W.J. Willis crew 14.1.44 †

The Jarvis crew. Back row left to right: Alan Kay( Air Bomber), Allister Ferguson (Mid Upper Gunner), William Willis (Pilot), Stanley Hancock (Wireless Operator). Front row left to right: William Reid, (Rear Gunner), Donald Rimmer (Flight Engineer), Russell Brown (Navigator). Crew photo supplied by the family of Billy Reid

The Jarvis crew. Back row left to right: Alan Kay( Air Bomber), Allister Ferguson (Mid Upper Gunner), William Willis (Pilot), Stanley Hancock (Wireless Operator). Front row left to right: William Reid, (Rear Gunner), Donald Rimmer (Flight Engineer), Russell Brown (Navigator).
Crew photo supplied by the family of Billy Reid

14/01/1944 – Mining off the Frisian Islands
Two aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operation with Mines of 1,500 lbs. One aircraft brought its mines back owing to a Navigational failure, but the other aircraft successfully dropped its Mines in the allotted area. No opposition was met and the sortie was uneventful. Apart from slight haze, the weather was good as was also visibility. Navigation was very good.

Stirling Mk.III LK384 JN-X

F/S William Jarvis Willis, RNZAF NZ421803 – Pilot.
Sgt. Russell Howard Brown, RNZAF NZ425444 – Navigator.
Sgt. Alan Lister Kay, RNZAF NZ42299 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. Stanley Albert ‘Hank’ Hancock, RAFVR 1396104 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Donald Rimmer, RAFVR 1495443 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. Allister Archibald Ferguson, RNZAF NZ425391 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. William Ferguson ‘Billy’ Reid, RCAF R.178421/ J.89732 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 17:00 – Landed 20:15
Flight Time 03:15

21/01/1944 – Attack against a Special Target
Twenty aircraft were detailed to attack the above target with bombs of 500 lbs. All of the aircraft successfully dropped their bombs in the target area, large bomb bursts and some fires being observed. Very little opposition was encountered and this proved to be negligible. The weather was good with no cloud and clear visibility. Navigation was excellent.

Stirling Mk.III EF512 ??-?

F/S William Jarvis Willis, RNZAF NZ421803 – Pilot.
F/S Russell Howard Brown, RNZAF NZ425444 – Navigator.
F/S Alan Lister Kay, RNZAF NZ42299 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. Stanley Albert ‘Hank’ Hancock, RAFVR 1396104 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Donald Rimmer, RAFVR 1495443 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. Allister Archibald Ferguson, RNZAF NZ425391 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. William Ferguson ‘Billy’ Reid, RCAF R.178421/ J.89732 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 18:10 – Landed 21:18
Flight Time 03:08

25/01/1944 – Attack against a Special Target
Twenty aircraft were detailed to attack the above target with bombs of 500 lbs. One aircraft failed to take-off, & four brought their bombs back. The remainder however, successfully dropped their bombs in the target area. This operation did not appear to be very successful, the bombing being rather scattered, some large explosions were seen, however. The weather was good with no cloud and clear visibility. Navigation was very good.

Stirling Mk.III EF252 ??-?
Four aircraft failed to drop their bombs on targets for unreported reasons.

F/S William Jarvis Willis, RNZAF NZ421803 – Pilot.
F/S Russell Howard Brown, RNZAF NZ425444 – Navigator.
F/S Alan Lister Kay, RNZAF NZ42299 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. Stanley Albert ‘Hank’ Hancock, RAFVR 1396104 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Donald Rimmer, RAFVR 1495443 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. Allister Archibald Ferguson, RNZAF NZ425391 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. William Ferguson ‘Billy’ Reid, RCAF R.178421/ J.89732 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:50 – Landed 03:15
Flight Time 03:25

27/01/1944 – Mining in the Heligoland Area
Thirteen aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operation with mines of 1,500lbs., which were all successfully dropped in the allotted area. An uneventful operation, little opposition was met, only slight A.A. Fire and a few enemy aircraft being seen. The weather was good, being clear except for sea haze. Navigation was excellent.

