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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
4401 WrightRoland JohnPilot OfficerNZ/415049Born on the 31st January 1929New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command486 Sqd RNZAF
1944-06-28TempestVJN804SA-RRAF Newchurch, tKen2150PatrolSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBrookwood Military Cemetery. Grave 8.AA.2

courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

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4402 WrightIWarrant OfficerRNZAFBomber Command57 Sqd
1945-03-05LancasterING410DX-GE Kirkby1703BohlenForce landed at Nuneaton WARWICKS
4403 WrightJ HFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-08-12LancasterIHK564AA-PMepal2144RusselheimCrashed at Ouren {Liege}KilledHotton War Cemetery
4404 WrightW KSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-12-02StirlingIBK618AA-QNewmarket202FrankfurtCrashed at Adar-Oberstein GermanyPoW
4405 WrightRaymond JohnstonSgt 415049PilotDFM

RNZAFBomber142 Sqd
1942-11Mine layingFlak and night fighter attackSurvivedSgt William Scarlett bomb aimer
4406 WrightL CSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-16StirlingIBF398AA-PTrainingCrashed near Stoke on Trent STAFFSKilled
4407 WrightC CSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-10-13WellingtonIIIBJ837AA-MildenhallKielCrash landed LakenheathInjured
4408 WrightonC CSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-04-22WellingtonIIIX3667AA-DFeltwellKolnCrashed in sea KilledRunnymede
4409 WykesJSergeant1127228Bomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-12StirlingIIIBK721AA-ZNewmarket.0037.DuisburgCrashed on take offKilledDalbeattie
4410 WyllieThomasFlying OfficerNZ/414718Age 24New ZealanderPilotRNZAFFighter Command1 Sqd
1944-09-27SpitfireLF.IXMK867JX-?RAF Detling, Kent1620SweepSee Archive report for further detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 263

Courtesy AWMM


Born on the 08th April 1920 at Otahuhu. Worked as a farmer on his father's dairy farm Waitakaruru. Enlisted in the RNZAF on the 17th August 1941 at Levin. Initial training at No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School on the 29th September 1941 before joining No. 2 Flying Training School on the 08th November 1941. The pilot's badge was awarded on the 17th August 1941 and promoted to sergeant.

Embarked for England on the 22nd February 1942Further training with No. 5 Pilot Advanced Flying Unit on the 19th May 1942 then joined 53 Operational Training Unit on the 09th June 1942. Joined 222 squadron on the 07th October 1942 where he completed 137 operational sorties. Commissioned on the 24th June 1943. Attached to 1689 flight in late January 1944 flying the Hurricane. Joined 1 Squadron in May 1944 where he completed a further 89 operational sorties.

Son of Alexander Ralston (who died in October 1960, age 84) and Edith Beatrice Wyllie (née Wallice - died 11th March 1956, age 66), of Papatoetoe, Auckland, New Zealand.

4411 WyllieT YSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-11-08WellingtonIcX9977AA-FeltwellEssenCrashed at IJevoorde HollandKilledLoolaan General
4412 WytkinMerle NoelFlying OfficerNZ/416036Age 21New ZealandW/OpRNZAFCoastal Command5 Operational Training Unit1943-04-08BeaufortIIDD886None issued RAF Long Kesh, Northern Ireland 750Training See archive report for further details KilledBelfast City Cemetery. Glenalina Extn. Sec. A.S. Grave 15.
courtesy Auckland Library Heritage Collection
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4413 YanovichI TFlight LieutenantRNZAFBomber Command635 Sqd
1945-01-06LancasterIII PB228F2-NDownham Market1550HanauKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
4414 YeomanKenneth HarrySergeantNZ/41389age 27New ZealandAir/BmrRNZAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1942-10-24WellingtonIIIBK306KO-KRAF Mildenhall, Suffolk1900MilanoSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery . Grave 4.D.3

