Nominal Roll G – Gage to Gwyn-Williams

Gage  Gale  Gall  Galletly  Gallie  Galloway  Gammon  Gannaway  Garde  Gardiner  Gardner  Garforth  Garland  Garner  Garrard  Garrett  Garston  Garvin  Gascoyne  Gaskins  Gavegan  Gawith  Gaymer  Geale  Gee   George  Germing  Gerrard  Gibb  Gibbes  Gibbs  Gibson  Giddens  Gilbert  Gilbertson  Gilding  Giles   Gilfillan  Gill  Gillan  Gillard  Gillessie  Gilliatt  Gilliland  Gillmore  Gilmour  Gimblett  Girvan  Gittins  Glass  Glazier  Gleave   Glen  Glendenning  Glendinning  Glengarry  Glossop  Glover  Goddard  Godden  Godfrey   Goff  Going  Goldie  Goldsack  Golombeck   Good  Goodbridge  Goodhue  Goodwin  Gordan  Gordon  Gore  Gorman  Gosden  Gosson  Gould  Gow  Gower  Grace  Grady  Graham  Grainger  Grange  Grant  Grattan  Gratton  Graves  Gray  Greaves  Green  Greenaway  Greening  Greenough  Greenwood  Gregory   Greig  Grenfell  Grennell  Grey  Grierson  Griffin  Griffiths  Griggs  Grimes  Grimsey  Grimwood  Grindlay  Grout  Grove  Groves  Grubb  Gudgeon  Gudmunsen  Guest  Gunn  Gunning  Gunningham  Gunter  Guppy  Guthrie  Gutteridge  Gwyn-Williams

GAGE

Donald Irwin Gage, RCAF R.166183, J.19996 – Air Bomber   (killed in action)
Born in 1920.

Arrived Friday, 05 November 1943 at R.A.F. Mepal, Cambridgeshire, aged 24 from No.1651 Heavy Conversion Unit.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 23    killed on 24th Op
total sorties undertaken 28, including 4 DNC (82 % completion rate)

Undertook 28 Ops with D Warren’s crew as  A/B, including 4 DNC – 22/02/1944 Mining in Kiel Bay, 05/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period PETER 24 (ABORTIVE), 07/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period AUTHOR 17 ABORTIVE), 15/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period BOB 155 (ABORTIVE)

Tour History
11/11/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 18/11/1943 Attack Against Targets at Mannheim, 19/11/1943 Attack Against Targets at Leverkusen, 25/11/1943 Mining in the Bay of Biscay, 16/12/1943 Mining in the Bay of Biscay, 22/12/1943 Attack against a Special Target, 21/01/1944 Attack against a Special Target, 25/01/1944 Attack against a Special Target, 27/01/1944 Mining in the Heligoland Area, 28/01/1944 Mining in the Kiel Bay, 11/02/1944 Mining in the River Ardour, 15/02/1944 Mining in the Mouth of River Ardour, 20/02/1944 Mining off Morlaix, 22/02/1944 Mining in Kiel Bay (DNC), 24/02/1944 Mining in Kiel Bay, 05/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period PETER 24 (ABORTIVE) (DNC), 07/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period AUTHOR 17 ABORTIVE) (DNC), 10/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period MONGREL 20 (SUCCESSFUL), 13/03/1944 Mining off Brest, 15/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period BOB 155 (ABORTIVE) (DNC), 18/03/1944 Mining in the Heliogoland Bight, 19/03/1944 Mining of River Adour, 18/04/1944 Mining in Kiel Bay, 24/04/1944 Attack Against Karlsruhe, 26/04/1944 Attack Against Essen, 27/04/1944 Attack Against Friedrichshafen, 10/05/1944 Attack Against Courtrai, 11/05/1944 Attack Against Louvain

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 6 months

ND919 exploded in flight and crashed at Castle Elderschans, about 1 mile West of Aardenburg, (Zeeland), Holland. The very brief circumstances suggest the fully armed aircraft probably came under attack by a night-fighter during the early stages of its outbound flight. There were no survivors. All seven crew were buried in Aardenburg General Cemetery.

Killed age 24 on the 12th of May 1944.

Buried Aardenburg General Cemetery, Holland.
Grave location – Coll. grave 1-7.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


GALE

John William Gale, RAF 1271102 – Flight Engineer   (killed in action)
Born in 1920.

Arrived Sunday, 18 April 1943 at R.A.F. Newmarket, Suffolk, aged 23 from No.1651 Heavy Conversion Unit.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 12    killed on 13th Op
total sorties undertaken 13 (92 % completion rate)

Undertook 13 Ops with AJ Thomas’s crew as  F/E

Tour History
27/04/1943 Mining off the Frisian Islands, 04/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Dortmund, 09/05/1943 Mining in the Ile De Re Area, 13/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Bochum, 17/05/1943 Mining off the West Coast of France, 11/06/1943 Attack Against Targets at Dusseldorf, 14/06/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 19/06/1943 Attack Against Targets at Krefeld, 03/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Cologne, 24/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 25/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 27/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 30/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Remscheld

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 3 months 3 days

BF458 was brought down to the north of Krefeld, near Bockum and Uerdingen. The sole survivors were the Navigator and the Wireless Operator who were captured as POW’s. The Flight Engineer and M/U gunner were buried in the Reichswald Forest Cemetery. The other three are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

Killed age 23 on the 31st of July 1943.

Son of George William and Ellen Gale, of Hove, Sussex.

Buried Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany..
Grave location – 2. F. 9.

Loved and remembered

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


GALE

Norman Hathway Gale, RAF 849986, 151013 – Air Bomber   (killed in action)
Born in 1913.

Arrived Saturday, 28 August 1943 at R.A.F. Mepal, Cambridgeshire, aged 30 from No.1657 Heavy Conversion Unit.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 3    killed on 4th Op
total sorties undertaken 4 (75 % completion rate)

Undertook 4 Ops with IR Menzies’s crew as  A/B

Tour History
02/09/1943 Mining in the Frisian Islands, 03/09/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 05/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Mannheim , 08/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Boulogne

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 6 days

The aircraft that crashed during take-off was captained by F/O. I.R.MENZIES. Whilst taking off it swung off the runway and crashed into two houses on the far side adjoining the perimeter track. It caught fire almost simultaneously, and in the fire, various bombs exploded, causing the aircraft to be a total wreck. Three members of the crew, a W.A.A.F. Officer of R.A.F. Station MEPAL and an aircrew Sergeant, and 2 civilians were killed and other civilians were injured. The W.A.A.F. Officer and the aircrew sergeant lost their lives whilst trying to render assistance.

Killed age 30 on the 8th of September 1943.

Son of Thomas Redstone Gale and Millie Gale, of Bristol; Husband of Elizabeth Ellen Gale, of Bishopston. Bristol.

Buried Bristol (Canford) Cemetery, Avon, England.
Grave location – Sec. J. Grave 278.

In memory of Norman And John (M.E.)
“Still living, still loving, Still ours”‘

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


GALL

John Gall, RNZAF NZ416476 – Navigator

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GALLETLY

Alan Russell Galletly, RNZAF NZ427481 – Pilot   (killed in action)
Born on Wednesday, 16 November 1910 in Medbury, New Zealand. Employed in a transport business prior to enlistment.

Arrived Tuesday, 29 August 1944 at R.A.F. Mepal, Cambridgeshire, aged 33 from No.31 Base.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 8    killed on 9th Op
total sorties undertaken 9 (89 % completion rate)

Undertook 9 Ops as Pilot

Tour History
05/09/1944 Attack Against Le Havre, 06/09/1944 Attack Against Harqueboc Le Havre, 08/09/1944 Attack Against Doudenville, 14/09/1944 Attack Against Waasenaar, 17/09/1944 Attack Against Boulogne, 20/09/1944 Attack Against Calais, 23/09/1944 Attack Against Neuss, 26/09/1944 Attack Against Cap Gris Nez, 05/10/1944 Attack Against Saarbrucken

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 1 months

ND904 collided with Lancaster PD344 from 115 RAF Squadron over Wolsfeld, Kreis Bitburg, NW of Trier, Germany. There were no survivors on either aircraft. All crew members were initially buried in the Wolsfeld Churchyard but later re-interred in the British Military cemetery, at Rheinberg (North West of Duisburg)

Killed age 33 on the 5th of October 1944.

Son of Charles David Galletly, and of Elizabeth Galletly (Nee Gray), of Hawarden, Canterbury, New Zealand.

Buried Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany.
Grave location – 8. G. 8.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Martyn Errol W. , 1998, ‘For Your Tomorrow: A Record of New Zealanders Who Have Died While Serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services Since 1915, Volume 3’, Volplane Press, New Zealand


GALLIE

Gallie, RAF – Air Gunner

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GALLOWAY

D. Galloway, RAF – Wireless Operator

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GALLOWAY

Stanley William Galloway, RAF 148919 – Wireless Operator

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GAMMON

John Edward Gammon, RAF 1190498/ 164095 – Air Bomber

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GANNAWAY

Eric Francis Gannaway, RNZAF NZ402110 – Air Gunner   (killed in action)
Born on Sunday, 21 December 1919 in Napier, New Zealand. Employed as a motor driver prior to enlistment.

Arrived Saturday, 22 March 1941 at R.A.F. Feltwell, Norfolk, aged 21.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 9    killed on 10th Op
total sorties undertaken 10 (90 % completion rate)

Undertook 10 Ops with RP Widdowson’s crew as  R/Gnr

Tour History
30/03/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Calais, 06/04/1941 Bombing Attacks against Brest, 07/04/1941 Bombing Attack on Targets at Kiel, 24/04/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Ostend and Kiel, 02/05/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Hamburg and Emden, 04/05/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Brest, 06/05/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Hamburg, 08/05/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Hamburg, 09/05/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Mannheim, 11/05/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Hamburg

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 1 months 11 days

S/L Widdowson’s aircraft was attacked by an unseen enemy fighter at a height of 4,000ft near Cromer, on the east coast of England. They were climbing out on track about 30mins after take-off. The Wellington was badly damaged in the attack and the rear gunner, Sgt Gannaway, was mortally wounded. The bomb load was jettisoned in the sea and Widdowson managed to maintain control of the aircraft and safely return to base, landing at 00:45hrs.

Not long after landing, Sgt E F Gannaway, RNZAF, died as a result of his injuries.

Killed age 21 on the 12th of May 1941.

Son of Cyril Francis and Miriam Elsie Gannaway, of Napier, Hawke’S Bay, New Zealand.

Buried Feltwell (St. Nicholas) Churchyard, Norfolk, England.
Grave location – Row A. Grave 5.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Martyn Errol W. , 1998, ‘For Your Tomorrow: A Record of New Zealanders Who Have Died While Serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services Since 1915, Volume 3’, Volplane Press, New Zealand


GARDE

Fred Garde, RAF 993802 – Wireless Operator   (killed in action)
Born in 1920.

Arrived Friday, 01 August 1941 (exact date of arrival not known), at R.A.F. Feltwell, Norfolk, aged 21.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 10    killed on 11th Op
total sorties undertaken 11 (91 % completion rate)

Undertook 4 Ops with WJ Rees’s crew as  W/Op
7 Ops with RF Curlewis’s crew as  W/Op

Tour History
12/08/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Hanover and Le Havre (WJ Rees), 14/08/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Hanover, 26/08/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Cologne and Boulogne, 29/08/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Mannheim, 06/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Huls (RF Curlewis), 08/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Kassel, 17/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Karlsruhe, 20/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Berlin and Ostend, 29/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Genoa and Frankfurt, 30/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Stettin and Hamburg, 10/10/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Cologne

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 1 months 28 days

One aircraft was seen to crash and explode in the city area. It is possible that this may have been 75 Sqn’s Z.8969, which failed to return. Two other Wellingtons, from No 57 (Sister) squadron, Feltwell, also were shot down at or near Cologne.

All these crew members perished. Their bodies were recovered and buried at the British WW 1 cemetery in the Zollstock district, South Cologne. At the end of the war, their remains were disinterred and taken to the Rheinberg.War Cemetery, eight miles south of Wessel.

Killed age 21 on the 11th of October 1941.

Son of Alfred Washington Garde and Jessie Garde; Husband of Doris Joan Garde, of Flixton, Lancashire.

Buried Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany.
Grave location – Coll. grave 1. B. 5-8.

‘To be remembered
By those he loved
Is all he would have wished’

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


GARDINER

Allan McKinnon Gardiner, RNZAF NZ4214022 – Air Gunner

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GARDNER

A. Gardner, RAF – Air Gunner

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GARDNER

Charles Le Gallals Gardner, RNZAF NZ425204 – Navigator

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GARFORTH

Eric Garforth, RAF 2206796 – Wireless Operator   (killed in action)
Born in 1923.

Arrived Tuesday, 01 August 1944 at R.A.F. Mepal, Cambridgeshire, aged 21 from No.31 Base.


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Ops total with Squadron – 7    killed on 8th Op
total sorties undertaken 8 (88 % completion rate)

Undertook 7 Ops with KW Cooper’s crew as  W/Op
1 Op with JA Flemming’s crew as  W/Op

Tour History
05/08/1944 Attack Against Bassens, 08/08/1944 Attack Against Lucheux, 09/08/1944 Attack Against Fort D’Anglos, 11/08/1944 Attack Against Lens, 14/08/1944 Attack Against Hamel, 16/08/1944 Attack Against Stettin , 18/08/1944 Attack Against Bremen, 25/08/1944 Attack Against Russelsheim (JA Fleming)

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 20 days

Lancaster Mk.I LM593 AA-N was brought down over Germany, crashing near Neunkirchen; 38 miles North West of the target. There were no survivors. All seven crew are now buried in the Rheinberg War Cemetery.

Killed age 21 on the 25th of August 1944.

Son of Percy and Mary Garforth, of Dewsbury, Yorkshire.

Buried Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany..
Grave location – Coll. grave 8. K. 8-10.

‘Thy will be done’

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


GARLAND

John Benjamin Garland, RNZAF NZ4216682 – Wireless Operator

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GARLAND

Murray Gilbertson Garland, RNZAF NZ425496 – Wireless Operator

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GARNER

E Garner, RAF – Air Gunner

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GARRARD

Sidney Roy Garrard, RAF 631153 – Wireless Operator

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GARRETT

John Middleton Garrett, RNZAF NZ391349 – Pilot (prisoner of war)

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GARSTON

C Garston, RAF – Air Bomber

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GARVIN

William Henry Garvin, RAF 1077126 – Wireless Operator (killed in action)

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GASCOYNE

George Gascoyne, RAF 936622 – Wireless Operator

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GASKIINS

Leonard Charles Gaskins, RAF 1392668 – Air Gunner   (killed in action)
Born in 1922.

