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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
901 CroninMaxwell JosephSergeantNZ/404996PilotRNZAFBomber Command57 Sqd
1941-12-27WellingtonIcZ1097DZ-?RAF Feltwell, Norfolk1700Dusseldorf See archive report for further details KilledEindhoven Cemetery (Woensel). Plot JJ. Collective grave 42 Read Archive Report
902 CrossSydney NelsonPilot OfficerNZ/414258Age 24 Born on the 19th February 1919New Zealand PilotRNZAFBomber Command90 Sqd
1943-04-20StirlingIIIBF463WP-QRAF Ridgewell, Essex2153Rostock See archive report for further information KilledSvino Churchyard. Grave 31. son of Joseph John and Harriet Annie Cross (née Stowell), of Tuapeka Mouth, Otago, New Zealand.

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

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903 CrossT RSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-03-28WellingtonIIIX3462AA-NFeltwellLubeck?KilledKiel War Cemetery
904 CrossgroveRFlight SergeantDFM

RNZAFBomber Command97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
1943-12-16LancasterIIIJB243OF-PBourn1645BerlinCrashed near Graveley HUNTSKilledCambridge City Cemetery
905 CrowhurstS VSergeantRNZAFBomber Command106 Sqd
1941-12-12HampdenIAE391ZN-Coningsby1040GelsenkirchenCrashed near OberhausenKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
906 CrowtherF E WSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-09-23StirlingIIIBF459JN-GMepal1945MannheimCrashed at LampertheimDied of Injuries 3/10.43Durnbach War Cemetery
907 CrowtherWilliam RoyalSergeantNZ/41313Age 26New ZealanderObserver / PilotRNZAFTraining Command10 Operational Training Unit. 6 Group1941-10-23WhitleyVP5023-RAF Abingdon, Berkshire150TrainingSee reportKilledBrookwood Military Cemetery. 2. C. 8

Born on the 28th June 1915 at Wellington. Prior to service worked as a labourer for Kiwitea County Council. Enlisted for pilot training on the 19th January 1941. Son of Royal Crowther and of Kate Mary Crowther (née Byrne), of Mangaweka, Wellington, New Zealand. A total of 166 flying hours logged.
908 CroxonKenneth EricSergeant1893473Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-08-25LancasterIIILM593AA-NRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire2025Russelsheim See archive report for full details KilledRheinberg War Cemetery. Coll. grave 8.K.8-10 Read Archive Report
909 CroyDouglas MarchbankFlying OfficerNZ/414259PilotRNZAFFighter Command140 Sqd1943-08-05SpitfirePR IVAB126ZW-?RAF Hartford Bridge, Hampshire1420TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilledBrookwood Military Cemetery. Grave 2.C.1ARead Archive Report
910 CrozierA WFlight SergeantNZ415519RNZAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1943-06-22StirlingIIIBK656LS-AMildenhall2330MulheimCrasjed SW of Otterlo HollandKilledEde General Cemeterey
911 CrozierNoel HenrySergeant411742Age 21New ZealanderAir GunnerRNZAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1942-09-23LancasterIW4230WS-PRAF Waddington, Lincolnshire252WismarHit by light Flak of 3/lei Flak Abt 844. crashed in the Baltic near Langeland (Korsor) at 0252

On 25 Sep 1942 a wheel and a fuel tank was found in the sea and brought to Vejrø
Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial Panel 117
Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand

Born on the 25th December 1920 at Woodville. A draper for John Cobbe and Co. Enlisted at Levin on the 15th March 1941. Son of Alexander and Annie Crozier (née Cox), of Woodville, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. 136 Flying hours logged and on his 3rd operational sortie. The family lost 3 other brothers, Fl/Sgt. Alexander Crozier went missing on the 03rd March 1944. 23 Squadron Mosquito FB.V1 LR253 YP-M. Fl/Sgt. Alexander Walter Crozier 15 squadron Stirling III BK656 LS-A killed on the 23rd June 1943. P/O. Robert Crozier 500 squadron Hudson III VAM697 MK-K.
912 CrozierAlexanderFlying OfficerNZ/415749PilotRNZAFCoastal Command23 Sqd1944-03-03MosquitoFB.VILR253YP-MRAF Alghero, Sardinia1905Offensive patrolSee archive report for further detailsMissing - believed killedMalta Memorial. Panel 16, Column 2img src="/ARSiteImages/AircrewImages/crozier-alexander.jpg" alt="" width="150">
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913 CrozierRobertPilot OfficerNZ/401641ObserverRNZAFCoastal Command500 Sqd1942-02-21HudsonIII VAM697MK-KRAF Bircham Newton, Norfolk1528Operation 'Shadow'See archive report for further detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 115img src="/ARSiteImages/AircrewImages/crozier-robert.jpg " alt="" width="150">
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914 CruickshankD JFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command50 Sqd
1945-01-01LancasterINF984VN-Skellingthorpe1651GravenhorstHit by flak near target force landed Juvincourt France
915 CrumpSidney ArnoldPilot OfficerNZ/411978Age 26New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command21 Operational Training Unit. 6 Group1941-12-23WellingtonICDV422-RAF Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire / RAF Edgefield, Oxfordshire1420TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledMoreton-in-Marsh Cemetery. Sec. K. Grave 19

Courtesy Jennifer Lemaire

Born on the 24th November 1915 at Tauranga. Worked as a book keeper for Levin and Company at Fielding prior to service. After serving in the territorial army for a year enlisted in the RNZAF at Levin on the 23rd March 1941. Pilots bade awarded on the 11th August 1941 and received his commission on the 06th September 1941. Embarked for England on the 12th September 1941. Son of Harry and Lily Crump (nee Crosley), of Feilding, Wellington, New Zealand. A total of 138 flying hours logged.
916 CudlippLSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-01-04StirlingIIILJ473AA-RMepal2220GardeningCrashed at base on return
917 CullenJames Roy 'Jimmy'SLdrNew ZealandPilotRAF & RNZAFFighter Command486 Sqd (NZ)

183 Sqd
18 [14+4] (all V-1s)Tempest Diver (V1) ace 44 Typhoon 1945
918 CullenH S GSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
919 CulpanN SFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command57 Sqd
1944-12-17LancasterIIILM626DX-MEast Kirkby1617MunchenCrashed & explodedKilledSt-Sever Cemetery Rouen Correct aircraft advised by Peter Chicken June 2017
920 CulshawJ RSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-08-27StirlingIIIEE955AA-DMepal2130NurnbergCrashed SchwarzenauKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
921 CummingG MSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1940-07-20WellingtonIcR3165AA-FeltwellHorst? KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
922 CumminsJohn PatersonFlight sergeantNZ/405638Age 24New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining CommandSchool of Navigation and Reconnaissance1944-09-04AnsonINZ414PK-VRNZAF New Plymouth1419Navigation ExerciseSee Archive report for further detailsKilledWellington Cemetery (Karori). Grave 40-J/3. (S).Born on the 24th July 1921 at Wellington. Attended Wellington Technical College. Worked as a radio serviceman for Radio Corporation in Wellington. Served 6 months in the New Zealand Corps of Signals. Enlisted at Harewood on the 27th December 1940. Embarked for England on the 26th of May 1941. 307 Sqn PAF (Beaufighter) 23rd August 1941, 456 Squadron RAAF (Beaufighter) 6 25th November 1941. Remustered as Radio Direction Findings Mechanic 21st May 1942, 488 Squadron RNZAF (Beaufighter) 30th June 1942.

Remustered as a pilot under training on the 14th of September 1942. Embarked for Canada on the 02nd July 1943. Pilots Badge and promoted to sergeant on the 14th January 1944. Returned to New Zealand on the 27th of May 1944. School of Navigation and Reconnaissance on the 30th August 1944. Son of William Henry Cummins, and of Sarah Hepburn Cummins (née Houlder), of Wellington, New Zealand. A total of 237 flying hours logged with 70 hours on the Anson.