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 22nd December 1914 at Wellington. Worked asa collection clerk for C.A. Odlin and Company a timber and hardware merchants of Wellington prior to service. Enlisted at Levin on the 19th January 1941 giving his birth year as 1916. Embarked for Canada for further training on the 22nd July 1941. Awarded his observers badge and promoted to sergeant on the 28th February 1942. Embarked for England on the 01st May 1942. Joined 115 squadron on the 02nd October 1942 from 11 Operational Training Unit. (his posting to 75 squadron was cancelled). Son of Harry Bertram and Hildred Agnes Yeoman (née Parker) of Wellington, New Zealand. A total of 270 flying hours logged and on his 4th operational sortie.
4415 YoungHector StevensonFlying OfficerNZ/411999PilotRNZAFFighter Command245 Sqd
1945-02-21TyphoonIbMN536MR-?B80. Volkel, Netherlands1340Flying Bomb siteSee archive report for further detailsKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 21.C.4Read Archive Report
4416 YoungA NSergeantRNZAFBomber Command26 OTU
1942-05-30WellingtonICW5704?-SGraveley2345KolnCrashed W of EindhovenKilledWoensel Cemetery Eindhoven
4417 YoungRobert Bett MirkSergeantNZ/40197Age 22New ZealandW/Op/Air GunnerRNZAFFighter Command264 Sqd
1940-10-08DefiantIN1627PS-?Patrol See archive report for further details KilledNorthwood Cemetery. Sec. H. Grave 253
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4418 YoungFrancis SaxtonFlight SergeantNZ/424543Age 28New ZealandPilot 2RNZAFBomber Command619 Sqd
1944-04-26LancasterILL904PG-SRAF Dunholme Lodge, Lincolnshire2127SchweinfurtPoW No: 3715 Camp: Stalag Kopernicus
Courtesy NZC

Was flying as second 'Dickie'. A PoW in Stalag Kopernicus in Thorn, Toruñ (now Poland). Born on the 16th February 1916 in Bulls (near Palmerston North), New Zealand. Enlisted in May 1942.

After liberation arrived back in UK on the 08th May 1945. Left service on the 24th March 1946 with the rank of flying officer. Passes away in Otahuhu (Auckland) on the 13th February 1991, age 75.

4419 YoungGeorge AnthonySergeantNZ/405771Age 21New ZealandW/Op/Air/GnrRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-07-08WellingtonIIIX3557AA-XRAF Feltwell, Norfolk2340WilhelmshavenCrashed in the WaddenzeeKilledSchiermonnikoog Cemetery (Vredenhof) Grave 84

Courtesy Sonia Edwards, AWMM

Born on the 11th January 1921 at Palmerston North. A postman for T and P Department prior to service. Enlisted in the RNZAF at Ohakea on the 21st December 1940, as an aircraft hand. Embarked for Canada on the 14th May 1941. Awarded his wireless operator badge and promoted to sergeant on the 25th October 1941. Embarked for England on the 01st November 1941. Joined 75 squadron on the 18th May 1942 from 11 Operational Training Unit. Son of George Young and of Joan Young (nee Oman), of Palmerston North, Wellington, New Zealand. A total of 138 flying hours logged and on his 15th operational sortie.
4420 YoungE WFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command83 Sqd
1944-08-12LancasterIIIPB240OL-JConingsby2110BraunschweigKilledHannover War Cemetery
4421 YoungPeter DawbarnFlight SergeantNZ/425313Age 22New Zealand PilotRNZAFBomber Command1651 Heavy Conversion Unit1944-10-18Stirling IIILK488QQ-E RAF Wrattling Common, Cambridgeshire 2305Training See archive report for further details KilledHarrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery. Sec. H. Row B. Grave 4
courtesy Auckland Cenotaph
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4422 YoungP ASergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-09-10WellingtonIIIBJ828AA-MildenhallDusseldorf?KilledRunnymede
4423 YounieLewis TaylorPilot OfficerNZ/41390PilotRNZAFBomber Command19 Operational Training Unit1941-10-21WhitleyVP5103Not issuedRAF Kinloss, Morayshire, Scotland2359TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilledKinloss Abbey Burial Ground. Grave 15. Row A

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4424 ZieslerErling WilliamFlight Lieutenant70147Born on the 14th May 1923 in Timaru, Mid Canterbury (Age 30)New ZealandPilotRNZAFRNZAF Station Wigram1953-10-15De Havilland DevonST.INZ1811Not knownRNZAF Wigram1547Formation FlyingSee archive report for further details
mid-air collision with NZ1810
Killed Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch, Canterbury. Read Archive Report

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