75(NZ) Squadron group photograph, April 1942

Group portrait of the 75th New Zealand Bomber Squadron, Royal Air Force, alongside a Vickers bomber aeroplane, England. Photographer unidentified. Evening Post (Wellington, NZ).
Credit: National Library of New Zealand. Ref: 1/2-123840-G http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22753875 

1. F/S Douglas Howard Semmence, RAFVR 49002 – Wireless Operator, Ball crew
2. Cptn. Peter Terrey Wykes, Royal Artillery 85197 – Front Gunner, Newton crew
3. P/O Peter John Wilson, RNZAF NZ402475 – 2nd Pilot, CMcK Hill crew
4. F/L Alfred William Doel, RNZAF NZ39907 – Pilot
5. ?
6. P/O Walter Gordon “Wally” Fenton, RNZAF NZ391838 – Rear Gunner, Newton crew
7. F/O Edward Cecil Ball, RNZAF NZ40749 – Pilot.
8. S/L Raymond John Newton, RNZAF NZ40984 – Pilot
9. F/O Nathaniel Edmund Hodson, RNZAF NZ403603 – Observer, Doel crew
10. S/L John Gamble, RNZAF – NZ Air Liaison Officer (not 75)
11. S/L Frank Henderson Denton, RAF 36238 – Flight Commander
12. P/O John Joseph “JJ” Manson, RAFVR 1251684 / 104475 – Navigator, A.A. Fraser crew.
13. W/C Edward George “Ted” Olson, DSO, RNZAF NZ1006 – Commanding Officer
14. P/O John Frederick Fisher, RAFVR 67067 – Pilot
15. ? –  A.A. Fraser crew?.
16. P/O Allen Armistice Fraser, RNZAF NZ405030 – Pilot.
17. P/O Cyril Ingleby, RNZAF 937625/ 118898 – Front Gunner, Ball crew.
18. Sgt. Arthur Gibson Osborne, RNZAF NZ41353 – 2nd Pilot, Leggett crew confirmed John Osborne
19. Sgt. George Edward Francis Bradey, RNZAF NZ401954 – 2nd Pilot, Newton crew
20. P/O Trafford McRae Nicol RNZAF NZ411929 – 2nd Pilot, Jarman crew
21. P/O Reginald Leonard Clarke, RNZAF NZ40734 – Rear Gunner, Ball crew.
22. Sgt. Eric George Delancey ‘Rick / Riki’  Jarman , RAAF AUS.404507 – Pilot
23. Sgt. John Alexander Fernie, RAFVR 980003/ 127783 – Wireless Operator, Jarman crew
24. ?
25. Sgt. Stanley Frederick Hall, RNZAF NZ402182 – Navigator, Jarman crew
26. Sgt. Jack William Walters, RNZAF NZ404106 – Wireless Operator, McLachlan crew
27. ?
28. (possibly?) P/O Graham Edward Murdoch, RNZAF NZ411927 – 2nd Pilot, Ball crew.
29. ?
30. (possibly?) P/O John Tristram Peters, RNZAF NZ401230 – Rear Gunner, CMcK Hill crew
31. ?
32. Sgt. Leonard Chambers, RNZAF NZ403758 – Wireless Operator, Leggett, Doel crews
33. Sgt. Joseph Guy Quin, RAF (1256373) – Observer, Jones, Climie, Hill, Wilson, MFG Fraser & Bertram crews
34. P/O Francis William Green, DFM, RAF (581283), 41730 – Navigator, Newton crew & Lucas crews (2)
35. ? –  A.A. Fraser crew?.
36. ?
37. P/O William Leslie Bridget, RNZAF NZ40731 – Observer, Ball crew
38. Sgt Leslie David Fraser, RNZAF NZ403621 – Wireless Operator,  McPhail crew.
39. P/O Cedric Neil Fountain, RNZAF NZ41981 – 2nd Pilot, McLachlan crew
40. F/S William Anderson Fraser, RNZAF NZ403597 – Observer, Fisher crew
41. ?
42. ?
43. P/O Stanley Holmes “Pete” Gunning, RNZAF NZ402470 – 2nd Pilot, A.A. Fraser crew.
44. (possibly?) F/Sgt Herbert Ives, RNZAF NZ402192 – Navigator, CWP Carter crew
45. Sgt. Alfred George Edward ‘Butch’ Pugh, RNZAF NZ404096 – Front Gunner, McLachlan crew
46. (possibly?) Sgt Cyril Vincent Green RNZAF NZ402997 – Front Gunner, Leggett crew 
47. Sgt. Richard James Harris, RNZAF NZ402999 – Rear Gunner, Jarman crew
48. ?
49. Sgt. J.E. Ford, RAFVR – Front Gunner, Fisher crew. confirmed John Osborne
50. ?
51. Sgt. James Arthur Robinson, RNZAF NZ401409 – Observer, Leggett crew. confirmed John Osborne
52. ? –  I.G.E. McPhail crew?
53. F/Sgt Ivan George Edward McPhail, RNZAF (NZ402203) – Pilot
54. ?
55. ?
56. ?

7 thoughts on “75(NZ) Squadron group photograph, April 1942

  1. Stephen Clarke

    Thanks for the work you are doing. Just a small note, 17 and 21 should be reveresed.
    17. is P/O Cyril Ingleby, RNZAF 937625/ 118898 – Front Gunner, Ball crew.
    21. is P/O Reginald Leonard Clarke, RNZAF NZ40734 – Rear Gunner, Ball crew.

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  2. Amelia Whiston-Dew

    Hello
    My grandpop is number 52, Mervyn Keith Smith who was a gunner. I’ve shared your website with my mum who is so happy to see this photo of her dad. He was awarded the DFC which we still have. He didn’t talk much about the war (if at all) as I understand so we are looking forward to reading your website to learn more. Thank you.
    Amelia

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