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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
251 BeardJ LSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1945-03-14LancasterIPB741AA-EMepal1348HattingenKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
252 BeardmoreJohn ThomasSergeant18187551925Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqn RNZAF
1944-11-04LancasterIIIND917AA:OMepal11:31SolingenBrought down some 9 km SE of target area, crashing near Wermelskirchen. The crew were buried at Wermelskirchen, but later transferred to RheinbergKilledRheinberg War Cemetery 5.C.2Son of John Thomas Beardmore and Bertha May Beardmore, of Stoke-on-Trent
253 BearneWSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-09-06WellingtonIcX9767AA-SFeltwellHulsCrashed near Borculo HollandKilledBorculo General
254 BeatsonRex VivianPilot Officer4044771911New ZealandFlight EngineerRNZAFBomber Command44 (Rhodesia) Sqn
1942-05-08LancasterIR5555KM:PWaddingtonWarnemündeR5555 was coned by 12./Flak Rgt. 29 (Werfer 59), hit by 3./Lei. Flak Abt. 770 (o), Flaklehr und Versuchsregt. FAS I, 1./Res. Flak Abt. 525, 4.lei. Flak Abt. 762 (I., II. and V. Zug) and 1.Lei Flak Abt. 723 (III. Zug). Crashed near Warnemünde- Lambrechtshagen, 7km WNW of Rostock at 01:57 hrs (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (13 July 1941 - 29 May 1942) The Early Years Part 2 - Theo Boiten)KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery 8.B.20Son of James Beatson and of Violet Beatson (nee Bailey), of Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
255 BeattieK AFlight LieutenantRNZAFBomber Command635 Sqd
1945-03-05LancasterIPB921F2-NDownham Mkt1721ChemnitzPoW
256 BeattieJohn NesbittFlying OfficerNZ/416441Age 22New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command83 Group Support Unit1945-02-09Typhoon1BMN704Not knownRAF Dunsfold, Surrey1604Training See archive report for further details KilledBrookwood Military Cemetery. Grave 8.AA.17 Read Archive Report
257 BeattieWilliam StuartPilot OfficerNZ/41301Age 24New ZealanderPilotRNZAFBomber Command28 Conversion Flight. 4 Group

10 Sqd

1941-12-22HalifaxIL9522-RAF Leconfield, Yorkshire1025Ferry flightSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledSt Mary Church Churchyard. Southwest of church tower

Courtesy Family

Born on the 08th March 1917 at Dunedin. Worked as a farmer with is brother at Lauder prior to service. Enlisted on the 19th January 1941 at Levin. Awarded his pilots badge and commission on the 05th July 1941. Attached to 28 Conversion Flight on the 14th December 1941 from 10 squadron. Son of John and Rachel Wilson Beattie (nee Rutherford), of The Downs, Lauder, Otago, New Zealand. A total of 184 flying hours logged and completed at least 3 operational sorties. It seems that he was on this aircraft as a passenger.
258 BeavenJames WilfredSergeantNZ/4035661911New ZealanderWireless Operator/Air GunnerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-05-22WellingtonIIIZ1566AA-KFeltwellTraining The a/c was on a night cross country flight when according the accident card they had flown into un-forecast bad weather and while trying to descend through the cloud to determine their position the a/c struck the ground near Grindon and broke up over a wide area with the front end of the a/c being the most broken up section. Of the parts found at the crash site that were identifiable most were from the cockpit area, they were spread across almost the entire field indicating the front end of the aircraft was completely destroyed as the a/c slid across the field KilledBuxton Cemetery Grave 4180
The New Zealand personnel who were killed in the crash were all buried on the 28th May 1942 at Buxton Cemetery, the service was conducted by 28 Maintenance Unit, whose medical staff had also attended the crash site.

