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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
551 BurkeDouglas LeopoldFlight SergeantNZ/421671Age 20New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command247Sqn
1944-02-21TyphoonIbJP794ZY-JPMRamrodDamagedInjuredSee later entry

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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.

552 BurkeDouglas LeopoldWarrant OfficerNZ/421671Age 20New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command247Sqn
1944-07-15TyphoonIbMN808ZY-JBG, Coulombs, France1145Rocket attackSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBanneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery. XIV.D.10

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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.

553 BurkeJames JosephSergeantNZ/41307Age 23New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command485Sqn RNZAF
1942-02-25Miles MagisterIT9947OU-?RAF Kenley1545Training See archive report for details KilledWhytleafe Churchyard (St. Luke). Row 1. Grave 27 Read Archive Report
554 BurkeEdgar LawrencePilot Officer417016PilotRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqn RNZAF
1944-05-22LancasterIME690AA:ZMepal22:49DortmundSee archive report for detailsKilledHeverlee War Cemetery. Grave 6. C. 2
555 BurmanDennis CecilWarrant Officer4048897th October 1920 in Maidenhead, Berkshire, EnglandNew ZealandPilotRNZAF145 Wing, 2nd Tactical Air Force74Sqn
1944-08-16SpitfireLF.IXENH3744D:R1 Bf109 damaged, 1 Fieseler Fi156 destroyedRAF Tangmere, Sussex07:15SweepSee archive report for further detailsMurderedBiache-St. Vaast Communal Cemetery. Grane 3

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556 BurnA ESergeantBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1944-07-18LancasterILL921AA-EMepal2246AulnoyeCrashed at Harveng {Hainant}PoW
557 BurnetJack BruceFlight LieutenantNZ/415288Age 27New ZealandPilotRNZAFMediterranean Air Command683Sqn
1943-10-02SpitfirePR.XIEN670Not usedRAF Luqa, Malta1000Photo ReconnaissanceSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedMalta Memorial. Panel 12, Column 1

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Born on the 25th May 1916 at Wellington. Worked as a clerk for the Public Trust Office prior to enlisting at Levin on the 28th September 1941. Awarded hi pilots badge and his commission on the 28th March 1942. Son of William Lewis Burnet and Lily Burnet (née Wilson) and husband of Mabel May Burnet (née Jackson), of Wellington City, New Zealand. 550 flying hours logged. On his 69 operational sortie.
558 BurnettTSergeantBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
559 BurnhamWilfred HenryPilot Officer404478New ZealandObserverRNZAFBomber Command12Sqn
1942-01-09WellingtonIIW5356PH-TBinbrook04:38CherbourgCrashed NW of Wythall WORCSDied of wounds on 11 Jan 1942SUNDERLAND (RYHOPE ROAD) CEMETERY Ward 16. Sec. B.B. Grave 15376. United KingdomAccident report
560 BurrellHugh BartholomWing CommanderAge ?New Zealand Pilot OBERNZAFFar EastFlying Instructors School1941-04-18Tiger MothIINZ724Not knownHobsonville1420Training See archive report for further brief details None Part of this operation Read Archive Report
561 BurridgePhilip LSergeant901810Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1942-03-25WellingtonIIIX3652AA-OFeltwellEssenHit by 1 & 3/schw Res Flak Abt 472. 3/schw Res Flak Abt 134 and 1/schw Res Flak Abt. Belly landed at Duisburg-Kasslerfeld. Time unknown. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1942 - Theo Boiten).PoW No. 24815 Dulag Luft/Stalag 8B Teschen/Stalag 344 Lamsdorf Promoted to Warrant Officer whilst a PoW
562 BurrillFFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1942-09-10WellingtonIIIBJ968AA-WMildenhallDusseldorf?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
563 BursonT PFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command186Sqn
1945-04-13LancasterIII PB483AP-XStradishall2010KielCollided with nextInj
564 BurtColin WilliamFlight SergeantNZ/4312163Age 24New ZealanderNavigatorRNZAFBomber Command11 Operational Training Unit (92 Group)1945-04-16WellingtonXLP609Not knownRAF Oakley - RAF Westcott, Buckinghamshire38TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilled Oxford Cemetery (Botley). Plot H/1. Grave 206B
Son of Oliver Charles and Louisa Dorothy Burt, of 11 Buckley Street, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand. Initially served with the Army as a Temporary Bombadier in the South Pacific, prior to his enlistment in the RNZAF in 1943. A total of 145 flying hours logged.
565 BurtonC SSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
566 BurtonBrydon AlbertFlight SergeantNZ/42178Age 21New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining Command2 Flying Instructors School. 21 Group1943-11-24Miles MasterIIAZ333RAF Montrose, Angus, Scotland930TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledMontrose Cemetery (Sleepy hillock). Sec. 2. Class C. Grave 13

