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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
501 BrownReginaldSergeant409131918New ZealanderWireless Operator/Air GunnerRNZAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1940-12-08WellingtonIcT2520KD-AMarham1715BordeauxStrayed from track on the return flight and crashed at 0312 hours into a hillside at Cefn-y-strad near Tredegar, Glamorgan in WalesKilledLlantwit Major Cemetery, Sec. C. Grave 6. Son of Charles and Isabel Emily Brown
502 BrownAlexander GeorgeSergeantNZ/41568Age 21New ZealandW/Op/Air/GnrRNZAFCoastal Command489 Sqd RNZAF
1942-09-14HampdenTB IAD795XA-K RAF Skitten, Caithness, Scotland 1735U-Boat search See archive report for brief details KilledKiel War Cemetery. Grave 4.H.3
Image - courtesy Tamati Tuhiwai
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503 BrownJohn AtkinsonSub/Lt (A)Age 22New ZealandPilotRNZNRFleet Air Arm759 NAS Fleet Air Arm
1943-08-10Sea HurricaneIBZ4550Not knownHMS Heron - Yeovilton, Somerset915TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilledBristol Cemetery (Arnos Vale). Sec. TTT. Grave 954
Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 30th August 1920 at Piopio. A teacher prior to service. Enlisted on the 02nd April 1943. Awarded his pilots badge and commissioned on the 05th March 1942. Son of George and Jane Brown (née Atkinson), of Carterton, Wellington, New Zealand. His brother 25 year old, Fl/Lt. George Brown NZ/413374 RNZAF was killed on the 06th August 1944
504 BrownFrank HarryFlight SergeantNZ/425132Born on the 09th August 1921New ZealandW/Op/Air GunnerRNZAFFar East Command31 Sqd (RNZAF)1944-05-31AvengerTBF-ICNZ2521-Piva Bomber Strip, Bougainville, Solomon Islands900StrikeSee archive report for detailsMissing - believed killedBourail Memorial. Panel 6

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Son of George Harry and Brida Marina Brown (née O'Rooke) and step-son of Nellie Louise Green and husband of Valerie Elsie Brown (née Williams), of Herne Bay, Auckland. Prior to service worked as a cooper for Westfield Freezing Company. Enlisted on the 19th June 1942. A total of 274 flying hours logged
505 BrowneD EFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-02-13StirlingIR9316AA-KNewmarket1753LorientAbandoned near PlouayPoWParadie Archive Database
506 BrowneT C MSergeantRNZAFBomber Command37 Sqd
1940-09-01WellingtonIaN2992LF-Feltwell2050HannoverFlew into sea on return Killed
507 BrowneS FSergeantPilotRNZAFFighter485 Sqd RNZAF
1942-05-31SpitfireVbBM383RoadsteadCrashed near DieppeEvaded
508 BrowneG WFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command622 Sqd
1944-12-24LancasterINF915GI-UMildenhall1530BonnKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
509 BrowneAllen EdwardWCdrNew ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command488 Sqd (NZ)

89 Sqd RAF
6Ace Mosquito N France 1944 4 (Shores)
510 BrowneStanley FranklinSLdrNew ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command485 Sqd (NZ)

93 Sqd
6 [5+1]Ace Spitfire Tunisia Sicily Italy 1943 7
511 BrowneBarry StewartFlight SergeantNZ/43458Born on the 21st July 1924 Age 20New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining Command3 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit. 23 Group1945-03-22Airspeed OxfordILX152-RAF South Cerney, Gloucestershire1115TransitSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBath Cemetery (Haycombe). Grave 39.H.D.259

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Son of Norman Saxby Stewart and Evelyn Browne (née MacLaurin), New Plymouth, New Zealand. Prior to service an engineering apprentice - Rollo and Miller. A total of 326 flying hours logged.
512 BrowneArnold GeorgeSergeantNZ/392011Age 28AustralianPilotRNZAF262 Wing, Western Desert229 Sqd
1942-01-09HurricaneIIbP5588RAF Mechili or Antela, Libya1400EscortSee archive report for further detailsMissing - believed killedAlamein Memorial. Column 266

Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand

Born on the 10th January 1913 in Burracoppin, Western Australia. Educated at Macedon State School in Victoria. Moved to New Zealand around 1939. A miner for Blackwater Gold Mining Company in Waiuta. Enlisted as an aircraft hand on the 29th December 1939 in Levin. With No. 2 Service Flying Training School 17th January 1940. With No. Initial Training Wing 27th October 1940 as a pilot under training. With No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School 24th November 1940. No. 2 Flying Training School 18th January 1941. Pilot badge awarded on the 03rd March 1941 and promoted to sergeant 12th April 1941.

