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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
351 BlakewayR BSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
352 BlanceIan EdwardPilot OfficerNZ/421496Sge 21New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-28LancasterIIIND756AA-MRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire2200StuttgartSee Archive report for further detailsKilledMillery Communal Cemetery. Grave 4Burial Site


Attacker Operational Record

Son of John William (died 29th June 1960, age 68) and Ivy Bertha Blance (née Devlyn - died 13th December 1982, age 91), of New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand. Half brother of P/O. John William Percival (killed on the 22nd September 1942, age 30) A total of 471 flying hours logged and understood to be on his 3rd operation.

353 BlanchardC FFlying OfficerNZ416445RNZAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1943-05-25StirlingIIIEH887HA-ZDownham Market.0016.DusseldorfCrashed at DurenKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
354 BlanchetteClifford EugeneSergeantNZ/421666Born on the 15th July 1922 Age 21New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining Command7 Flying Instructors School. 23 Group1943-07-16OxfordIIX7255-RAF Upavon, Wiltshire1330TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledUpavon Cemetery. Row B. Grave 1

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Son of James Butler and Kathleen May Blanchette (née Benseman, later Galvin), of Wanganui, Wellington, New Zealand. Prior to enlisting on the 07th March 1942 worked as an apprentice moulder. A total of 352 flying hours logged.
355 BlankJ F Flight SergeantNZ422175RNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-06-22StirlingIIIBK810AA-GNewmarket2347MulheimCrashed E of Venray HollandKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
356 BlatchA FSergeantRNZAFBomber Command83 Sqd
1940-09-23HampdenIL4049OL-AScamptonBerlinCrashed near BethenKilledBecklingen War Cemetery
357 BlaylockJackFlight SergeantNZ/392008Age 33New ZealandW/Op/Air/GunnerRNZAFCoastal Command249 Sqd
1943-11-22HudsonIIIAFK758UA-?RAF Reykjavic, IcelandTrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 198 Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 15th January 1910 at Nelson. Worked as a labourer for Public Works Department prior to enlisting at Levin on the 29th December 1939. Awarded his air gunners badge and promoted to sergeant on the 25th May 1942. Son of William and Margaret Ann Blaylock (nee Pope), of Havelock, Marlborough, New Zealand. 515 flying hours logged and completed 5 operational sorties.
358 BleaseJohn ThomasPilot Officer405221PilotRNZAFBomber Command97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
1942-07-13LancasterIR5558OF-TWoodhall Spa04:30DuisburgCrashed 3 miles off Wells NFKKilledBurial-St Mary Churchyard Great Bircham Ref-Plot 1 Row 3 Grave 5(Additional information from John Jones)
359 BleeC EFlying OfficerPilotFighter486 Sqd RNZAF
1945-05-03TempestVEJ550Crashed at StadeInjured
360 BlewettR TFlight LieutenantRNZAFBomber Command110 Sqd
1941-12-27BlenheimIVZ7317VE-LossiemouthCombined OpsShot down off Norwegian coastKilledSola Norway
361 BlewettT DFlight LieutenantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1945-01-16LancasterIPB761AA-YRAF Mepal, 2330Wanne-EickelCrashed at Woodditton CambsKilledCambridge City CemeteryRead Archive Report
362 BlincoeKenneth HowardPilot OfficerNZ/412194Age 33New ZealandPilotDFC

RNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-02-03StirlingIR9250AA-WRAF Newmarket, Suffolk1821Hamburg See archive report for further details KilledAmersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery Plot 13. Row 13. Grave 212
courtesy courtesy Auckland Library Heritage Collection
Archive Report
363 BlincoeK HFlight SergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-11-28StirlingIBK608AA-TNewmarket1810TorinoCrash landed at Stradishall
364 BloxhamM VSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-09-23StirlingIIIEH936JN-WMepal1926MannheimCrashed at DirmsteinKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
365 BluckN BPilot OfficerNZ40364RNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-06-24StirlingIIIEH902AA-KNewmarket2323WuppertalCrashed off BevelandKilledVlissengen Northern Cemetery
366 BlundellJohn JamesSergeant22051431925Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqn RNZAF
1944-07-20LancasterIIIPA967AA:DMepal23:20HombergPA967 was claimed by Ofhr. Gerhard Wartenborger, his 1st Abschuss, from 4./NJG3 SW of Eindhoven at 5.200m at 01:09 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Crashed at around 01:00 hrs in open countryside some 4km north of Nederweert (Limburg), 4 km NE from the centre of Weert, HollandKilledJonkerbos War Cemetery Coll. grave 4.H. 2-8Son of John Thomas Blundell and Ellen Blundell, of Liverpool.
367 BlundenNeil RalphPilot OfficerNZ/403419PilotRNZAFBomber Command10 Sqd
1942-03-30HalifaxIIW1044ZA-DRAF Leeming, North Yorkshire1851Tirpitz See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial, Panel 114 Read Archive Report
368 BoadenFrank BrucePilot OfficerNZ/411852PilotRNZAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1942-09-14WellingtonIIIBJ693KO-JRAF Marham, Norfolk1958Wilhelmshaven See archive report for further information Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 115 Read Archive Report
369 BoagR JFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-11-30LancasterINF980AA-FMepal1058OsterfeldCrashed target areaKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
370 BoagR JSergeant403753Air GunnerRNZAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1942-06-01StirlingIN3750MG-DOakington2307EssenLost off the Dutch CoastPoW No. 393 Stalag Luft 6
371 BoagJ HFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1944-12-11LancasterILM448WS-TLossiemouth308TirpitzForce landed at Vaudnas-berget SwedenInterned
372 BoardKenneth BirtSergeant3030159Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-08-07LancasterIHK567AA-CRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire2202Mare de MagneSee archive report for further brief detailsEvaderNone - Survived the war
373 BodeJohn WilliamSergeant11857431920ObserverRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-05-22WellingtonIIIZ1566AA-KFeltwellTrainingThe 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 4181
Son of Howard James Bode and Caroline Bode, of Northfield, Birmingham
374 BodleyA JSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-16StirlingIIIBK664AA-MNewmarket2200MannheimCrashed at base on return
375 BoeseFrank ArthurSergeant1293282Age 22NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-02-03StirlingIR9250AA-WRAF Newmarket, Suffolk1821Hamburg See archive report for further details KilledAmersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery Plot 13. Row 5. Grave 92
Archive Report
376 BoeseF ASergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-11-28StirlingIBK608AA-TNewmarket1810TorinoCrash landed at Stradishall
377 BoesonJack LudwigWarrant OfficerNZ/412195Age 26New ZealandNavigatorRNZAFSouth Pacific4 Sqd (RNZAF)
1944-01-02HudsonIIIANZ2065YZ-?RNZAF Nausori,FijiAMAnti-submarine patrolSee archive report for detailed informationMissing - believed killedBourail Memorial. Panel 6Born on the 12th March 1918 at Lower Hut. A clerk for Lever Brothers. Enlistedas a pilot under training 13th April 1941. With No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School 24th May 1942. Pilot training terminated in June 1941. Embarked for Canada on the 29th August 1941 for navigator training. Awarded navigator badge and promoted to Sergeant on the 03rd January 1942. Returned to New Zealand on the 27th March 1942. With 10 Operational Training Unit on the 03rd April 1943 flying the Hudson. To Pacific to join 4 Squadron on the 01st June 1942. With School go General Reconnaissance 28th January 1943 flying the Anson. This was his second South Pacific tour. Son of George Ludwig (died 21st Jun 1941, age 45) and Vinola Daphne Boeson (née Edwards, later Smith) of Wellington, New Zealand.
378 BolandThomas LindsaySergeant415669th February 1916New ZealandAir Gunner (Mid Upper)RNZAFBomber Command61 Sqn
1942-08-20LancasterIR5543QR:TRAF Syerston11:55Anti-shipping patrolThe aircraft was on detachment to Coastal Command. Took-off from St. Eval to attack the tanker that had been the subject of the Sqn attention the previous day but crashed at Pontedorna near Cabanas, Spain.