Arrived Thursday, 05 August 1943 at R.A.F. Mepal, Cambridgeshire, aged 21 from No.1651 Heavy Conversion Unit.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 10    killed on 11th Op
total sorties undertaken 11 (91 % completion rate)

Undertook 11 Ops with NCB Wilson’s crew as  R/Gnr & Mu/Gnr

Tour History
09/08/1943 Mining in the Frisian Islands (R/Gnr), 15/08/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 17/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Peenemunde, 23/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin, 27/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Nurenbburg, 31/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin, 08/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Bouolgne, 16/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Modane, 22/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hanover, 23/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Mannheim, 08/10/1943 Attack Against Targets at Bremen, 04/11/1943 Mining in the Baltic Sea

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 2 months 26 days

EE897 was lost without trace. All seven crew are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

Lost without trace age 21 on the 4th of November 1943.

Son of Charles Fredric John Gaskins, and of Mabel Gaskins, of Hilborough, Norfolk.

Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Grave location – Panel 150.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


GAVEGAN

Biographical details.

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GAWITH

David Antill Gawith, RNZAF NZ428866 – Pilot

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GAYMER

E Gaymer, RAF – Air Gunner

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Geale, RAF – Pilot

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Gee, RAF – Pilot

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GEORGE

James William George, RNZAF NZ40722 – Air Gunner

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GERMING

John William Germing, RAF 1803074 – Flight Engineer   (killed in action)
Born in 1922.

Arrived Tuesday, 04 January 1944 at R.A.F. Mepal, Cambridgeshire, aged 22 from No.31 Base.


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Ops total with Squadron – 13    killed on 14th Op
total sorties undertaken 14 (93 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with RJ Watson’s crew as  F/E
13 Ops with RW Herron’s crew as  F/E

Tour History
20/01/1944 Mining off the Frisian Islands (RJ Watson), 21/01/1944 Attack against a Special Target (RW Herron), 25/01/1944 Attack against a Special Target, 28/01/1944 Mining in the Kiel Bay, 10/02/1944 Mining off La Rochelle, 03/03/1944 Mining off Morlaix, 05/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period TRAINER 153 (SUCCESSFUL), 10/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period MONGREL 18 (SUCCESSFUL), 13/03/1944 Mining off La Rochelle, 15/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period BOB 118 (SUCCESSFUL), 18/03/1944 Mining in the Heliogoland Bight, 19/03/1944 Mining of River Adour, 21/03/1944 Mining off St. Malo, 27/04/1944 Attack Against Friedrichshafen

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 3 months 7 days

There was no report of Anti Aircraft fire or searchlights. It was apparent, however, that German night-fighters had arrived in numbers, as witnessed by other aircraft coming under attack. One such aircraft was ND796, the Lancaster of F/O Bob Herron and his crew.
 The remaining fifteen unit aircraft returned to base safely, landing between 03.50 – 06.20hrs.

Lancaster Mk.III ND796 AA-J was shot down by a night-fighter just North West of the target, crashing 500 metres South East of Langenhart, about a mile North of Messkirch. There were no survivors. All seven crew were buried in a collective grave at Lagenhart. They were later reinterred at Durnbach War Cemetery.

This aircraft was the first 75(NZ) Squadron Lancaster reported missing.

Killed age 22 on the 28th of April 1944.

Son of Wilhelmus Joseph and Leah Elizabeth Germing; Husband of Lilian May Germing, of Potters Bar, Middlesex.

Buried Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany.
Grave location – Coll. grave 4. C. 1-7.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


GERRARD

Brian John Gerrard, RAF 1283114 – Navigator

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GIBB

Alan Gibb, RAF 1826205 – Flight Engineer

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David Stewart Gibb, RNZAF NZ401266 – Pilot

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GIBB

Gibb, RAF – Wireless Operator

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GIBBES

William Edmund Gibbes, RNZAF NZ404535 – Navigator (prisoner of war)

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GIBBS

A. ‘Gibby’ Gibbs, RAF – Flight Engineer

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Charles William Gibbs, RAF 1277052 – Flight Engineer

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GIBBS

Jack Gibbs, RAF 625697 – Air Gunner   (killed in action)
Born in 1921.

Arrived Friday, 01 March 1940 (exact date of arrival not known), at Feltwell, aged 19.


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Ops total with Squadron – 22    killed on 23rd Op
total sorties undertaken 29, including 6 DNC (76 % completion rate)

Undertook 26 Ops with J Adams’s crew as  F/Gnr & R/Gnr, including 6 DNC – 17/04/1940 Bombing raid on STAVANGER, Norway, 28/05/1940 Bombing Operations over Enemy Territory Roulers and Menin), 07/06/1940 Bombing Attacks on CHIMAY, ST. VALERY, ABBEVILLE, PONT REMY, 28/07/1940 Bombing Attacks on targets A.8, A.73, and M.434, 17/08/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets A.97, K.62 and M.434, 24/08/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets A.161 and M.434
3 Ops with RM Sanderson’s crew as  W/Op

Tour History
13/03/1940 Happisburgh (J Adams as R/Gnr), 15/03/1940 Two Aircraft carried out Operational exercise. Special Sweep, as detailed in No.3 Group Operation Order No.7, dated 14.3.40. (J Adams as R/Gnr), 27/03/1940 Reconnaissance and Nickle Operation. Brunswick – ULZEN – LUNEBURG) Raid No.s. PCB136, PCB137, PCB138, respectively. (J Adams as R/Gnr), 12/04/1940 Search for enemy warships off the coast of Norway (J Adams as R/Gnr), 17/04/1940 Bombing raid on STAVANGER, Norway (DNC) (J Adams as R/Gnr), 21/04/1940 AALBORG AERODROME (J Adams as R/Gnr), 21/05/1940 Bombing Operations over Enemy Territory (Aachen and Dinant) (J Adams as R/Gnr), 23/05/1940 Bombing Operations over Enemy Territory (J Adams as R/Gnr), 28/05/1940 Bombing Operations over Enemy Territory Roulers and Menin) (DNC) (J Adams as R/Gnr), 03/06/1940 Bombing Attack on Target A.28 DUSSELDORF (J Adams as R/Gnr), 07/06/1940 Bombing Attacks on CHIMAY, ST. VALERY, ABBEVILLE, PONT REMY (DNC) (J Adams as R/Gnr), 09/06/1940 Bombing Attacks over Enemy Territory (J Adams as R/Gnr), 11/06/1940 Special Duty to ‘PAMELA’ (J Adams as R/Gnr), 13/06/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets G9 and G6. (J Adams as R/Gnr), 04/07/1940 Bombing Attacks on Target F.49 and M.431 (J Adams as R/Gnr), 25/07/1940 Bombing Attacks on targets, F.18, M.434, and KASSEL (J Adams as F/Gnr), 28/07/1940 Bombing Attacks on targets A.8, A.73, and M.434. (DNC) (J Adams as F/Gnr), 03/08/1940 Bombing Attacks on Target A.71 at HORST (J Adams as R/Gnr)09/08/1940 Bombing Attacks on Target L.84. (J Adams as F/Gnr), 13/08/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets G.82, L.82, and D.7. (J Adams as F/Gnr), 15/08/1940 Bombing Attacks on Target L.85. (J Adams as F/Gnr), 17/08/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets A.97, K.62 and M.434 (DNC) (J Adams as F/Gnr), 19/08/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets D.4, A.17 and M.431 (J Adams as F/Gnr), 24/08/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets A.161 and M.434 (DNC) (J Adams as F/Gnr), 26/08/1940 Bombing Attacks on G.82, C.38 DUISBURG, ARNHEIM, and FLUSHING (J Adams as F/Gnr), 29/08/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets A.69, Z159, M116, EVERE and WAALHAVEN (J Adams as F/Gnr), 10/10/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets A.68, A.28, A.71, and Eindhoven Aerodrome (RM Sanderson as W/Op), 16/10/1940 Bombing Attacks on Target D.3 at KIEL  (RM Sanderson as W/Op), 23/10/1940 Bombing Attacks on Berlin, Potsdam Station, D.148. (RM Sanderson as W/Op)

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 7 months 10 days

Wellington Mk.Ic P.9292 AA-C is known to have crashed into the North Sea off the Danish Coast. Returning from Berlin, it appears that the aircraft might have fallen prey to a number of German night-fighters that were known to be operating in this airspace. All of the crew, with the exception of P/O Frederick Cleak, were lost without trace and are remembered on the Runneymede Memorial. P/O Cleak, whose body was recovered was buried in Esbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery in Denmark.

Lost without trace age 19 on the 24th of October 1940.

Son of Philip Frederick and Maud Beatrice Gibbs, of Newbold, Warwickshire.

Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Grave location – Panel 14.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


GIBSON

Donald George Gibson, RNZAF NZ424446 – Pilot

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GIBSON

John Cuthbert McKechnie Gibson, RNZAF NZ404352 – Pilot   (killed in action)
Born on Sunday, 18 August 1912 in Thames, New Zealand. Employed as a clerk prior to enlistment.

Arrived Tuesday, 23 September 1941 at R.A.F. Feltwell, Norfolk, aged 29.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 9    killed on 10th Op
total sorties undertaken 10 (90 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with PF Wilson’s crew as  2nd Pilot
1 Op with WR Methven’s crew as  2nd Pilot
8 Ops with WR Methven’s crew as  2nd Pilot

Tour History
29/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Genoa and Frankfurt  (P Wilson as 2nd Pilot), 03/10/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Dunkirk  (WR Methven as 2nd Pilot), 12/10/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Bremen and Nurenburg  (WR Methven as 2nd Pilot), 13/10/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Bremen and Dusseldorf  (WR Methven as 2nd Pilot), 15/10/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Cologne and Boulogne  (WR Methven as 2nd Pilot), 24/10/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Emden  (JFK Sandys as 2nd Pilot), 26/10/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Hamburgh and Cherbourgh  (WR Methven as 2nd Pilot), 01/11/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Kiel  (WR Methven as 2nd Pilot), 04/11/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Essen  (WR Methven as 2nd Pilot), 07/11/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Berlin and Ostend  (WR Methven as 2nd Pilot)

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 1 months 9 days

Wellington Mk.Ic X.9951 AA-L was brought down by enemy flak at 23.00hrs, crashing at Werdohl, about 45 miles east of Dusseldorf. All but one of the crew survived

Killed age 29 on the 7th of November 1941.

Son of John and Lillian Isobel Gibson, of Thames, Auckland, New Zealand; Husband of Ethel Frances Gibson, of Ngaio, Wellington, New Zealand.

Buried Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.
Grave location – 30. B. 5.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Martyn Errol W. , 1998, ‘For Your Tomorrow: A Record of New Zealanders Who Have Died While Serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services Since 1915, Volume 3’, Volplane Press, New Zealand


GIDDENS

Giddens, RAF – Pilot

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GILBERT

Colin Leslie Gilbert, RAF 39458 – Pilot

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GILBERT

Frank Wayland Gilbert, RNZAF NZ4216287 – Air Bomber

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GILBERT

W Gilbert, RAF – Air Gunner

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GILBERTSON

John Edward Gilbertson, RNZAF NZ41894 – Pilot   (killed in action)
Born on Friday, 09 July 1920 in Waipawa, New Zealand. Employed as a clerk prior to enlistment.

Arrived Wednesday, 24 June 1942 at R.A.F. Feltwell, Norfolk, aged 21.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 6    killed on 7th Op
total sorties undertaken 7 (86 % completion rate)

Undertook 2 Ops with EGD Jarman’s crew as  2nd Pilot
2 Ops with JC Wilmshirst’s crew as  2nd Pilot
3 Ops as Pilot

Tour History
25/06/1942 Attack on Targets at Bremen (EGD Jarman  as 2nd Pilot), 29/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Bremen (EGD Jarman  as 2nd Pilot), 02/07/1942 Attack Against Targets at Bremen (JC Wilmhurst as 2nd Pilot), 08/07/1942 Attack Against Targets at Wilhemshaven (JC Wilmhurst as 2nd Pilot), 23/07/1942 Attack Against at Duisburg, 26/07/1942 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 28/07/1942 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 1 months 3 days

Wellington Mk.III BJ.661 AA-X was shot down by a German Ju 88 night-fighter at 03:05hrs into the Ijsselmeer, near Amsterdam, while on its way home following the Hamburg raid. The Ju 88 crew of two was Lieutenant Wilfgang Kuthe and his gunner, Unteroffizier Helmut Bonk.

Only Callahan the W/op, and Rutherford the nose gunner, survived the crash and floated free, supported by their life vests. They were later rescued and sent to a POW camp.

The bodies of the captain and navigator were recovered from the wreck and buried in Amsterdam. The rear gunner’s body floated free and was recovered later some distance from the crash site and buried at Harderwijk.

 Killed age 22 on the 29th of July 1942.

Son of Ernest E. H. and Laurie I. Gilbertson, of Waipawa, Hawke’S Bay, New Zealand.

Buried Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery, Holland.
Grave location – Plot 69. Row E. Grave 17.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Martyn Errol W. , 1998, ‘For Your Tomorrow: A Record of New Zealanders Who Have Died While Serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services Since 1915, Volume 3’, Volplane Press, New Zealand


GILDING

Gilding, RAF – Observer

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GILES

George Giles, RAF – Air Gunner

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GILES

John Cecil Giles, RAF 138329 – Air Bomber   (killed in action)
Born in 1923.

Arrived Wednesday, 21 July 1943 at R.A.F. Mepal, Cambridgeshire, aged 19 from No.1651 Heavy Conversion Unit.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 8    killed on 9th Op
total sorties undertaken 9 (89 % completion rate)

Undertook 9 Ops with EJ Roberts’s crew as  A/B

Tour History
27/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 29/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 02/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 06/08/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 16/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Turin, 23/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin, 27/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Nurenburg, 30/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Munchen-Gladbach, 31/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 1 months 4 days

Stirling Mk.III EE918 AA-D was brought down over Germany, crashing at Derental, 5 miles South South East of Höxter. All except the mid upper gunner, P/O Haydon, RAAF, died and were buried at Hoxter, but later reinterred at Hanover. Jack Haydon, the only survivor, was captured as a P.o.W.