Son of Alfred James Beaven and Margaret Beaven
259 BeaverG FPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1942-03-27HampdenIL4140EQ-B BarBalderston1919Gardening?KilledRunnymede
260 BeaverTSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-16StirlingIBF398AA-PTrainingCrashed near Stoke on Trent STAFFS
261 BeaverT ESergeant1276184Bomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-29StirlingIIIEH881AA-ZNewmarket2340WuppertalCrashed EilendorfPoW
262 BeavisH WFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1943-07-24StirlingIIIBF567HA-PDownham Market2221HamburgCrashed at Enfield near NeumunsterKilledHamburg (Ohlsdorf) Cemetery
263 BeazerRonald Charles OstendFlying OfficerNZ/415733Age 29New ZealanderPilotRNZAFAllied Expeditionary Airforce487 Sqd
1944-07-05MosquitoFB.VINT131EG-DRAF Thorney Island, Sussex1IntruderSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledAvord Communal Cemetery. Mil. Plot. Grave 6

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 12th November 1914 at Wellington. Prior to service worked as a carpenter for Charles Luney of Feilding. Served 6 months in the territorial army before enlisting on the 19th October 1941 at Levin. Awarded pilots badge and promoted to sergeant on the 13th June 1942 after training in Canada. Received his commission on the 02nd May 1943. Son of Charles Beazer and of Catherine Beazer (née Currie), of Feilding, New Zealand. A total of 634 flying hours logged. At least 35 operational sorties completed. His brother also served in the RNZAF. Gp/Cpt. Archibald Currie Beazer MiD. NZ/416442. Served in 7, 4, 3 and 9 RNZAF squadrons. Serving in the South Pacific theatre flying Vildebeest Hudson and Ventura, Born on the 04th January 1917 - died 14th February 1987.
264 BeckRichard Colvin SeddonPilot OfficerNZ/402158PilotDFM

RNZAFBomber Command25 Operational Training Unit1942-07-24WellingtonIcT2701Not knownRAF Finningley, Yorkshire 320Training exerciseSee archive report for further details KilledFinningley (Holy Trinity and St. Oswald) Churchyard Row B. Grave 2Read Archive Report
265 BeckerPhilip AugustLieutenantFlying Officer328419VSouth AfricanPilotSAAFBomber 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 16Those 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
266 BeechCSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-03-04StirlingIIIEF215AA-MMepal2051SOECrashed Rochefort-Montagne {Puy-de-Dome}KilledDes Carmes-Dechaux Communal Cemetery
267 BeedieS W SPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command144 Sqd
1941-08-06HampdenIAE140PL-N LuffenhamKarlsruhe?KilledUntil 1942-04-21 Bomber Command, thereafter Coastal Command
268 BeerN CSergeantRNZAFBomber Command207 Sqd
1943-02-18LancasterIED330EM-FLangar1828WilhelmshavenCrashed target areaKilledSage War Cemetery
269 BehrentErnest HenryFlight SergeantNZ/416079Age 23New ZealanderPilotRNZAFAir Defence of Great Britain488 Sqd
1943-12-30MosquitoNF.XIIIHK375ME-?RAF Bradwell Bay, Essex2210Ground Controlled Interception exerciseSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 198

Courtesy AWMM

Born on 20th May 1920 at Te Aroha. Worked as a farmer for the NZ Co-op Dairy Company prior to service. Enlisted on the 09th November 1941 at Leven. Trained at No. 4 Elementary Flying Training School joining on the 11th January 1942 and then No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School where he joined on the 12th February 1942. Followed by training with No. 2 Service Flying Training School 05th April 1942 final training with No. 1 Service Flying Training School on the 13th June 1942. Awarded pilots badge on the15th June 1942 and promoted to sergeant on the 05th September 1942. Promoted to Fl/Sgt on the 01st June 1943.

Embarked for England on the 16th September 1942. Further training with Pilot Advanced Flying Unit 19th January 1943, No. 51 Operational Training Unit 16th March 1943, No. 54 Operational Training Unit 22nd July 1943 flying the Beaufort and Beaufighter. Joined 488 squadron on the 14th September 1943.

