RNZAF CLAIMS

 

MALAYA, SINGAPORE AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC

 

 


NAME INIT. RANK DEST. PROB. DAM. DATE SQUAD. AIRCRAFT E/A LOCATION AREA #
FISKEN G.B SGT   1   41.12.13 243 Buffalo Lily Penang Malaya  
KRONK* C.T SGT 0.5     42.01.10 243 Buffalo Dinah Sth. Jahore Malaya 1
WIPITI* B.S SGT 0.5     42.01.10 243 Buffalo Dinah Sth. Jahore Malaya 1
BONHAM* G.L P/O 1 1   42.01.12 243 Buffalo G3M Singapore Malaya  
FISKEN G.B SGT 1     42.01.12 243 Buffalo Nate Singapore Malaya  
MACINTOSH W.J.M SGT   1   42.01.12 488 Buffalo Nate Singapore Malaya  
REYNOLDS* A.R SGT   2   42.01.12 243 Buffalo Nate Singapore Malaya  
SHARP* N.C P/O   1   42.01.12 243 Buffalo Nate Singapore Malaya  
GREENHALGH W.J F/O     1 42.01.13 488 Buffalo Nell Singapore Malaya 2
KRONK* C.T SGT   0.5   42.01.13 243 Buffalo Ki-43 Singapore Malaya 3
PEVREAL E.A P/O   0.5   42.01.13 243 Buffalo Ki-43 Singapore Malaya 3
SHARP* N.C P/O 1     42.01.13 243 Buffalo Nate Singapore Malaya  
FISKEN G.B SGT 1     42.01.14 243 Buffalo Zero Singapore Malaya 4
KILLICK P.E.E P/O     1 42.01.14 488 Buffalo Nell Singapore Malaya 5
CLOW D.L SGT 0.33     42.01.15 488 Buffalo Nate Singapore Malaya 6
KUHN E.E.G W/O 1     42.01.15 488 Buffalo Nate Singapore Malaya  
MACINTOSH W.J.N SGT 0.33     42.01.15 488 Buffalo Nate Singapore Malaya 6
MARRA T.B P/O 1     42.01.15 243 Buffalo Nate Singapore Malaya  
MEHARRY* H.J SGT 0.33     42.01.15 488 Buffalo Nate Singapore Malaya 6
WEBER R.A SGT   0.5   42.01.15 243 Buffalo Zero Singapore Malaya 7
KRONK* C.T SGT   1   42.01.16 243 Buffalo Oscar Singapore Malaya  
FISKEN G.B SGT 3     42.01.17 243 Buffalo Ki-48 Singapore Malaya 8
ARTHUR* V SGT   1   42.01.18 243 Buffalo Zero Singapore Malaya  
HUTCHESON J.R F/L   1   42.01.18 488 Buffalo Zero Singapore Malaya  
KILLICK P.E.E P/O 1     42.01.18 488 Buffalo Zero Singapore Malaya  
KRONK* C.T SGT   1   42.01.18 243 Buffalo Zero Singapore Malaya  
KUHN E.E.G W/O 1     42.01.18 488 Buffalo Zero Singapore Malaya 9
MACINTOSH W.J.N SGT   1   42.01.18 488 Buffalo Zero Singapore Malaya 10
MARRA T.B P/O   1   42.01.18 243 Buffalo Unknown Singapore Malaya 11
MEACLEM V.E SGT   1   42.01.18 488 Buffalo Zero Singapore Malaya  
PEVREAL E.A P/O   1   42.01.18 243 Buffalo Ki-48 Singapore Malaya  
SHARP* N.C P/O 1     42.01.18 243 Buffalo Zero Singapore Malaya  
KRONK* C.T SGT 1     42.01.20 243 Buffalo Ki-48 Batu Pahat Malaya  
SHARP* N.C P/O 1     42.01.20 243 Buffalo Ki-48 Batu Pahat Malaya  
FISKEN G.B SGT 1     42.01.21 243 Buffalo Zero Batu Pahat Malaya  
KRONK* C.T SGT   1   42.01.21 243 Buffalo Zero Batu Pahat Malaya  
WIPITI* B.S SGT 1     42.01.21 243 Buffalo Zero Batu Pahat Malaya  
WIPITI* B.S SGT 2     42.01.22 243 Buffalo G3M Singapore Malaya  