Killed age 19 on the 31st of August 1943.

Son of George Albert and Irene May Giles, of Peckham Rye, London.

Buried Hanover War Cemetery, Germany..
Grave location – 16. C. 9.

He was our baby
Our pride and joy,
In life felt so manly
In death just a boy’

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


GILES

John Patrick Arthur Giles, RNZAF NZ425836 – Wireless Operator   (killed in action)
Born on Thursday, 06 September 1923 in Chrustchurch, New Zealand. Employed as a grocer’s assistant prior to enlistment.

Arrived Monday, 10 July 1944 at R.A.F. Mepal, Cambridgeshire, aged 20 from No.31 Base.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 15    killed on 16th Op
total sorties undertaken 16 (94 % completion rate)

Undertook 16 Ops with WO Hadley’s crew as  W/Op

Tour History
30/07/1944 Attack Against Amaye Sur Seulles, 03/08/1944 Attack Against L’Isle Adam, 04/08/1944 Attack Against Bec D’Ambes, 05/08/1944 Attack Against Bassens, 07/08/1944 Attack Against Mare De Magne, 08/08/1944 Attack Against Lucheux, 16/08/1944 Attack Against Stettin, 18/08/1944 Attack Against Bremen, 25/08/1944 Attack Against Russelsheim, 26/08/1944 Attack Against Kiel, 29/08/1944 Mining in the Gulf of Danzig, 03/09/1944 Attack Against The Aerodrom At Eindhoven, 05/09/1944 Attack Against Le Havre, 06/09/1944 Attack Against Harqueboc Le Havre, 10/09/1944 Attack Against Montivilliers, 11/09/1944 Mining in the Baltic Sea

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 1 months 12 days

Lancaster Mk.I LM268 AA-D was brought down at 00:15hrs by a night-fighter near the southern end of Sjælland Island, Denmark. The aircraft crashed onto a farmhouse near the township of Orslev, killing five members of the family. Only two of the crew, the Fight Engineer and Air Bomber, succeeded in baling out, the former evading capture and the latter, although badly hurt, was aided by locals and hospitalized before being turned over to the authorities.

Of those in the crew who died, the Pilot and Rear Gunner were buried in the local Churchyard at Orslev while the other three were buried at the Svino Churchyard.

Killed age 21 on the 12th of September 1944.

Son of George R. Giles and of Isabella Giles (Nee Bayne), of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.

Buried Svino Churchyard, Denmark.
Grave location – Coll. grave 88.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Martyn Errol W. , 1998, ‘For Your Tomorrow: A Record of New Zealanders Who Have Died While Serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services Since 1915, Volume 3’, Volplane Press, New Zealand


GILES

F. Giles, RAF – Observer

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GILFILLAN

William Gilfillan, RAF 1569298 – Air Gunner   (killed in action)
Born in 1923.

Arrived Friday, 10 September 1943 at R.A.F. Mepal, Cambridgeshire, aged 20 from No.1657 Heavy Conversion Unit.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 5    killed on 6th Op
total sorties undertaken 6 (83 % completion rate)

Undertook 6 Ops with NN Parker’s crew as  Mu/Gnr

Tour History
21/09/1943 Mining in the Frisian Islands, 27/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hanover, 02/10/1943 Mining in the Baltic Sea, 03/10/1943 Attack Against Targets at Kassel, 18/11/1943 Attack Against Targets at Mannheim, 19/11/1943 Attack Against Targets at Leverkusen

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 1 months 29 days

Stirling Mk.III LJ442 JN-F came under attack from a night-fighter (Lt Otto Fries, 5 /NJG1) a short time after take-off while en route to the target over the Belgian coast. After a series of attacks by the fighter causing considerable damage, fire broke out in LJ442’s starboard wing and a crash-landing attempt was made by the pilot at Horrues, North West of Soignies, Belgium. Only the Captain, Navigator and Air Bomber survived. Parker and Griffiths evaded capture but Hyde, who was seriously injured, was taken as P.o.W. The four who died were buried at Chievres, 10 miles from Horrues.

Killed age 20 on the 19th of November 1943.

Buried Chiervres Communal Cemetery, Belgium..
Grave location – Grave 23.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


GILL

John Trevor Vivian Gill, RNZAF NZ403362 – Air Gunner   (killed in action)
Born on Wednesday, 30 December 1914 in Auckland, New Zealand. Employed as a farmer prior to enlistment.

Arrived Friday, 21 August 1942 at R.A.F. Mildenhall, Suffolk, aged 27.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 0    killed on 1st Op
total sorties undertaken 1 (0 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with J Law’s crew as  R/Gnr

Tour History
03/09/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets At Emden

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – N/A

Wellington Mk.III X.3396 AA-S was brought down near Wittmund, West North West of Wilhelmshaven and 55 miles from Emden. There were no survivors. All five crew are now buried at Sage, south of Oldenburg.

Since neither X3396 nor X3794  reached their target at Emden, and both were brought down at similar locations in Northern Germany/Netherlands, it seems likely they were victims of enemy night fighter action.

Killed age 27 on the 4th of September 1942.

Son of George R. Giles and of Isabella Giles (Nee Bayne), of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.

Buried Sage War Cemetery, Germany.
Grave location – 3. A. 2.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission – , Martyn Errol W. , 1998, ‘For Your Tomorrow: A Record of New Zealanders Who Have Died While Serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services Since 1915, Volume 3’, Volplane Press, New Zealand


GILL

Russell Alexander Gill, RAF 1292170 – Air Bomber

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GILL

Thomas Francis Gill, RAF 36208 – Pilot

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GILLAN

Gottfried Lyall Gillan, RNZAF NZ42324 – Wireless Operator   (killed in action)
Born on Tuesday, 06 August 1912 in Taihape, New Zealand. Employed as a benchman prior to enlistment.

Arrived Monday, 03 April 1944 at R.A.F. Mepal, Cambridgeshire, aged 31.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 25    killed on 26th Op
total sorties undertaken 27, including 1 DNC (93 % completion rate)

Undertook 27 Ops with HJ Burtt’s crew as  W/Op, including 1 DNC – 17/07/1944 Attack Against Vaires

Tour History
10/04/1944 Mining off La Rochelle, 18/04/1944 Mining in Kiel Bay, 20/04/1944 Mining in the Brest Estuary, 22/04/1944 Attack Against Laon, 10/05/1944 Attack Against Courtrai, 11/05/1944 Attack Against Louvain, 21/05/1944 Attack Against Duisberg, 22/05/1944 Attack Against Dortmund, 24/05/1944 Attack Against Boulogne, 27/05/1944 Mining off La Rochelle, 31/05/1944 Attack Against Trappes, 03/06/1944 Attack Against Calais, 05/06/1944 Attack Against Ouistreham, 06/06/1944 Attack Against Lisieux, 10/06/1944 Attack Against Dreux, 11/06/1944 Attack Against Nantes, 14/06/1944 Attack Against Le Havre, 21/06/1944 Attack Against Domleger, 30/06/1944 Attack Against Villers Bocage, 05/07/1944 Attack Against Watten, 07/07/1944 Attack Against Vaires, 09/07/1944 Attack Against Linzeux, 10/07/1944 Attack Against Nucourt, 15/07/1944 Attack Against Chalons Sur Marne, 17/07/1944 Attack Against Vaires (DNC), 18/07/1944 Attack Against Cagny, 20/07/1944 Attack Against Homberg

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 3 months 10 days

Lancaster Mk.III ND752 AA-O was attacked by an enemy aircraft at 01:40hrs and brought down close to Udenhout (Noord-Brabant) and a mile North of Tilburg. Five of the crew died but two survived and were captured as POW’s. The dead were buried in the Gilzerbaan General Cemetery

Killed age 21 on the 21st of July 1944.

Son of Douglas and Myrtle Lilyan Gillan; husband of Alice Ann Gillan (nee Graham), of South Grafton, New South Wales, Australia.

Buried Tilburg (Gilzerbaan) General Cemetery, Holland.
Grave location – Plot B. Row 2. Grave 60.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Martyn Errol W. , 1998, ‘For Your Tomorrow: A Record of New Zealanders Who Have Died While Serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services Since 1915, Volume 3’, Volplane Press, New Zealand


GILLARD

John William Gillard, RAF 938834 – Flight Engineer   (killed in action)
Born in 1919.

Arrived Tuesday, 04 May 1943 at R.A.F. Newmarket, Suffolk, aged 24 from No.1651 Heavy Conversion Unit.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 9    killed on 10th Op
total sorties undertaken 10 (90 % completion rate)

Undertook 10 Ops with NB Bluck’s crew as  F/E

Tour History
16/05/1943 Mining off the Frisian Islands, 21/05/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 23/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Dortmund, 25/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Dusseldorf, 29/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Wuppertal, 11/06/1943 Attack Against Targets at Dusseldorf, 19/06/1943 Attack Against Targets at Krefeld, 21/06/1943 Attack Against Targets at Krefeld, 22/06/1943 Attack Against Targets at Mannheim (actually Mülheim), 24/06/1943 Attack Against Targets at Wuppertal

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 1 months 8 days

Stirling Mk.I EH902 AA-K was brought down either by AA fire or a night-fighter, crashing into the sea off Wissenkerke on the Dutch island of Beveland. There were no survivors. The bodies were all recovered and four of the crew buried in Vlissingen Northern Cemetery. The other three were buried at Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery.

Killed age 24 on the 24th of June 1943.

Son of Joseph and Clara Ann Gillard, of Great Bridge, Tipton, Staffordshire.

Buried Bergen-Op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery, Holland.
Grave location – 4. C. 7.

Gone but not forgotten.
Always remembered by
Father, brother and sisters

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


GILLESSIE

William Gould Gillessie, RCAF R.88681 – Air Gunner

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GILLIATT

Edward George Gilliatt, RAF 648452 – Navigator   (killed in action)
Born in 1922.

Arrived Saturday, 03 June 1944 at R.A.F. Mepal, Cambridgeshire, aged 22 from No.31 Base.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 1    killed on 2nd Op
total sorties undertaken 2 (50 % completion rate)

Undertook 2 Ops with RDE Betley’s crew as  Nav

Tour History
14/06/1944 Attack Against Le Havre, 15/06/1944 Attack Against Valenciennes

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 1 days

LL888 was brought down by a night-fighter SW of the target, crashing near Rieux, just NE of Cambrai. There were no survivors, six of the seven crew members were located in or near the wreckage and later buried at Rieux, The body of the seventh crew member was found some distance away indicating he probably had attempted to bale out, without success.

Killed age 22 on the 16th of June 1944.

Son of John and Ellen Orrell Gilliatt; husband of Monica Julia Gilliatt, of Cheetham Hill, Manchester.

Buried Rieux Communal Cemetery, France.
Grave location – Coll. grave 8-10. 10

Greater love
Hath no man than this,
That a man lay down
His life for his friends

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


GILLILAND

Robert Gilliland, RCAF R.138682, J.85466 – Air Gunner

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GILLMORE

Daniel Gilmore, RAF 818024 – Wireless Operator   (killed in action)
Born in 1916.

Arrived Sunday, 01 September 1940 (exact date of arrival not known), at R.A.F. Feltwell, Norfolk, aged 25.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 24    killed on 25th Op
total sorties undertaken 26, including 1 DNC (92 % completion rate)

Undertook 13 Ops with MH Hankins’s crew as  F/Gnr, including 1 DNC – 01/01/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets N.35 and D.1.
5 Ops with CK Saxelby’s crew as  W/Op & F/Gnr
8 Ops with JK Collins’s crew as  W/Op

Tour History
20/09/1940 Bombing Attacks Against Enemy Territory (MH Hankins), 26/09/1940 Bombing Attacks on Le Havre, 08/10/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets A.10, Marshalling Yards Gremburg and Cologne, 14/10/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets A.76 and CC.24., 16/10/1940 Bombing Attacks on Target D.3 at KIEL, 21/10/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets D.2 and A.28, 25/10/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets B.8, D.1, and AERODROME at BRUSSELS, 28/10/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets D.4, A.72, Z.82, Z.83., 08/11/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets M.487 and A.70, 09/12/1940 Bombing Attacks on Target CC.26, 13/12/1940 Bombing Attacks on Target N.62, 16/12/1940 Bombing Attacks on Target D.55, 01/01/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets N.35 and D.1. (DNC), 11/01/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Turin and Wilhelmshaven (CK Saxelby), 15/01/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Wilhelmshaven22/01/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Dusseldorf (CK Saxelby as W/OP), 10/02/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Hanover and Rotterdam (W/Op), 14/02/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Gelsenkirchen (W/Op), 23/02/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Boulogne (JK Collins), 26/02/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Cologne (W/Op), 01/03/1941 Bombing Attacks on Cologne (W/Op), 03/03/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Cologne (W/Op), 12/03/1941 Bombing Attack on Targets GY477, Town 13a and CC29 (W/Op), 13/03/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Hamburg (W/Op), 15/03/1941 Bombing Attacks Agianst Lorient (W/Op), 18/03/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Kiel and Rotterdam (W/Op)

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 5 months 26 days

The crew of Wellington Mk.Ic T.2736 AA-A, had some difficulties establishing their position back in England and requested Hull to provide searchlight guidance. This was not possible because of enemy aircraft activity in the area. As their aircraft was low on fuel, the Captain F/O Collins, RAF, had little option but to order his crew to bale out. The Wellington crashed near Ryhill, 14 miles South South East of Leeds, Yorkshire. All but one of the crew safely abandoned the aircraft. Sgt D Gilmore, the W/op Air/Gunner, was killed when his parachute failed to deploy.

Killed age 25 on the 19th of March 1941.

Buried Cardiff Western Cemetery, Glamorgan, Wales.

Grave location – Sec. J. Grave 649.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


GILMORE

D. Gillmore, RAF – Air Gunner

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GILMORE

Leslie Godfrey Gilmore, RAF 1332059 – Wireless Operator

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GILMOUR

Andrew Alexander Skinner Gilmour, RAF 986975 – Navigator

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GILMOUR

Douglas Veale Gilmour, RAF 36240 – Pilot

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GILMOUR

Hugh Edward Gilmour, RAAF AUS.22776 – Pilot   (killed in action)
Born on Saturday, 08 May 1920 in Southport, Queensland, Australia. Employed as a motor carrier prior to enlistment.