Embarked for England 29th April 1941. With No. 3 Personnel Reception Centre 29th June 1941. 56 Operational Training Unit 14th July 1941 flying the Hurricane. Joined 87 squadron 23rd September 1941. Embarked for West African in late September and then by air to Egypt. Joining 229 squadron on the 01st November 1941. A total of 256 flying hours logged.

Son of Sydney George Browne, and of Emma Browne (née Arnold, later Horne). Stepson of Louis Albert Horne, of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.

513 BrowneGraham WatsonLeading AircraftsmanNZ/4211587Age 19New ZealandPilot (U/T)RNZAFTraining Command1 Service Flying Training School


1943-09-29OxfordINZ1375RNZAF Wigram, New Zealand2330TrainingSee archive report for further details and photographsKilledPukekohe Public Cemetery. Services Section, Front Row, Grave 2
Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand

Born on the 02nd February 1912 in Pukekohe. Educated at Pukekohe Technical High School. A shop assistant for C.G Johnson, mens outfitter. Enlisted at Levin as an aircraft hand on the 19th September 1942. Re-mustered as a pilot under training on the 04th March 1943. With No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School on the 29th May 1943. With No. 1 Service Flying Training School on the 24th July 1943.

Son of Wilfred Victor (died 14th September 1966, age 72) and Janet Elizabeth Browne (née Watson - died 08th May 1974, age 75), of Pukekohe, Auckland.

514 BrowningJ RSergeantNZ413376RNZAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1943-05-04LancasterIW4863SR-GHolme on Spalding MoorDortmundCrashed ScortonKilledCatterick
515 BrownleeColin CrawfordSergeantNZ/411059Born on the 27th July 1919 Age 23New ZealandWireless Op/Air GunnerRNZAFBomber Command466 Sqd RAAF
1943-01-26WellingtonXHE368HD-LRAF Leconfield, Yorkshire1704LorientSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledFinningley (Holy Trinity and St. Oswald) Church Extention Row D. Grave 2

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Son of George Herbert Brownlee and of Margaret Lorimer Brownlee (née Crawford), of Sawyer's Bay, Otago, New Zealand. Prior to service worked as a nurseryman with his father. A total of 174 flying hours logged
516 BrownlieWilliamSergeantNZ/405227Age 24New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command59 Operational Training Unit1941-09-21HurricaneIP3623Not knownRAF Crosby-on-Eden, Cumbria1540TrainingSee archive report for further details KilledCarlisle Cemetery (Dalston) Ward 11.Sector O.Grave 17Read Archive Report
517 BruceJ HSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-09-17LancasterIIIPB430AA-PMepal1005BoulogneKilledJarrow Cemetery
518 BruhusH HFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
519 BruntonW EFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command57 Sqd
1944-10-19LancasterIIIPB425DX-GEast Kirkby1700NurnbergKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
520 BruntonGodfree ArnoldFlying Officer150278PilotRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-08-07LancasterIHK567AA-CRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire2202Mare de MagneSee archive report for further brief detailsEvaderNone - Survived the war
521 BryantGeorge ArthurSergeantNZ/4215112Age 22New ZealandPilotRNZAFFar East 4 Squadron
1944-08-20Hudson IIIANZ2044-RNZAF Nausori, Viti Levu, Fiji06:10Transit FlightSee Archive report for detailsMissing - believed killedBourail Memorial. Panel 7

Courtesy New Zealand Cenotaph

Born on the 24th October 1921 in Newcastle New South Wales, Australia. Son of William and Maude Ethel Bryant, of 9 Ndaio Street, Orakei, Auckland, New Zealand.
522 BryerDennis George AlbertSergeant Air Gunner1874880RAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-11-20LancasterIIIND911AA-VRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire1247HombergKilledReinberg War Cemetery Collective grave 7.B. 5-7. Read Archive Report
523 BrysonN AFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
524 BrysonJack GilbertSergeantNZ/414856Age 24New ZealandWireless Op/Air GunnerRNZAF2 Sqd RNZAF1942-09-29HudsonIIINZ2029-Nelson, New Zealand1555TrainingSee archive report for detailsMissing - believed killedCanterbury Provincial Memorial

