Friday, November 9, 2018

We Will Remember Them WWII


Those who Served in World War II  from Available Family Research


William Bradshaw Lineage                  World War II
Edgar Harry Bradshaw
Victor Clarence Bradshaw
Ronald Keith Bradshaw
Gordon Alfred Bradshaw
Max Trevor Bradshaw
Noel Leonard Bradshaw
RAAF
Merlin Alan Bradshaw
RAAF
Keith Oscar Bradshaw
Lionel William Elwin Bradshaw
Lance Cape Laredo
RAAF
Emanuel George Laredo
Frances Roy Laredo
Alan George Bradshaw
RAN
Royal (Roy) Barclay James Bradshaw
RAAF
John Reginald Bradshaw
RAAF

James Bradshaw Family                                  World War II
Norman Chester Whitchurch
Edgar John Whitchurch
Keith Kinniburgh
Alick George Anderson
John Jack Bradshaw
Leslie Bradshaw
Colin Keith Bradshaw Knibbs

Susannah Jillett and Charles Dowdell
Alex Rupert Babington Morrisby
NX204963
Eustace Gamiel Butler                              TX6116
Gunner Leonard Earl Patterson Barrett
Ivan Alfred Morrisby
Frank Walter Tayler
RAAF
Reginald Angel Money
Dr
Margaret Henderson
Douglas Peers Dowdell
 Tasman Fairfax Morrisby                     NIO7530
 Dorothy Dennis Butler                         TX2168                                           Nursing Sister




Rebecca Jillett/Bradshaw and William Young Family
Eric Marsden Shone
Maxwell Robert Hurburgh
James Douglas Hurburgh
Jack D'Arcy Hurburgh
Frank Cooper                                             
VX58605  POW
Alan James Cooper
Colin Drummond Brownell
Richard Brue Calvert
Alan Young
Douglas Wyatt Bowling
  Henric Brian Shone                                 TX 561

Elizabeth Jillett/Bradshaw
Alan William Heather

Robert Jillett
John William Leslie Jillett
Douglas McIlvride Jillett
David Mostyn Jillett
Keith Owen Whitehouse                                  Flight Sergeant NZ 428800 
  Gordon Grant Jillett                                         NZ RAF  

Thomas Jillett
Alfred Henry Jillett
Richard Frank Jillett
Reginald Alfred Judd
Dale Herron
James William Herron
Wilfred Patrick Herron
      Expeditionary Force Japan
Henry George Jillett
Frank Ashton Nicholls
 Thomas Frank Jillett
            POW  Japan

Arthur Bruce Jillett
  Norman Keith Judd                                             RAAF       
  Robert Edward Jillett                                                     QX17167








John Jillett

Harry Robert Tanner
Arthur William Tanner
David Lee Tanner
John Bertram Tanner     POW                                          
Leonard Richard Higgins


Lawrence Albert Jillett
Robert John William Bayles Jillett
Tasman Albert (Toddy) Jillett
Cecil Arthernard Jillett
Ellis Rigby Taylor
Gilbert William Taylor
  John Robert Jillett                              RAAF
  Kate Alice Foreman                            Staff Nurse
  William Edward Jillett                                                                                                WWII



Family Member                                   Spouse                                     Lineage        Served
Clarice Rose Barrett
Walter Williamson
SJ
WWI
Constance Bowling
Ian Maxwell Bonnetto
RebJ
WWII
Constance Bowling
Frank Walter Miller
RebJ
WWII
Charlotte Jeanne Bradshaw
David Reid Bryce
WB
WWI
Joan Cooper
Eric George Lyon
TJ
WWI
Joyce Winifred Cooper
Herbert Hugh Vernon Bellamy
TJ
WWII
Betty Flora Jillett
Robert Scott Chrichton
TJ
WWII
Charlotte Jillett
George Mitchell Wears Ogilvie
RJ
WWII
RAAF
Clare Shone Jillett
Lawrence King
TJ
WWII
Joyce Kathleen Jillett
Roderick Miller McLeod
TJ
WWII
Katie Isabella Jillett
Claude Annesley/Harold Sedgwick
TJ
Phyllis Jillett
Cedric Bruce Orme
JJ
WWII
Ruth Hope Bayles Jillett
George Crosley Campbell
JJ
WWII
Dorothy Elizabeth Morrisby
Gerald Dillon Tayler
SJ
WWII
Jean Ogilvie
Henry Wilkie
RJ
WWI
WWII
Kathleen Lawrence Pearce
Robert Blair Hay
RebJ
WWII
Mary Cela Roberts
Dr Esmond Shirley Joske
TJ
WWI
Iris Lavinia Shone
Marcus George Gibson
RebJ
WWI
WWII
Joyce Esmay Shone
Frederick Walch Edington
RebJ
WWII
Kathleen Shone
Neil Brock
RebJ
WWI
Rita Shone
Joseph Charles Turner
RebJ
WWI
WWII
Vera Devereux Shone
Francis Rayland Dixon
RebJ
WWII
Lilla Annie Irene Whitchurch
Joseph Leslie Kinniburgh
JamJ
WWI
WWII
Eileen Kate Williams
George Gustav Porta
TJ
WWII
Kate Alice Foreman
Beaufort Gregg
 JJ
WWI
  Dorothy Dennis Butler                                  Douglas Anderson McBride                SJ                        WWII