GREENSLADE M.A SGT   1   42.01.25 243 Buffalo G3M Jahore Malaya  
CRANSTONE J.M P/O 1     42.01.26 243 Buffalo Zero Endau Malaya  
WIPITI* B.S SGT 1     42.01.26 243 Buffalo Nate Endau Malaya  
BARY I.L F/SGT     1 43.03.31 3 Hudson Jake Rendova Solomons 12
MCCORMICK* M.W F/L 1     43.04.02 3 Hudson Pete Simbo Is Solomons  
DUNCAN S.R F/L 0.5     43.05.06 15 P-40 Dave Guadalcanal Solomons 13
HERRICK* M.J S/L 0.5     43.05.06 15 P-40 Dave Guadalcanal Solomons 13
BLUNDELL* J.C F/L     1 43.06.07 15 P-40 Zero Russell Is Solomons  
DUNCAN S.R F/L 1     43.06.07 15 P-40 Zero Russell Is Solomons  
GREIG D.A F/L 1     43.06.07 15 P-40 Zero Russell Is Solomons  
HERRICK* M.J S/L 1   1 43.06.07 15 P-40 Zero Russell Is Solomons  
MARTIN R.A SGT 1     43.06.07 15 P-40 Hamp Russell Is Solomons  
MCKENZIE I.R F/O     1 43.06.07 15 P-40 Zero Russell Is Solomons  
VANDERPUMP M.T F/O     1 43.06.07 15 P-40 Hamp Russell Is Solomons  
BROWN E.H F/L 2     43.06.12 14 P-40 Zero Russell Is Solomons  
FISKEN G.B F/O 2   1 43.06.12 14 P-40 Zero Russell Is Solomons  
OLDFIELD J.A F/L 1     43.06.12 14 P-40 Zero Russell Is Solomons  
STANLEY A.G P/O 1     43.06.12 14 P-40 Zero Russell Is Solomons  
CLARKE M.R F/O 2     43.06.16 14 P-40 Zero Guadalcanal Solomons  
GUILD* C.T F/O 1     43.06.16 14 P-40 Zero Guadalcanal Solomons  
OLDFIELD J.A F/L 2     43.06.16 14 P-40 Zero Guadalcanal Solomons  
BROWN E.H F/L 1     43.07.01 14 P-40 Zero Rendova Solomons  
CLARKE M.R F/O 1     43.07.01 14 P-40 Hamp Rendova Solomons  
GIFFORD P.D F/O   1   43.07.01 14 P-40 Zero Rendova Solomons  
NAIRN R.C.C SGT 1 1   43.07.01 14 P-40 Hamp Rendova Solomons  
RENOLDS L.R F/O 1     43.07.01 14 P-40 Hamp Rendova Solomons  
STANLEY A.G F/O 1 1   43.07.01 14 P-40 Zero Rendova Solomons  
WEBER R.A P/O 2     43.07.01 14 P-40 Zero Rendova Solomons  
FISKEN G.B F/O 2     43.07.04 14 P-40 Zero Rendova Solomons  
FISKEN G.B F/O 1     43.07.04 14 P-40 Betty Rendova Solomons  
QUILL S.G S/L   1   43.07.04 14 P-40 Zero Rendova Solomons  
RENOLDS L.R F/O     1 43.07.04 14 P-40 Hamp Rendova Solomons  
NAIRN R.C.C SGT 1     43.07.14 14 P-40 Zero Rendova Solomons  
CLOW D.L F/O     1 43.07.18 14 P-40 Zero? Kahili Solomons 14
ARKWRIGHT J.H F/L 1   1 43.08.10 16 P-40 Zero Rendova Solomons  
BAYLY A.D F.O     1 43.08.10 16 P-40 Zero Rendova Solomons  
MULLIGAN D.K SGT     1 43.08.10 16 P-40 Zero Rendova Solomons  
LAURIE* E.C SGT     1 43.08.13 16 P-40 Zero Wana Wana Is Solomons  
PIRIE N.A SGT 1     43.08.13 16 P-40 Zero Wana Wana Is Solomons  
SPURDLE R.L F/L 1     43.08.13 16 P-40 Hamp Wana Wana Is Solomons  
SPURDLE R.L F/L     1 43.08.13 16 P-40 Zero Wana Wana Is Solomons  
DAY J.R F/L 1     43.08.15 16 P-40 Zero Vella Lavella Solomons  