Born on the 12th July 1918 at Dunedin. A store man for Atlantic Union Oil prior to service. Enlisted in the RNZAF on the 31st August 1941. Son of Peter and Margaret Wilson Bryson (née Dickson), of St. Albans, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.
525 BuchananD HFlight LieutenantRNZAFBomber Command207 Sqd
526 BuckPeter John OswaldPilot OfficerNZ/413377PilotDFC

RNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-06StirlingIBF517AA-0RAF Newmarket15Duisburg See Archive report for further details SurvivedNone Read Archive Report
527 BuckP JSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-11-24StirlingIR9246AA-STrainingCrash landed at Holme
528 BuckP JPilot OfficerBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-26StirlingNewmarketDuisburgCrashed on return to base
529 BuckbyPSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-11-30WellingtonIcZ1099AA-FeltwellEmdenCrashed into WaddenzeeKilledRunnymede
530 BuckbySergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-12-27WellingtonIcZ8971AA-FeltwellBrestCrashed Dartmoor on return
531 BuckhamR JFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command623 Sqd
1943-10-03StirlingIIIEF158IC-SDownham Market1847KasselCrashed E of KasselPoW
532 BuckleyR CFlight SergeantNZ411206RNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-28StirlingIIIBK807AA-MNewmarket2030GardeningCrashed in the BalticKilledRunnymede
533 BuckleyW EPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-06-20WellingtonIIIX3760AA-FeltwellEmdenCrashed in sea W of AmelandKilled
534 BuddRichard AshleySergeantNZ/435942Age 19New ZalandAir GunnerRNZAF3 Sqd (NZ)1944-09-09VenturaPV-INZ4522-Piva Airfield, Bougainville720RabaulForce landingSurvived

Born on the 04th January 1925 in Carterton, Wellington. Son of Harold Frank Budd (died 08th June 1965, age 76) and Anne Elizabeth Budd (née Penfold - died 27th June 1964, age 75). Husband of Delys Laurie (néeTaylor - died 26th March 2004, age 80) Employed as accounts clerk by Guardian Trust in Wellington prior to service. In the Air Training Corps for 6 months. Enlisted on the 17th April 1943 at Omaka as AC2 aircrafthand air training corp Gp V. Ground Training Depot course 17th April 11th - June 1943, to Taieri 11th June to Delta 15th October 1943 and to Rotorua on the 05th October 1943. Initial Training Wing on the 12th December 1943 as LAC Aircrew under training (Delta PoR 163, Rotorua 269), Remustered to Air Gunner under training on the 03rd February 1944. (Rot/26/44), to Ohakea 21st February 1944. (A/G course Gunnery Training School. (21st February - 31st March 1944. Awarded air gunner badge and promoted to sergeant on the 03rd April 1944. Embarked for forwarding area 19th Mat 1944. Disembarked New Zealand (Personnel Reception Pool Remuera) 22nd November 1944, reformed with 3 squadron at Whenuapai assumed on the 02nd January 155. Medal entitlement: 1939/45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal 39/45, New Zealand War Service Medal. Passed away on the 19th May 2001, age 76. Buried at Taradale Cemetery, Section D, Plot 24, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.
535 BudgeW FPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-04-05WellingtonIIIX3489AA-FeltwellKoln?KilledRheinberg War Cemetery
536 BullenRichard JohnSergeantNZ/40753Age 29New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command485 Sqd RNZAF
1941-06-23SpitfireIIaP7975OU-?RAF Leconfield - Via RAF West Malling1300SweepSee archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 63
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537 BullivantGSergeant1395379Age ?Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-09-08StirlingIIIBK809AA-TRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire2130Boulogne See archive report for further details Injured None - survived the war Read Archive Report
538 BullockD VFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1942-08-20StirlingIBF319HA-CDownham Market2020GardeningCrashed at LangwedelKilledHamburg (Ohlsdorf) Cemetery
539 BullockCSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1945-02-03LancasterIII ND801JN-XMepal1641DortmundOvershot on return crashed into houseInjured
540 BuntingE NSquadron Leader60523DFC

RNZAFFighter485 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-29MosquitoNFXIIMM467PatrolCrashed at St RemyKilledSt- Remy Churchyard France
541 BurbidgeKenneth AlfredFlight SergeantNZ/412200Age 22New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-06-22StirlingIEF399AA-ORAF Newmarket, Suffolk2337MulheimShot down near Markelo Holland - see archive reportKilledMarkelo General Cemetery Plot 4, Row C, Grave 13