Those who died World War II
Keith Owen Whitehouse Flight Sgt NZ 428800  RAF Died Strasbourg on 28th mission July 1944
Gordon Grant Jillett NZ RAF          Died over Germany 1941
Norman Keith Judd     403179  RAAF  Died 31st July 1942   Rheinberg War Cemetery
Henric Brian Shone      TX561      Died 1st January 1943 at Buna  Port Moresby War Cemetery
Robert Edward Jillett  QX17167   Died Sandakan POW   1945








Camp 1945   2/10 Field Regiment   PRISONER OF WAR

Gunner Robert Edward Jillett, zlrcft Field Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery was one of over 2000 Allied prisoners of war held in the Sandakan POW camp in north Borneo, having been transferred there from Singapore as a part of E Force.

The 500 Australian and 500 British POWs who made up E Force, left Changi on 28tr March,l943, on board the S.S. DeKlerk arriving at Berhala Island (adjacent to Sandakan Harbour) on 15 April,l943.

The POWs were held there until 5 June when they were taken by barge to Sandakan. The next day they were transferred to the 8 Mile Camp , which was about half a mile from the B Force Compound. Gunner Jillett aged 31, died a a prisoner of the Japanese on 5 June, 1945

They are remembered on the Ballarat POW War Memorial.



Killed in Korean War
William Edward Jillett, served WWII and Korea
17 Sep 1923
Launceston, Launceston City, Tasmania, Australia
Death
24 Apr 1951 (aged 27)
Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Burial
Busan, Busan Metropolitan City, South Korea
Plot
Location: 28-2-1; Grave No. 985

KILLED in ACTION - CS 739 936 Chunktun-ni, Hill 504; Battle of Kapyong (aka Battle of Jiaping)- KOREA
AWARDED THE US PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION FOR THE BATTLE OF KAPYONG.
Served World War 2 - RAN H2083
In Korea, 8407 Australian served, 346 were killed, and 281 are buried in graves.











Gordon Jillett and his crew were tasked with bombing the Tirpitz, in 1941. Many sorties' were flown trying to bomb this huge ship. Later movies were also made. The Sinking of the Bismark, is what they were attempting to carry out.

He flew a Wellington Bomber. This mission would be his last. He and the crew were not found.
20/21 June 1941 - Kiel RAF Bomber Command - 47 Wellington, 24 Hampden, 20 Whitley, 13 Stirlings, 11 Halifax heavy bombers

Sergeant Pilot Gordon Jillett (Pilot, Wellington IC R1339) Killed Sergeant Mason Fraser (Pilot, Wellington IC R1713) Killed Sergeant Desmond Dacre, (Air Observer, Wellington IC R1713
English: Vickers Wellington Bombers of the RAF at RAF Stradishall on the 10th of July 1939. Ready to fly to Brussells and Paris as a show of strength from the RAF.

On the night of 20/21st June 1941, 47 Wellington medium bombers, 24 Hampden medium bombers and 20 Whitley medium bombers left England to locate and attack the Tirpitz. She often was under cover in Norway. Unsuccessful in locating the ship, they attacked the port of Kiel, in Germany.