Enlisted,  Friday, 21 June 1940 at No.3 Recruitment Centre, Brisbane.

Training: 12th of October 1941, No.3 Service Flying Training School, Amberly, Queensland  to No.3 Initial Training School, Sandgate, Queensland. 30th of April 1942 from No.3 I.T.S to No.5 Elementary Flight Training School, Narromine, New South Wales. 27th of June 1942 from No.5 E.F.T.S to No.8 Service Flying Training School, Bundaberg, Queensland. 20th of November 1942 from No.8 S.F.T.S to No.3 Embarkation Depot, Sandgate, Brisbane. 14th of January 1943 from No.3 E.D to No.1 Embarkation Depot, Ransford, Melbourne. Embarked Australia for the United Kingdom on the 6th of March 1943. Arrived in the United Kingdom and to No.11 Personnel Depot and Reception Centre on the 18th of April 1943. No.11 P.D.R.C to No.20(P) Advanced Flying Unit, Kidlington, Oxfordshire on the 15th of June 1943. From No.20(P) A.F.U to No. 12 Operational Training Unit, Chipping Warden on the 24th of August 1943. No.12 OTU to No.31 Base on the 10th of December 1943 – (21st of January 1944 to No.1665 Conversion Unit & No.3 Lancaster Finishing School, Feltwell. 20th of March 1944 from No.31 Base to No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadron. 22nd of March 1944 from No.218(Gold Coast) Squadron to 75(NZ) Squadron.

(latterly, these movement dates don’t seem to match with dates of Ops flown at Mepal)

Arrived Sunday, 30 April 1944 at R.A.F. Mepal, Cambridgeshire, aged 23 from No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadron.


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Ops total with Squadron – 24    killed on 25th Op
total sorties undertaken 27, including 2 DNC (89 % completion rate)

Undertook 27 Ops as Pilot , including 2 DNC – 20/04/1944 Mining in the Brest Estuary, 17/07/1944 Attack Against Vaires

Tour History
20/04/1944 Mining in the Brest Estuary (DNC), 22/04/1944 Attack Against Laon, 23/04/1944 Mining in Kiel Bay, 10/05/1944 Attack Against Courtrai, 11/05/1944 Attack Against Louvain, 19/05/1944 Attack Against Le Mans, 21/05/1944 Attack Against Duisberg, 22/05/1944 Attack Against Dortmund, 30/05/1944 Attack Against Boulogne, 31/05/1944 Attack Against Trappes, 05/06/1944 Attack Against Ouistreham, 06/06/1944 Attack Against Lisieux, 10/06/1944 Attack Against Dreux, 11/06/1944 Attack Against Nantes, 14/06/1944 Attack Against Le Havre, 15/06/1944 Attack Against Valenciennes, 23/06/1944 Attack Against L’Hey, 24/06/1944 Attack Against Rimeux, 05/07/1944 Attack Against Watten, 07/07/1944 Attack Against Vaires, 09/07/1944 Attack Against Linzeux, 10/07/1944 Attack Against Nucourt, 12/07/1944 Attack Against Vaires, 15/07/1944 Attack Against Chalons Sur Marne, 17/07/1944 Attack Against Vaires (DNC), 18/07/1944 Attack Against Cagny, 20/07/1944 Attack Against Homberg

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 3 months

Lancaster Mk.III ND915 AA-A was brought down by an enemy night-fighter at 01:35hrs between Keldost (Noord-Brabant) and Erp, 3 miles South East of Veghel. Five of the seven crew died and two, the Navigator and Mid Upper Gunner, escaped uninjured to be taken as Prisoners of War.

Killed age 24 on the 21st of July 1944.

Son of Hugh Edward and Otillio Mary Gilmour, of Southport, Queensland, Australia.

Buried Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery, Holland.   
Grave location – Plot KK. Grave 113. 96

His duty fearlessly
And nobly done.
Ever remembered

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, National Archives of Australia – Personnel Service records for individual


GIMBLETT

Frank Henry Gimblett, RNZAF NZ427520 – Wireless Operator

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GIRVAN

R. Girvan, RAF 124913 – Air Gunner

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GITTINS

Thomas Henry Gittins, RAF 1067871 – Wireless Operator  (killed in action)
Born in 1919.

Arrived Thursday, 29 July 1943 at R.A.F. Mepal, Cambridgeshire, aged 24 from No.1665 Heavy Conversion Unit.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 0    killed on 1st Op
total sorties undertaken 1 (0 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with JR Mayo’s crew as W/Op

Tour History
06/08/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – N/A

Stirling Mk.III BK614 JN-N was lost without trace. All seven crew are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

Lost without trace age 24 on the 7th of August 1943.

Son of Arthur and Margaret Ann Gittins, of Hengoed, Glamorgan.

Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Grave location – Panel 136.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.


GLASS

J. Glass, RAF – Flight Engineer

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GLAZIER

P. Glazier, RAF – Air Gunner

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GLEAVE

Thomas Walter Gleave, RAF 1684010 – Air Gunner

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GLEN

Kenneth David Glen, RCAF R.79353 – Observer (prisoner of war)

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GLENDENNING

J. Glendenning, RAF – Air Gunner

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GLENNDINNING

John Thomas Glendinning, RAF 1070166 – Air Gunner   (killed in action)
Born in 1912.

Arrived Sunday, 27 December 1942 at R.A.F. Newmarket, Suffolk, aged 31.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 14    killed on 15th Op
total sorties undertaken 15 (93 % completion rate)

Undertook 15 Ops with DL Thompson’s crew as  R/Gnr

Tour History
27/01/1943 Gardening off Terschelling, 05/02/1943 Mining off the Frisian Islands, 07/02/1943 Attack Against Targets at Lorient, 13/02/1943 Attack Against Targets at Lorient, 25/02/1943 Attack Against Targets at Nurenburg, 26/02/1943 Attack Against Targets at Cologne, 28/02/1943 Attack Against Targets at St. Nazaire, 01/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin, 08/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Nurenburg, 14/04/1943 Attack Against Targets at Stuttgart, 16/04/1943 Attack Against Targets at Ludwigshaven, 20/04/1943 Attack Against Targets at Rostock, 22/04/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 26/04/1943 Attack Against Targets at Duisburg, 28/04/1943 Mining in Kiel Bay

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 3 months 1 days

Stirling Mk.I BF467 AA-W came under attack by Kreigsmarine (Flak ship) battery MAA508, positioned between the Fehmarn-Belt and the Lolland Islands, in the Baltic. The aircraft crashed into the sea near Nakskov to the west of Lolland at 00.08hrs. There were no survivors.

Killed age 31 on the 29th of April 1943.

Buried Svino Churchyard, Denmark.
Grave location – Grave 20.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


GLENGARRY

Donald John Glengarry, RNZAF NZ422059 – Navigator

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GLOSSOP

Colin Glossop, RNZAF NZ422917 – Pilot

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GLOVER

B. Glover, RAF – Air Gunner

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GLOVER

William Glover, RAF – Air Gunner

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GODDARD

Arthur Ernest Goddard, RAF 1323147 – Navigator   (killed in action)
Born in 1922.

Arrived Wednesday, 28 June 1944 at R.A.F. Mepal, Cambridgeshire, aged 22 from No.31 Base.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 4    killed on 5th Op
total sorties undertaken 6, including 1 DNC (67 % completion rate)

Undertook 6 Ops with ND Davidson’s crew as  Nav, including 1 DNC – 17/07/1944 Attack Against Vaires (DNC)

Tour History
15/07/1944 Attack Against Chalons Sur Marne, 17/07/1944 Attack Against Vaires (DNC), 18/07/1944 Attack Against Aulnoye, 18/07/1944 Attack Against Cagny, 20/07/1944 Attack Against Homberg

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 5 days

Lancaster Mk.I HK569 AA-Q was attacked by a German night-fighter over Heibloem, Limburg, The Netherlands on its way to the target, the Fischer Tropsch oil refinery in Homberg, Germany

Pilot, F/S Neil Douglas Davidson RNZAF flew the badly damaged and blazing aircraft on over the River Maas towards Reuver, but turned and tried to land it in the river, he succeeded but it hit the river bank and exploded. The bomb aimer, Sgt. T.G. Little RAF, had managed to bail out, however his parachute failed to open fully and he was badly injured when he fell into the garden of a house in the village of Kessel. He was taken to a hospital, subsequently made a prisoner of war (POW No. 52469) in Muhlhausen POW camp and survived World War II, passing away in 1990.

The tail of the aircraft fell away from the fuselage into a field just before impact. F/S Hiscox, Rear Gunner, fell with the turret into a corn field. It is thought he died a day or two afterwards and was found two weeks later by a Dutch farmer’s labourer, Sef Willems, who was a member of the Dutch resistance. F/S Hiscox was buried in the Beesel grave yard. The grave digger had a bunch of flowers with him, but the German soldiers threatened to shoot him if he laid them on completion of the burial, He passed the flowers on to local people who in the dark of night threw them over the cemetery wall onto the grave.

Lost without trace age 22 on the 21st of July 1944.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Goddard, of North End, Portsmouth.

Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Grave location – Panel 230.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


GODDARD

T. Goddard, RAF – Air Gunner

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GODDEN

William ‘Bill’ Godden, RAF Air – Wireless Operator

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GODFREY

Joseph Henry Godfrey, RAF 1378233 – Air Gunner   (killed in action)
Born in 1913.

Arrived Friday, 01 August 1941 (exact date of arrival not known), at R.A.F. Feltwell, Norfolk, aged 29.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 19    killed on 20th Op
total sorties undertaken 20 (95 % completion rate)

Undertook 7 Ops with AS Raphael’s crew as  R/Gnr
13 Ops with JFM Parnham’s crew as  R/Gnr

Tour History
26/08/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Cologne and Boulogne (AS Raphael), 28/08/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Ostend, 02/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Frankfurt, 13/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Brest, 15/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Hamburg, 17/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Karlsruhe, 20/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Berlin and Ostend, 15/10/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Cologne and Boulogne (JFM Parnham), 20/10/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Bremen, 21/10/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Boulogne, 22/10/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets Mannheim, 01/11/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Kiel, 04/11/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Essen, 26/11/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Emden and Ostend, 12/12/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Brest, 17/12/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Brest and Le Havre, 27/12/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Brest and Dusseldorf, 08/03/1942 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 09/03/1942 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 12/03/1942 Attack Against Targets at Kiel

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 6 months 14 days

The circumstances surrounding the loss Wellington Mk.III X.3282 are not known, other than that the aircraft crashed near Scleswig, approximately 40 miles North West of the target area. The entire crew were killed.

Killed age 29 on the 12th of March 1942.

Buried Kiel War Cemetery, Germany.
Grave location – 2. H. 6.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


GODFREY

J. Godfrey , RAF – Navigator

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GOFF

Stuart John Goff, RAF 916785 – Wireless Operator   (killed in action)
Born in 1922.

Arrived Thursday, 01 October 1942 (exact date of arrival not known), at R.A.F. Mildenhall, Suffolk, aged 20.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 0    killed on 1st Op
total sorties undertaken 1 (0 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with V Mitchell’s crew as  W/Op

Tour History
17/12/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets At Fallersleben

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – N/A

Stirling Mk.I BF.396 AA-X was lost without trace and all crew presumed dead. They are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. The Captain, W/C V Mitchell, DFC, RAF, was the Squadron Commander. W/O Bagnall and his crew had only arrived on the Unit a few days previously.

It is thought possible that BF.396 might have been brought down by Oblt. Werner Huseman of Stab NJG1 at 20.53, with the aircraft coming down in the North Sea approximately 5km West of Bergen aan Zee, however this has not been substantiated. (Source Aircrew Remembered http://www.aircrewremembered.com/mitchell-victor.html)

Lost without trace age 20 on the 17th of December 1942.

Son of John Thomas Goff and Norah Goff, of Dagenham, Essex.

Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Grave location – Panel 84.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


GOING

Raymond Cyril Going, RNZAF NZ414278 – Pilot   (killed in action)
Born on Tuesday, 07 June 1921 in Whangarei, New Zealand. Employed as a farmer prior to enlistment.

Arrived Saturday, 13 February 1943 at R.A.F. Newmarket, Suffolk, aged 21.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 0    killed on 1st Op
total sorties undertaken 1 (0 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op as Pilot

Tour History
03/03/1943 Mining off the Frisian Islands

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – N/A

Took off from Newmarket to lay mines off the Frisian Islands. Lost without trace. All are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

The crew took off from Newmarket to lay mines off the Frisian Islands, off the coast of Denmark, part of the Squadron’s continuing efforts to disrupt German shipping. Mine-laying operations were often given to rookie crews as they were considered slightly less dangerous. Bomber Command code-named all the waterways after vegetables or fruit, hence these op’s became known as “gardening”. Sadly, on their very first operation, the Going crew was lost without trace.

Lost without trace age 21 on the 3rd of March 1943.

Son of Cyril Milton Cutforth Going and Irene Margaret Going, of Maromaku, Bay of Islands, Auckland, New Zealand.

Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Grave location – Panel 199.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Martyn Errol W. , 1998, ‘For Your Tomorrow: A Record of New Zealanders Who Have Died While Serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services Since 1915, Volume 3’, Volplane Press, New Zealand


GOLDIE

Harry Edward Goldie, RAF 1187044 – Wireless Operator   (killed in action)
Born in 1921.

Arrived Saturday, 01 August 1942 (exact date of arrival not known), at R.A.F. Feltwell, Norfolk, aged 21.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 1    killed on 2nd Op
total sorties undertaken 2 (50 % completion rate)

Undertook 2 Ops with ER Hunting’s crew as  W/Op

Tour History
01/09/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets At Saarbrucken, 03/09/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets At Emden

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 2 days

Wellington Mk.III X.3794 was lost without trace, but assumed to have been brought down in the sea off the Netherlands coast where the body of Sgt Anderson (A/g) was recovered. He was buried in Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery, Holland. The other four crew are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

Lost without trace age 21 on the 3rd of September 1942.

Son of Edward James Goldie and Ivy Alice Goldie, of Chichester, Sussex.

Buried Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Grave location – Panel 84.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


GOLDIE

Peter Harold Goldie, RAF 3030947 – Air Gunner

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GOLDSACK

Henry Edward Goldsack, RAF 1250808 – Air Gunner   (killed in action)
Born in 1914.