DAY J.R F/L     1 43.08.15 16 P-40 Val Vella Gulf Solomons  
DUNCAN* S.L F/O 2     43.08.15 16 P-40 Val Vella Gulf Solomons  
VOSS J.C W/O 1     43.08.15 16 P-40 Val Vella Gulf Solomons  
PIRIE N.A F/SGT 1     43.08.26 16 P-40 Hamp Kahili Solomons  
SPURDLE R.L F/L 1     43.08.26 16 P-40 Zero Kahili Solomons  
HIGHET G.R.B F/O 0.5   1 43.09.23 17 P-40 Zero Kahili Solomons 15
STGEORGE D.F F/L 0.5 1   43.09.23 17 P-40 Zero Kahili Solomons 15
DAVIS A.M F/O 2     43.10.01 15 P-40 Val Vella Lavella Solomons  
DEWILLIMOFF J.J F/L 1     43.10.01 15 P-40 Val Vella Lavella Solomons  
GRIMSDALE G.H F/L 2     43.10.01 15 P-40 Val Vella Lavella Solomons  
HERRICK* M.J S/L 0.5   1 43.10.01 15 P-40 Val Vella Lavella Solomons 16
PARLANE A.L F/O 0.5   1 43.10.01 15 P-40 Val Vella Lavella Solomons 16
PIERARD A.G F/O 1     43.10.01 15 P-40 Val Vella Lavella Solomons  
PIERARD A.G F/O     1 43.10.01 15 P-40 Zero Vella Lavella Solomons  
SMART E.D SGT     1 43.10.01 15 P-40 Val Vella Lavella Solomons  
BUCHANAN* A.W F/L 1     43.10.11 17 P-40 Zero Kangu Solomons  
FREEMAN* T.O W/C   1   43.10.11 17 P-40 Zero Kangu Solomons  
NEWTON P.G.H S/L 1     43.10.11 17 P-40 Zero Kangu Solomons  
CLIFFE A.W SGT 1     43.10.27 15 P-40 Zero Treasury Is Solomons  
DAVIS A.M F/O 1     43.10.27 15 P-40 Zero Treasury Is Solomons  
GRIMSDALE G.H F/L 0.5     43.10.27 15 P-40 Zero Treasury Is Solomons 17
HERRICK* M.J S/L 0.5     43.10.27 15 P-40 Zero Treasury Is Solomons 17
RAYNER L.A F/O 1     43.10.27 18 P-40 Zero Treasury Is Solomons  
BALFOUR R.H F/L 2     43.11.01 18 P-40 Zero Bougainville Solomons  
BREMNER* R.W P.O 0.5     43.11.01 18 P-40 Zero Bougainville Solomons 18
HIGHET* C.D.A F/O 1 1   43.11.01 18 P-40 Zero Bougainville Solomons  
HUTTON* L.D F/O 1     43.11.01 18 P-40 Zero Bougainville Solomons  
NAGEL* M.A SGT 0.5     43.11.01 18 P-40 Zero Bougainville Solomons 18
RAYNER L.A F/O 2     43.11.01 18 P-40 Zero Bougainville Solomons  
RAYNER L.A F/O 1     43.11.17 18 P-40 Val Cape Torokina Solomons  
BALFOUR R.H F/L 1.5   1 43.11.22 18 P-40 Zero Bougainville Solomons 19
BREMNER* R.W P/O 1     43.11.22 18 P-40 Zero Bougainville Solomons  
HIGHET* C.D.A F/O 1.5   1 43.11.22 18 P-40 Zero Bougainville Solomons 19
WILLIAMS B.W P/O 1     43.11.22 18 P-40 Zero Bougainville Solomons  
WILLIAMS B.W P/O     1 43.11.22 18 P-40 Hamp Bougainville Solomons  
VANDERPUMP M.T F/L 1     43.12.16 16 P-40 Zero Rabaul Bismarcks  
FREEMAN* T.O W/C 1     43.12.17 FW P-40 Zero Rabaul Bismarcks 20
LAURIE* E.C F/SGT 1     43.12.17 16 P-40 Zero Rabaul Bismarcks  
MEHARRY* H.J F/O 1     43.12.17 14 P-40 Zero Rabaul Bismarcks  
MILLS A.S SGT 1     43.12.17 16 P-40 Zero Rabaul Bismarcks  
STANLEY A.G F/O     1 43.12.17 14 P-40 Zero Rabaul Bismarcks  