Tirpitz was the second of two Bismarck-class battleships built for Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine (navy) during World War II. Named after Grand Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz, the architect of the Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial Navy), the ship was laid down at the Kriegsmarinewerft Wilhelmshaven in November 1936 and her hull was launched two and a half years later. Work was completed in February 1941, when she was commissioned into the German fleet. Like her sister ship Bismarck, Tirpitz was armed with a main battery of eight 38-centimetre (15 in) guns in four twin turrets. After a series of wartime modifications she was 2,000 tonnes (2,000 long tons) heavier than Bismarck, making her the heaviest battleship ever built by a European navy.[3]

After completing sea trials in early 1941, Tirpitz briefly served as the centrepiece of the Baltic Fleet, which was intended to prevent a possible break-out attempt by the Soviet Baltic Fleet. In early 1942, the ship sailed to Norway to act as a deterrent against an Allied invasion. While stationed in Norway, Tirpitz was also intended to be used to intercept Allied convoys to the Soviet Union, and two such missions were attempted in 1942. This was the only feasible role for her, since the St Nazaire Raid had made operations against the Atlantic convoy lanes too risky. Tirpitz acted as a fleet in being, forcing the British Royal Navy to retain significant naval forces in the area to contain the battleship.

The Wellington Bomber By Martin W Bowman


On the Runnymede Memorial Overlooking the River Thames on Cooper’s Hill in Runnymede, Surrey, is Runnymede Memorial, sometimes known as the Air Forces Memorial.

The memorial commemorates more than 20,000 airmen and women who were lost in the Second World War during operations from bases in the United Kingdom and North and Western Europe who have no known grave.

The Royal Air Force saw some of the earliest action of the Second World War when on 4 September 1939, the day after war was declared, Blenheim and Wellington bombers attacked German shipping near Brunsb├╝ttel and Wilhelmshaven. In those raids seven aircrafts were lost and 25 airmen killed, the first casualties in what would become a worldwide struggle to gain mastery in the air upon which victory depended.






· The memorial commemorates the men and women of the air forces of the Commonwealth who were lost in air and other operations over western Europe during the Second World War
· Designed by Sir Edward Maufe, it is made of Portland stone and consists of a shrine embraced by a cloister
· The shrine is adorned with three stone figures by Vernon Hill representing Justice, Victory and Courage
· The engraved glass and painted ceilings were designed by John Hutton and the poem engraved on the gallery window was written by Paul H Scott
· The memorial was unveiled on 17 October 1953 by Queen Elizabeth II





1.1.1.  Henric Brian Shone.  WWII 2/12th Btn.  Killed Buna 1st January                                                                                  1943
Cronenbourg French National Cemetery in du Nas-Rhin, Alsace France. 
























Keith Owen Whitehouse    28 Missions
Keith Owen Whitehouse 75 Squadron WWII

Keith was a special person, who flew Lancaster Bombers, and took part in many bombing raids in 1944. Keith and his crew did not make it home in July 1944, but they are not forgotten by the people in Strasburg. 


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


Lancaster Mk.I ME754 AA-A
F/S Keith Owen Whitehouse, RNZAF NZ428899 – Pilot. F/S Jack Thomas Miliner, RAAF AUS.426367 – Navigator. Sgt. Ray Steele Horsford, RAFVR 1387835 – Air Bomber. F/S Keat Dudding, RNZAF NZ415522 – Wireless Operator . Sgt. Bernard Leighton, RAFVR 2209941 – Flight Engineer. Sgt. Maurice Kennett Peter Drummond, RNZAF NZ425389 – Mid Upper Gunner. F/S George Alfred Badge Taverner, RAAF AUS.429835 – Rear Gunner.
Take Off 22:18 – Landed 02:46 Flight Time 04:28

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.I ME754 dnc AA-A
F/S Keith Owen Whitehouse, RNZAF NZ428899 – Pilot. F/S Jack Thomas Miliner, RAAF AUS.426367 – Navigator. Sgt. Ray Steele Horsford, RAFVR 1387835 – Air Bomber. F/S Keat Dudding, RNZAF NZ415522 – Wireless Operator . Sgt. Bernard Leighton, RAFVR 2209941 – Flight Engineer. F/L William Edward McAlpine, RAFVR 115790 – Mid Upper Gunner (Gunnery Leader). F/S George Alfred Badge Taverner, RAAF AUS.429835 – Rear Gunner.
Take Off 23:05 – Landed 01:05 Flight Time 02:00

