75(NZ) Squadron December 1943

Full Squadron 1943 NUMBERED

4. F/Lt  John David Grubb, DFC, RNZAF NZ415068 – Pilot. confirmed – Kevin King
7. W/Cdr Roy Douglas Max, DSO, DFC, RAF/ RNZAF 36149/ NZ2076 – Pilot. confirmed – Kevin King.
9.  Squadron Leader James Kenneth Climie, DFC, NZ403561- C Flight Commander. confirmed – Chris Newey
8.  Group Captain Michael Wasse – Station Commander. confirmed – Ian Wasse
10. Squadron Leader David Stewart Gibb DFC, NZ401266 – B Flight Commander. confirmed – Murray Gibb
13. F/Lt. Charles Crossfield Bewsher, RAFVR 100122 – Adjutant 75 (NZ) Sqdn. confirmed – Chris Newey
30. F/O John Wallace Downing RAFVR 136351 – Navigator. Burke crew. confirmed – Kevin King
38. F/Sgt William Morton RAFVR 540956 – Pilot. confirmed – Kevin KIng
40. P/O John Hannah RNZAF NZ422657 – Navigator. Horgan crew. confirmed – Kevin King
56. P/O Edgar Lawrence Burke RNZAF NZ417016 – Pilot. confirmed – Kevin KIng
75.
Sgt Raymond Holden RAFVR 993297 – Flight Engineer. Darney & White crew. confirmed – John Oldroyd
104. F/S Wilfred Pickering RAFVR 1434290 – Flight Engineer. Burke crew. confirmed – Kevin King
105. Sgt James Henry Cooper RAFVR 1308375 – Mid Upper Gunner. Burke crew. confirmed – Kevin King
118. W/O Frank Albert Page RAAF AUS.409481 – Air Bomber. Burke crew. confirmed – Kevin King
119. F/S Alfred Newnham RAFVR 1172993 – Rear Gunner. Burke & Rowberry crew. confirmed – Kevin King
130. F/S George Wilks RAFVR 1601175 – Wireless Operator. Potts crew. confirmed – Kevin King
134. W/O Desmond George Geddes Horgan MiD, RNZAF NZ39012 – Pilot. confirmed – Kevin King

+ ‘Mambo‘ – Dog. Squadron mascot. confirmed – Ian Wasse

11 thoughts on “75(NZ) Squadron December 1943

  1. Ian Wasse

    Simon I think no 8 is my dad Group Captain Michael Wasse Station Commander June 1943 to June 1944. Not sure about the dogs name though . Will ask my sister if she remembers

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  2. Kevin King

    4- John Grubb NZ Pilot
    7- Roy Max NZ CO
    30- John Downing Nav Burke crew
    40- John Hannah NZ Nav Horgan crew
    104- Wilfred Pickering F/E Burke crew
    105- Henry Cooper M-U-G Burke crew
    118- Frank Page AUS B/A Burke crew

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  3. Darin Brenner

    Looks like number 2 could be -. John ‘Jack/ Irish Jack’ Mathers Bailey, DFC and bar, RNZAF NZ412183 – Pilot
    you could confirm this

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  4. Chris Newey

    Hi Darin, No not Jack Bailey. Bailey finished his first tour in May 1943, and began his second tour in November 1944. Cheers, Chris

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