaneIP3475-RAF Millfield, Northumberland955TrainingSee archive report for further brief details - collided with V7173KilledKirknewton Churchyard (St Gregory). Grave 10

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 29th November 1921 at Timaru.A student teacher prior to service. Enlisted on the 08th February 1942 at Levin. Trained in NewZealand. Awarded his pilots badge on the 02nd September 1942 and promoted to sergeant on the 28th November 1942. Arrived in England on the 13th February 1943. After training at 17 Advanced Flying Unit joined 59 Operational Training Unit on the 08th June 1943. Son of Blanche Harriet Humphrey, ward of Alice Bosworth Bennewith (later Boorer) of Timaru, South Island, New Zealand. A total of 290 flying hours logged with 26 on the Hurricane.
1922 HumphreysR GSergeantRNZAFBomber Command35Sqn (Madras Presidency)
1923 HumphreysNoel Robert ShakespeareFlying Officer414630Born on the 28th December 1922 Age 20New ZealandPilotMiDRNZAFBomber Command623Sqn
1943-09-05StirlingIIIEH878IC-IRAF Downham Market, Norfolk1948MannheimSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledRheinberg War Cemetery Collective Grave 18.F.6-10Son of Richard Edward and Helen Gabriel Humphreys, of Wellington City, New Zealand. A storeman for G.R. ,McKay and Sons prior to service. A total of 508 flying hours logged and on his 20th operational sortie
1924 HumphreysJames SamuelPilot OfficerNZ/41928Age 21 Born on November 18th 1918New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command605Sqn
1940-09-09HurricaneIP2765UP-NRAF Croydon1700PatrolSee archive report for further details WoundedNone - known to have survived the war - passed away 1986Read Archive Report
1925 HumphriesArthur LeonardPilot Officer428244Age 23New ZealandNavigatorDFM


RNZAFBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1945-03-21LancasterING449AA-TRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshireo9:45MunsterShot down by flak over target areaPoW No: 65026 Camp: Stalag Bocholt and Fallingbostel
Born on the 15th June 1922 in Invercargill. Passed away on the 25th September 2010, age 88. His wife Doreen Lucy Humphries QSM, passed away on the 24th May 2010, age 92. Both Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill, 3 SA Ashes, Plot 153A.
1926 HumpriesPilot OfficerBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1940-08-03WellingtonIcR3176AA-FeltwellHorstCrash landed Barton MillsInjured
1927 HunswicksR HSergeantBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1945-01-16LancasterIPB761AA-YRAF Mepal, 2330Wanne-EickelCrashed at Woodditton CambsInjured Read Archive Report
1928 HuntLaurence WarrenSergeantNZ4052781922Pilot (Skipper)RNZAFBomber Command150Sqn
1942-01-15WellingtonICZ1078JN-LSnaith1723HamburgOn the return Z1078 became lost following the failure of its navigation aids and as a result the a/c flew too far north over the North Sea. They were flying SE when it struck a glancing blow on the lower slopes of The Cheviot at an altitude of 1,500ft which was obscured by a blanket of low snow clouds. The a/c immediately caught fire and Sgt Irving was killed on impact.Died of injuries on the 16 January 1942Chevington Cemetery Section H Grave 283. Son of William Edward Hunt and of Florence Muriel Hunt (nee Matheson), of Manurewa Auckland. New Zealand
1929 HuntEdward William DarraghFlight Sergeant421057New ZealanderBomb AimerRNZAFBomber Command166 Sqn
1943-11-23LancasterIIIJA865AS:AKirmington17:02BerlinJA865 was claimed by Ofw. Heinrich Säwert, his 6th Abschuss, from 4./NJG5 on a SSW course from Berlin at 5.500m at 20:22 hrs.(Nachtjagd Combat Archive (23 September - 31 December) 1943 Part 3 - Theo Boiten). The aircraft burst into flames and the order to bail out was given immediately. The aircraft crashed in the vicinity of Lehnin and Emstal some 12 km north of Brück.PoW No. 263687, Stalag 4b
1930 HuntAlbert John VictorSergeant405489New ZealanderWireless Operator/Air GunnerRNZAFBomber Command207Sqn
1942-10-24LancasterIW4121EM:BRAF Langar12:41MilanoSee archive report for detailsMiARunnymede Memorial Panel 117
1931 HuntC WFlight LieutenantRNZAFBomber Command21Sqn
1932 HuntG WSergeantRNZAFBomber Command214Sqn
1940-10-11WellingtonIcL7840BU-Stradishall1445TrainingCrashed on take off Killed
1933 HuntM LFlight LieutenantRNZAFBomber Command227Sqn
1945-03-14LancasterIRA5469J-JBalderton1703LutzkendorfMay have crashed near IllesheimInjured died 18/3/45Durnbach War Cemetery
1934 HuntMelville John HylandPilot OfficerNZ/404464Born on the 5th September 1920New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command58Sqn
1941-12-27WhitleyVZ6841GE-FRAF Linton-On-Ouse, Yorkshire1656Dusseldorf See archive report for further information Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 63

courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

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1935 HunterHarold EricFlying OfficerNZ/40206Born on the 23rd March 1916New Zealand PilotRNZAFBomber Command57Sqn
1942-03-16WellingtonIIIX3599DX-?RAF Feltwell, Norfolk1045Training See archive report for further information KilledBelfast City Cemetery, Glenalina Extn. Sec. A.S. Grave 127.

