NEW ZEALAND FLEET AIR ARM AIR CREW 
MEMORIAL ROLL OF HONOUR

 

New Zealand's National War memorial: It commemorates the 28,614 New Zealanders who gave their lives in the South African War, World Wars I and II and the wars in Korea, Malaysia and Vietnam.

Lee-on-the-Solent Fleet Air Arm Memorial: dedicated to those of the RN and RNVR who gave their lives whilst serving in the Fleet Air Arm worldwide.

The Royal New Zealand Navy Memorial, Devonport: dedicated to those of the RNZN and RNZNVR who gave their lives whilst serving in the Fleet Air Arm worldwide.
 

NEW ZEALAND FLEET AIR ARM AIR CREW
ROLL OF HONOUR

ADAMS, Sub Lt(A) Russell Byers, RNZNVR - Sea Hurricane Pilot 824 Sqn, Died 1 September 1943 (Age 21); Hurricane NF684
RNZN Memorial.

ALEXANDER, Lt(A) James Douglas, mid, RNZNVR - Seafire Pilot 894 Sqn of HMS Indefatigable, Died  30 July 1945 (Age 25) Toba, North of Nagda Bay, Japan; Seafire LR797 (NN599) RNZN Memorial.

ANDERSON, Sub Lt(A) Jasper Murray, RNZNVR - Corsair Pilot 1830 Sqn, Died 14 Apr 1944 (Age 22); Corsair JT205
Ceylon.

BATTEN, Sub Lt(A) Frederick Moncrieff, RNZNVR - Firefly Pilot 731 Sqn, Died 5 Dec 1944 (Age 22); Firefly Z1903
Scotland.

BAXTER, Lt(A) Evan John, RNZNVR - Corsair Pilot 1833 Sqn HMS Illustrious, Exeduted by the Japanese 18-20 August 1945 (recorded as died 31 July 1945)(Age 23); Corsair jt178, 556, 578
RNZN Memorial.

BENNETT, Sub Lt(A) Jock, RNZNVR - Martlet Pilot 888 Sqn, Died 10 February 1942 (Age 22); Martlet AM982
RNZN Memorial.

BISMAN, Sub Lt(A) Royden Thomas, RNZNVR - Seafire Pilot 889 Sqn, Died 29 Jun 1944 (Age 24); Seafire LR802,807
RNZN Memorial.

BLACK, Sub Lt(A) John Ross, RNZNVR - Hellcat Pilot 1839 Sqn, Died 7 July 1944 (Age 21); Hellcat FN444
RNZN Memorial.

BONIFACE, Sub Lt(A) Douglas Phillip Hurlstone, RNZNVR - Fulmar Pilot 784 Sqn, Died 18 Jan 1944 (Age 23); Fulmar N1910
Scotland.

BROWN, Sub Lt(A) John Atkinson, RNZNVR - Sea Hurricane Pilot 759 Sqn, Died 10 August 1943 (Age 22); Hurricane Z4550
England.

BROWN, Sub Lt(A) Macdonald Cody, RNZNVR - Wildcat Pilot 898 Sqn, Died 27 Mar 1944 (Age 23); RNZN Memorial.

BUSH, Lt(A) Thomas Noel, RNZNVR - Sea Hurricane Pilot 771 Sqn, Died 5 Dec 1942 (Age 27); Scotland.

CAMERON, Sub Lt(A) Stewart Ross, RNZNVR - Seafire Pilot 809 Sqn, Died 29 Jan 1944 (Age 22); Scotland.

CHITTENDEN, Sub Lt(A) John David, RNZNVR - Seafire Pilot 889 Sqn, Died 29 Jun 1944 (Age 23); RNZN Memorial.

CHURCHILL, Lt(A) Adrian Hugh, mid, RNZNVR - Corsair Pilot 1833 Sqn, Died 7 Apr 1945 (Age 29); RNZN Memorial.

COLBECK, Sub Lt(A) Ralph Austin, RNZNVR - Seafire Pilot 886 Sqn, Died 11 Nov 1943 (Age 21); England.

COOK, Midshipman(A) George Denys, RNZNVR - Sea Hurricane Pilot 759 Sqn, Died 8 Apr 1942 (Age 19); England.

COSSILL, Sub Lt(A) Royce Ivan, RNZNVR - Sea Hurricane Pilot 759 Sqn, Died 10 Feb 1943 (Age 21); England.

COWPER, Sub Lt(A) Valentine Henry George, RNZNVR - Sea Hurricane Pilot 802 Sqn, Died 15 Nov 1942 (Age 25); RNZN Memorial.