22/05/1944 – Attack Against Dortmund Twenty three aircraft were detailed to attack Dortmund of which eighteen completed their mission successfully. Three aircraft returned early and two failed to return (Captains NZ417016 P/O. E. Burke and NZ42354 P/O. C. Armstrong). The raid was well concentrated and carried out in good weather with excellent visibility. One aircraft had an inconclusive combat with a JU 88. Otherwise the operation was uneventful.
Lancaster Mk.I ME754 AA-A
F/S Keith Owen Whitehouse, RNZAF NZ428899 – Pilot. F/S Jack Thomas Miliner, RAAF AUS.426367 – Navigator. Sgt. Ray Steele Horsford, RAFVR 1387835 – Air Bomber. F/S Keat Dudding, RNZAF NZ415522 – Wireless Operator .

Sgt. Bernard Leighton, RAFVR 2209941 – Flight Engineer. F/S Albery Charles Markham, RNZAF NZ428011 – Mid Upper Gunner. F/S George Alfred Badge Taverner, RAAF AUS.429835 – Rear Gunner.
Take Off 22:39 – Landed 03:10 Flight Time 04:31

24/05/1944 – Attack Against Boulogne Thirteen aircraft were detailed to attack Aachen and eleven to attack a target at Boulogne. They all were successful in attacking their respective targets and good concentrated bombing was reported. Two aircraft attacking Aachen had combats with enemy aircraft, NZ40750 F/L. R. Berney claiming the destruction of an enemy night fighter and 170664 P/O. T. Buckley claimed strikes on a F.W. 190. There was no opposition from the Boulogne target.
Lancaster Mk.I ME754 AA-A
F/S Keith Owen Whitehouse, RNZAF NZ428899 – Pilot. F/S Jack Thomas Miliner, RAAF AUS.426367 – Navigator. Sgt. Ray Steele Horsford, RAFVR 1387835 – Air Bomber. F/S Keat Dudding, RNZAF NZ415522 – Wireless Operator . Sgt. Bernard Leighton, RAFVR 2209941 – Flight Engineer. F/S George Alfred Badge Taverner, RAAF AUS.429835 – Mid Upper Gunner. Sgt. F. Crome, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.
Take Off 00:10 – Landed 02:25 Flight Time 02:15
27/05/1944 – Attack Against Aachen Eighteen aircraft were detailed to attack Aachen, one of which returned early and two failed to return (Captains NZ414971 F/L. S. Fauvel and NZ421105 Sgt. Scott, F.). The remaining fifteen successfully bombed the target in clear weather, one aircraft (Captain NZ40750 F/L. R. Berney) had five successive inconclusive combats with an ME 410 in the Courtrai area.
Lancaster Mk.I LL921 AA-E
F/S Keith Owen Whitehouse, RNZAF NZ428899 – Pilot. F/S Jack Thomas Miliner, RAAF AUS.426367 – Navigator. Sgt. Ray Steele Horsford, RAFVR 1387835 – Air Bomber. F/S Keat Dudding, RNZAF NZ415522 – Wireless Operator . Sgt. Bernard Leighton, RAFVR 2209941 – Flight Engineer. Sgt. Robert Charles Baker, RAFVR 1624103 – Mid Upper Gunner. F/S George Alfred Badge Taverner, RAAF AUS.429835 – Rear Gunner.
Take Off 00:38 – Landed 03:52 Flight Time 03:14

28/05/1944 – Attack Against Angers Twenty two aircraft were detailed to attack the marshalling yards at Angers. Six of these were withdrawn, two returned early with engine trouble, but the remaining fourteen aircraft successfully bombed the target in good weather. A good concentrated attack was reported, and opposition was only slight.
Lancaster Mk.I LL921 AA-E
F/S Keith Owen Whitehouse, RNZAF NZ428899 – Pilot. F/S Jack Thomas Miliner, RAAF AUS.426367 – Navigator.