Stirling Mk.III LK384 JN-X

F/S William Jarvis Willis, RNZAF NZ421803 – Pilot.
F/S Russell Howard Brown, RNZAF NZ425444 – Navigator.
F/S Alan Lister Kay, RNZAF NZ42299 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. Stanley Albert ‘Hank’ Hancock, RAFVR 1396104 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Donald Rimmer, RAFVR 1495443 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. Allister Archibald Ferguson, RNZAF NZ425391 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. William Ferguson ‘Billy’ Reid, RCAF R.178421/ J.89732 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 17:30 – Landed 22:00
Flight Time 04:30

28/01/1944 – Mining in the Kiel Bay
Nineteen aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operation with mines of 1,500 lbs. Three aircraft returned early, two dropped their mines in alternative areas, but the remainder successfully dropped their mines in the allotted area. Some light and heavy A.A. fire was encountered, and one aircraft received slight damage. A few enemy aircraft were seen and the aircraft captained by P/O C. BAKER, whilst on the homeward journey was attacked by a M.E.110, which raked our aircraft with machine gun and cannon fire, from the tailplane to the Navigator’s compartment, causing considerable damage. The mid-upper gunner, Sgt. RENWICK, H. was slightly injured and the Flight Engineer Sgt. WATSON, W. was seriously injured. On return the aircraft crash-landed at COLTISHALL. The weather was variable with 5-10/10ths cloud, but fairly clear in the mining area. Severe icing was encountered on the return journey. Navigation was very good.

Stirling Mk.III LJ441 JN-P

F/S William Jarvis Willis, RNZAF NZ421803 – Pilot.
Sgt. Russell Howard Brown, RNZAF NZ425444 – Navigator.
F/S Ralph Morley Woods, RAFVR 1386860 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. Stanley Albert ‘Hank’ Hancock, RAFVR 1396104 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Donald Rimmer, RAFVR 1495443 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. Allister Archibald Ferguson, RNZAF NZ425391 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. William Ferguson ‘Billy’ Reid, RCAF R.178421/ J.89732 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 18:50 – Landed 00:00
Flight Time 05:10

30/01/1944 – Mining in the Gironde Estuary
Six aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operation with mines of 1,500lbs. Five of the aircraft brought their mines back as bad visibility prevented them from finding the mining area. One aircraft successfully dropped its mines in the allotted area although the parachutes were not seen to open. No opposition was met and the trip was uneventful. The weather was bad and there was 10/10ths cloud in the mining area. Navigation was good.

Stirling Mk.III LJ441 JN-P
Only one aircraft successfully dropped its mines
F/S William Jarvis Willis, RNZAF NZ421803 – Pilot.
F/S Russell Howard Brown, RNZAF NZ425444 – Navigator.
F/S Alan Lister Kay, RNZAF NZ42299 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. Stanley Albert ‘Hank’ Hancock, RAFVR 1396104 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Donald Rimmer, RAFVR 1495443 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. Allister Archibald Ferguson, RNZAF NZ425391 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. William Ferguson ‘Billy’ Reid, RCAF R.178421/ J.89732 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 16:55 – Landed 01:55
Flight Time 09:00

15/02/1944 – Mining in the Kiel Bay
Fifteen aircraft were detailed to lay mines in Kiel Bay. Fourteen aircraft dropped 42 mines in 10 minutes. One aircraft returned early with a starboard engine failure. A very successful operation.

Stirling Mk.III LJ441 JN-P

F/S William Jarvis Willis, RNZAF NZ421803 – Pilot.
F/S Russell Howard Brown, RNZAF NZ425444 – Navigator.
F/S Alan Lister Kay, RNZAF NZ42299 – Air Bomber.
F/S Gordon James Irwin, RNZAF NZ415698 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Donald Rimmer, RAFVR 1495443 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. Allister Archibald Ferguson, RNZAF NZ425391 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. William Ferguson ‘Billy’ Reid, RCAF R.178421/ J.89732 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 17:35 – Landed 23:15
Flight Time 05:40

21/02/1944 – Mining off the Frisian Islands
Four aircraft were detailed for mine laying off the Frisian Islands (North of Borkum). One aircraft failed to take off, but the other three dropped eighteen mines successfully and without incident. The weather, though slightly better than forecast, was rather bumpy.

Stirling Mk.III EH949 JN-P

F/S William Jarvis Willis, RNZAF NZ421803 – Pilot.
F/S Russell Howard Brown, RNZAF NZ425444 – Navigator.
F/S Alan Lister Kay, RNZAF NZ42299 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. Morris Watson Egerton, RNZAF NZ41576 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Donald Rimmer, RAFVR 1495443 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. Allister Archibald Ferguson, RNZAF NZ425391 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. William Ferguson ‘Billy’ Reid, RCAF R.178421/ J.89732 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 18:05 – Landed 22:20
Flight Time 04:15

25/02/1944 – Mining in Baltic Sea
Fifteen aircraft were detailed to lay mines of 1500 lbs, south of Zealand, an island in the Baltic Sea. Thirteen aircraft completed their mission successfully. The weather was good with excellent visibility. One aircraft (Captain NZ421803 F/Sgt. Willis W.) encountered six JU.88s, four of which fired short bursts, our rear gunner and mid-upper gunner returning fire. Our aircraft was not damaged and no claims were made on the enemy aircraft. Two aircraft returned early with engine trouble.

