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The pilots of New Zealander
Mon Aug 4, 2008 3:46am
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Last week I post all the pilots from Ireland and North Ireland. this week I'm posting all the New Zealand pilots in return for all the help you gave me over the years.

THE PILOTS OF NEW ZEALAND
39957 F/O John Henry Leslie Allen. MPD:40/07/12.
New Zealander. RAF 151 Squadron, Hurricane I P3275.
40615 Sgt Maurice Raymond Andrews.
New Zealander, RAF 264 Squadron, Defiant I
46253 Sgt Stanley John Arnfield.
New Zealander. RAF 610 Squadron, Spitfire I K9975.
42094 P/O George M, Baird.
New Zealander. RAF 248 Squadron, Blenheim I. Shot down: 40/10/20.
41818 P/O Ronald Edward Bary. KIFA:45/04/12.
New Zealander, RAF 229 Squadron, Hurricane I.
39899 Sgt John Bayly.
New Zealander. RAF 111 Squadron, Hurricane I
130806 Sgt Alan A, Bennison.
New Zealander. RAF 25 Squadron, Blenheim I
36266 P/O John L, Bickerdyke. KIFA:40/07/22 during aerobatics
New Zealander. RAF 85 Squadron, Hurricane I P3835.
36095 S/L Minden Vaughn Blake DFC, DSO. Died:81/11
New Zealander, RAF 238, 234 Squadron, Hurricane I P3920 “AZ-C” Shot down:42/0619. held at Stalag Luft III
391875 Sgt Jack Stephen Brennan. KIA:40/08/21.
New Zealander, RAF 23 Squadron, Blenheim I.
40338 F/O Francis Noel Brinsden.
New Zealander, RAF 19 Squadron, Spitfire I R6958 shot down: 43/08/17
40186 Sgt Richard Waller A, Brookman. MPD:41/02/22.
New Zealander. RNZAF 253 Squadron, Hurricane I.
41548 P/O Bernard Walter Brown.
New Zealander. RAF 610, 72 Squadron, Spitfire I
NZ4202 Sgt William Richards Burns.
New Zealander. RNZAF 236 Squadron, Blenheim I
NZ40187 Sgt Douglas Lawrence Burton.
New Zealander. RNZAF 248 Squadron, Blenheim IV-F P6952, Shot down:40/10/20. held at Stalag Luft III
42691 F/Lt Charles Roy Bush DFC. Killed:48/11/30
New Zealander. RAF 258, 610, 242 Squadron, Hurricane I
391857 Sgt Alan Campbell. KIA:42/07/28
New Zealand. RAF 264 Squadron, Defiant I.
NZ40604 David Billy Campbell.
New Zealand. RNZAF 23 Squadron, Blenheim I
40288 F/O Brian John George Carbury DFC. Died:62/07/
New Zealand. RAF 603 Squadron, Spitfire I
S/L Donald Carlson DFC.
New Zealander. RAF 74, 154 Squadron, Spitfire I.
39780 F/Lt Malcolm Keith Carswell.
New Zealand. RAF 43 Squadron, Hurricane I P3786.
46538 Sgt Colin Chrystal.
New Zealander, RAF 235 Squadron, Blenheim I.
39900 P/O Edward William Gillies Churches. MPD:41/04/19.
New Zealander. RAF 74 Squadron, Spitfire I.
29162 S/L Arthur Edmund Clouston.
New Zealander. RAF 219 Squadron, Blenheim I
39223 F/O Wilfred Greville Clouston DFC. died:80/05/24
New Zealander. RAF 19, 258, 488 Squadron, Spitfire I
41552 P/O Donald Gordon Cobden. KIA:40/08/11.
New Zealander. RAF 74 Squadron, Spitfire I R6757.
391368 P/O Basil Gordon Collyns. KIA:44/08/20.
New Zealander. RNZAF 238 Squadron, Hurricane I.
31943 Sgt Jack Burall Courtis. KIA:40/12/05.
New Zealander. RNZAF 111 Squadron, Hurricane I.
39904 P/O Hector Hugh Crawford. KIA:42/02/06.
New Zealander. RAF 235 Squadron, Blenheim I.
391286 Sgt Eric Eugene Croker.
New Zealander. RAF 111 Squadron, Hurricane I.
391828 Sgt Kenneth Dawick.
New Zealander. RAF 111 Squadron, Hurricane I.
40370 F/O Alan Christopher Deere DFC, DSO, OBE. Died:95/09/01
New Zealander, RAF 54, 602 Squadron, Spitfire I
36211 P/O Vincent Breton De La Perrele.
New Zealander. RAF 245 Squadron, Hurricane I.