F/S Ray Steele Horsford, RAFVR 1387835 – Air Bomber. F/S Keat Dudding, RNZAF NZ415522 – Wireless Operator . Sgt. Bernard Leighton, RAFVR 2209941 – Flight Engineer. Sgt. Robert Charles Baker, RAFVR 1624103 – Mid Upper Gunner. F/S George Alfred Badge Taverner, RAAF AUS.429835 – Rear Gunner.
Take Off 18:35 – Landed 02:10 Flight Time 07:35

30/05/1944 – Attack Against Boulogne Ten aircraft successfully bombed a target at Boulogne, encountering only very slight opposition. The attack was carried out in clear visibility.
Lancaster Mk.III ND918 AA-Y
F/S Keith Owen Whitehouse, RNZAF NZ428899 – Pilot. F/S Jack Thomas Miliner, RAAF AUS.426367 – Navigator. Sgt. Ray Steele Horsford, RAFVR 1387835 – Air Bomber. F/S Keat Dudding, RNZAF NZ415522 – Wireless Operator . Sgt. Bernard Leighton, RAFVR 2209941 – Flight Engineer. Sgt. Robert Charles Baker, RAFVR 1624103 – Mid Upper Gunner. F/S George Alfred Badge Taverner, RAAF AUS.429835 – Rear Gunner.
Take Off 23:02 – Landed 00:58 Flight Time 01:56

31/05/1944 – Attack Against Trappes Twenty four aircraft were despatched to attack the marshalling yards at Trappes. One was withdrawn and another returned early through technical trouble. The remainder, however, bombed in good visibility, reporting an accurate attack. One aircraft (Captain NZ422098 P/O. L. Bonisch) had a combat with an enemy aircraft which was seen to be shot down by another of our aircraft.
Lancaster Mk.III PA967 AA-D
F/S Keith Owen Whitehouse, RNZAF NZ428899 – Pilot. F/S Jack Thomas Miliner, RAAF AUS.426367 – Navigator. Sgt. Ray Steele Horsford, RAFVR 1387835 – Air Bomber. F/S Keat Dudding, RNZAF NZ415522 – Wireless Operator . Sgt. Bernard Leighton, RAFVR 2209941 – Flight Engineer. Sgt. Robert Charles Baker, RAFVR 1624103 – Mid Upper Gunner. F/S George Alfred Badge Taverner, RAAF AUS.429835 – Rear Gunner.
Take Off 00:04 – Landed 04:54 Flight Time 04:50

02/06/1944 – Attack Against Wissant Fifteen aircraft were detailed to attack a target at Wissant, N. France. Owing to thick cloud over the target, twelve aircraft were unable to identify the markers and brought their bombs back. No opposition was encountered.
Lancaster Mk.III PA967 AA-D
F/S Keith Owen Whitehouse, RNZAF NZ428899 – Pilot. F/S Jack Thomas Miliner, RAAF AUS.426367 – Navigator. Sgt. Ray Steele Horsford, RAFVR 1387835 – Air Bomber. W/O Keat Dudding, RNZAF NZ415522 – Wireless Operator .

Sgt. Bernard Leighton, RAFVR 2209941 – Flight Engineer. Sgt. Robert Charles Baker, RAFVR 1624103 – Mid Upper Gunner. F/S George Alfred Badge Taverner, RAAF AUS.429835 – Rear Gunner.
Take Off 01:11 – Landed 03:11 Flight Time 02:00

05/06/1944 – Attack Against Ouistreham The target for No.3 Group was the coastal battery at Ouistreham in N. France. This target, and others in the same area were attacked by strong forces of Bomber Command aircraft immediately prior to the Anglo-American Invasion of the Continent. Twenty six aircraft from this Squadron participated and all were successful in bombing their target with the aid of markers. Opposition was very slight.
Lancaster Mk.III PA967 AA-D
F/S Keith Owen Whitehouse, RNZAF NZ428899 – Pilot. F/S Jack Thomas Miliner, RAAF AUS.426367 – Navigator. Sgt. Ray Steele Horsford, RAFVR 1387835 – Air Bomber. W/O Keat Dudding, RNZAF NZ415522 – Wireless Operator . Sgt. Bernard Leighton, RAFVR 2209941 – Flight Engineer. Sgt. Robert Charles Baker, RAFVR 1624103 – Mid Upper Gunner. F/S George Alfred Badge Taverner, RAAF AUS.429835 – Rear Gunner.
Take Off 03:29 – Landed 06:37 Flight Time 03:08