923 CummockV PFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command57 Sqd
1942-06-02WellingtonICX9787DX-Feltwell2350EssenCrashed N of Gildehaus GermanyKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
924 CumpstyF W RPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-07-30StirlingIIIBF458JN-PMepal2241RemscheidCrashed at Krefeld-UerdingenKilledRunnymede
925 CundyNeil EdwardSergeantNZ/412660Age 22New ZealandPilotRNZAFMediterranean Air Command260 Sqd
1943-02-26KittyhawkIIAFL285HS-?El Assa, Libya900GabesSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledSfax War Cemetery. Grave XIII D 1

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 02nd July 1920 at Wellington. Prior to service worked as a shepherd for the Glendonal9d Station. Enlisted at Levin on the 04th May 1941. After training in Canada awarded his pilots badge on the 21st November 1941 and promoted to sergeant. 239 training flight on 12th aNovember 1942. Slightly injured by enemy fire flying a Kittyhawk on the 22nd December 1942. Joined the squadron on the 09th January 1942. Son of Clifford Edgar Cundy and Blanche Evelyn Cundy (nee Willis) of 143 Moxham Avenue, Wellington, New Zealand. A total of 257 flying hours logged
926 CunninghamWFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-18LancasterILL921AA-EMepal2246AulnoyeCrashed at Harveng {Hainant}EvaderParadie Archive Database
927 CunninghamAlan HenryPilot Officer4124691909New ZealanderBomb AimerRNZAFBomber Command156 Sqd
1942-10-15WellingtonIIIBK339GT-Warboys1915KolnPossible claim by Lt Wilhelm Beier 10/NJG1 - Sea 70km West of Den Haag (Biber): 2,900m at 2219 hrsKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 115Son of James and Cathrine Cunningham
928 CunninghamA BPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-05-11LancasterIILL739JI-MWaterbeachLeuvenCrashed Rixensart {Brabant}PoW
929 CunninghamGSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-24LancasterIHK575AA-OMepal2149StuttgartCrashed near Burlioncourt {Moselle}KilledChateau-Voue
930 CunninghamL RSergeant643601Bomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-10StirlingIIIBF456AA-JNewmarket.0006.Frankfurt?KilledRheinberg War Cemetery
931 CunninghamGodfrey MelvilleFlying OfficerNZ/414260Born on the 24th September 1917New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command2 Sqd1942-11-29MustangIAP164XV-?RAF Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire1409RecceSe archive report for further brief details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 114.Read Archive Report
932 CunninghamRobert KeithSergeantNZ/414597Born on the 15th January 1913New ZealandPilotRNZAFCoastal Command1 Overseas Aircraft Dispatch Unit. 44 Group1943-03-15WellingtonVIIIHX771Not issuedRAF Portreath, Cornwall327Ferry flight See archive report for further brief details Killed Illogan Churchyard (St. Illogan). Row 2. Grave 8 Read Archive Report
933 CurlewisR FSergeantRAAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-10-10WellingtonIcZ8909AA-FeltwellKolnCrashed near KolnKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
934 CurrieJPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command10 Sqd
1945-04-08Halifax IIILK753ZA-VMelbourne1934HamburgKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
935 CurtisJ SFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1943-10-03StirlingIIIBF470LS-GMildenhall1857KasselCrashed at HastePoW
936 CurtisWFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-12-06LancasterIHK574AA-RMepal1713LeunaDitched in River Orwell Near Ipswich
937 CurtisS ASergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-08StirlingIIIBK770AA-LNewmarket2130DuisburgCrashed Bressingham NORFOLKKilledNewmarket Cemetery
938 CurtisKenneth GeorgeFlight SergeantNZ/422987Age 21New ZealanderW/Op/Air/GnrRNZAF2 Group. 2nd Tactical Air Force180 Sqd
1944-08-25MitchelleIIHD316EV-TRAF Dunsfold, Surrey1100Clermont, FranceSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBrookwood Military Cemetery, Woking. Grave 8. AA. 9