Arrived Tuesday, 01 September 1942 (exact date of arrival not known), at R.A.F. Mildenhall, Suffolk, aged 28.

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Ops total with Squadron – 3    killed on 4th Op
total sorties undertaken 4 (75 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with GH Jacobson’s crew as  R/Gnr
3 Ops with V Watters’s crew as  R/Gnr

Tour History
06/10/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets At Osnabruck (GH Jacobson), 08/10/1942 Operations. Gardening off Ostend (V Watters), 11/10/1942 Operations. Gardening in the Kattegat and Little Belt, 13/10/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets At Kiel

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 7 days

Wellington Mk.III X.3954 was disabled by AA fire in the target area at Kiel, then crashed 6 miles North West of Tonning, a town 50 miles due West of Kiel. All five crew were killed. They were initially buried at Brunsbüttelkoog Cemetery, but later reinterred at Kiel.

Killed age 28 on the 13th of October 1942.

Son of Edward and Martha Goldsack; Husband of Gertrude Alfreda Goldsack.

Buried Kiel War Cemetery, Germany.
Grave location – 3. F. 6.

Always in our thoughts
And for ever remembered
Wife and daughter Susan

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commissio


GOLOMBECK

Adrian David Golombeck , RAF 2201878 – Flight Engineer

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GOOD

Thomas Wagner Good, RAF 1330401, 195724 – Pilot

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GOODBRIDGE

William Henry Goodbridge, RAF 635318, 53370 – Air Gunner

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GOODHUE

Trevor James Goodhue, RNZAF NZ38113 – Wireless Operator

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GOODWIN

Harry Albert Goodwin, RAF 79573 – Observer

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Goodwin, RAF – Wireless Operator

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GORDAN

C Gordan, RAF – Navigator

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GORDON

John Robert Gordon, RAF 1348378 – Air Gunner

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Leslie Gordon, RAF 1811745 – Air Gunner

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GORDON

Ronald Gordon, RAF 185116 – Pilot   (killed in action)
Born in 1922.

Arrived Tuesday, 29 August 1944 at R.A.F. Mepal, Cambridgeshire, aged 22 from No.31 Base.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 25    killed on 26th Op
total sorties undertaken 26 (96 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with S Wilson’s crew as  2nd Pilot
25 Ops as Pilot

Tour History
03/09/1944 Attack Against The Aerodrom At Eindhoven  (S Wilson as 2nd Pilot), 05/09/1944 Attack Against Le Havre, 06/09/1944 Attack Against Harqueboc Le Havre, 08/09/1944 Attack Against Doudenville, 10/09/1944 Attack Against Montivilliers, 12/09/1944 Attack Against Frankfurt, 17/09/1944 Attack Against Emmerich, 28/09/1944 Attack Against Calais, 03/10/1944 Attack Against the West Kapelle Dyke, 05/10/1944 Attack Against Saarbrucken, 06/10/1944 Attack Against Dortmund, 07/10/1944 Attack Against Emmerich, 14/10/1944 Attack Against Duisburg, 14/10/1944 Attack Against Duisburg (2), 18/10/1944 Attack Against Bonn, 19/10/1944 Attack Against Stuttgart, 21/10/1944 Attack Against Flushing, 22/10/1944 Attack Against Neuss, 23/10/1944 Attack Against Essen, 25/10/1944 Attack Against Essen, 28/10/1944 Attack Against Flushing, 30/10/1944 Attack Against Cologne, 31/10/1944 Attack Against Cologne, 15/11/1944 Attack Against Dortmund, 16/11/1944 Attack Against Heinsberg, 20/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 2 months 17 days

PB609 encountered heavy flak after bombing, when approximately 8mls NE of Moers and the aircraft was seen to explode and crash. There were no survivors. All the crew were buried in the Reichswald Forest Cemetery

Killed age 22 on the 20th of November 1944.

Buried Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.
Grave location – Coll. grave 29. B. 1-16.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


GORDON

William Donaldson Gordon, RNZAF NZ402995, 70159 –

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GORE

Desmond Wallace ‘Don’ Gore, RAF 1624691 – Flight Engineer (prisoner of war)

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GORE

Leslie Gore, RAF – Air Gunner

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GORMAN

Ralph Ernest Gorman, RCAF R.93025 – Air Gunner   (killed in action)
Born in 1918.

Arrived Saturday, 15 August 1942 at R.A.F. Feltwell, Norfolk, aged 24.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 3    killed on 4th Op
total sorties undertaken 4 (75 % completion rate)

Undertook 4 Ops with F Burrill’s crew as  F/Gnr & R/Gnr

Tour History
24/08/1942 Attack Against Targets at Frankfurt (F/Gnr), 24/08/1942 Gardening Off Frisian Islands, 27/08/1942 Attack Against Targets at Kassel, 10/09/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets At Dusseldorf

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 17 days

Wellington Mk.III BJ.968 AA-W was lost without trace. All five crew are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

Lost without trace age 24 on the 10th of September 1942.

Son of Ernest B. and Anna M. Gorman, of Williamsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Buried Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Grave location – Panel 104.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


GOSDEN

Walter Lionel Gosden, RNZAF NZ39859 – Air Gunner

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GOSSON

Patrick Joseph Walter Gosson, RCAF R.161593, J.87553 – Air Bomber

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GOULD

James Douglas Gould, RNZAF NZ411233 – Observer   (killed in action)
Born on Thursday, 17 March 1921 in Otautau, New Zealand. Employed as a farm contractor prior to enlistment.

Arrived Wednesday, 13 May 1942 at R.A.F. Feltwell, Norfolk, aged 21


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 14    killed on 15th Op
total sorties undertaken 15 (93 % completion rate)

Undertook 15 Ops with JC Wilmshurst’s crew as  Obs

Tour History
29/05/1942 Bombing Attacks Against Dieppe, 30/05/1942 Bombing Attacks Against Cologne, 01/06/1942 Attacks Against Targets at Essen, 02/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 05/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 06/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Emden, 08/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 20/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Emden, 22/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Emden, 23/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at St. Nazaire and (Gardening), 25/06/1942 Attack on Targets at Bremen, 29/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Bremen, 02/07/1942 Attack Against Targets at Bremen, 08/07/1942 Attack Against Targets at Wilhemshaven, 10/07/1942 Daylight Sortie Against Dusseldorf

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 1 months 11 days

The Wilmshurst Wellington came down into the sea off the German-Netherlands coast, well north of their expected route back to base. Three of the crew are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. The bodies of the wireless operator and front gunner washed ashore a few days later onto the German island of Borkum. They were buried there in the Lutheran Cemetery on the 15th, but later re-interred at Sage, 24km south of Oldenburg.

Lost without trace age 21 on the 11th of July 1942.

Son of Alfred and Mary Isobella Gould, of Otautau, Southland, New Zealand.

Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Grave location – Panel 117.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Martyn Errol W. , 1998, ‘For Your Tomorrow: A Record of New Zealanders Who Have Died While Serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services Since 1915, Volume 3’, Volplane Press, New Zealand


GOULD

Leonard roy Gould, RAF 552462, 49001 – Wireless Operator

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GOULD

R. Gould, RAF – Air Gunner

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GOULD

Gould, RAF – Wireless Operator

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GOW

Ian Ronald Gow, RAF 40820 – Pilot

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GOWER

Kenneth Wilfred Gower, RNZAF NZ421272 – Air Gunner   (killed in action)
Born on Saturday, 18 December 1915 in Patea, New Zealand. Employed as a farmer prior to enlistment.

Arrived Saturday, 02 October 1943 at R.A.F. Mepal, Cambridgeshire, aged 27 from No.1657 Heavy Conversion Unit.


1st Tour

Ops total with Squadron – 23    killed on 24th Op
total sorties undertaken 31 (74 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with FAJ Scott’s crew as  Mu/Gnr
30 Ops with SF Fauvel’s crew as  Mu/Gnr, including 7 DNC – 28/01/1944 Mining in the Kiel Bay, 22/02/1944 Mining in Kiel Bay, 02/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period TRAINER 175 (ABORTIVE), 04/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period TRAINER 178 (ABORTIVE), 05/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period FOOTMAN 9 (ABORTIVE), 07/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period AUTHOR 11A ABORTIVE), 10/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period FOOTMAN 9 (ABORTIVE)

Tour History
07/10/1943 Mining in the Frisian Islands, 17/10/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 20/10/1943 Mining in the Frisian Islands (FAJ Scott), 03/11/1943 Mining in the Frisian Islands, 22/11/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin, 16/12/1943 Mining in the Bay of Biscay, 21/01/1944 Attack against a Special Target, 25/01/1944 Attack against a Special Target, 27/01/1944 Mining of the East Coast of Denmark, 28/01/1944 Mining in the Kiel Bay (DNC), 19/02/1944 Mining in Kiel Bay, 22/02/1944 Mining in Kiel Bay (DNC), 24/02/1944 Mining in Kiel Bay, 25/02/1944 Mining in Baltic Sea, 02/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period TRAINER 175 (ABORTIVE) (DNC), 04/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period TRAINER 178 (ABORTIVE) (DNC), 05/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period FOOTMAN 9 (ABORTIVE) (DNC), 07/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period AUTHOR 11A ABORTIVE) (DNC), 10/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period FOOTMAN 9 (ABORTIVE) (DNC), 11/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period WHEELWRIGHT 67 (SUCCESSFUL), 09/04/1944 Attack against Villeneuve St. George, 10/04/1944 Attack Against Targets at Laon, 18/04/1944 Attack Against Rouen, 22/04/1944 Attack Against Dusseldorf, 24/04/1944 Attack Against Karlsruhe, 26/04/1944 Attack Against Essen, 07/05/1944 Attack Against Chateau Bolgon Aerodrome, 10/05/1944 Attack Against Courtrai, 11/05/1944 Attack Against Louvain, 24/05/1944 Attack Against Aachen, 27/05/1944 Attack Against Aachen

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 7 months 20 days

Lancaster Mk.III ND908 AA-M was brought down at Poelkapelle (West-Vlaanderen) 5miles North East of Ypres and 25 miles West of Courtrai, scene of the FW .410 attacks on ND915 in the same raid. There were no survivors and all eight crew members were laid to rest at Wevelgem Communal Cemetery.

Killed age 28 on the 28th of May 1944.

Son of Algernon Carlyle Gower and Mary Bayly Gower, of Tututawa, Taranaki, New Zealand.

Buried Wevelgem Communal Cemetery, Belgium.
Grave location – Coll. grave E. 473-474. 13

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Martyn Errol W. , 1998, ‘For Your Tomorrow: A Record of New Zealanders Who Have Died While Serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services Since 1915, Volume 3’, Volplane Press, New Zealand


GRACE

F. Grace, RAF – Air Bomber

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GRADY

Tom Grady, RNZAF NZ416829 – Air Gunner


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GRAHAM

Andrew Graham, RAF 1369996 – Flight Engineer   (killed in action)
Born in 1922.

Arrived Sunday, 14 March 1943 at R.A.F. Newmarket, Suffolk, aged 21.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 4    killed on 5th Op
total sorties undertaken 5 (80 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with GA Lane’s crew as  F/E
4 Ops with AE Lewis’s crew as  F/E

Tour History

10/04/1943 Mining off the Frisian Islands, 20/04/1943 Attack Against Targets at Rostock (GA Lane), 22/04/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 26/04/1943 Attack Against Targets at Duisburg, 28/04/1943 Mining in Kiel Bay

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 18 days

Stirling Mk.I R9290 AA-Y was operating in the ‘Radish’ area of the Fehmar-Belt, in the Baltic, and was brought down in the sea off the Danish Island of Lolland, to the West of the Vesternaes. There were no survivors.

The crew is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

Lost without trace age 21 on the 28th of April 1943.

Buried Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Grave location – Panel 151.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


GRAHAM

Thomas Cameron Graham, RAF 125622 – Navigator

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GRAINGER

Eric Grainger, RAF 625045 – Flight Engineer   (killed in action)
Born in 1922.

Arrived Friday, 01 January 1943 at R.A.F. Newmarket, Suffolk, aged 21.



1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 13    killed on 14th Op
total sorties undertaken 14 (93 % completion rate)

Undertook 12 Ops with CA Rothschild’s crew as  F/E
2 Ops with TF McCrorie’s crew as  F/E

Tour History
16/02/1943 Attack Against Targets at Lorient, 26/02/1943 Mining off the Frisian Islands, 28/02/1943 Attack Against Targets at St. Nazaire, 01/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin, 05/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 09/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Munich, 22/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at St. Nazaire, 04/04/1943 Attack Against Targets at Kiel, 10/04/1943 Attack Against Targets at Frankfurt, 12/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Duisburg, 25/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Dusseldorf, 29/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Wuppertal, 19/06/1943 Attack Against Targets at Krefeld (TF McCrorie), 22/06/1943 Attack Against Targets at Mannheim (actually Mülheim)

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 4 months 6 days

Stirling Mk.III EH889 AA-Z was shot down by a night-fighter (Oblt Lothar Linke, IV /NJG1) at 01:58hrs, crashing into the Ijsselmeer. All on board died, their bodies later washing ashore. F/L McCrorie was buried in Hemelumer-Oldeferd (Molkwerum) Protestant Churchyard. P/O Stuckey rests in Wonseradeel (Makkum) Churchyard. The Todd twins lie in Medemblik General Cemetery. Sgt Kennedy is buried at Wieringermeer (Middenmeer) General Cemetery. The others are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

Lost without trace age 21 on the 23rd of June 1943.

Son of William Henry and Myra Grainger.

Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Grave location – Panel 151.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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GRAINGER

James Kennedy Grainger, RNZAF NZ42295 – Navigator   (killed in action)
Born on Sunday, 01 January 1922 in Shannon, New Zealand. Employed as a clerk prior to enlistment.

Arrived Sunday, 14 March 1943 at R.A.F. Newmarket, Suffolk, aged 21.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 3    killed on 4th Op
total sorties undertaken 4 (75 % completion rate)

Undertook 4 Ops with DG McCaskill’s crew as  Nav

Tour History
28/03/1943 St. Nazaire, 08/04/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 10/04/1943 Attack Against Targets at Frankfurt, 14/04/1943 Attack Against Targets at Stuttgart

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 17 days

BF513 was shot down by an enemy night-fighter (Lt Fritz Graef, I. /NJG4) over Belgium at 02.25hrs, crashing at Regniéssart, (Namur), 3 miles SE of Couvin. There were no survivors. All the crew are buried at Florennes’ Communal Cemetery.