06/06/1944 – Attack Against Lisieux Twenty four aircraft took off, as detailed, to attack a target at Lisieux, in support of the invading forces which were establishing a bridge head in Normandy. All aircraft successfully bombed the target and an accurate attack was reported. Only slight opposition was encountered.
Lancaster Mk.III PA967 AA-D
F/S Keith Owen Whitehouse, RNZAF NZ428899 – Pilot. F/S Jack Thomas Miliner, RAAF AUS.426367 – Navigator. Sgt. Ray Steele Horsford, RAFVR 1387835 – Air Bomber. W/O Keat Dudding, RNZAF NZ415522 – Wireless Operator . Sgt. Bernard Leighton, RAFVR 2209941 – Flight Engineer. Sgt. Robert Charles Baker, RAFVR 1624103 – Mid Upper Gunner. F/S George Alfred Badge Taverner, RAAF AUS.429835 – Rear Gunner.
Take Off 23:50 – Landed 03:03 Flight Time 03:13

17/06/1944 – Attack Against Montdidier Fourteen aircraft were detailed to attack a military target at Montdidier. All aircraft reached the target area where it was found that cloud conditions prevented accurate bombing. The master bomber accordingly gave instructions for crews to abandon their mission, all aircraft except one bringing their bombs back to Base. The exception was the aircraft captained by NZ42488 F/S. Whittington, H. who jettisoned his bombs “safe” in the Channel owing to having a combat with a F.W.190. Our pilot claimed the enemy aircraft to be possibly destroyed.
Lancaster Mk.III PA967 dnc AA-D

P/O Keith Owen Whitehouse, RNZAF NZ428899 – Pilot. F/S Jack Thomas Miliner, RAAF AUS.426367 – Navigator.
Sgt. Ray Steele Horsford, RAFVR 1387835 – Air Bomber. W/O Keat Dudding, RNZAF NZ415522 – Wireless Operator . Sgt. Bernard Leighton, RAFVR 2209941 – Flight Engineer. Sgt. Robert Charles Baker, RAFVR 1624103 – Mid Upper Gunner. F/S George Alfred Badge Taverner, RAAF AUS.429835 – Rear Gunner.
Take Off 01:19 – Landed 04:27 Flight Time 03:08





21/06/1944 – Attack Against Domleger Twenty three aircraft were detailed to attack the constructional works at Domleger during daylight. Two aircraft failed to take off and the remainder were unable [to] locate the target, the markers not being visible owing to 10/10th cloud. they were instructed by the master bomber to abandon their mission, and apart from some aircraft which jettisoned their load, bombs were brought back. Opposition was very slight.
Lancaster Mk.III PA967 AA-D

P/O Keith Owen Whitehouse, RNZAF NZ428899 – Pilot. F/S Jack Thomas Miliner, RAAF AUS.426367 – Navigator. Sgt. Ray Steele Horsford, RAFVR 1387835 – Air Bomber. W/O Keat Dudding, RNZAF NZ415522 – Wireless Operator . Sgt. Bernard Leighton, RAFVR 2209941 – Flight Engineer. Sgt. Robert Charles Baker, RAFVR 1624103 – Mid Upper Gunner. F/S George Alfred Badge Taverner, RAAF AUS.429835 – Rear Gunner.
Take Off 18:06 – Landed 21:12 Flight Time 03:06

23/06/1944 – Attack Against L’Hey Twenty aircraft were detailed to attack the constructional works at L’Hey. All crews bombed on instructions from the Master bomber, and the glow of fires seen through clouds indicated a concentrated raid. Opposition was very slight, although one aircraft had an inconclusive combat with two enemy fighters.
Lancaster Mk.III PA967 AA-D

P/O Keith Owen Whitehouse, RNZAF NZ428899 – Pilot. F/S Jack Thomas Miliner, RAAF AUS.426367 – Navigator. Sgt. Ray Steele Horsford, RAFVR 1387835 – Air Bomber. W/O Keat Dudding, RNZAF NZ415522 – Wireless Operator . Sgt. Bernard Leighton, RAFVR 2209941 – Flight Engineer. Sgt. Robert Charles Baker, RAFVR 1624103 – Mid Upper Gunner. F/S George Alfred Badge Taverner, RAAF AUS.429835 – Rear Gunner.
Take Off 23:20 – Landed 01:40 Flight Time 02:20

24/06/1944 – Attack Against Rimeux Twenty five aircraft took off as detailed to attack the constructional works at Rimeux. Twenty four crews bombed successfully with the aid of markers, and an accurate raid was reported. There were numerous searchlights in action, but the A.A. opposition was not serious. The aircraft captained by NZ424788 F/S. Bateson, B. failed to return.