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Born on the 06th April 1922 at Newmarket, Auckland. Prior to service worked as a driver for Cathie and Sons of Wellington. After spending 2 years with the NZ territorial army he enlisted in the RNZAF at Hobsonville on the 10th January 1942 as aircrafthand. Remustered as a pilot under training on the 27th July 1942. Pilots badge awarded on the 13th February 1943 and promoted to sergeant on the 09th April 1943. Embarked for England on the 24th April 1943. Joined No. 2 Flying Instructors School on the 27th October 1943 from No. 7 Advanced Flying Unit. Son of Albert William and Doris Rhoda Burton (née Mason) of Wellington and later Auckland, New Zealand. A total of 355 flying hours logged with 32 solo on the Master.
567 BurttH JFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1944-07-20LancasterIIIND752AA-OMepal2330HombergCrashed at Udenhout {Noord-Brabant}KilledGilzerbaan Gen Cemetery Holland
568 BushCharles RoyWCdrNZ/2506Born 7 February 1918New ZealandPilotRAF & RNZAFFighter Command242Sqn

258Sqn 41Sqn RAF 15Sqn 21Sqn
5Accident Oxford NZ2137 in New ZealandDied 30 November 1948Wanganui
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Ace Hurricane Spitfire Battle of Britain Channel 1941 3+1 (Shores); 55
569 BushCharles RoyFlight LieutenantNZ/250607 February 1918 Age 30New ZealanderPilotDFCRNZAFCommunications FlightGeneral Purpose Communications Flight1948-11-30Airspeed OxfordINZ2127-Ohakea, New Zealand1503Photographic SurveyAccident - Crashed Howlett's Hut, Ruahine RangeKilledCremated at Wanganui
Son of Charles an Margaret Rubina Bush (née Wilson) of Wellington. Husband of Rachel Ella Grace Bush (née Bousfield) and father of 2 children. Born on the 07 February 1918 at Wellington. Insurance Clerk prior to enlisting in August 1939. His brother 27 year old, Lt (A) Thomas Noel Bush RNZNVR was killed on the 05th December 1942
570 BushThomas NoelLieutenant (A)-09th August 1940 Age 27New ZealanderPilotRNZAFFleet Air Arm (RN)771Sqd1942-12-05HurricaneIbZ7089-HatstonDelivery flightAccident - dived into the sea.KilledKirkwall Cemetery (St Olaf's), Orkney, Scotland AWMM Plot 33. Joint grave 1
Son of Charles an Margaret Rubina Bush (née Wilson) of Wellington. Insurance Clerk prior to enlisting in August 1939.
571 BushCharles EricArmourerNZ/401621Age 31New ZealanderArmourerRNZAFAllied Expeditionary Air Force487Sqn RNZAF
1944-07-11----RAF Thorney Island, Sussex1Motor vehicle accidentSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBrookwood Military Cemetery. 8.AA.3

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Born on the 04th November 1912 at Auckland. Worked as a fire alarm salesman for W.H. Tisdale Limited in Auckland prior to service. Joined the RNZAF at Levin on the 14th June 1940 as an armourer. Joined No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School 27th June 1940.

Embarked for England on the 30th January 1941. Further training at 17 Operational Training Unit 29th March 1941. On the 19th September 1942 joined 487 squadron. Promoted to sergeant on the 01st November 1943. 6487 Echelon Armoury.