Killed age 21 on the 15th of April 1943.

Son of William Grainger and of Ida Grainger (Nee Main), of Napier, Hawke’S Bay, New Zealand.

Buried Florennes Communal Cemetery, Belgium.
Grave location – Plot 2. Coll. grave 22-26.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Martyn Errol W. , 1998, ‘For Your Tomorrow: A Record of New Zealanders Who Have Died While Serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services Since 1915, Volume 3’, Volplane Press, New Zealand


GRANGE

Terence Grange, RAF 1323448 – Air Gunner   (killed in action)
Born in 1922.

Arrived Friday, 30 July 1943 at R.A.F. Mepal, Cambridgeshire, aged 22 from No.1665 Heavy Conversion Unit.



1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 6    killed on 7th Op
total sorties undertaken 7 (86 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with M Wyatt’s crew as  R/Gnr
6 Ops with KA Granger’s crew as  R/Gnr

Tour History
06/08/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 16/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Turin (M Wyatt), 22/08/1943 Mining in the Frisian Islands, 23/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin, 27/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Nurenbburg, 30/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Munchen-Gladbach, 31/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 25 days

Stirling Mk.III EF501 AA-K was shot down by a night-fighter SW of Berlin, crashing at Potsdam. All crew except the flight engineer and mid upper gunner were killed and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. The two survivors, Sgt Bond and Sgt Dummett, were captured as POW’s.

Lost without trace age 22 on the 1st of September 1943.

Son of John and Ellen Grange; Husband of Esther Grange, of South Lambeth, London.

Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Grave location – Panel 151.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


GRANT

Alfred Henry Grant, RAF 1653781 – Navigator  
Born on 1920.
Arrived Monday, 28 August 1944 at R.A.F. Mepal, Cambridgeshire, aged 24 from No.31 Base.

1st Tour

Ops total with Squadron – 17
total sorties undertaken 17 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 17 Ops with LT Friedrich’s crew as  Nav

Tour History
03/09/1944 Attack Against The Aerodrom At Eindhoven, 05/09/1944 Attack Against Le Havre, 06/09/1944 Attack Against Harqueboc Le Havr , 08/09/1944 Attack Against Doudenville, 26/09/1944 Attack Against Cap Gris Nez , 28/09/1944 Attack Against Calais, 29/09/1944 Mining in the Kattegat Area, 03/10/1944 Attack Against the West Kapelle Dyke, 05/10/1944 Attack Against Saarbrucken, 07/10/1944 Attack Against Emmerich, 14/10/1944 Attack Against Duisburg, 14/10/1944 Attack Against Duisburg(2), 15/10/1944 Mining in the Kattegat Area, 19/10/1944 Attack Against Stuttgart, 30/10/1944 Attack Against Cologne, 31/10/1944 Attack Against Cologne, 02/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 1 months 30 days
Posted out from 75(NZ) Squadron Wednesday, 15 November 1944. Time with Squadron – 2 months 18 days

Operational history after 75(NZ) Squadron
2nd Tour – No.7 Squadron RAF P.F.F. – 1 Op completed.
21/12/44 Attack Against Bonn
5/1/45 Attack Against Hanover FTR – all crew killed

Lancaster Mk III, serial PB 526 (MG-N) loaded with 6 x 2,000 lb H.C. (high capacity) bombs, took off at 16:28 but was shot down over Germany at 18:50.  According to a report by Luftgaukommando XI, after an aerial battle with German night fighters over Edewechterdamm, PB 526 crashed with a full bomb load and exploded on impact. All the crew were killed.

Killed age 25 on the 5th of January 1945

Son of Henry and Ellen Grant; husband of Doreen Grant (nee Heath), of Derby.

Buried Sage War Cemetery
Grave location – 1. A. 4.

“… and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death.”

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, The National Archives:AIR781/1 through AIR78/177/6 – Air Ministry and Ministry of Defence: Department of the Air Member for Personnel: Index to Airmen and Airwomen, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission – , Many thanks also to Michael Ward, relative of Louis Thomas Freidrich, Pilot of the crew, who provided biographical and service details for the whole crew.


GRANT

Donald Cameron Kitchener Grant, RAF 527237 – Air Gunner   (killed in action)
Born in 1915.

Arrived Saturday, 01 April 1944 (exact date of arrival not known), at R.A.F. Mepal, Cambridgeshire, aged 29 from No.1651 Heavy Conversion Unit.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 6    killed on 7th Op
total sorties undertaken 7 (86 % completion rate)

Undertook 7 Ops with EL Burke’s crew as  R/Gnr

Tour History
24/04/1944 Attack Against Karlsruhe, 27/04/1944 Attack Against Friedrichshafen, 09/05/1944 Attack Against Cap Gris Nez, 10/05/1944 Attack Against Courtrai, 19/05/1944 Attack Against Le Mans, 21/05/1944 Attack Against Duisberg, 22/05/1944 Attack Against Dortmund

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 28 days

Lancaster Mk.I ME690 AA-Z was shot down by a night-fighter and crashed at Neerpelt (Limburg) 5miles from Lommel, Belgium, after breaking up in flight. There were no survivors. Their remains were reinterred in Heverlee War Cemetery, near Louvain.

Killed age 29 on the 23rd of May 1944.

Son of Gregor James Grant and Catherine Grant, of Bearsden, Dunbartonshire.

Buried Heverlee War Cemetery, Belgium.
Grave location – 6. C. 7. 183

Sleep on, beloved,
Sleep and take thy rest’

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Comm


GRANT

Eric Grant, RNZAF NZ403443 – Observer

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GRANT

Horace llewellyn Grant, RNZAF NZ405254 – Navigator   (killed in action)
Born on Christchurch, New Zealand in . Employed as a baker prior to enlistment.

Arrived Wednesday, 26 August 1942 at R.A.F. Mildenhall, Suffolk, aged 27.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 0    killed on 1st Op
total sorties undertaken 1 (0 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with J Law’s crew as Nav

Tour History
03/09/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Emden

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – N/A

Wellington Mk.III X.3396 AA-S was brought down near Wittmund, West North West of Wilhelmshaven and 55 miles from Emden. There were no survivors. All five crew are now buried at Sage, south of Oldenburg.

Since neither X3396 nor X3794 reached their target at Emden, and both were brought down at similar locations in Northern Germany/Netherlands, it seems likely they were victims of enemy night fighter action.

Killed age 27 on the 4th of September 1942.

Son of Leonard and Constance Grant, of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.

Buried Sage War Cemetery, Germany.
Grave location – 3. B. 4.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Martyn Errol W. , 1998, ‘For Your Tomorrow: A Record of New Zealanders Who Have Died While Serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services Since 1915, Volume 3’, Volplane Press, New Zealand


GRANT

James Sutherland Grant, RNZAF NZ421274 – Air Gunner (prisoner of war)

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GRATTAN

William Lockley Grattan, RNZAF NZ427566 – Air Bomber

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GRATTON

James Richard Gratton, RNZAF NZ402996 – Wireless Operator (prisoner of war)

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GRATTON

John James Gratton, RAF 1351568 – Air Gunner   (killed in action)
Born in 1921.

Arrived Friday, 09 April 1943 at R.A.F. Newmarket, Suffolk, aged 22 from No.1651 Heavy Conversion Unit.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 17    killed on 18th Op
total sorties undertaken 18 (94 % completion rate)

Undertook 18 Ops with AJL Sedunary’s crew as  R/Gnr

Tour History
15/04/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 28/04/1943 Mining in Kiel Bay, 04/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Dortmund, 13/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Bochum, 23/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Dortmund, 25/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Dusseldorf, 29/05/1943 Attack Against Targets at Wuppertal, 11/06/1943 Attack Against Targets at Dusseldorf, 19/06/1943 Attack Against Targets at Krefeld, 21/06/1943 Attack Against Targets at Krefeld, 03/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Cologne, 24/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 25/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 27/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 29/07/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 02/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 17/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Peenemunde, 23/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 4 months 8 days

Stirling Mk.III BF564 JN-W was brought down at Martensmuhle, one mile South South West of Trebbin (13 miles South East of Potsdam).

All crew were killed.

Killed age 22 on the 24th of August 1943.

Buried Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Germany.
Grave location – Coll. grave 6. E. 12-19.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


GRAVES

E. Graves, RAF – Flight Engineer

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GRAY

Alexander George Gray, RNZAF NZ422280 – Pilot

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GRAY

D. Gray, RAAF – Navigator

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GRAY

Edward Henry Gray, RNZAF NZ412878 – Wireless Operator

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GRAY

John Gray, RAF 1777605 – Air Gunner (prisoner of war)

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GRAY

John ‘Jock’ Gray, RAF – Navigator

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GRAY

Trevor Hedley Gray, RNZAF NZ404356 – Pilot   (killed in action)
Born on Sunday, 13 September 1914 in Wanganui, New Zealand. Employed as a manager prior to enlistment.

Arrived Saturday, 27 September 1941 at R.A.F. Feltwell, Norfolk, aged 27.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 3    killed on 4th Op
total sorties undertaken 4 (75 % completion rate)

Undertook 4 Ops with JW Black’s crew as  2nd Pilot

Tour History
26/10/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Hamburgh and Cherbourgh  (JW Black as 2nd Pilot), 01/11/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Kiel  (JW Black as 2nd Pilot), 04/11/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Essen  (JW Black as 2nd Pilot), 07/11/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Berlin and Ostend  (JW Black as 2nd Pilot)

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 12 days

The other Wellington lost, X9976, was shot down by a German night fighter (pilot Ob Lt Helmut Lent, 4/NJG1) over the Netherlands, crashing at 01.20hrs at Oldeboorn (Friesland), 4 NM east of Akkrum, Holland.

Killed age 27 on the 7th of November 1941.

Son of Royden Arthur and Daisy Lennox Gray, of New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand; Husband of Doreen Gray, of New Plymouth.

Buried Bergen-Op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery, Holland..
Grave location – 8. H. 2.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Martyn Errol W. , 1998, ‘For Your Tomorrow: A Record of New Zealanders Who Have Died While Serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services Since 1915, Volume 3’, Volplane Press, New Zealand


GREAVES

Errol Mervyn Greaves, RNZAF NZ404063 – Wireless Operator

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GREEN

Alfred Joseph Green, RAF 741824 – Pilot   (killed in action)
Born in 1909.

Arrived Thursday, 01 August 1940 (exact date of arrival not known), at R.A.F. Feltwell, Norfolk, aged 31.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 6    killed on 7th Op
total sorties undertaken 7 (86 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with WMC Williams’s crew as  2nd Pilot
4 Ops with Aan Breckon’s crew as  2nd Pilot
2 Ops with MR Braun’s crew as  2nd Pilot

Tour History
17/08/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets A.97, K.62 and M.434  (WMC Williams as 2nd Pilot), 19/08/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets D.4, A.17 and M.431  (AAN Breckon as 2nd Pilot), 24/08/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets A.161 and M.434  (AAN Breckon as 2nd Pilot), 29/08/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets A.69, Z159, M116, EVERE and WAALHAVEN  (AAN Breckon as 2nd Pilot), 01/09/1940 Bombing Attacks on Targets M.116, A.17, F.40, and SOEST  (AAN Breckon as 2nd Pilot), 18/09/1940 Bombing Attacks on targets M.480, Z.40, and Le Havre  (MR Braun as 2nd Pilot), 20/09/1940 Bombing Attacks Against Enemy Territory  (MR Braun as 2nd Pilot)

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 1 months 3 days

Wellington Mk.1c T.2463 AA-E,  was shot down by coastal anti-aircraft batteries, crashing near Leffinge, Belgium, 8km South South West of Ostend. All crew members were killed.

Killed age 31 on the 20th of September 1940.

Son of Mary and Thomas Green; Husband of Agnes Theresa Green, of New Costessey, Norwich. Father of Michael Francis Bernard Green and Phillppa Mary Green.

Buried Adegem Canadian War Cemetery, Belgium..
Grave location – Coll. grave XII. H. 1-5.

‘R.I.P.’

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


GREEN

Charles Frederick Green, RAF 178730 – Air Gunner

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Cyril Vincent Green, RNZAF NZ402997 – Wireless Operator   (killed in action)
Born on Tuesday, 17 August 1920 in Wanganui, New Zealand. Employed as a junior factory assistant prior to enlistment.

Arrived Thursday, 01 January 1942 at R.A.F. Feltwell, Norfolk, aged 21.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 23    killed on 24th Op
total sorties undertaken 24 (96 % completion rate)

Undertook 5 Ops with R Leggett’s crew as  F/Gnr
1 Op with AW Doel’s crew as  W/Op
1 Op with MFG Fraser’s crew as  F/Gnr
9 Ops with FH Denton’s crew as  F/Gnr & W/Op
1 Op with TH Smith’s crew as  F/Gnr
1 Op with CV McPherson’s crew as  R/Gnr
4 Ops with RJ Newton
2 Ops with GEF Bradey’s crew as F/Gnr

Tour History
28/03/1942 Attack Against Targets at Lubeck (R Leggett as F/Gnr), 01/04/1942 Attack Against Targets at Hanau and Le Havre, 05/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against Targets Cologne, 06/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against Targets Essen, 08/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against Targets Hamburg, 22/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against Targets at Cologne (AW Doel as W/Op), 27/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against Targets at Cologne and Mine Laying off Heligoland (MFG Fraser as F/Gnr), 29/04/1942 Operations – Attack Against at Gennevilliers (FH Denton as F/Gnr), 02/05/1942 Gardening – St. Nazaire (FH Denton as W/Op),04/05/1942 Attacks Against Targets at Stuttgart, 06/05/1942 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Stuttgart, 07/05/1942 Gardening – Kiel Bay, 19/05/1942 Attacks Against Mannheim and St. Nazaire, 30/05/1942 Bombing Attacks Against Cologne (FH Denton as F/Gnr), 01/06/1942 Attacks Against Targets at Essen, 02/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 05/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Essen (TH Smith as F/Gnr), 25/06/1942 Attack on Targets at Bremen (CV McPherson as R/Gnr), 29/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Bremen (RJ Newton as W/Op), 02/07/1942 Attack Against Targets at Bremen (GEF Bradey as F/Gnr), 21/07/1942 Attack Against at Duisburg (RJ Newton as W/Op, 26/07/1942 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 28/07/1942 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 11/08/1942 Attack Against Targets at Mainz (GEF Bradey as F/Gnr)

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 4 months 14 days

On the 12th of August 1942 Wellington Mk.III X3646 crashed into the North Sea. Piloting the aircraft that night was George Edward Francis Bradey, who had earlier been severely wounded in the abdomen by flak, whilst attacking the target of Mainz with 8 other aircraft from 75(NZ) Squadron RAF.