Son of Henry Ernest (died 24th October 1947, age 63) and Elizabeth Sarah Behrent (nee Butterworth later Armer). Of Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty region and Te Aroha in the Waikato region. Parents separated when he was 4 and was brought up by his aunt and uncle Thomas (died 01st November 1955, age 80) and Helena Ottillie Wing (nee Behrent - died 15th September 1969, age 87) at their Ngahinapouri farm In the Waipa District and Waikato region of New Zealand's North Island. A total of 384 flying hours logged with 1 solo on the Mosquito.

270 BelfordE RSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-03-05StirlingIBK647AA-MNewmarket1920EssenCrash landed
271 BellJohn RobsonFlying Officer Navigator173943RAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-11-20LancasterIPB689AA-XRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire1249HombergExploded near BaerlKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Collective grave 29. B.1-16. Read Archive Report
272 BellLesley EdwinSergeantNZ/405364ObserverRNZAFBomber Command1654 CU
1942-09-16LancasterIW4138JF-URAF Wigsley, NottinghamshireEssen See Archive report for further details KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Collective grave 2.H.10-16 Read Archive Report
273 BellR J McLFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command166 Sqd
1945-04-04LancasterILM289AS-YKirmington2116LutzkendorfCrashed at Barnetby le Wold Lincs on return to baseKilled
274 BellM PPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-03-28WellingtonIIIX3462AA-NFeltwellLubeck?KilledKiel War Cemetery
275 BellG GSergeantRNZAFBomber Command78 Sqd
1943-08-23HalifaxIIBB373EY-KBreighton2012BerlinCollided with next and crashed near BeverleyKilled
276 BellHSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
277 BellHSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-09-28WellingtonIcR1177AA-Feltwell1920FrankfurtAbandoned near Sible Hedingham ESSEX
278 BellSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-10-10WellingtonIcZ8945AA-Feltwell12KolnLanded at base damaged
279 BellRSergeant1077692Bomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-23StirlingIIIBK783AA-QNewmarket2315DortmundCrashed SSW Culemborg HollandKilledBeesd General Cemetery
280 BellRanald PeterPilot OfficerNZ/402841Age 24New ZealandPilot (U/T)RNZAFTraining Command 7 Group17 Operational Training Unit1941-08-12BlenheimIL1245-RAF Upwood, Huntingdonshire2300TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBury Cemetery. Row G. Grave 21 Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 19th January 1917 at Blenheim. Asheep farmer for W.P. Bell of Longrow, Takapau prior to service. Enlisted at Levin on the 31st August 1940. Pilots badge awarded on the 16th January 1941 and received his commission on the 01st March 1941. Embarked for England on the 27th March 1941. Son of Adam Bell and of Melina Florence Hazelden Bell (née Clouston), of Haverlock North, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. A total of 196 flying hours logged. (note: the correct spelling for his christian name, CWGC spell it incorrectly as Ronald)
281 BellEric CourtneyCorporalNZ/421300Age 22New ZealandPassengerRNZAFTraining2 Service Flying Training School (RNZAF)
1943-01-27HarvardIINZ930-RNZAF Woodbourne, New Zealand1955TrainingSee archive report for further informationKilledAramoho Cemetery. Grave Q.2.57

Born on the 22nd August 1921 in Wanganui. Educated at Wanganui Technical School. A clerk for New Zealand Railways. Served 1 year in territorial army. Enlisted at Woodbourne 24th October as an aircraft hand but then to aircrew training.