Shared claim by Fw. Vincenz Giessübel and Oblt. Adolf Runge, both pilots from 13./KG 40, over Pontedorna 15 km SW of La Coruna, Spain. (OKL Fighter Claims - Reich & Western Front - 1942)
KiABilbao British Cemetery Plot 2. Row A. Coll. grave 6-11Auckland Weekly News, 30-12-1942
Initially buried in the churchyard at Jornes near the scene of the crash

Son of Thomas James Boland and Elizabeth Earl Boland, of Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
379 BolgerAlexander GordonFlight SergeantNZ/428226Age 23New ZealandAir BomberRNZAFBomber Command11 Operational Training Unit 92 Group1945-01-04WellingtonXHE740-RAF Westcott, Buckinghamshire1910TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilledOxford (Botley) Cemetery. Plot H/1. Grave 241
Born on the 12th February 1921 at Invercargill. Worked as a farmer on his fathers farm prior to service. Enlisted at Woodbourne on 11th July 1842 Son of Percival Joseph and Hilda Maud Bolger (née Evans), of Hampden, Otago, New Zealand.
380 BolshawSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-12-27WellingtonIcZ8971AA-FeltwellBrestCrashed Dartmoor on return
381 BoltonGordon StuartWarrant OfficerNZ/403502Age 25New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command213 Sqd 243 Wing. 211 Group
1942-07-03HurricaneIicBN597AK-?LG 15 (Amiriya) Egypt1535ScrambleSee archive report for detailed informationKilledEl Alamein War Cemetery. Grave XIII. A. 3Born on the 23rd March 1917 in Woodville. Educated at Woodville Boys High School. A farmer on his fathers farm at Waipun. Enlisted as a pilot under training on the 28th September 1940 at Levin. With No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School 27th December 1940 with his first solo on the 04th January 1941. With No. 3 Flying Training School on the 08th February 1941. Pilots badge awarded on the 24th March 1941 and promoted to sergeant on the 03rd May 1941.

Embarked for England 26th May 1941. At No. 3 Personnel Reception Centre 03rd July 1941. With No. 9 Service Flying Training School 23rd July 1941. No. 61 Operational Training Unit 30th September 1941 flying the Spitfire. 154 squadron 20th November 1941. 616 squadron 05th January 1942 completing 1 operational sortie. With 2 Personnel Dispatch Centre and embarked for Gibraltar 01st March 1942. Embarked on HMS Eagle in the same month. Flew a Spitfire off Eagle to Malta and joined 126 squadron on the 21st March 1942, carried out 4 operational sorties. Joined 213 squadron 21st May 1942.

Son of Joseph Cheney Hindmarsh (died 27th March 1942, age 51) and Jessie Lockett Bolton (née Abercombie, later Turner - died 21st December 1981, age 87), of Woodville, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

382 BomfordJohn HamiltonFlying OfficerNZ/413808Age 24New Zealand PilotRNZAFBomber Command1651 Heavy Conversion Unit1942-10-27StirlingIBF314YRAF Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire147TrainingSee archive report for further detailsInjured - died of woundsCambridge City Cemetery. Grave 14734.
courtesy Auckland Memorial
Read Archive Report
383 BondG A ASergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-08-31StirlingIIIEF501AA-KMepal2023BerlinCrashed at PotsdamPoW
384 BondBruce Alexander GodleyPilot OfficerNZ/402977Age 28New ZealandW/Op/Air/GnrRNZAFTransport6 Sqd (RNZAF)
1943-06-05CatalinaPB-5NZ4006-RNZAF Luthale Bay, Fiji430Ferry flightSee archive report for detailed informationMissing - believed killedBourail Memorial. Panel 5