The aircraft was struck by flak on the return flight, severely wounding the Captain in the abdomen. He was able to keep the aircraft on a westerly course till they were over the Dutch coast. A descent was made to 2,000ft and the crew was ordered to bale out but soon after, the aircraft ditched in the sea.

The remaining details of the incident do not seem that clear. Of the crew of 6, 5 were killed. The only survivor being the Rear Gunner Sgt. J. E. London, who was captured and spent the remainder of the War as a Prisoner.

Of the remaining 5 airmen who were killed, Pilot Officer George Bradey, Squadron Leader Ronald Ernest Kimber, the Navigator, Flight Sergeant Arden Ivan Ellis, Wireless Operator and Front Gunner, Flight Sergeant Cyril Vincent Green have no known resting place and are remembered on the Runnymede Memorial.

Perhaps strangely in this case then, the body of 2nd Pilot Flying Officer Thomas Henry William Baker was recovered and now lays in Wilmslow Cemetery.

Lost without trace age 21 on the 11th of August 1942.

Son of Cyril Vincent and Nora Green; Husband of Freda Mary Green, of Wimbledon, Surrey.

Buried Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Grave location – Panel 117.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Martyn Errol W. , 1998, ‘For Your Tomorrow: A Record of New Zealanders Who Have Died While Serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services Since 1915, Volume 3’, Volplane Press, New Zealand

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GREEN

Francis William Green, D.F.M. RAF 581283 – Observer

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GREEN

H.M. Green, RAF – Air Bomber

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GREEN

Leslie Cyril Green, RAF 755095 – Wireless Operator   (killed in action)
Born in 1920.

Arrived Saturday, 27 September 1941 at R.A.F. Feltwell, Norfolk, aged 21.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 9    killed on 10th Op
total sorties undertaken 10 (90 % completion rate)

Undertook 2 Ops with AHR Hawkins’s crew as  W/Op
3 Ops with A Saunders’s crew as  W/Op
5 Ops with JW Black’s crew as  W/Op

Tour History
11/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Kiel (AHR Hawkins), 13/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Brest, 30/09/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Stettin and Hamburg (AD Saunders), 10/10/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Cologne, 12/10/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Bremen and Nurenburg, 24/10/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Emden (JW Black), 26/10/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Hamburgh and Cherbourgh, 01/11/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Kiel, 04/11/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Essen, 07/11/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Berlin and Ostend

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 1 months 27 days

The other Wellington lost, X9976, was shot down by a German night fighter (pilot Ob Lt Helmut Lent, 4/NJG1) over the Netherlands, crashing at 01.20hrs at Oldeboorn (Friesland), 4 nautical miles East of Akkrum, Holland.

Killed age 21 on the 7th of November 1941.

Son of William and Rose Green, of Winchester, England.

Buried Bergen-Op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery, Holland.
Grave location – Coll. grave 8. H. 3-7.

‘I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith’

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


GREEN

Reginald Thomas Charles Green, RAF 1211032 – Wireless Operator   (killed in action)
Born in 1916.

Arrived Tuesday, 16 March 1943 at R.A.F. Newmarket, Suffolk, aged 27


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 3    killed on 4th Op
total sorties undertaken 4 (75 % completion rate)

Undertook 4 Ops with DG McCaskill’s crew as  W/Op

Tour History
28/03/1943 St. Nazaire, 08/04/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 10/04/1943 Attack Against Targets at Frankfurt, 14/04/1943 Attack Against Targets at Stuttgart

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 17 days

BF513 was shot down by an enemy night-fighter (Lt Fritz Graef, I. /NJG4) over Belgium at 02.25hrs, crashing at Regniéssart, (Namur), 3 miles SE of Couvin. There were no survivors. All the crew are buried at Florennes’ Communal Cemetery.

Killed age 27 on the 15th of April 1943.

Son of Ernest and Miriam Amelia Green; Husband of Edna Daisy Green, of Medbourne, Leicestershire.

Buried Florennes Communal Cemetery, Belgium.
Grave location – Row 2. Coll. grave 22-26.

Grant him eternal rest, O Lord;
And let Thy perpetual light
Shine upon him’

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


GREEN

Green, RAF – Wireless Operator

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GREEN

Green, RAF – Pilot

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GREENAWAY

Norman Dudley Greenaway, RAF 78998, NZ2487 – Air Gunner

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GREENING

Joseph Westley Greening, RAAF AUS.400222 – Pilot   (killed in action)
Born on Tuesday, 01 June 1920.

Arrived Saturday, 28 June 1941 at R.A.F. Feltwell, Norfolk, aged 21.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 1    killed on 2nd Op
total sorties undertaken 2 (50 % completion rate)

Undertook 2 Ops with IL Reid’s crew as  2nd Pilot

Tour History
30/06/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Cologne, 03/07/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Essen

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 3 days

Wellington Mk Ic W5621, captained by Sgt Reid, failed to return to base and no communication or other evidence pointed to any possible reason for the crew’s disappearance. The aircraft was officially recorded as missing without trace.

Lost without trace age 27 on the 3rd of July 1941.

Buried Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Grave location – Panel 62.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


GREENOUGH

Claude Cuthbert Greenough, RNZAF NZ429069 – Navigator   (prisoner of war)

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GREENWOOD

Greenwood, RAF – Pilot

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GREGORY

Frederick  ‘Fred’ Gregory , RAF 1283636 – Pilot  

Born in 1913.

Arrived Friday, 17 December 1943 at R.A.F. Mepal, Cambridgeshire, aged 31.

1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 6
total sorties undertaken 7, including 1 DNC (86 % completion rate)

Undertook 7 Ops as Pilot , including 1 DNC – 14/01/1944 Attack against a Special Target

Tour History
20/12/1943 Mining off the Frisian Islands, 22/12/1943 Mining off Le Havre, 06/01/1944 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 14/01/1944 Attack against a Special Target (DNC), 21/01/1944 Attack against a Special Target, 25/01/1944 Attack against a Special Target, 27/01/1944 Mining in the Heligoland Area

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 1 months 7 days

Posted out from 75(NZ) Squadron Wednesday, 02 February 1944 (exact date not known) . Time with Squadron – 1 months 16 days

Operational history after 75(NZ) Squadron
2nd Tour – No. 514 Squadron RAF, Waterbeach
  – 7 (+ 1 FTR)  Ops completed.
514 records show the crew arrived from No. 1678 Conversion Unit on  the 18th of February 1944.

21/2/1944 Attack against Stuttgart,  24/2/1944 Attack against Schweinfurt, 25/2/1944 Attack against Augsburg, 1/3/1944 Attack against Stuttgart, 7/3/1944 Attack against Le Mans, 15/3/1944 Attack against Stuttgart, 18/3/1944 Attack against Frankfurt, 30/3/1944 Attack against Nuremburg

Lancaster LL698 A2-J took off from Waterbeach at 22:13 and  was lost on the outbound leg. The aircraft was brought down a by night-fighter, possibly that flown by Uffz. Lorenz Gerstmayr of 4. /NJG3 at 0038 hours, near Oberpleis, 12 km east south east of Bonn. All crew were lost apart from the crew’s navigator, Charlie McDonald, who escaped the aircraft, but was subsequently captured.

Killed age 31 on the 31st of March 1944

Son of William and Avis Elizabeth Gregory; husband of Gladys Mildred Gregory.

Buried Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany
Coll. grave 11. E. 11-13.

HIS FAIR DEEDS ARE OVER, YET LOVING THOUGHTS CONTINUE. WITH FAITH WE BEAR

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book. Also, AIR/1977 No.514 Squadron RAF Operational Records – Dairy of Events & Work Carried Out 1944, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, The National Archives: AIR781/1 through AIR78/177/6 – Air Ministry and Ministry of Defence: Department of the Air Member for Personnel: Index to Airmen and Airwomen, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, http://www.514squadron.co.uk


GREGORY

Thomas Douglas Gregory, RAF 1283636, 183718 – Air Gunner

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GREIG

Colin Frederick Johnson Greig, RNZAF NZ422281 – Navigator (prisoner of war)

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GREIG

Greig, RAF – Air Gunner

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GRENFELL

J. Grennell, RAF – Air Gunner

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GRENFELL

Richard John Grenfell, RNZAF NZ404026 – Wireless Operator   (killed in action)
Born on Saturday, 14 December 1918 in Eltham, New Zealand. Employed as a shop assistant prior to enlistment.

Arrived Wednesday, 13 May 1942 at R.A.F. Feltwell, Norfolk, aged 23.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 13    killed on 14th Op
total sorties undertaken 14 (93 % completion rate)

Undertook 14 Ops with R Bertram’s crew as  W/Op

Tour History
29/05/1942 Bombing Attacks Against Dieppe, 30/05/1942 Bombing Attacks Against Cologne, 01/06/1942 Attacks Against Targets at Essen, 02/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 05/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 06/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Emden, 08/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 16/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 19/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Emden, 20/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Emden, 22/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Emden, 23/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at St. Nazaire and (Gardening), 25/06/1942 Attack on Targets at Bremen, 29/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Bremen

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 1 months

Wellington Mk.III Z.1616 AA-D completed a normal take-off at 23:20, but approximately 5 minutes after becoming airborne, fire was seen to break out on the aircraft (witnesses say the aircraft was on fire before it crashed). The Wellington then crashed in flames near Red House Farm, Methwold, a few miles north of Feltwell. All five crew were killed.

Killed age 23 on the 29th of June 1942.

Son of William Henry Grenfell and of Nora Grenfell (Nee Sheehy), of Eltham, Taranaki, New Zealand.

Buried Feltwell (St. Nicholas) Churchyard, Norfolk, England..
Grave location – Row C. Grave 5.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Martyn Errol W. , 1998, ‘For Your Tomorrow: A Record of New Zealanders Who Have Died While Serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services Since 1915, Volume 3’, Volplane Press, New Zealand


GREY

Grey, RAF – Pilot

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GRIERSON

J. Grierson, RAF 1593931 – Air Gunner (prisoner of war)

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GRIFFIN

J. Griffin, RAF – Air Gunner

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GRIFFIN

P.W. Griffin, RAF – Air Gunner

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GRIFFITHS

Arthur Douglas Allen Griffiths, RAF 1652875 – Air Bomber

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GRIFFITHS

Basil Griffiths, RAF 1578754 – Flight Engineer   (killed in action)
Born in 1922.

Arrived Saturday, 03 June 1944 at R.A.F. Mepal, Cambridgeshire, aged 22 from No.31 Base.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 1    killed on 2nd Op
total sorties undertaken 2 (50 % completion rate)

Undertook 2 Ops with RDE Betley’s crew as  F/E

Tour History
14/06/1944 Attack Against Le Havre, 15/06/1944 Attack Against Valenciennes

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 1 days

LL888 was brought down by a night-fighter SW of the target, crashing near Rieux, just NE of Cambrai. There were no survivors, six of the seven crew members were located in or near the wreckage and later buried at Rieux, The body of the seventh crew member was found some distance away indicating he probably had attempted to bale out, without success.

Killed age 22 on the 16th of June 1944.

Buried Rieux Communal Cemetery, France.
Grave location – Coll. grave 8-10. 11

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


GRIFFITHS

Robert Errdyn Griffiths, RAF 1457278 – Navigator (evader)

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K. Griggs, RAF – Air Bomber

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GRIMES

Harold Dawson Grimes, RAAF AUS.404532 – Observer   (killed in action)
Born on Thursday, 15 April 1915 in Balasore, India. Employed as a plants inspector (Department of Agriculture) prior to enlistment.

Enlisted,  Friday, 13 September 1940 at Brisbane.

Training: On the 7th of December 1940, moved form No.2 Initial Training School, Bradfield Park, Lindfield, NSW to No.2 Embarkation Depot, Bradfield Park, Lindfield, NSW. Embarked for Canada on the 27th of December 1940. Arrived in Canada and to No.2 Air Observer School, Edmonton, Alberta on the 23rd of January 1941. Posted from No.2 A.O.S to No.2 Bombing and Air Gunnery School, Mossbank, Saskatchewan on the 13th of April 1941. 26th of May 1941 from No.2 B.A.G.S to No.1 Air Navigation School, Trenton, Ontario. Embarked to the United Kingdom on the 29th of June 1941. Arrived in the United Kingdom and to No.3 Personnel Reception Centre, Bournemouth on the 4th of August 1941. On the 4th of August 1941 from No.3 P.R.C to No.11 Operational Training Unit, Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire. Posted from No.11 O.T.U to No.75(NZ) Squadron on the 26th of September 1941.

Arrived Friday, 26 September 1941 at R.A.F. Feltwell, Norfolk, aged 26 from No.11 Operational Training Unit, Bassingbourn .


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 1    killed on 2nd Op
total sorties undertaken 2 (50 % completion rate)

Undertook 2 Ops with RC Barker’s crew as  Obs

Tour History
03/10/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Dunkirk, 15/10/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Cologne and Boulogne

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 12 days

The first of the two 75(NZ) Squadron Wellingtons lost this night was Wellington Mk.Ic W.5663 AA-O, which crashed to the North of Dusseldorf, possibly as a result of night fighter action – they were known to be operating in that area; accounting for the loss of 57 Squadron’s Wellington, shot down. The two Air Gunners, Cole and Stephenson, survived the impact and were taken Prisoners of War. The other four crew were all killed. They were buried in the Nord Friedhof. At the end of hostilities their remains were disinterred and taken to the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

Killed age 26 on the 15th of October 1941.

Son of Alfred Ernest and Mary Ethel Grimes, of Taringa, Queensland, Australia.

Buried Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.
Grave location – Coll. grave 11. B. 1-4.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, National Archives of Australia – Individual service records


GRIMSEY

R. Grimsey, RAF – Navigator

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GRIMWOOD

Leslie Grimwood, RAF 1438024 – Air Gunner   (killed in action)
Born in 1923.