Son of William John Phillip and Isabel Elizabeth Bush (nee Uprichard), 17 Parish Road, Sandringham, Auckland, New Zealand

572 BusmanGordon ThomasWarrant OfficerNZ/42104Age 28New ZealandPilot (Inst)RNZAFCoastal Command132 Operational Training Unit. 17 Group.1944-11-12BeaufighterTF.XLX944-RAF East Fortune, East Lothian2200TrSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial Panel 263

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Born on the 14th April 1916 at Invercargill. Worked as a self employed lorry driver prior to service. Enlisted at Woodbourne on the 07th January 1942. Commenced pilot training at No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School on the 16th October 1942 then to No. 1 Service Flying Training School on the 28th December 1942. Pilots badge awarded on the 15th March 1943 then promoted to sergeant on the 06th May 1943. Joined 2 squadron on the 09th May 1943, then to the Pacific joining 4 squadron on the 07th July 1943 and flew 49 operational sorties. Returned to New Zealand on the 16th November 1943. On the 12th December 1943 joined the School of General Reconnaissance flying the Anson. Embarked for England on the 12th March 1944. After serving with other units flying the Oxford joined 132 Operational Training Unit on the 05th September 1944 for conversion training on the Beaufighter.

Son of Thomas (died 06th June 1948) and Florence Jane Bulman (nee Henderson - died 09th June 1964) husband of Catherine May Bulman (nee Molloy), of Riverton, Southland, New Zealand. A total 0f 716 flying hours logged with 44 of these on the Beaufighter.

573 BussellH CFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command106Sqn
574 ButcherS HSergeantRNZAFBomber Command149Sqn (East India)
1942-05-17StirlingIN3752OJ-OLakenheath2210GardeningCrashed near Rodekro DenmarkPoW
575 ButlerL HFlight LieutenantRNZAFBomber Command149Sqn (East India)
1943-03-31StirlingIIIBK715OJ-DLakenheath1030Air testAbandoned
576 ButlerBrian LeonardFlight SergeantNZ/429992Age 21New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command192Sqn
1945-02-08Halifax IIIMZ342DT-BRAF Foulsham, Norfolk1941BSCollided with 625 Sqn Lancaster PD376 and crashed into seaMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 285Son of Joseph and Mary (née Fabish) Butler of Huirangi, Waitara, Taranaki, New Zealand.

Born on the 18th of December 1923 in New Plymouth and educated at Huirangi Primary School, Waitara. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding, swimming and played Rugby at school. He worked as a farmer for five years on his father’s farm at Waitara. After completing a ATC correspondence course he applied for RNZAF Aircrew in May 1942, enlisting at Seagrove on the 16th of August 1942. On the 25th of September 1942 he was promoted to Sergeant. October 1943 after finishing his training in New Zealand he sailed for the UK and was made a Flight Sergeant on the 25th of March 1944 before being commissioned to the rank of Pilot Officer on the 5th of February 1945. After further training and converting to Halifaxes, at 1658 Conversion unit at Riccall joining192 Squadron at Foulsham on the 6th of December, carrying out twelve operations over Germany and Holland.

577 ButlerIvan WilliamWarrant Officer 1st ClassNZ/422257PilotRNZAFFighter Command74Sqn
1945-02-25SpitfireLF.IXPV3114D-?Schijndel Airfield, Netherlands830Armed RecconaisanceSee archive report for further details Died from injuries the following dayNederweert War Cemetery. Grave IV.D.5Read Archive Report
578 ButlerL LSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
579 ButlerPatrick FrederickSergeant1384944A/GRAFVRBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1944-04-23StirlingIIIEF137AA-EMepal2042GardeningFailed To Return GERMAN A/C, DENMARK unk, Crash near Vemmenaes, 3km ESE , Lundeby island aasinge, Fyn. Outbound EF137 was attacked by German nightfighter, probably Oberfeldwebel Rudolf Frank of 3./NJG 3. A fire started and a little later the bomber disintegrated in the air and fell in the sea off Vemmenæs at 23:20 hours killing the whole crew.KilledAabenraa Cemetery Denmark, Monument Svendborg Denmark

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Mining over the Baltic. 114 aircraft to lay mines in five separate areas of the Baltic. 5 losses
580 ButlerBertrand WilliamPilot OfficerNZ/403421Born on the 13th November 1915New Zealand Pilot (U/T)RNZAFFar EastFlying Instructors School1941-04-18Tiger MothIINZ724Not knownHobsonville1420TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledInvercargill Cemetery (Eastern). 186.8.R.C.