Son of James Courtney Bell (died 13th May 1964, age 71), and of Isabella Alice Bell (nee Comrie - died 27th May 1963, age 73), of Wanganui, New Zealand

282 BenefieldVictor DominicFlying OfficerNZ/41302Age 28New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command11 OTU
1942-09-16WellingtonICDV612OP-LRAF Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire2012EssenSee archive report for further detailsKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 2.H.6


Born on the 08th May 1914 at Wanganui . Son of Percival and Agnes Frances Benefield (née Murphy - died 28th October 1924, age 42), of Wanganui, Wellington, New Zealand. A total of 595 flying hours logged and on his 3rd operational sortie.
283 BenefieldC FFlight LieutenantDFC

RNZAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1944-04-24LancasterIIILM445WS-ZBardney2107MunchenCrashed BirkenhofKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
284 BeneyD LSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-10-15WellingtonIcW5663AA-FeltwellKolnCrashed near DusseldorfKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
285 BenfieldRolph JosephPilot OfficerNZ/42362Age 31New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command1 Sqd (RNZAF)
1943-01-25HudsonIIINZ2024-RNZAF Whenuapai, New Zealand1335TrainingSee archive report for further informationKilledKarori Cemetery. Grave 17.E/3 (S)
Born on the 15th October 1911 in Wellington. Educated at Wellington School. Enlisted at Levin on the 11th January 1942. With No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School 03rd May 1942. With No. 1 Service Flying Training School on the 24th July 1942. Pilot badge awarded 19th October 1942. Commissioned on the 19th September 1942. Joined 1 squadron on the 02nd January 1943.

Son of Joseph (died August 1924) and Violetta Harriett Benfield, of 116 Riddiford Street, Wellington, New Zealand. Husband of Sarah Jean (née Griffin - died 15th December 1989, age 75) Benfield (née Leatherland - married 17 October 1942), father of Rolph Alistair born 17 October 1943 of 73 Devonshire Road, Miramar, Wellington, New Zealand.

286 BennettLionel JohnWarrant OfficerNZ/42287Age 25New ZealanderW/Op/Air/GunnerRNZAFBomber Command214 Sqd
1945-02-08FortressIII HB796BU-TRAF Oulton, Norfolk329Radio counter-measures KrefeldSee archive report for further detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 285

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 04th November 1919 at Whangarei. Worked as a clerk for the Postal and Telecommunications Department prior to service. Enlisted on the 25th January 1942 at Levin. Trained in Canada. Awarded his observers badge and promoted on the 08th March 1943. Joined 214 squadron on the 19th September 1944 after serving in 1657 Heavy Conversion Unit and 28 Operational Training Unit. Son of John William Bennett and of Minnie Bennett (née Carpenter), of Whangarei, Auckland, New Zealand. Fl/Sgt. Olds had a total of 741 flying hours logged. On his 20th operational sortie.
287 BennettDavidFlight SergeantNZ/413531Born on the 13th October 1920New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command486 Sqd RNZAF
1943-09-16TyphoonIbEJ976SA-VRAF Biggin Hill, Kent635RoadsteadSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledPont-Audemer Communal Cemetery. Row C. Grave 22.Read Archive Report
288 BennettR FPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-03-05StirlingIBK647AA-MNewmarket1920EssenCrash landed
289 BennettR FPilot OfficerNZ415282RNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-29StirlingIIIBK776AA-BNewmarket2309WuppertalCrashed OdenspielKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
290 BennettThomas Samuel EricFlight SergeantNZ/415055PilotRNZAFBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1943-04-20HalifaxIIDT747DY-PRAF Pocklington, Yorkshire2120StettinSee archive report for further informationKilledEsbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery. Collective grave A.10.10-15 Read Archive Report
291 BennettArthur GodfreyFlight SergeantNZ/412861W/Op/Air/GunnerRNZAFCoastal Command200 Sqd
1943-08-11LiberatorGR.VBZ832D Yundum, Gambia on detachment at Rufisque French West Africa 729Anti-submarine patrolShot down by U-BoatKilled Age 29Malta Memorial, Panel 12, Column 1.
On his 52nd Operational Sortie
292 BennettHenry Thomas LeonardFlight SergeantNZ/424411Age 26New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining Command6 Air Observers School - 25 Group1944-04-24AnsonIEG138-RAF Staverton, Gloucestershire1340TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilledCambridge City Cemetery. Grave 13762
Courtesy AWMM
Born on the 19th October 1917 at Dunedin. A driver for W.W. Watt of Dunedin prior to service. Enlisted on the 02nd May 1942 at Rotorua. Son of Henry Charles James Tomlinson and Lillian Dorothy Bennett (née Ling and later Ward) and of Kathleen Eva Bennett (née Morrison) of Dunedin. 549 Flying hours logged.
293 BennettonF HSergeant1281626Bomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-05StirlingIIIBF340AA-QNewmarket2153GardeningCrashed in the WaddenzeeKilledRunnymede
294 BenningtonIan CampbellFlying OfficerNZ/424963PilotRNZAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1944-05-05LancasterIIIND906MG-A Ashby St Ledgers, Northamptonshire 1002Training See archive report for further details KilledOxford Cemetery (Botley). Plot I/2. Grave 219 Read Archive Report
295 BensonC SFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1944-02-19LancasterIR5739LS-KMildenhall.0006.LeipzigCrashed at JenaKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
296 BentleyL LFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command1941-12-23WellingtonIcZ8834AA-FeltwellBrestCrashed near Elveden SuffolkKilled
297 BentleyR H WPilot OfficerNZ414580Bomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-05StirlingIIIBF340AA-QNewmarket2153GardeningCrashed in the WaddenzeeKilledRunnymede
298 BentleyMurray WaldronNZ/413806Age 20New ZealandPilotRNZAFMiddle East Command2 Aircraft Delivery Unit - 216 Group1943-01-12SpitfireVbER544-LG 209 Deversoir, Egypt945Delivery flightSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedAlamein Memorial. Column 278