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 12th July 1923 at Kongahu, South Island. Enlisted at Ohakea on the 6th May 1942. Awarded his air gunners badge and promoted to Sergeant on the 14th June 1943. Son of Reuben (died 27th December 1977 age 82) and Mary Florence Elizabeth Curtis (née Feris) (died 20th May 1985 age 86), of Wakefield, Nelson, New Zealand. 294 flying hours logged and on his 29th operational sortie.
939 CuthbertR WFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command115 Sqd
940 CuthbertESergeantRNZAFBomber Command156 Sqd
941 CuttanceJ LFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command214 Sqd
1945-03-14FortressIII HB802BU-OOulton1720BSPoW
942 D'Ath-Weston (Dath-Weston)E HFlight LieutenantRNZAFBomber Command115 Sqd
943 DabinetteT WSergeantRNZAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1941-04-10WellingtonIcR1442HA-DMarham1930BrestCrashed off Brest Killed
944 DacreDesmond AubreySergeantNZ/391327Age 26New ZealandObserverRNZAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1941-06-20WellingtonIcR1713HA-VRAF Marham, Norfolk2220KielSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 63
Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 11th March 1915 at Auckland. Worked as a clerk for W.R. Fletcher Ltd at Wellington prior to service. Enlisted 25th November 1939 at Levin. Trained at No. 1 Air Observer School. Awarded observers badge on the 08th April 1940 and promoted to sergeant. Joined 218 squadron on the 10th February 1941. Embarked for England on the 26th April 1940. Son of Ranulph George (died 31st October1950 age 76) and Eileen Alice Dacre (nee Harper, died 29th December 1956 age 73), brother of Ranulph Marwell Dacre (died 31st October 1950 age 76) and Joan Marwell Dacre (died 21st December 1934 age 29 following surgery) of Windmill Road, Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand. 398 flying hours logged and on his 22nd operational sortie.
945 DaleReginaldSergeant1818763Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqn RNZAF
1944-05-27LancasterIIIND802 “The Flying Scotsman”AA:DRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire00:45AachenSee archive report for full detailsPoW No 111, Stalag Luft VIINone - thought to have survived the war
946 DaleClive Alan GillionsSergeantNZ/402170Age 20New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command125 Sqd
1941-10-25DefiantIT3985VA-?RAF Fairwood Common, Glamorganshire2200Night PatrolBaled out near SwanseaKilledKillay Churchyard (St Hilary of Poictiers). Grave 143

Courtesy Courtesy Jennifer Lemaire

Born on the 25 August 1921 at Dunedin. Worked as a surveyor for the Public Works Department prior to service. Enlisted at Levin on the 28th July 1940.Awarded his pilots badge awarded on the 15th January 1941 and promoted to sergeant on the 08th February 1941 after training in Canada. Joined 125 squadron on the 13th July 1941 from 59 Operational Training Unit. Son of Daniel Souter Dale and of Ida Victoria Dale (nee Gillions), of Linton, Wellington, New Zealand. A total of 303 flying hours logged.
947 DaleThomas WilsonPilot OfficerNZ/428085Age 23New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command199 Sqd
1944-06-16StirlingIIILJ531EX-NRAF North Creake, Norfolk2219BSSee archive report for further details and photographsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 263
Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand

Born on the 12th May 1919 in Wellington. Educated at Wellington College and Victoria University. A clerk for the Public Trust Office in Wellington, Enlisted on the 11th July in New Plymouth as an aircraft hand. re-mustered as a as a pilot under training 27th July 1942. With No. 1 Service Flying Training School 16th October 1942.

Pilot badge awarded on the 29th December 1942 and promoted to sergeant on the 06th March 1943. Embarked for England on the 06th April 1943. With 1665 Heavy Conversion Unit on the 30th December 1943 after training with 11 Operational Training Unit. Joined 199 squadron on the 18th March 1944. Commissioned on the 24th April 1944. A total of 484 flying hours logged and on his 05th operational sortie.

The son of James Murray Dale (died 25th April 1965, age 79) and Maude Mary Dale (née Ring - died 15th August 1975, age 93), of Wellington. Dale's brother, James Atkinson Dale, born on the 05th Jan 1917 died a little over two months later, on the 25th August, while flying with 75 (NZ) Squadron.

948 DaleG EFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command61 Sqd
1942-10-01LancasterIR5759QR-Syerston1805WismarCrashed at SildemowKilled1939-1945 Berlin War Cemetery
949 DaleJames AtkinsonFlying OfficerNZ/425562Navigator RNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-08-25LancasterIIILM593AA-NRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire2025Russelsheim See archive report for full details KilledRheinberg War Cemetery. Coll. grave 8.K.8-10 Read Archive Report
950 DaleyB JSergeantRNZAFBomber Command20 OTU
1942-06-01WellingtonICX9975Advanced BaseEssenPresumed lost in sea off Dutch coastKilledRunnymede

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