Stirling Mk.III EH949 JN-P
Air Combat reported
F/S William Jarvis Willis, RNZAF NZ421803 – Pilot.
F/S Russell Howard Brown, RNZAF NZ425444 – Navigator.
F/S Alan Lister Kay, RNZAF NZ42299 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. Stanley Albert ‘Hank’ Hancock, RAFVR 1396104 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Donald Rimmer, RAFVR 1495443 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. Allister Archibald Ferguson, RNZAF NZ425391 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. William Ferguson ‘Billy’ Reid, RCAF R.178421/ J.89732 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 19:50 – Landed 02:50
Flight Time 07:00

02/03/1944 – Mining off Cherbourg
Four aircraft were detailed to lay mines of 1500 lbs. Two were successful off Le Havre and one off Cherbourg. The other aircraft (detailed for the Cherbourg area) returned early owing to failure of navigational aids.

Stirling Mk.III BK777 AA-U

F/S William Jarvis Willis, RNZAF NZ421803 – Pilot.
F/S Russell Howard Brown, RNZAF NZ425444 – Navigator.
F/S Alan Lister Kay, RNZAF NZ42299 – Air Bomber.
F/O Euan Wilfred McLachlan, RNZAF NZ415266 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Donald Rimmer, RAFVR 1495443 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. Allister Archibald Ferguson, RNZAF NZ425391 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt William Ferguson ‘Billy’ Reid, RCAF R.178421/ J.89732 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 19:00 – Landed 22:15
Flight Time 03:15

03/03/1944 – Mining off St. Malo
Eight aircraft were detailed for mine laying as follows:- two off Morlaix, two off St. Malo, two Cherbourg and two off Le Havre. Seven dropped their mines in the allotted areas, but one was off track and dropped somewhat to the west. All sorties were completely uneventful.

Stirling Mk.III LJ441 JN-P

F/S William Jarvis Willis, RNZAF NZ421803 – Pilot.
F/S Russell Howard Brown, RNZAF NZ425444 – Navigator.
F/S Alan Lister Kay, RNZAF NZ42299 – Air Bomber.
F/L Robert Stanley Pearce, RAF 46840 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Donald Rimmer, RAFVR 1495443 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. Allister Archibald Ferguson, RNZAF NZ425391 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt William Ferguson ‘Billy’ Reid, RCAF R.178421/ J.89732 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 18:55 – Landed 23:10
Flight Time 04:15

04/03/1944 – Special Operations – March Moon Period TRAINER 178 (ABORTIVE)
Operation TRAINER 129 (Abortive).
There was three to five tenths cloud with bases 1,000 to 1,500′ at the target and no reception was seen. On return journey five packages of leaflets were dropped at Mauriac.

Stirling Mk.III – —

FS William Jarvis Willis, RNZAF NZ421803 – Pilot.
F/S Russell Howard Brown, RNZAF NZ425444 – Navigator.
F/S Alan Lister Kay, RNZAF NZ42299 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. Stanley Albert ‘Hank’ Hancock, RAFVR 1396104 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Donald Rimmer, RAFVR 1495443 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. Allister Archibald Ferguson, RNZAF NZ425391 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt William Ferguson ‘Billy’ Reid, RCAF R.178421/ J.89732 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off – – Landed –
Flight Time no record

16/03/1944 – Attack Against Targets at Amiens
12 aircraft were detailed to attack the marshalling yards at Amiens. One aircraft was withdrawn and one, being unable to maintain height owing to engine trouble, was forced to jettison near the target. The remaining ten aircraft successfully bombed the target although haze prevented identification of ground detail. No fighter opposition was encountered, and only very slight A.A. Fire.

Stirling Mk.III ??384 –

F/S William Jarvis Willis, RNZAF NZ421803 – Pilot.
F/S Russell Howard Brown, RNZAF NZ425444 – Navigator.
F/S Alan Lister Kay, RNZAF NZ42299 – Air Bomber.
F/S Ronald Charles Axten, RNZAF NZ404589 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Donald Rimmer, RAFVR 1495443 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. Allister Archibald Ferguson, RNZAF NZ425391 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt William Ferguson ‘Billy’ Reid, RCAF R.178421/ J.89732 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 20:05 – Landed 03:50
Flight Time 07:45

09/04/1944 – Attack against Villeneuve St. George
Eleven Lancaster aircraft successfully attacked Villeneuve St. Georges. Four Stirling aircraft were detailed to attack Lille. One jettisoned its load on the outward journey, but the remainder successfully attacked the target.