NZ40605 Sgt Carroll Roland Durrant. KIA:42/10/28.
New Zealander. RAF 23 Squadron, Blenheim I.
NZ40758 Sgt Henry David Patrick Dyer. KIA:41/07/16.
New Zealander. RAF 600 Squadron, Blenheim I.
42744 P/O Eric Ralph Edmunds.
New Zealander. RAF 245, 615 Squadron, Hurricane I. Shot down:42/06/12 held at Stalag Luft III
391347 P/O William Thorpe Eiby.
New Zealander. RAF 245 Squadron, Hurricane I.
NZ40204 Sgt Clifford Stanley Emeny.
New Zealander. RAF 264 Squadron, Defiant I.
391858 Sgt Walter George Fenton.
New Zealander. RAF 604 Squadron, Blenheim I
36195 F/O John Fleming OBE.
New Zealander. RAF 605 Squadron, Hurricane I L2061
NZ40606 Sgt Walter Thomas Fletcher.
New Zealander. RNZAF 23 Squadron, Blenheim I.
NZ40607 Sgt Colin Leo Malcolm Forsyth. KIA:44/05/08.
New Zealander. RNZAF 23 Squadron, Blenheim I.
42116 P/O Alfred Lawrence Fowler. KIFA:41/08/23.
New Zealander. RAF 248 Squadron, Blenheim I.
40969 F/O John Albert Axel Gibson DFC, DSO. Died:2000/07/01
English-New Zealander. RAF 501 Squadron, Hurricane I P3582
391351 Sgt Ian Alan Charles Grant. MPD:43/02/13.
New Zealander. RAF 151 Squadron, Hurricane I.
41844 F/O Colin Falkland Gray DFC. Died:95/08/01
New Zealander, RAF 54 Squadron, Spitfire I
40909 F/O James Henley Hamill. KIFA:40/12/24 while ferrying aircraft.
New Zealander. RAF 229 Squadron, Hurricane I.
36207 F/O John Chilton Francis Hayter DFC. Died:2006/10/03
New Zealander. RNZAF 605, 615, 274, 74 Squadron, Hurricane I P2916.
42003 P/O Brian Henry Herrick. MPD:40/11/24.
New Zealander. RAF 236 Squadron, Blenheim I.
33566 P/O Michael James Herrick DFC, USAM. MPD:D-Day.
English-New Zealander. RAF 25, 305 Squadron, Blenheim I.
41924 P/O Cecil Henry Hight. KIA:40/08/15.
New Zealander. RAF 234 Squadron, Spitfire I R6988.
112518 Sgt Charles Richard Hill.
New Zealander. RAF 141 Squadron, Defiant I
41847 P/O Howard Perry Hill. KIA:40/09/20 by Werner Molders
New Zealander. RAF 92 Squadron, Spitfire I X4417.
NZ40284 AG Sgt Frederick George Hindrup. KIA:41/04/20.
New Zealander. RNZAF 600, RAF 99 Squadron, Spitfire I.
36269 P/O William Henry Hodgson DFC. KIFA:41/03/13.
New Zealander. RAF 85 Squadron, Hurricane I.
391556 Sgt Robert Holder. KIA:40/10/26.
New Zealander RNZAF 151 Squadron, Hurricane I.
42128 F/O Patrick Wilmot Horton. LOS:40/11/16 flying off HMS Argus
New Zealander. RAF 234, 261 Squadron, Spitfire I P9366 “AZ-?”.
NZ40920 AG Sgt David Ernest Hughes. KIA:40/10/03.
New Zealander, RNZAF 600 Squadron, Blenheim IV-F L4905 “BQ-M”.
41928 P/O James Samuel Humphreys.
New Zealander. RAF 605 Squadron, Hurricane I P2765
2440 Sgt Reginald Jack Hyde. Died:85/03/23
New Zealander. RAF 66 Squadron, Spitfire I. Malta
F37813 /Lt Patrick Geraint “Jamie” Jameson DFC, DSO. Died:96/10/01
New Zealander. RNZAF 266 Squadron, Spitfire I
391859 AG Sgt Gerald Bruce Johnson. KIFA:41/05/28.
New Zealander. RNZAF 23 Squadron, Blenheim I.
41850 P/O John Richard Kemp. MPD:40/07/19.
New Zealander. RAF 141 Squadron, Defiant I L6974.
41297 P/O Rudal Kidsun. KIA:40/07/19.
New Zealander. RAF 141 Squadron, Defiant I L7015.
