‘C’ Flight 75(NZ) Squadron RAF – December 1943

C flight march 43 with numbers

8. Squadron Leader James Kenneth Climie, DFC, NZ403561 – C Flight Commander. confirmed – Chris Newey
12. Sgt Raymond Holden RAFVR 993297 – Flight Engineer. Darney & White crew. confirmed – John Oldroyd
17. Sgt. Melvin Sumner RAFVR 1685755 – Mid Upper Gunner. Young crew. confirmed – Mary Thompson
26. F/S Alfred Victor Venn RAFVR
1277931 – Rear Gunner. Climie crew. confirmed – Gordon Venn




4 thoughts on “‘C’ Flight 75(NZ) Squadron RAF – December 1943

  1. Mary Thompson

    No 17 in the photo is my father Melvin Sumner (or his exact double) I can’t believe it! I have a photo of him with Russ Youngs (pilot) crew naming each one and have just found James Colin Burch’s write-up of his wartime experiences naming this very crew – Great

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  2. Darin Brenner

    Hi Simon,
    looks like number 6 in this photo is – John ‘Jack/ Irish Jack’ Mathers Bailey, DFC and bar, RNZAF NZ412183 – Pilot .

    You could try and confirm

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