Lancaster Mk.III PA967 AA-D
P/O Keith Owen Whitehouse, RNZAF NZ428899 – Pilot. F/S Jack Thomas Miliner, RAAF AUS.426367 – Navigator. Sgt. Ray Steele Horsford, RAFVR 1387835 – Air Bomber. W/O Keat Dudding, RNZAF NZ415522 – Wireless Operator . Sgt. Bernard Leighton, RAFVR 2209941 – Flight Engineer. Sgt. Robert Charles Baker, RAFVR 1624103 – Mid Upper Gunner. F/S George Alfred Badge Taverner, RAAF AUS.429835 – Rear Gunner.
Take Off 23:35 – Landed 01:50 Flight Time 02:15

30/06/1944 – Attack Against Villers Bocage Twenty four aircraft in daylight were detailed to attack enemy concentrations at Villers Bocage, in support of the British and Canadian Armies advance in Northern France. Two aircraft were withdrawn, owing to technical faults, but the remaining twenty two aircraft all bombed their target successfully, and reported a very concentrated raid. Moderate, but heavy A.A. Fire was encountered over the target, but there was no fighter opposition. On return one aircraft landed at Woodbridge and another put down on one of our landing strips in Normandy (the Flight Engineer 1586862 Sgt. McDevitt, P.W. being slightly injured). A unique incident for the Squadron. Another aircraft was damaged by A.A. Fire, but reached Base and made a successful landing.
Lancaster Mk.III PA967 AA-D


P/O Keith Owen Whitehouse, RNZAF NZ428899 – Pilot. F/S Kenneth McIndoe MacKay, RNZAF NZ421829 – 2nd Pilot. F/S Jack Thomas Miliner, RAAF AUS.426367 – Navigator. Sgt. Ray Steele Horsford, RAFVR 1387835 – Air Bomber. W/O Keat Dudding, RNZAF NZ415522 – Wireless Operator . Sgt. Bernard Leighton, RAFVR 2209941 – Flight Engineer. Sgt. Robert Charles Baker, RAFVR 1624103 – Mid Upper Gunner. F/S George Alfred Badge Taverner, RAAF AUS.429835 – Rear Gunner.
Take Off 18:06 – Landed 21:28 Flight Time 03:22

02/07/1944 – Daylight Attack Against Beauvoir Twenty three out of twenty four aircraft detailed took off in daylight to attack the construction works supply site at Beauvoir. All aircraft successfully bombed the target and a concentrated raid developed. Opposition from A.A. fire was slight.
Lancaster Mk.III PA967 AA-D

P/O Keith Owen Whitehouse, RNZAF NZ428899 – Pilot. F/S Jack Thomas Miliner, RAAF AUS.426367 – Navigator. Sgt. Ray Steele Horsford, RAFVR 1387835 – Air Bomber. W/O Keat Dudding, RNZAF NZ415522 – Wireless Operator . Sgt. Bernard Leighton, RAFVR 2209941 – Flight Engineer. Sgt. Robert Charles Baker, RAFVR 1624103 – Mid Upper Gunner. F/S George Alfred Badge Taverner, RAAF AUS.429835 – Rear Gunner.
Take Off 12:50 – Landed 16:00 Flight Time 03:10

05/07/1944 – Attack Against Watten Twenty four aircraft took off as detailed to attack the constructional works at Watten. All were successful in bombing the target, and a good raid was reported.
Moderate to heavy A.A. fire was encountered, but there was no fighter opposition. In addition, four aircraft were detailed to lay mines in the Kattegat, but this operation was cancelled.
Lancaster Mk.III PA967 AA-D