391360 Sgt Robert Inglis Laing.
New Zealander. RAF 151 Squadron, Spitfire I
42411 P/O Owen Edward Lamb. KIA:41/04/14.
New Zealander. RAF 151 Squadron, Hurricane I.
43705 P/O Charles Edward Langdon. MPD:41/02/26.
New Zealander. RAF 43 Squadron, Hurricane I.
42133 P/O Keith Ashley Lawrence.
New Zealander. RAF 242, 603, 234, 421F Squadron, Defiant I.
29244 S/L Terence Gunion L, “Shovel” Lovell-Gregg. KIA:40/08/15.
New Zealander. RAF 87 Squadron, Hurricane I P2872.
72539 F/O Harold Stewart Lusk.
New Zealander. RAF 25 Squadron, Blenheim I.
62434 Sgt Robert Ian McChesney. KIA:42/12/06.
New Zealander, RAF 236 Squadron, Blenheim I.
NZ40610 Sgt John Alexander McDermott.
New Zealander. RNZAF 23 Squadron, Blenheim I.
27031 S/L sir Hector Douglas McGregor DSO, CBE, KCB. Died:73/04/11
New Zealander. RAF 213 Squadron, Blenheim I.
73001 F/O Roy Andrew McGowan.
English-New Zealander. RAF 46 Squadron, Hurricane I
42139 P/O Eric Hartgill McHardy.
New Zea1ander. RAF 248 Squadron, Blenheim I
36257 P/O Athol Gordon McIntyre.
New Zealander. RAF 111 Squadron, Hurricane I P3595
43706 P/O Donald Carr MacKenzie. KIA:43/06/11.
New Zealander. RAF 56 Squadron, Hurricane I.
40547 P/O Jonathan Noble MacKenzie DFC. Died:93/03/28
New Zealander. RAF 41, 14 Squadron, Spitfire II P7442.
40313 F/O John Claverly Martin. MPD:41/08/27.
New Zealander. RAF 257 Squadron, Spitfire V W3723.
39928 P/O William Arthur Middleton. MPD:41/08/27.
New Zealander. RNZAF 266 Squadron, Spitfire I.
391843 Sgt Herbert Robert Mitchell. MPD:42/05/12.
New Zealander. RAF 3 Squadron, Hurricane I.
41725 F/O Noel Joseph Mowat. KIFA:46/11/07.
New Zealander. RAF 245 Squadron, Hurricane I.
391867 Sgt Noel Joseph Murland.
New Zealander. RAF 264 Squadron, Defiant I
41608 F/O Harold Leslie North. KIA:42/05/01.
New Zealander. RAF 43 Squadron, Hurricane I V7259.
391870 Sgt Trevor Walter Oaks.
New Zealander. RAF 235 Squadron, Blenheim I
36272 P/O Eric Orgias. KIA:40/09/25.
New Zealander. RAF 23 Squadron, Blenheim I.
391856 Sgt George Charles Pannell.
New Zealander. RAF 3 Squadron, Hurricane I.
NZ40627 Sgt Edwin Ernest Parsons.
New Zealand. RNZAF 23 Squadron, Blenheim I
36193 F/O James Alfred Paterson MBE. KIA:40/09/27.
New Zealand. RAF 92 Squadron, Spitfire I X4422.
AVM Keith Park DFC, MC, CDG. Died:75/02/06
New Zealander. Royal Field Artillery, RFC 48 Squadron, Bristol C940, RAF 11 Fighter Command, Hurricane I P3854.
123303 Sgt Leon Fred Patrick.
British. RAF 222 Squadron, Spitfire I.
39931 P/O John G, Pattison.
New Zealander. RAF 266 Squadron, Spitfire I R6613
NZ39934 F/O John Sinclair Priestley. KIA:40/08/30.
New Zealander. RNZAF 235 Squadron, Blenheim I.
741471 Sgt Jack Ernest Proctor DFC. KIA:41/04/18.
English-New-Zealander. RAFVR 602 Squadron, Hurricane I.
66503 AG Sgt John Walter Pye.
English-New Zealander. RAF 25 Squadron, Blenheim I.
39972 Sgt Colin Campbell Pyne.
New Zealander. RAF 219 Squadron, Blenheim I
36179 F/O Paul Waitling Rabone. KIA;44/07/24.
English-New Zealander. RAF 145 Squadron, Hurricane I V7521.
391868 Sgt Laurie Andrew Woodney Rasmussen. KIA:40/09/04.
New Zealand. RAF 264 Squadron, Defiant I N1628.