VANDERPUMP M.T F/L 1     43.12.17 16 P-40 Unknown Rabaul Bismarcks  
WILLIAMS D.A F/SGT 1     43.12.19 17 P-40 Zero Rabaul Bismarcks  
ADAMS F.J F/L   1   43.12.24 16 P-40 Zero Rabaul Bismarcks  
ARKWRIGHT J.H S/L 1   2 43.12.24 16 P-40 Zero Rabaul Bismarcks  
BUCHANAN* A.W F/L   1   43.12.24 17 P-40 Hamp Rabaul Bismarcks  
BULL P.A F/O     1 43.12.24 16 P-40 Hamp Rabaul Bismarcks  
DELVES G.A F/L     1 43.12.24 16 P-40 Zero Rabaul Bismarcks  
DONALDSON* F.A F/SGT     1 43.12.24 16 P-40 Zero Rabaul Bismarcks  
GEORGE A.G.S F/O 1     43.12.24 17 P-40 Zero Rabaul Bismarcks  
HIGHET G.R.B F/O 2 1   43.12.24 17 P-40 Zero Rabaul Bismarcks  
JONES M.C.P F/L   1   43.12.24 16 P-40 Tony Rabaul Bismarcks  
JONES* D.L F/O 2   1 43.12.24 17 P-40 Zero Rabaul Bismarcks  
MILLS A.S SGT     2 43.12.24 16 P-40 Zero Rabaul Bismarcks  
MILLS J.H F/L 1     43.12.24 17 P-40 Zero Rabaul Bismarcks  
MITCHELL A.G F.O 1     43.12.24 16 P-40 Zero Rabaul Bismarcks  
NEWTON P.G.H S/L 2 1   43.12.24 17 P-40 Zero Rabaul Bismarcks  
PRENTICE R.J F/O     1 43.12.24 17 P-40 Zero Rabaul Bismarcks 21
SPEEDY I.P F/SGT 1   1 43.12.24 17 P-40 Zero Rabaul Bismarcks 22
TILYARD P.A F/SGT 1 1 1 43.12.24 16 P-40 Zero Rabaul Bismarcks  
WILLIAMS D.A F/SGT   1   43.12.24 17 P-40 Zero Rabaul Bismarcks  
DEWILLIMOFF J.J F/L     1 44.01.05 15 P-40 Zero Rabaul Bismarcks 23
BRADLEY L.E P/O 1     44.01.07 17 P-40 Zero Cape St George Bismarcks  
HIGHET G.R.B F/O 1     44.01.07 17 P-40 Zero Cape St George Bismarcks  
GEORGE A.G.S F/O 1     44.01.09 17 P-40 Zero Tobera Bismarcks  
NEWTON P.G.H S/L 2     44.01.09 17 P-40 Zero Tobera Bismarcks  
DEWILLIMOFF J.J F/L     1 44.01.14 15 P-40 Zero Simpson Harbour Bismarcks  
GRUBB* C.B SGT 1     44.01.14 15 P-40 Zero Simpson Harbour Bismarcks  
PARLANE A.L F/O 1     44.01.14 15 P-40 Zero Simpson Harbour Bismarcks  
SHORTHOUSE* E.P SGT 1     44.01.14 15 P-40 Zero Simpson Harbour Bismarcks  
EDWARDS J F/SGT 0.5     44.01.20 17 P-40 Zero Vunakanau Bismarcks 24
RABONE T.R SGT 0.5     44.01.20 17 P-40 Zero Vunakanau Bismarcks 24
CLIFFE A.W SGT 1     44.01.22 15 P-40 Zero Lakunai Bismarcks  
DEWILLIMOFF J.J F/L 1     44.01.22 15 P-40 Zero Lakunai Bismarcks  
SKELLON D.B F/SGT     1 44.01.22 15 P-40 Zero Lakunai Bismarcks  
GIBSON J.A.A S/L 1     44.01.23 15 P-40 Zero Lakunai Bismarcks  
ROBERTSON G.M F/O 1     44.01.27 18 P-40 Zero Rabaul Bismarcks  
BOUCHER* H.E F/O 1     44.01.28 15 P-40 Zero Tobera Bismarcks  
GIBSON J.A.A S/L     1 44.01.28 15 P-40 Zero Tobera Bismarcks  
STEPHENSON T.A SGT 1     44.01.28 15 P-40 Zero Tobera Bismarcks  
WALKER A.R F/O 1     44.01.29 18 P-40 Zero Tobera Bismarcks  
BALFOUR R.H F/L 1     44.02.13 18 P-40 Zero Vunakanau Bismarcks  
OLDFIELD J.A S/L 1     44.02.13 18 P-40 Zero Vunakanau Bismarcks  