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Born on the 11th March 1922 at Ovalau, the son of Henry Arthur Bord Bentley and Jessie Eleanor Bentley (née Waldron), of Auckland City, New Zealand. Prior to enlisting on the 06th July 1941 worked as an advertising clerk for the Auckland Star. A total of 301 flying hours logged. His brother, P/O. Robert Henry Waldron NZ/414580 RNZAF was also missing believed killed just a few months later on the 06th May 1943. 75 Squadron Stirling I EF340 AA-Q P/O. Bentley flying as the navigator, the Australian pilot 20 year old, P/O. Reginald Francis Westwood AUS/416471 RAAF also lost along with all the crew (3 New Zealanders, 1 from Northern Ireland, 2 from England) after being shot down in the Waddenzee on Holland on a 'Gardening' operation
299 BeresfordJ BSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-09-27StirlingIIIEH877JN-CMepal1957HannoverCrashed SarstedtKilledHannover War Cemetery
300 BerginJoseph StanleyFlight Sergeant4025331911New ZealanderNavigator RNZAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1944-01-21LancasterIW4852LS-BMildenhall2020MagdeburgAt 2310 hrs Hptm Manfred Meurer Stab I/NJG1 collided with the Lancaster W4852 LS-B roughly 20 kilometres East of Magdeburg. His aircraft He 219 A-0 (Werknummer 190070) "G9+BB" crashed and Hptm Meurer, his radar operator Ofw Gerhard Scheibe, the first radio operator of the night fighter force to have received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, and all seven members of the Lancaster crew, were in killed in actionKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 263On 31 Jan 1944 Hptm Meurer was given a military funeral at Ohlsdorf Cemetery in Hamburg. German documents revealed that the a/c had crashed near the village of Wormlitz in the Jericho district and that the bodies of Flt.Sgt. Jager, Flt.Sgt. Butler, Flt.Sgt. Proteous and Sgt. Summers together with 3 who could not be identified. The records did not indicate the place of burial. A thorough search of the Jericho district was made but the graves of the crew could not be found. It was subsequently recorded that they had no known grave

Son of Joseph and Rubina Bergin, of Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand

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