CRANWELL, Sub Lt(A) Robert Arthur, mid, RNZNVR - Hellcat Pilot 804 Sqn, HMS Emperor. Operation at Kjen, Norway, bailed out drowned. Died 8 May 1944 (Age 34);(JV140)  RNZN Memorial.

DAVIS, Sub Lt(A) Robert Usher, RNZNVR - Martlet Pilot 898 Sqn, Died  1 Feb 1943 (Age 22); RNZN Memorial.

EDNEY, Lt(A) Stanley William, mid, RNZNVR - Wildcat Pilot 882 Sqn, Died 17 May 1944 (Age 25); RNZN Memorial.

ELWOOD, Sub Lt(A) Desmond Nelson, RNZNVR - Fulmar Pilot 803 Sqn (DR647), HMS Formidable. Failed to return from operational search near Ceylon. Died 1 Aug 1942 (Age 24); RNZN Memorial.

FARRER, Lt(A) Mathew Cameron, DSC, RNZNVR - Seafire Pilot 709 Sqn, Died 27 Aug 1945 (Age 23); RNZN Memorial.

FLINTOFF, Sub Lt(A) Robert Hayward, RNZNVR - Sea Gladiator Pilot 775 Sqn, Died 12 Oct 1943 (Age 24); Egypt.

FORBES, Sub Lt(A) Robert Wilson Derrick, RNZNVR - Seafire Pilot 894 Sqn, Died 27 Jul 1943 (Age 24); RNZN Memorial.

GOODFELLOW, Lt R.M., RNZNVR- Fulmar pilot 841 sqdn, HMS Implacable, Died 19 October 1944 off Norwegian coast.

GRAHAM, Sub Lt(A) David Neil, RNZNVR - Seafire Pilot 880 Sqn, HMS Implacable. Died  24 Jul 1945 (Age 28) in water off Honshu, Japan; RNZN Memorial.

HABERFIELD, Lt(A) John Kerle Tipaho, RNZNVR - Hellcat Pilot 1839 Sqn, Died  31 Jul 1945 (Age 26); RNZN Memorial.

HARRISON, Sub Lt(A) William, RNZNVR - Fulmar Pilot 762 Sqn, Died  19 Sep 1942 (Age 21); England.

HAYWARD, Sub Lt (A) L.F., RNZNVR - Pilot (NE923), 838 sqdn dett Harrowbeer, Died after attack on ELBING class destroyer, Isle Vierge, Brittany, 30 April 1944.

HERROLD, Sub Lt J.D. RNZNVR - Barracuda Pilot (BV950), 830 sqdn, HMS Furious. Hit by heavy flak over Arn island, after attack on five MV off Bodo, dived in sea and Fleinvaerfjord, Died 26 April 1944. Aircraft wreck found 1980.

HEWETSON, Sub Lt(A) Edward de Aulton, RNZNVR - Corsair Pilot 1841 Sqn, Died  11 Jul 1944 (Age 23); Scotland.

HOOSON, Sub Lt(A) William Clive, RNZNVR - Martlet Pilot 888 Sqn, Died 2 Jan 1942 (Age 21); England.

HOUSTON, Sub Lt(A) John David, RNZNVR - Spitfire Pilot 885 Sqn, Died 25 Oct 1942 (Age 21); RNZN Memorial.

JENKINS, Sub Lt(A) Donald Andrew, RNZNVR - Spitfire Pilot 808 Sqn, Died 26 May 1944 (Age 25); England.

JOHNSON, Sub Lt(A) Lloyd Harding, RNZNVR - Seafire Pilot 880 Sqn, Died 3 Feb 1943 (Age 21); Scotland.

LATTER, Lt(A) Meliss Stuart, RNZNVR - Sea Hurricane Pilot 883 Sqn, Died 15 Nov 1942 (Age 24); RNZN Memorial.

LAWSON, Sub Lt(A) Robert Arthur, RNZNVR - Seafire Pilot 880 Sqn, Died 15 Jun 1943 (Age 20); RNZN Memorial.

LIBEAU, Sub Lt(A) Clutha Campbell, RNZNVR - Seafire Pilot 768 Sqn, Died 21 Aug 1945 (Age 22); RNZN Memorial.

MACDONALD, Sub Lt(A) James Ninian, RNZNVR - Seafire Pilot 808 Sqn, Died 14 Jun 1943 (Age 22); RNZN Memorial.