 

 RNZAF Pacific Claims

The RNZAF claims list above has been compiled from the combined lists published in Chris Rudge's work "Air to Air" and Brian Cull's "Buffaloes over Singapore". Both these books are excellent reference works and I would highly recommend them. The list follows much of the same guidelines set for the RAAF list, and do not include air gunner claims. Also included are RNZAF pilot claims made while serving with 243 Squadron RAF over Singapore. Although an RAF Squadron, New Zealand pilots made up 80 percent of its compliment, and I felt their contribution should be included. Damaged claims have not been included for 243 Squadron.  All other claims are from RNZAF squadrons, and apart from 243 Squadron, does not include claims made by New Zealand pilots attached to other Commonwealth squadrons.

 

Notes

 

  1. Shared claim between Sgt B.S Wipiti and Sgt C.T Kronk.
  2. Cull lists as probable.
  3. Shared claim between P/O E.A Pevreal and Sgt C.T Kronk.
  4. Cull lists as probable later confirmed.
  5. Cull lists as probable.
  6. Shared claim between Sgt D.L Clow, Sgt W.J.N MacIntosh and Sgt H.J Meharry.
  7. Shared probable with F/L M Garden RAF 243 Squadron.
  8. Cull lists 2 of these destroyed claims as shared with F/O M.H Holder RAF, 243 Squadron.
  9. Cull lists as 2 A6Ms destroyed.
  10. Cull lists as 2 A6Ms probably destroyed.
  11. P/O Marra described aircraft as a Messerschmitt 109.
  12. ORB states that hits were recorded by pilot and gunner.
  13. Shared claim between F/L S.R Duncan and S/L M.J Herrick.
  14. Aircraft type not recorded but possibly an A6M Zero.
  15. Shared claim between F/O G.R.B Highet and F/L D.F St George.
  16. Shared claim between S.L M.J Herrick and F/O A.L Parlane.
  17. Shared claim between F/L G.H Grimsdale and S/L M.J Herrick.
  18. Shared claim between P/O R.W Bremner and Sgt M.A Nagel.
  19. One shared destroyed claim between F/L R.H Balfour and F/O C.D.A Highet.
  20. Commanding officer of the New Zealand Fighter Wing.
  21. Same aircraft destroyed by F/Sgt I.P Speedy.
  22. Same aircraft damaged by F/O R.J Prentice.
  23. This claim mentioned in his DFC citation.
  24. Shared claim between F/Sgt J Edwards and Sgt T.R Rabone.