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581 ButlerPatrick MauriceSergeantNZ/425384Age 23New ZealanderW/Op/Air/GnrRNZAFTraining Command1 Air Observer School. No. I Training Command1943-11-05AnsonIAX347-Malton, Ontario, Canada130TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledToronto Cemetery (Mount Hope). Range 22. Sec. 22. Grave 39 Courtesy Sonia EdwardsBorn on the 27th July 1920 at Taraniki, Plymouth, New Zealand. Enlisted on the 30th May 1942 at Hobsonville. Embarked for Canada on the 10th November 1942.W.Op badge awarded on the 09th August 1943 and also promoted to sergeant. Joined No. 1 Air Observer School on the 13th August 1943 as a staff W/Op. Son of John Joseph (died 07th May 1960, age 68) and Evelyn Mary Butler (née Crofskey - died 13th March 1949, age 54) , brother of Joseph John Butler (died 20th September 1989, age 73) of Whakatane, Auckland, New Zealand. A total of 202 flying hours logged. Grave inscription: 'Grant Him Eternal Rest O Lord'.
582 Butler-WilliamsGeoffrey HughSergeantNZ/402848Age 24AustralianObserverRNZAFBomber Command12Sqn
1942-07-02WellingtonIIZ8579PH-?RAF Binrooke, Lincolnshire2335BremenCrashed at Barcham HollandKilledLaren General Cemetery (Barchem). Plot 2. Row A. Grave 5
Born on the 23rd October 1917 at Sydney. A clerk for J.J. Craig Ltd. in Auckland prior to service. Son of Hugh Evan Butler-Williams and Catherine Maud Butler-Williams (née Cuddon), of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
583 ButtR GSergeantBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1941-10-12WellingtonIcX9981AA-FeltwellNurnbergCrashed near Dinant BelgiumKilledDinant Military
584 ButtimoreLeslie NormanFlying OfficerNZ/417194New ZealandW/Op/Air/GnrRNZAFCoastal Command1 Torpedo Training Unit1943-08-07HampdenTB.1X3026Not knownRAF Turnberry, Ayrshire 1455TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilled Dunure Cemetery. Sec. E. (White) Grave 293
Scottish Statutory Death records indicate that four other aircrew were found in Mochrum Wood, Kirkoswald, Ayrshire at 3.45 p.m. on 7 August 1943. Flew into a high hill in low cloud and rain at Mochrum Wood, 2 miles west of Maybole.

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585 BuzzaR ESergeantBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1944-07-20LancasterIIIND915AA-AMepal2320HombergCrashed near Keldonk {Noord-Brabant}KilledEindhoven {Woensel}
586 ByersI HFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command61Sqn
1944-12-06LancasterILL777QR-SSkellingthorpe1716GiessenCrash landed in Belgium
587 ByersRobert WilliamPilot Officer4122011921New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command156Sqn
1942-08-27WellingtonIIIZ1613GT-Warboys2039KasselClaim by Hans-Dieter Frank 2/NJG1 - Gemert 10km North of Helmond (5B): 5,800m at 23:25. Crashed near Elsendorp 20km NNE of HelmondKilledEindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery Plot JJ Grave 112Son of Robert George and Lillian Alice Byers, of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
588 ByrneM JFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1942-07-28WellingtonIIIBJ661AA-RAF Feltwell, NorfolkHamburgSee Archive report for further detailsKilledAmsterdam New EasternRead Archive Report
589 CaddieA SWarrant Officer4260604New ZealanderWireless Operator/Air GunnerRNZAFBomber Command466Sqn RAAF
1945-04-08Halifax IIINP968HD:?RAF Driffield19:45HamburgClaimed by Fw. Bruno Rupp from 4./NJG3 as one of three claims this nightPoW, Unknown Camp
590 CahirJames GordonFlying Officer4274791st January 1920New ZealandBomb AimerRNZAFBomber Command57 Sqn
1944-08-26LancasterILM232DX:PRAF East Kirkby, Lincolnshire20:13KonigsbergSee archive report for further informationMiARunnymede Memorial. Panel 262

courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

591 CainIvan WilliamWarrant Officer 2NZ/421674Age 20New ZealanderPilotRNZAFAllied Expeditionary Air Force175Sqn
1944-10-06TyphoonIbMN376HH-SB.80 Volkel, Netherlands1135ReconnaissanceSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledJonkerbos War Cemetery . Grave 17.C.3

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Born on the 24th November 1923 at Auckland. Worked as a van driver for Renown Fish Shop prior to service. Enlisted at Rotorua on the 07th March 1942. Trained at No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School then to No. 2 Service Flying School on the 26th July 1942. Pilots badge awarded on the 19th October 1942 and promoted to sergeant on the 19th December 1942. Embarked for England on the 15th January 1943. After serving with various units including 59 Operational Training Unit on the 21st September 1943, joined 175 squadron on the 28th July 19444.