MacKAY, Lt(A) Henry Alexander, RNZNVR - Firefly Pilot 1770 Sqn, Died  24 June 1944 (Age 30); Scotland.

MACLEOD, Sub Lt(A) Norman Ian, RNZNVR - Seafire Pilot 879 Sqn, Died 13 January 1945 (Age 23); Egypt.

MAFFEY, Lt L.W.E, RNZNVR - Barracuda pilot (MD838), 821 sdqn, HMS Puncher. Died when hit by flak, Karmsund near Haugesund, 22 February 1945.

MARKS, Sub Lt(A) Frank Ernest, RNZNVR - Corsair Pilot 757 Sqn, Died  23 Jan 1945 (Age 23); RNZN Memorial.

MARSHALL, Sub Lt(A) John Esmond, RNZNVR - Seafire Pilot 894 Sqn, Died  13 February 1944 (Age 23); Northern Ireland.

MARTIN, Sub Lt(A) Alastair Edgar, RNZNVR - Sea Hurricane Pilot 825 SQN, Died  5 May 1944 (Age 20); RNZN Memorial.

McALEESE,Sub Lt (A) D., RNZNVR - Observer (FN944 aircraft), 849 sqdn, HMS Striker, hit by flak 4m from Kiirun, Died 12 April 1945.

McBRIDE, Sub Lt(A) Thomas Chalmers Glen, RNZNVR - Firefly Observer  1772 Sqn, HMS Indefatigable. Failed to return 30m from coast in attack on Korijama airfield, near Sendai, N. Honshu. Died 10 August 1945 (Age 27); RNZN Memorial.

McCRACKEN, Sub Lt(A) Alan Cairnhill, RNZNVR - Sea Hurricane Pilot 759 Sqn, Died 15 May 1943 (Age 22); England.

McLEAN, Sub Lt(A) Denis Beresford, RNZNVR - Buffalo Pilot Miami Naval Air Station, Died 11 August 1942 (Age 22); USA.

McLEOD, Sub Lt(A) Gordon Edward, RNZNVR - Seafire Pilot 761 Sqn, Died 23 June 1945 (Age 24); England.

McMILLAN, Sub Lt(A) Rex, RNZNVR - Sea Hurricane Pilot 759 Sqn, Died 22 April 1942 (Age 20); England.

MEIKLEJOHN, Sub Lt., A.R., RNZNVR - Swordfish pilot (DK788), 829 sqdn,failed to return to Diego Suarez, Died 5 April 1942

MILES, Lt(A) Reginald Joseph Braithwaite, RN - Sea Gladiator Pilot 802 Sqn, Died 9 Jun 1940 (Age 24); Lee-on-Solent Naval Memorial.

MORRISON, Lt(A) Hugh, mid*, RNZNVR - Wildcat Pilot 882 Sqn (JV809), blown up by flack op judgement attack on shipping in Kilbotn U-Boat base, Norway, Died 4 May 1945 (Age 27); Norway.

NURSE, Sub Lt(A) John Hugh, RNZNVR - Martlet Pilot 896 Sqn, Died 19 Nov 1943 (Age 22); Northern Ireland.

PARKER, Sub Lt(A) Godfrey Hudson, RNZNVR - Seafire Pilot 718 Sqn, Died 5 Jul 1944 (Age 23); RNZN Memorial.

PENNINGTON, Lt Cdr(A) Frank Athol Joseph, DSC*, RNZNVR - Seafire Pilot 889 Sqn, Died 24 Apr 1944 (Age 27); RNZN Memorial.

PEPPERELL, Sub Lt(A) Jack Radford, RNZNVR - Sea Hurricane Pilot 759 Sqn, Died 1 May 1942 (Age 23); England

RAINES, Sub Lt(A) Andrew Todd, RNZNVR - Spitfire Pilot 884 Sqn, Died  23 Sep 1942 (Age 21); England.

REID, Sub Lt(A) Francis Graham, RNZNVR - Seafire Pilot 887 Sqn, Died 12 March 1944 (Age 24); RNZN Memorial.

RICHARDSON, Lt Cdr(A) Archibald Ronald, MID, RNZNVR - Hellcat Pilot 1840 Sqn (JV203), 1840 sqdn HMS Indefatigable.  Hit by flak in attack on Tirpitz, Kaafiord, Norway. Died 24 August 1944 (Age 27); RNZN Memorial.

ROBERTS, Sub Lt(A) Kenneth Sutherland, RNZNVR - Seafire Pilot 899 Sqn, Died 7 June 1944 (Age 22); Scotland.