Born on the 31st May 1915 in Dannevirke. Son of Eli (died 18th July 1962) and Sara Olive Bond (née Olsen - died 18th April 1939, age 55), of Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand and husband of Marjorie Bond (née Hughes), of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
385 BonhamGordon Loversidge 'Snowy'Flight LieutenantNZ/402434Age 23New ZealandPilotDFCRNZAFFighter Command243 Sqd

FIU 501 Sqd 501 Sqd
1944-09-25TempestVEJ590SD-L1 enemy aircraft destroyed, 1 damaged an 5 V1's destroyed.RAF Bradwell Bay, Essex1850Diver PatrolSee archive report for further detailsKilledBrookwood Military Cemetery. Grave 8. AA. 15.

Born on the 24th March 1921 at Dunedin. A telephonist for P an T Department of Christchurch before enlisting on the 25th November 1950 at Wigram. Son of Frederick Thomas Bonham and Beatrice Mary Bonham (née Loversidge), of 474 Worcester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand. 957 flying hours logged with 94 on the Tempest. Carried out 53 operational sorties in a Spitfire with a further 41 on the Tempest
386 BonischL LPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-06-10LancasterIME702AA-QMepal2309DreuxKilledBayeaux War Cemetery France
387 BoocockWFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command550 Sqd
1944-07-12LancasterILL796BQ-ONorth Killingholme2137RevignyCrashed at Fains-les-Sources {Meuse}KilledPerreuse Chateau Franco British National Cemetery
388 BookerLeonard PercyPilot OfficerNZ/391207Age 29New ZealandW/Op/Air/GunnerRNZAFTraining CommandTorpedo Training Unit
1942-09-02BeaufortIN1180S RAF Abbotsinch, Renfrewshire, Scotland 22:40TrainingSee Archive report for detailsKilledCampbeltown Cemetery (Kilkerran). Division 4. Grave 600Born on the 25th April 1913 in Christchurch. Son of John Isaac (died 19th September 1944, aged 58) and Mary Booker (died 22nd July 1956, age 69) of New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand.
389 BoothRonaldSergeant1096896Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-08-06StirlingIBK614JN-HRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire2145Gardening See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 143 Read Archive Report
390 BoothCSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-24LancasterIHK575AA-OMepal2149StuttgartCrashed near Burlioncourt {Moselle}KilledChateau-Voue
391 BoswellJ McLSergeantNZ414491RNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-05StirlingIIIBF340AA-QNewmarket2153GardeningCrashed in the WaddenzeeKilledRunnymede
392 Boswell-KitchingJack LambertPilot OfficerNZ/416966Air/GnrRNZAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-01-14LancasterIILL673KO-GRAF Witchford, Cambridgeshire1702Braunschweig See archive report for further details KilledHanover War Cemetery. Grave 1.F.5 Read Archive Report
393 BottE CFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command166 Sqd
1945-03-25LancasterIII ME521AS-AKirmington630HannoverCrashed 5km S of RonnenbergPoW
394 BottomleyJ WSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-08-06WellingtonIcR1648AA-FeltwellMannheimDitched in North SeaKilled
395 BoultonA EFlight LieutenantNZ391573RNZAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1943-06-25StirlingIIIEH898HA-GDownham Market2345GelsenkirchenCrashed Lichtenvoorde HollandPoW
396 BoultonFlight SergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1945-02-03LancasterIII ND801JN-XMepal1641DortmundOvershot on return crashed into houseInjured
397 BourneSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-12-27WellingtonIcZ8971AA-FeltwellBrestCrashed Dartmoor on return
398 BowieV TFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1942-11-29StirlingIR9202DJ-KLakenheath.0024.TorinoCrashed at Irasco-Finerola ITALYKilledMilano
399 BowkerT LFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1942-10-23StirlingIR9184HA-VDownham Market1835GenovaCrashed in sea off DieppeKilledAbbeville Communal Cemetery
400 BowlingC BFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-04-12StirlingIIIEF162WP-KTuddenham2308SOECrashed at Fourdrain {Aisne}KilledFort George Military Cemetery

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