Son of William and Isabella Florence Cain (née Hoplloway - died September 1980, age 83), of Auckland. A total of 491 flying hours logged and completed 39 operational sorties.

592 CainsS WSergeantRNZAFBomber Command158Sqn
1943-02-14HalifaxIIDT696NP-ORufforth1816KolnCrashed at StillingfleetKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] Cemetery
593 CainsS W SergeantRNZAFBomber Command158Sqn
1942-11-15HalifaxIIW7859NP-TRufforth1734GenovaCrashed at Cuckfield SUSSEXInjured
594 CairnsL TFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
595 CaitcheonG ESergeantRNZAFBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1942-07-28WellingtonIIIX3664AA-FeltwellHamburgCrashed near StadeKilledBecklingen War Cemetery
596 CalderFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command15Sqn
1943-11-18StirlingIIIBK707LS-GMildenhall1715MannheimCrashed Souain FranceKilledSouain Communal
597 CaldwellWilliam DonaldsonFlight Sergeant4160871924New ZealanderPilotRNZAFBomber Command158Sqn
1943-08-17HalifaxIIJD260NP-SLissett2123PeenemundeCrashed near GriefswaldKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Coll. Grave 2.F. 1-16.Son of Matthew Donaldson Caldwell and of Maud Caldwell (née Atherton), of Lyall Bay, Wellington, New Zealand.

Posthumously promoted to Pilot Officer
598 CaldwellWalter AlexanderPilot OfficerNZ/405229Age 19New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command601Sqn
1942-05-25SpitfireVCBR354UF-?Luqa, Malta1500InterceptionSee archive report for detailed informationMissing - believed killedMalta Memorial. Panel 5, Column 1

Born on the 22nd September 1922 in Christchurch. Educated at Wellington Technical College. Worked as a shop assistant for J.R McKenzie Ltd. in Wellington. Enlisted as a pilot under training in Levin on the 22nd December 1940. With No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School 09th February 1941. 1st solo on the 19th February 1941. Embarked for Canada on the 29th April 1941. With 34 Service Flying Training School 16th May 1941 (no flights) With 32 Service Flying Training School 27th May 1941. Pilot badge awarded and promoted to sergeant on the 08th August 1941. Commissioned on the 09th August 1941.

Embarked for England on the 25th August 1941. With No. 3 Personnel Reception Centre on the 02nd September 1941. With 58 Operational Training Unit 09th September 1941 flying the Hurricane. Joined 131 squadron on the 18th November 1941 carried out 29 operational sorties. Embarked on the USS Wasp for Malta on the 01st May 1942. Flew off the Wasp for Malta on the 09th May 1942. Joined 601 squadron and carried out a further 10 operational sorties. A total of 295 flying hours logged. Credited with 3 enemy aircraft destroyed and 1 damaged. Son of Walter Alexander Caldwell and Lorna Irene Caldwell (née Timbrell - died 05th August 1946, age 48), of St. Heliers, Auckland, New Zealand.

599 CallaghanRon PSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1942-07-28WellingtonIIIBJ661AA-XRAF Feltwell, Norfolk2300Hamburg See Archive report for further details PoW No: 25141 Camp 8b 344 Stalag VIIIB - Poland) From Gisborne, New ZealandNone - understood to have survived the war Read Archive Report
600 CallaghanDouglassSergeantNZ/412313Age 23. Born on the 28th July 1918New Zealand W/Op/Air GunnerRNZAFBomber Command22 Operational Training Unit. 91 Group1942-25-05WellingtonIcAD625Not knownRAF Stratford, Warwickshire240Training See archive report for further brief details KilledStratford-Upon-Avon Cemetery. Grave 4204. Son of Edward and Margaret Helen Callaghan (née Douglass), of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Read Archive Report

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