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Episodes & Studies Volume 1

Biographical Notes

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Biographical Notes

1 Wing Commander J. H. Arkwright, DFC; farmer; United Kingdom; born Marton, 1920.

2 Wing Commander S. G. Quill, DFC; RNZAF, Wellington; born Porirua, 12 Oct 1919.

3 Wing Commander T. O. Freeman, DSO, DFC and bar; Royal Air Force; born Lawrence, 1916; killed on air operations, 17 Dec 1943.

4 Flying Officer A. S. Mills; clerk; Dunedin; born Invercargill, 20 Dec 1923.

5 Flying Officer M. E. Dark; draughtsman; born Sydenham, England, 1921; killed on air operations, 24 Dec 1943.

6 Pilot Officer E. C. Laurie, DFM; warehouseman; born Auckland, 1923; killed on air operations, 30 Apr 1944.

7 Squadron Leader M. T. Vanderpump, DFC, United States DFC; farmer; Hastings; born Auckland, 14 May 1920.

8 Flight Lieutenant J. O. MacFarlane; architect; born Auckland, 1920; killed on air operations, 17 Dec 1943.

9 Squadron Leader P. S. Green, DFC; clerk; Wellington; born Kawakawa, Auckland, 15 Dec 1919.

10 Flight Lieutenant H. J. Meharry; traveller; born Reefton, 1917; killed on air operations, 5 Aug 1944.

11 Wing Commander P. G. H. Newton, DFC, m.i.d.; engineering draughtsman; Christchurch; born Christchurch, 29 Sep 1917; appointed to short service commission in RNZAF, April 1939; Director of Operations, Air Department, August 1945—January 1946.

12 Squadron Leader J. H. Mills, m.i.d.; bank clerk; Auckland; born Dunedin, 1919.

13 Flying Officer D. A. Williams; cutter; Auckland; born Auckland, 25 Jan 1920.

14 Flying Officer K. W. Starnes; school teacher; born Motueka, 1919; killed on air operations, 18 Sep 1944.

15 Flight Lieutenant A. W. Buchanan; farmer; born New Plymouth, 1911; killed on air operations, 24 Dec 1943.

16 Flight Lieutenant P. S. Worsp; law clerk; born Auckland, 1916; killed on air operations, 24 Dec 1943.

17 Flying Officer D. B. Page; secretary, Wellington Stock Exchange; born London, 1912; killed on air operations, 24 Dec 1943.

18 Sergeant R. H. Covic; clerk; born Gisborne, 22 Jan 1924; killed on air operations, 24 Dec 1943.

19 Squadron Leader C. R. Bush, DFC; assurance agent; RNZAF Station, Ohakea; born Wellington, 7 Feb 1918; killed in aircraft accident in New Zealand, 30 Nov 1948.

20 Squadron Leader A. G. S. George, DFC; shipping clerk; Auckland; born Takapau, Auckland, 24 Nov 1922.

21 Flying Officer A. B. Sladen; warehouseman; born Motueka, 12 Oct 1920; killed on air operations, 9 Jan 1944.

22 Flying Officer D. L. Jones; electrical engineer; born Christchurch, 12 Feb 1921; killed on air operations, 9 Jan 1944.

23 Wing Commander H. C. Walker, AFC, US Legion of Merit; airline pilot; Union Airways, Palmerston North; born Edinburgh, 15 Mar 1908; competed in Melbourne Centennial Air Race, 1934.

24 Flight Lieutenant D. F. Ayson, DFC; linotype operator; Palmerston North; born Mosgiel, 9 Apr 1915.

25 Flying Officer R. J. Alford; farmhand; Cambridge; born Auckland, 1922.

26 Warrant Officer G. E. Hannah, DFM; boot repairer; Invercargill; born Invercargill, 7 Oct 1913.

27 Flying Officer S. P. Aldridge; engineer and farmer; born Te Kuiti, 16 Jun 1920; killed on air operations, 20 Aug 1944.

28 Flying Officer W. N. Williams, DFC, DFM; hairdresser; Christchurch; born Dunedin, 23 Nov 1913.

29 Wing Commander A. B. Greenaway; Royal Air Force; RNZAF Station, Wigram, Christchurch; born Toowoomba, Australia, 13 May 1911.

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30 Squadron Leader B. E. Oliver, m.i.d.; sheep farmer; Whitehall, Cambridge; born Hamilton, 8 Feb 1912.

31 Flight Lieutenant C. A. Fountaine, DFC; farmer; Kumeroa, Woodville; born Frankton Junction, 24 Nov 1918.

32 Group Captain C. W. K. Nicholls, DSO; Royal Air Force; Sheffield, England; born Palmerston North, 1913.

33 Flight Lieutenant J. W. Edwards; school teacher; born Auckland, 1915; killed on air operations, 10 May 1944.

The occupations given in each case are those on enlistment. The ranks are those held on discharge from the service or at the date of death; where a man is still serving the rank given is that held at the beginning of 1948.

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