Son of Alfred William and Alice Jessie Burbidge, of Byfleet, Surrey, England.
542 BurbridgeEric JamesSergeant Air Gunner1392526RAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-12-16StirlingIR9245AA-NRAF Newmarket, Suffolk2211GardeningCrashed on take offKilledWandsworth (Streatham) Cemetery Block 12. Grave 300 Read Archive Report
543 BurgeoisHSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-07-13StirlingIIIEE886AA-LMepal110AachenCrashed at base on returnInjured
544 BurgessJames MichaeSergeant411401911New ZealanderAir GunnerRNZAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1942-11-06StirlingIR9201LS-UBournGardening, River GirondeAt 2145 local time, still on its outward journey over France, the Stirling was hit by flak whilst flying at low level. According to locals, the a/c appeared to be attempting a crash landing on the marshes near St Andre-des Eaux, making a gradual descent until it hit a row of trees and cartwheeled into the ground, disintegrating but not catching fire. The crew of eight were killed instantly. Because the a/c crashed at a shallow angle, most of the wreckage was left on the surface of the soft ground and was easily recovered, but the four Bristol Hercules XI engines carried on across the marsh, the furthest one was found 500 metres from the main impact pointKilledEscoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery Plot 2 Row D Grave 12The airmen were gathered for burial by local people, and they were laid to rest together at Escoublac la Baule War Cemetery on 9 Nov 1942. Father Robin Moyon conducted the service

Son of William Burgess and of Ada Anne Burgess (nee Starck), of Marton, Wellington, New Zealand
545 BurgessJFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-20LancasterIME752AA-ZMepal2343HombergCrashed at Heythuysen {Limburg}PoW
546 BurgessNeil ConwayFlight SergeantNZ/4212641Age 21New Zealand NavigatorRNZAFBomber 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 A. Grave 19
courtesy courtesy Auckland Cenotaph
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547 BurglassG TSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-08-31StirlingIIIEH905AA-RMepal2032BerlinCrashed at LudwigsfeldePoW
548 BurkeDouglas LeopoldFlight SergeantNZ/421671Age 20New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command247 Sqd
1944-02-21TyphoonIbJP794ZY-JPMRamrodDamagedInjuredSee later entry

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 04th February 1924 at Matamata. A student at Dannevirke High School prior to service. Enlisted at Rotorua on the 07th March 1942. Initial training at No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School joining on the 02nd May 1942, with his first solo on the 18th May 1942. Joined No. 2 Service Flying Training School on the 25th July 1942. Awarded his pilots badge on the 19t October 1942 and promoted to sergeant on the 19th December 1942. Embarked for England on the 16th January 1943. After attachment to various units joined No. 55 Operational Training Unit on the 18th August 1943 flying the Hurricane. Joined 247 squadron on the 09th December 1943.

Son of Robert Emmett Burke (died 12th February 1971, age 86) and Nada Inez Rebecca Burke (née Roberts - died 20th May 1978, age 85), of Matamata - both parents buried at Waihi Cemetery, Waikato, New Zealand. Total of 450 flying hours logged. Completed 39 operational sorties.

549 BurkeDouglas LeopoldWarrant OfficerNZ/421671Age 20New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command247 Sqd
1944-07-15TyphoonIbMN808ZY-JBG, Coulombs, France1145Rocket attackSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBanneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery. XIV.D.10

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 04th February 1924 at Matamata. A student at Dannevirke High School prior to service. Enlisted at Rotorua on the 07th March 1942. Initial training at No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School joining on the 02nd May 1942, with his first solo on the 18th May 1942. Joined No. 2 Service Flying Training School on the 25th July 1942. Awarded his pilots badge on the 19t October 1942 and promoted to sergeant on the 19th December 1942. Embarked for England on the 16th January 1943. After attachment to various units joined No. 55 Operational Training Unit on the 18th August 1943 flying the Hurricane. Joined 247 squadron on the 09th December 1943.

Son of Robert Emmett Burke (died 12th February 1971, age 86) and Nada Inez Rebecca Burke (née Roberts - died 20th May 1978, age 85), of Matamata - both parents buried at Waihi Cemetery, Waikato, New Zealand. Total of 450 flying hours logged. Completed 39 operational sorties.

550 BurkeJames JosephSergeantNZ/41307Age 23New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command485 Sqd RNZAF
1942-02-25Miles MagisterIT9947OU-?RAF Kenley1545Training See archive report for details KilledWhytleafe Churchyard (St. Luke). Row 1. Grave 27 Read Archive Report

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