Lancaster Mk.I ME690 AA-Z

F/S William Jarvis Willis, RNZAF NZ421803 – Pilot.
F/S Russell Howard Brown, RNZAF NZ425444 – Navigator.
F/S Alan Lister Kay, RNZAF NZ42299 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. Stanley Albert ‘Hank’ Hancock, RAFVR 1396104 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Donald Rimmer, RAFVR 1495443 – Flight Engineer.
F/S Allister Archibald Ferguson, RNZAF NZ425391 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. William Ferguson ‘Billy’ Reid, RCAF R.178421/ J.89732 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 21:30 – Landed 01:50
Flight Time 04:20

10/04/1944 – Attack Against Targets at Laon
Eight aircraft successfully attacked Laon.

Lancaster Mk.I ME690 AA-Z

F/S William Jarvis Willis, RNZAF NZ421803 – Pilot.
F/S Russell Howard Brown, RNZAF NZ425444 – Navigator.
F/S Alan Lister Kay, RNZAF NZ42299 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. Stanley Albert ‘Hank’ Hancock, RAFVR 1396104 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Donald Rimmer, RAFVR 1495443 – Flight Engineer.
F/S Allister Archibald Ferguson, RNZAF NZ425391 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. William Ferguson ‘Billy’ Reid, RCAF R.178421/ J.89732 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 01:25 – Landed 05:45
Flight Time 04:20

18/04/1944 – Attack Against Rouen
Ten Lancasters were also detailed to bomb the marshalling yards at Rouen, one was withdrawn, but the remaining nine attacked in clear weather with ground haze.

Lancaster Mk.I LL866 AA-W

P/O William Jarvis Willis, RNZAF NZ421803 – Pilot.
F/S Russell Howard Brown, RNZAF NZ425444 – Navigator.
F/S Alan Lister Kay, RNZAF NZ42299 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. Stanley Albert ‘Hank’ Hancock, RAFVR 1396104 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Donald Rimmer, RAFVR 1495443 – Flight Engineer.
F/S Allister Archibald Ferguson, RNZAF NZ425391 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. William Ferguson ‘Billy’ Reid, RCAF R.178421/ J.89732 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:50 – Landed 03:10
Flight Time 04:20

20/04/1944 – Attack Against Cologne
Nine Lancaster aircraft were detailed to attack Cologne, of which one failed to take off and one returned early owing to the illness of the wireless operator.  The remainder successfully completed their mission.

Lancaster Mk.i LL866 dnc AA-W
LL866 returned at 02.45hrs because of the deteriorating health of Sgt A Hancock, W/op.
P/O William Jarvis Willis, RNZAF NZ421803 – Pilot.
F/S Russell Howard Brown, RNZAF NZ425444 – Navigator.
F/S Alan Lister Kay, RNZAF NZ42299 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. Stanley Albert ‘Hank’ Hancock, RAFVR 1396104 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Donald Rimmer, RAFVR 1495443 – Flight Engineer.
F/S Allister Archibald Ferguson, RNZAF NZ425391 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. William Ferguson ‘Billy’ Reid, RCAF R.178421/ J.89732 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 00:15 – Landed 02:45
Flight Time 02:30

22/04/1944 – Attack Against Dusseldorf
Eight Lancaster aircraft took part in a concentrated attack against Dusseldorf.

Lancaster Mk.I ME689 AA-Y

P/O William Jarvis Willis, RNZAF NZ421803 – Pilot.
F/S Russell Howard Brown, RNZAF NZ425444 – Navigator.
F/S Alan Lister Kay, RNZAF NZ42299 – Air Bomber.
F/S Ralph Herbert Barker, RNZAF NZ417189 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Donald Rimmer, RAFVR 1495443 – Flight Engineer.
F/S Allister Archibald Ferguson, RNZAF NZ425391 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt William Ferguson ‘Billy’ Reid, RCAF R.178421/ J.89732 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:20 – Landed 03:20
Flight Time 04:00

09/05/1944 – Attack Against Cap Gris Nez
Fifteen aircraft were detailed to attack Cap Gris Nez and all successfully completed their mission. Only slight opposition was encountered.