NZ40626 Sgt Charles Christopher Reilly. KIA:42/10/28.
New Zealand. RNZAF 23 Squadron, Blenheim I.
NZ40209 Sgt Leslie Plimmer Russell. KIA:42/05/19.
New Zealand. RAF 264 Squadron, Defiant I.
46285 Sgt William Jack Scott.
New Zealander. RAF 264 Squadron, Defiant I
391368 P/O Michael Moray Shand.
New Zealander. RAF 54 Squadron, Spitfire V EP595, shot down:42/11/28. held at Stalag Luft III
41481 P/O Geoffrey Marvin Simpson. MPD:40/10/26.
New Zealander. RAF 229 Squadron, Hurricane I W6669.
43048 P/O Ian Stanley “Black” Smith OBE, CBE. Died:2000/02/16
New Zealander. RAF 151, 487 Squadron, Defiant I
42445 P/O Douglas James Spence. KIA:41/04/30.
New Zealander. RAF 245 Squadron, Hurricane I.
44230 P/O Robert Lawrence Spurdle. Died:94/03/05
New Zealander. RNZAF 74, 91, 80 Squadron, Spitfire I
NZ39943 Sgt Noel Mizpah Stanger. KIA:41/02/14.
New Zealander. RAF 235 Squadron, Blenheim I-IV Z5970 “L-AL”.
NZ39944 Sgt Douglas Owen Stanley.
New Zealander. RAF 151 Squadron, Hurricane I. Crashed Oct 26th 1940/Died Oct 27th 1940
44231 P/O Charles Stewart. KIA:41/03/15.
New Zealander. RAF 54, 222 Squadron, Spitfire I P9389.
40861 F/O John Talbot Strang.
New Zealander. RAF 253, 65 Squadron, Spitfire I P9516
36182 F/O Kenwyn Roy Sutton.
New Zealander. RAF 264 Squadron, Defiant I
40441 F/O Kenneth William Tait. MPD:41/07/06.
New Zealander. RAF 87 Squadron, Hurricane I.
391849 Sgt George Singer Taylor. KIA:41/02/
New Zealander. RAF 3 Squadron, Blenheim I.
39398 F/Lt Ronald Taylor Thomson.
New Zealander. RAF 72 Squadron, Spitfire I
42774 P/O Owen Vincent Tracey. KIA:41/12/08.
New Zealander. RAF 79 Squadron, Hurricane I.
42163 P/O Richard Mackie Trousdale DFC. KIFA:47/05/16
New Zealander. RAF 266 Squadron, Spitfire I.
42164 P/O Victor Bosanquet Strachan Verity DFC. Died:79/02/02
New Zealander. RAF 229 Squadron, Hurricane I L2060
NZ40211 Sgt John Ian Bradley Walker.
New Zealander. RAF 600 Squadron, Blenheim I
40786 F/O Derek Hartland Ward DFC. KIA:42/06/17 by Hans-Joachim Marseille
New Zealander. RAF 87, 73 Squadron, Hurricane I.
44123 P/O Joseph Watters.
New Zealander. RAF 236 Squadron, Hurricane I
58786 P/O Edward Preston Wells DFC, DSO. Died:2005/11/04
New Zealander. RAF 485, 266, 41 Squadron, Spitfire I
40651 F/O Kenneth Victor Wendel. DFW:40/09/07.
New Zealander. RNZAF 504 Squadron, Hurricane I L1615.
29195 S/L Eric William Whitley DFC, DSO. died:75/10/25
New Zealander. RAF 245 Squadron, Hurricane I
391885 P/O Douglas Mitchell Whitney.
New Zealander. RAF 245 Squadron, Hurricane I
41229 F/O Ronald George Wigg.
New Zealander. RAF 65 Squadron, Spitfire I R6803
42173 P/O Wycliff Stuart William. KIA:40/10/21.
New Zealander. RAF 266 Squadron, Spitfire I.
NZ40930 Sgt William Owen Willis.
New Zealander. RAF 600 Squadron, Blenheim I
41891 F/O Donald Fraser Wilson.
New Zealander. RAF 141 Squadron, Defiant I
NZ40197 Sgt Robert Bett Mirk Young. KIA:40/10/08.
New Zealander. RAF 264 Squadron, Defiant I N1627.
33502 P/O Robert Duncan Yule DFC, DSO. KIFA:53/09/11.
New Zealander. RAF 145, 501, 66 Squadron, Hurricane I P2936

as usuall if I am missing anything or if I made a mistake, please let me know.

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          A friend who lives in Bidford is to visit and photograph your Uncle's grave today for me.
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