Son of Eric Douglas and Rose Amelia Hunter (née Watson), and husband of Maire Ethel Hunter (née Fear), father of Jill, of Heathcote Valley, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.

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1936 HunterI HSergeantRNZAFBomber Command7Sqn
1941-11-15StirlingIW7445MG-VOakingtonKielCrashed on take offDied Injury
1937 HunterISergeantRNZAFBomber Command7Sqn
1941-10-03StirlingIN6085MG-HOakingtonBrestCrashed near Bourn CAMBS
1938 HunterPatrick TorreSergeant42297New ZealandNavigatorRNZAFBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1943-04-28StirlingIW7513AA:GRAF Newmarket, Suffolk20:42GardeningSee archive report for further informationMissing - believed killedRunnymede Panel 199
1939 HunterThomas MatthewSergeantNZ/42329Born on the 13th August 1921 Age 21New ZealandWireless Op/Air GunnerRNZAFEastern Air Command34 Operational Training Unit1943-01-26VenturaIAE665-RCAF Pennfield Ridge, New Brunswick, Canada1300TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedOttawa Memorial. Panel 3. Column 1

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Son of John Hogan Hunter and Ettie Hunter (née Hemi), of Martinborough, Wellington, New Zealand. Prior to service worked as a battery mechanic for the Australian Battery Company at Wellington. A total of 69 flying hours logged.
1940 HuntingErnest FrancisSergeant1358198Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1943-08-02StirlingIIIEH928AA-ARAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire2314Hamburg See Archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 154 Read Archive Report
1941 HuntingE RFlight SergeantBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1942 HurleyThomas PearseSergeantNZ/411076Age 26New ZealandW/Op/Air/GnrRNZAFBomber Command11 OTU
1942-09-10WellingtonICDV890OP-GRAF Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire2036DusseldorfSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Joint grave 19. C. 11 Courtesy Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 06th June 1916 at Christchurch. Worked as a truck driver for PWD at Westport prior to service. Joined the RNZAF at Levin on the 16th February 1941. Embarked for training in Canada on the 17th April 1941. Awarded his air gunner badge badge and promoted to sergeant on the 18th October 1941. Embarked for England on the 28th February 1942. Joined 11 Operational Training Unit on the 07th July 1942. Son of Jerome Joseph and Mary Agnes Hurley (neeLong), of Spreydon, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.
1943 HurtHFlight SergeantBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1943-07-13StirlingIIIEE886AA-LMepal110AachenCrashed at base on returnInjured
1944 HutchesonIan CameronFlying OfficerNZ4126941916-08-04New ZealanderPilotRNZAFFighter137Sqn
1944-08-27TyphoonIbMN803SF-V RAF Coulombs, NormandyRamrodEncountered flak, although Flying Officer Hutcheson baled out but he was killed.KilledAuzebosc Churchyard. Row 7. Grave 3.Archive Report

Son of Hugh Wilson Hutcheson and Mary Jane Cameron Hutcheson (nee Robertson), Hastings, New Zealand.
1945 HutchinsonM GFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command101Sqn
1944-03-30LancasterIIILM463SR-KLudford Magna2150NurnbergExploded near DillenburgKilledHannover War Cemetery
1946 HutchinsonGeoffrey DouglasFlight SergeantNZ/4021881915ObserverRNZAFBomber Command83Sqn
1942-04-08ManchesterIL7427OL-QScampton2215HamburgLast heard on W/T at 0010 and thought to be in Lastrup area. Claim by Fw Gerhard Goerke 1/NJG3 - West of Lastrup South East of Cloppenburg at 0049. Also claimed by Flak of 1/schw Res Flak Abt 603 (unknown type near Lastrup - Cloppenburg 0045, in cooperation with Nachtjagd) Flak claim marked VME and later officially rejected, victory credited to Fw Goerke. Probably also claimed by Marine Flak of 1-5/Marine Flak Abt 274 ( Manchester in predicted barrage at over Innenjade/Nordergrunden 23:58) Marine Flak claim confirmed. Date unknown.(Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1942 - Theo Boiten)KilledSage War Cemetery Plot 11 Row B Collective Grave 3-5Son of John Hutchinson and of Ann Eliza Hutchinson (nee Morrison), of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
1947 HutsonLeslie JamesWarrant Officer41590New ZealanderWireless Operator/ Air GunnerRNZAFBomber Command156 Sqn
1945-02-03LancasterIII PB505GT-FUpwood16:46BottropSee Archive Report for detailsKiALeopoldsburg War Cemetery VII.E.4
1948 HuttG AFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1942-07-28WellingtonIIIBJ599AA-FeltwellHamburgCrashed at Steinbeck GermanyKilledBecklingen War Cemetery
1949 HydeWilliam J.Sergeant1895228BritishFlight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1944-07-28LancasterIIIND756AA-MRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire2200StuttgartSee Archive report for further detailsEvaded capture - returned to England September 1944None - understood to have survived the war Protected by Maquis till liberated.


Attacker Operational Record

Evaded capture and left for England on Thursday, 07th September 1944 via Paris.

1950 HydeG M DSergeantRNZAFBomber Command218Sqn
1942-11-06StirlingIR9185HA-YDownham Market1656GardeningCrashed at St-Brieuc FrancePoW

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