Lancaster Mk.I R5692 JN-P

P/O William Jarvis Willis, RNZAF NZ421803 – Pilot.
F/S Russell Howard Brown, RNZAF NZ425444 – Navigator.
F/S Alan Lister Kay, RNZAF NZ42299 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. R. Windon, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Donald Rimmer, RAFVR 1495443 – Flight Engineer.
F/S Allister Archibald Ferguson, RNZAF NZ425391 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. William Ferguson ‘Billy’ Reid, RCAF R.178421/ J.89732 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 03:05 – Landed 05:05
Flight Time 02:00

11/05/1944 – Attack Against Louvain
Twenty-four aircraft, representing the largest number of Lancaster aircraft so far detailed by this Squadron, were despatched to attack the marshalling yards at Louvain. Twenty-three aircraft successfully attacked in good weather. One aircraft (Captain NZ414591 A/F/L. S. Clark) claimed a JU 88 destroyed in combat over the North Sea. Another aircraft (Captain 151118 A/F/L. D. Warren) failed to return.

Lancaster Mk.III ND908 JN-M

P/O William Jarvis Willis, RNZAF NZ421803 – Pilot.
F/S Russell Howard Brown, RNZAF NZ425444 – Navigator.
F/S Alan Lister Kay, RNZAF NZ42299 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. Stanley Albert ‘Hank’ Hancock, RAFVR 1396104 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Donald Rimmer, RAFVR 1495443 – Flight Engineer.
F/S Allister Archibald Ferguson, RNZAF NZ425391 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. William Ferguson ‘Billy’ Reid, RCAF R.178421/ J.89732 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:45 – Landed 01:50
Flight Time 03:05

19/05/1944 – Attack Against Le Mans
Twenty for aircraft successfully bombed the marshalling yards at Le Mans. Good results being reported.

Lancaster Mk.III ND804 AA-K

P/O William Jarvis Willis, RNZAF NZ421803 – Pilot.
F/S Russell Howard Brown, RNZAF NZ425444 – Navigator.
F/S Alan Lister Kay, RNZAF NZ42299 – Air Bomber.
F/S Stanley Albert ‘Hank’ Hancock, RAFVR 1396104 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Donald Rimmer, RAFVR 1495443 – Flight Engineer.
F/S Allister Archibald Ferguson, RNZAF NZ425391 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. William Ferguson ‘Billy’ Reid, RCAF R.178421/ J.89732 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:30 – Landed 03:20
Flight Time 04:50

21/05/1944 – Attack Against Duisberg
Twenty five aircraft took off to attack Duisburg, of which twenty one attacked the primary target. Three returned early with various technical failures and one failed to return (Captain NZ421803 P/O. W. Willis). Another aircraft (Captain AUS413157 P/O. A. Humphreys) was attacked by an enemy fighter and the navigator 1438903 F/Sgt. Hill, A. was injured, the aircraft also being damaged.

Lancaster Mk.III ND804 AA-K

P/O William Jarvis Willis, RNZAF NZ421803 – Pilot.
F/S Russell Howard Brown, RNZAF NZ425444 – Navigator.
F/S Alan Lister Kay, RNZAF NZ42299 – Air Bomber.
F/S Stanley Albert ‘Hank’ Hancock, RAFVR 1396104 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Donald Rimmer, RAFVR 1495443 – Flight Engineer.
F/S Allister Archibald Ferguson, RNZAF NZ425391 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. William Ferguson ‘Billy’ Reid, RCAF R.178421/ J.89732 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:05 – Landed –
Flight Time – Missing

ND804 was lost without trace. All crew members are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

P/O William Jarvis Willis, RNZAF NZ421803 – Pilot.
Lost without trace age 33.
Son of Thomas Riddiford Willis and Mary Knox Willis, of Greatford, Rangitikei, New Zealand.
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Panel 263.

F/S Russell Howard Brown, RNZAF NZ425444 – Navigator.
Lost without trace age 24.
Son of Russell Eric and Winifred Elizabeth Brown, of Morningside, Auckland, New Zealand.
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Panel 263.

F/S Alan Lister Kay, RNZAF NZ42299 – Air Bomber.
Lost without trace age 35.
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Panel 264.

F/S Stanley Albert Hancock, RAFVR 1396104 – Wireless Operator.
Lost without trace age 23.
Son of Albert John Hancock, and of Ellen Florence Hancock, of Wimbledon, Surrey.
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Panel 218.

Sgt. Donald Rimmer, RAFVR 1495443 – Flight Engineer.
Lost without trace age 20.
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Panel 237.

F/S Allister Archibald Fergusson, RNZAF NZ425391 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Lost without trace age 22.
Son of Hugh Archibald and Olive Muriel Fergusson, of Titoki, Auckland, New Zealand.
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Panel 264.

P/O William Ferguson ‘Billy’ Reid, RCAF 89732 – Rear Gunner.
Lost without trace age 21.
Son of John and Edith Reid, of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada.
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Panel 252.

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The back of the photograph at the top of the page. All killed.