Arrived Wednesday, 25 August 1943 at R.A.F. Mepal, Cambridgeshire, aged 20 from No.1651 Heavy Conversion Unit.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 10    killed on 11th Op
total sorties undertaken 11 (91 % completion rate)

Undertook 11 Ops with WS Masters’s crew as  R/Gnr & Mu/Gnr

Tour History
30/08/1943 Mining in the Frisian Islands (R/Gnr), 02/09/1943 Mining off Ille-De-Re, 05/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Mannheim , 08/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Bouolgne, 15/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Montlucon, 16/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Modene, 27/09/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hanover, 02/10/1943 Mining in the Baltic Sea, 03/10/1943 Attack Against Targets at Kassel, 08/10/1943 Attack Against Targets at Bremen, 04/11/1943 Mining in the Baltic Sea

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 2 months 5 days

Stirling Mk.III BK778 JN-U was shot down by a night-fighter, crashing at Berstedgaard, near Thisted, Denmark. There were no survivors. All but the flight engineer were buried at Frederickshaven Cemetery. Sgt Copeland is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

Killed age 20 on the 4th of November 1943.

Son of Alfred S. S. and Emma Grimwood, of Dagenham, Essex.

Buried Frederikshavn Cemetery, Denmark.
Grave location – Allied Plot. grave 49.

At rest.
In loving memory
Of my dear son.
God be with you
Till we meet again

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


GRINDLAY

Andrew ‘Gordon’ Grindlay, RAF – Wireless Operator

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GROUT

William Henry Grout, RCAF R.109213 – Air Gunner

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GROVE

Richard Frederick Grove, RAF 1581242 – Air Gunner   (killed in action)
Born in 1921.

Arrived Thursday, 05 August 1943 at R.A.F. Mepal, Cambridgeshire, aged 22 from No.1651 Heavy Conversion Unit.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 5    killed on 6th Op
total sorties undertaken 6 (83 % completion rate)

Undertook 6 Ops with VT Parkin’s crew as  Mu/Gnr & R/Gnr

Tour History
09/08/1943 Mining in the Frisian Islands (R/Gnr), 15/08/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 22/08/1943 Mining in the Frisian Islands, 23/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin, 27/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Nurenbburg, 30/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Munchen-Gladbach

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 21 days

Based on Val Johnson’s debrief with MI.9, it would appear that that EH938 possibly fell prey to a German night fighter, within a nachtjagd ‘box’. Val was the only survivor of the crew, the rest of the crew being killed when the aircraft crashed at Lommel (Limburg), in Belgium. The airmen were all buried in St-Truiden before being moved to Heverlee War Cemetery.

Killed age 22 on the 31st of August 1943.

Son of Frederick George and Eliza Ann Grove, of Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire.

Buried Heverlee War Cemetery, Belgium..
Grave location – 4. A. 12.

Man’s desperate folly
Was not theirs
But theirs the sacrifice

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


GROVES

Alpheus Leslie Groves, RNZAF NZ403574 – Wireless Operator   (killed in action)
Born on Friday, 22 September 1911 in Dunedin, New Zealand. Employed as a labourer prior to enlistment.

Arrived Tuesday, 09 June 1942 at R.A.F. Feltwell, Norfolk, aged 30.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 17    killed on 18th Op
total sorties undertaken 18 (94 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with NJN Hockaday’s crew as  F/Gnr
17 Ops with WR Parkes’s crew as  F/Gnr

Tour History
29/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Bremen (WR Parkes), 08/07/1942 Attack Against Targets at Wilhemshaven (NJN Hockaday), 23/07/1942 Attack Against at Duisburg (WR Parkes), 25/07/1942 Attack Against at Duisburg, 26/07/1942 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 28/07/1942 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 29/07/1942 Attack Against Targets at Saarbrucken, 31/07/1942 Attack Against Targets at Dusseldorf, 11/08/1942 Attack Against Targets at Mainz, 12/08/1942 Attack Against Targets at Mainz, 17/08/1942 Attack Against Targets at Osnabruck, 24/08/1942 Attack Against Targets at Frankfurt, 27/08/1942 Attack Against Targets at Kassel, 28/08/1942 Attack Against Targets at Nuremburg, 01/09/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets At Saarbrucken, 02/09/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets At Karlsruhe, 04/09/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets At Bremen, 06/09/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets At Duisburg

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 2 months 8 days

Wellington Mk.III X.3867 AA-P was shot down by an enemy night-fighter (Hptm Walter Ehle, Stab II /NJG2), crashing at Riel (Nord Brabant), 5 miles South West of Tilburg, Holland. There were no survivors. All are buried in the Tilburg (Gilzerbaan) General Cemetery.

Killed age 30 on the 7th of September 1942.

Son of Joseph and J. Groves, of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.

Buried Tilburg (Gilzerbaan) General Cemetery, Holland.
Grave location – Plot A. Row 1. Coll. grave 27-28.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Martyn Errol W. , 1998, ‘For Your Tomorrow: A Record of New Zealanders Who Have Died While Serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services Since 1915, Volume 3’, Volplane Press, New Zealand


GROVES

Kelvin Havelock Groves, RNZAF NZ415819 – Pilot   (killed in action)
Born on Friday, 03 January 1913 in Waverley, New Zealand. Employed as a farm manager prior to enlistment.

Arrived Sunday, 07 February 1943 at R.A.F. Newmarket, Suffolk, aged 30.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 8    killed on 9th Op
total sorties undertaken 9 (89 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with DC Lowe’s crew as  2nd Pilot
8 Ops as Pilot

Tour History
26/02/1943 Attack Against Targets at Cologne  (DC Lowe as 2nd Pilot), 09/03/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 11/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Stuttgart, 22/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at St. Nazaire, 27/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin, 08/04/1943 Attack Against Targets at Duisburg, 10/04/1943 Attack Against Targets at Frankfurt, 14/04/1943 Attack Against Targets at Stuttgart, 16/04/1943 Attack Against Targets at Ludwigshaven

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 1 months 21 days

Stirling Mk.I BF451 AA-Z was considered to have been shot down by a night-fighter between Rilly-la- Montange and Chigny-les-Roses (Marne), 6 miles South of Rheims. None of the crew survived. They were laid to rest in Reims, then after the city became liberated by U S Forces in 1944, their bodies were taken to Antilly. After September 1944, their remains were exhumed and transferred to the Choloy War Cemetery, 145 miles south of Rheims.

Killed age 30 on the 17th of April 1943.

Son of Thomas and Margaret Louise Groves; husband of Jessie E. Groves, of Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand.

Buried Choloy War Cemetery, France.
Grave location – 2. A. 5.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Martyn Errol W. , 1998, ‘For Your Tomorrow: A Record of New Zealanders Who Have Died While Serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services Since 1915, Volume 3’, Volplane Press, New Zealand


GRUBB

W.W. Grubb, RNZAF NZ415068 – Pilot

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GUDGEON

John Bernard Gudgeon, RNZAF NZ428786 – Navigator   (killed in action)
Born on Wednesday, 07 September 1921 in Christchurch, New Zealand. Employed as a bank officer prior to enlistment.

Arrived Monday, 10 July 1944 at R.A.F. Mepal, Cambridgeshire, aged 22 from No.31 Base.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 15    killed on 16th Op
total sorties undertaken 16 (94 % completion rate)

Undertook 16 Ops with WO Hadley’s crew as  Nav

Tour History
30/07/1944 Attack Against Amaye Sur Seulles, 03/08/1944 Attack Against L’Isle Adam, 04/08/1944 Attack Against Bec D’Ambes, 05/08/1944 Attack Against Bassens, 07/08/1944 Attack Against Mare De Magne, 08/08/1944 Attack Against Lucheux, 16/08/1944 Attack Against Stettin , 18/08/1944 Attack Against Bremen, 25/08/1944 Attack Against Russelsheim, 26/08/1944 Attack Against Kiel , 29/08/1944 Mining in the Gulf of Danzig, 03/09/1944 Attack Against The Aerodrom At Eindhoven, 05/09/1944 Attack Against Le Havre , 06/09/1944 Attack Against Harqueboc Le Havre , 10/09/1944 Attack Against Montivilliers , 11/09/1944 Mining in the Baltic Sea

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 1 months 12 days

Lancaster Mk.I LM268 AA-D was brought down at 00:15hrs by a night-fighter near the southern end of Sjælland Island, Denmark. The aircraft crashed onto a farmhouse near the township of Orslev, killing five members of the family. Only two of the crew, the Fight Engineer and Air Bomber, succeeded in baling out, the former evading capture and the latter, although badly hurt, was aided by locals and hospitalized before being turned over to the authorities.

Of those in the crew who died, the Pilot and Rear Gunner were buried in the local Churchyard at Orslev while the other three were buried at the Svino Churchyard.

Killed age 23 on the 12th of September 1944.

Son of John Edmund Gudgeon and of Mildred Gudgeon (Nee Trolove), of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.

Buried Svino Churchyard, Denmark.
Grave location – Coll. grave 88.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Martyn Errol W. , 1998, ‘For Your Tomorrow: A Record of New Zealanders Who Have Died While Serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services Since 1915, Volume 3’, Volplane Press, New Zealand


GUDMUNSEN

K. Gudmunsen, RAF 569992 – Flight Engineer (prisoner of war)

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GUEST

N. Guest, RAF – Flight Engineer

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GUNN

Arthur Reginald Gunn, RAF 1583849 – Flight Engineer

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GUNN

Frederick John Gunn, RAF 1586226, 163631 – Air bomber (prisoner of war)

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GUNN

Garth Reginald Gunn, MiD, RNZAF NZ411397 – Pilot   (killed in action)
Born on Wednesday, 08 May 1918 in Masterton, New Zealand. Employed as a quantity surveyor prior to enlistment.

Enlisted,  Sunday, 02 March 1941.

Operational history prior to arrival at 75(NZ) Squadron
1st Tour – No.108 Squadron & No.70 Squadron, both in the Middle East – not known Ops completed.
Ops needs to be found

No.11 Operational Training Unit – not known Ops completed.
Posted in for Instructional Duties

Arrived Monday, 26 June 1944 at R.A.F. Mepal, Cambridgeshire, aged 26 from No.31 Base.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 18    killed on 19th Op
total sorties undertaken 20, including 1 DNC (90 % completion rate)

Undertook 20 Ops as Pilot , including 1 DNC – 17/07/1944 Attack Against Vaires

Tour History

30/06/1944 Attack Against Villers Bocage, 02/07/1944 Daylight Attack Against Beauvoir, 05/07/1944 Attack Against Watten, 09/07/1944 Attack Against Linzeux, 10/07/1944 Attack Against Nucourt, 15/07/1944 Attack Against Bois Des Jardine, 17/07/1944 Attack Against Vaires (DNC), 18/07/1944 Attack Against Cagny, 20/07/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 25/07/1944 Attack Against Stuttgart, 28/07/1944 Attack Against Stuttgart, 01/08/1944 Attack Against Le Nieppe, 03/08/1944 Attack Against L’Isle Adam, 12/08/1944 Attack Against Russelsheim, 16/08/1944 Attack Against Stettin, 25/08/1944 Attack Against Russelsheim, 29/08/1944 Attack Against Stettin, 31/08/1944 Attack Against Pont Reny, 11/09/1944 Attack Against Kamen, 17/09/1944 Attack Against Boulogne

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 2 months 18 days

Hit by flak(E) – 30mm shell S/L Gunn and crew, received a direct hit, which severely damaged the aircraft necessitating both starboard engines being shut down. The captain and flight engineer had difficulty in maintaining control of the aircraft returning across the Channel. A decision was made to carry out an emergency landing at RAF Hawkinge, an airfield with a short runway. The Lancaster overshot the runway and crashed. The Captain, Navigator and Air Bomber were injured, two seriously. The Flight Engineer was killed in the crash. The other three crew escaped uninjured.The pilot, S/L L G Gunn (‘B’ Flight Commander) died three days later from his injuries.

Died of injuries 3 days later, age 26 on the 21st of September 1944.

Son of Reginald William and Olive Millicent Gunn, of Stokes Valley, Wellington, New Zealand.

Buried Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, England..
Grave location – 8. AA. 10

Awards & Citations
Mentioned in Dispatches
14th of June 1945

For gallant and meritorious service with 75(NZ) Squadron RAF

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Martyn Errol W. , 1998, ‘For Your Tomorrow: A Record of New Zealanders Who Have Died While Serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services Since 1915, Volume 3’, Volplane Press, New Zealand – , Hanson Colin M., 2001, ‘By Such Deeds: Honours and Awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999’, Colin M. Hanson, Volplane Press, New Zealand


GUNNING

Stanley Holmes ‘Pete’ Gunning, RNZAF NZ402470 – Pilot

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GUNNINGHAM

F. Gunningham, RAF – Navigator

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GUNTER

Gordon Lionel Gunter, RAF 1422152 – Flight Engineer

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GUPPY

Frederick Richard Guppy, RAF 1184152 – Air Gunner   (killed in action)
Born in 1916.

Arrived Saturday, 01 August 1942 (exact date of arrival not known), at R.A.F. Feltwell, Norfolk, aged 26.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 6    killed on 7th Op
total sorties undertaken 7 (86 % completion rate)

Undertook 2 Ops with J McCullough’s crew as  F/Gnr
5 Ops with E Lees’s crew as  R/Gnr

Tour History
20/08/1942 Gardening Off St. Nazaire J McCullough as F/Gnr, 27/08/1942 Attack Against Targets at Kassel (F/Gnr), 03/09/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets At Emden E Lee as R/Gnr), 04/09/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets At Bremen (R/Gnr), 06/09/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets At Duisburg (R/Gnr), 07/09/1942 Operations. Gardening off Frisian Islands (R/Gnr), 10/09/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets At Dusseldorf (R/Gnr)

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 21 days

Wellington Mk.III BJ.828 was lost without trace. All five crew are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

Lost without trace age 26 on the 10th of September 1942.

Son of Alfred and Elsey Mercy Guppy.

Buried Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Grave location – Panel 84.

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, Original research in the creation of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF ‘Roll of Honour’, Kevin King & John Tyler, Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


GUTHRIE

Guthrie, RAF – Pilot

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GUTTERIDGE

Gutteridge, RAF – Air Gunner

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GWYN-WILLIAMS

Gwyn-Williams, RAF – Air Gunner

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