SHARPE, Sub Lt(A) Alan, RNZNVR - Wildcat Pilot 882 Sqn, Died 19 August 1944 (Age 24); Jv384 882 hit by AA, fail to return searcher from attack on target caumont, s france
France.

SHAW, Lt(A) Raymond Martin, RNZNVR - Firefly Pilot 1771 Sqn (Z1905), HMs Implacable. hit by flak in attack on Rorvik harbour, Norway.  Died 26 October 1944 (Age 26); Norway.

SIMMONDS, Sub Lt(A) Douglas, RNZNVR - Fulmar Pilot 761 Sqn, Died 25 September 1941 (Age 23); England.

SPENCER, Sub Lt(A) Charles Douglas, RNZNVR - Hellcat Pilot 800 Sqn (JV149), HMS Emperor. Shot down in fklames while attcking enemy shipping Euripo Channel, nbear Khalkis, Greece. Died 11 October 1944 (Age 23); RNZN Memorial.

STREET, Lt(A) Arthur Robert, RNZNVR - Spitfire Pilot 748 Sqn, Died 27 June 1943 (Age 25); England.

TAIT, Sub Lt (A), D. H.  RNZNVR - Swordfish pilot (W5968), 816 sqdn, RAF Thorney Isle. Failed to return from minelaying ops off Le Havre, France Died 10 October 1942.

THOMPSON, Sub Lt(A) Arthur George, RNZNVR - Martlet Pilot 795 Sqn, Died 14 January 1943 (Age 23); Kenya.

THOMSON, Sub Lt(A) Alexander Neilson, RNZNVR - Sea Hurricane Pilot 760 Sqn, Died 22 April 1942 (Age 21); England.

THOMSON, Sub Lt(A) Percy Donald, RNZNVR - Corsair Pilot 1842 Sqn, Died 7 June 1944 (Age 24); RNZN Memorial.

URLICH, Sub Lt(A) Joseph John, RNZNVR - Seafire Pilot 897 Sqn, Died 9 September 1943 (Age 25); RNZN Memorial.

WALLACE, Sub Lt(A) John David, RNZNVR - Corsair Pilot 1836 Sqn, Died 1 December 1943 (Age 21); USA.

WARNER, Sub Lt(A) Desmond Harold, RNZNVR - Martlet Pilot 898 Sqn, Died 1 February 1943 (Age 25); USA.

WAUGH, Sub Lt(A) James Alexander, RNZNVR - Seafire Pilot 807 Sqn, Died 11 June 1944 (Age 24); RNZN Memorial.

WEBB, Lt(A) John Fenner, RNZNVR - Firefly Navigator 1770 Sqn (DT935), In Operation meridian II shot down Japanese oscar aircraft then failed to return from Palembang. Died  29 January 1945 (Age 26); RNZN Memorial

WILLIAMS, Sub Lt(A) Maurice Walton, RNZNVR - Firefly Pilot 1771 Sqn, Died 28 May 1944 (Age 22); England

WILSON, Sub Lt. I.L.R. RNZNVR - Swordfish pilot (NE906), 838 sqdn dett to Harrowbeer. Failed to return after rocket projectile strike on beached elbing-class destroyer, Isle Vierge, Brittany, Died 30 April 1944.

WILSON, Sub Lt(A) Rex Samuel, RNZNVR - Hellcat Pilot 891 Sqn, Died  2 August 1945 (Age 20); Northern Ireland.

WIREN, Lt(A) Lonsdale Hollis, RNZNVR - Martlet Pilot 878 Sqn, Died  4 June 1943 (Age 26); Scotland.

WOODWARD, Sub Lt(A) Clive Eustace, RNZNVR - Corsair Pilot (JT309), 1841 Sqn, HMS Formidable. Hit by anti-airrfat guns in attack on Tirpitz, entrance Kaafiord, Norway. Died 24 August 1944 (Age 23); Norway.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

 

New Zealand's National War memorial

 

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register

Searchable database of all RNZN aircrews killed in 1939-1945

The Royal New Zealand Navy Memorial, Devonport, UK

Memorial dedicated for those of the RNZN and RNZNVR serving in the Fleet Air Arm worldwide. 

Memorial Roll of the NZ Fighter Pilots Museum

 

Sturtivant, R & Ballance, T  (1994). 'The Squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm' Published by Air Britain (Historians) Ltd, 1994 ISBN: 0 85130 223 8

 

 

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