P/O Keith Owen Whitehouse, RNZAF NZ428899 – Pilot. F/S Jack Thomas Miliner, RAAF AUS.426367 – Navigator. Sgt. Ray Steele Horsford, RAFVR 1387835 – Air Bomber. W/O Keat Dudding, RNZAF NZ415522 – Wireless Operator . Sgt. Bernard Leighton, RAFVR 2209941 – Flight Engineer. Sgt. Robert Charles Baker, RAFVR 1624103 – Mid Upper Gunner. F/S George Alfred Badge Taverner, RAAF AUS.429835 – Rear Gunner.
Take Off 22:58 – Landed 01:05 Flight Time 02:07

09/07/1944 – Attack Against Linzeux The twenty five aircraft detailed on the previous day took off to attack the constructional works site at Linzeux in daylight. All aircraft bombed through cloud, using navigational aids. A.A. fire opposition was reported as slight, although one aircraft suffered considerable damage when over the target. There was no opposition from enemy fighters.
Lancaster Mk.III PA967 AA-D

P/O Keith Owen Whitehouse, RNZAF NZ428899 – Pilot. F/S Jack Thomas Miliner, RAAF AUS.426367 – Navigator. Sgt. Ray Steele Horsford, RAFVR 1387835 – Air Bomber. W/O Keat Dudding, RNZAF NZ415522 – Wireless Operator . Sgt. Bernard Leighton, RAFVR 2209941 – Flight Engineer. Sgt. Robert Charles Baker, RAFVR 1624103 – Mid Upper Gunner. F/S George Alfred Badge Taverner, RAAF AUS.429835 – Rear Gunner.
Take Off 13:00 – Landed 15:47 Flight Time 02:47

10/07/1944 – Attack Against Nucourt Twenty seven aircraft took off at dawn to attack Nucourt constructional works site, all aircraft bombing through 10/10th cloud, using navigational aids, but the raid appeared to be scattered. Slight opposition from A.A. fire was encountered.




Lancaster Mk.III PA967 AA-D
P/O Keith Owen Whitehouse, RNZAF NZ428899 – Pilot. F/S Jack Thomas Miliner, RAAF AUS.426367 – Navigator. Sgt. Ray Steele Horsford, RAFVR 1387835 – Air Bomber. W/O Keat Dudding, RNZAF NZ415522 – Wireless Operator . Sgt. Bernard Leighton, RAFVR 2209941 – Flight Engineer. Sgt. Robert Charles Baker, RAFVR 1624103 – Mid Upper Gunner. F/S George Alfred Badge Taverner, RAAF AUS.429835 – Rear Gunner.
Take Off 04:30 – Landed 07:34 Flight Time 03:04

12/07/1944 – Attack Against Vaires
The same twenty five aircraft detailed earlier took off to attack the Vaires marshalling yard in daylight. All aircraft reached the target area, but only two identified the marshalling yard and bombed as ordered. The remaining crews abandoned their mission as instructed by the Master Bomber, and brought their bombs back to base, owing to 10/10ths cloud obscuring the target. Considerable heavy A.A. fire was encountered, but all aircraft returned safely.
Lancaster Mk.III PA967 AA-D

P/O Keith Owen Whitehouse, RNZAF NZ428899 – Pilot. F/S Jack Thomas Miliner, RAAF AUS.426367 – Navigator. Sgt. Ray Steele Horsford, RAFVR 1387835 – Air Bomber. W/O Keat Dudding, RNZAF NZ415522 – Wireless Operator . Sgt. Bernard Leighton, RAFVR 2209941 – Flight Engineer. Sgt. Robert Charles Baker, RAFVR 1624103 – Mid Upper Gunner. F/S George Alfred Badge Taverner, RAAF AUS.429835 – Rear Gunner.
Take Off 18:20 – Landed 22:10 Flight Time 03:50

23/07/1944 – Attack Against Kiel Twenty aircraft took off as detailed to attack Kiel, and all successfully bombed the target. A concentrated raid was reported and the glow of fires could be seen from the Danish west coast on return. A moderate A.A. barrage was met and two aircraft had combats with enemy fighters.
Lancaster Mk.III ND753 AA-G

P/O Keith Owen Whitehouse, RNZAF NZ428899 – Pilot. F/S Jack Thomas Miliner, RAAF AUS.426367 – Navigator. F/S Ray Steele Horsford, RAFVR 1387835 – Air Bomber. W/O Keat Dudding, RNZAF NZ415522 – Wireless Operator . Sgt. Bernard Leighton, RAFVR 2209941 – Flight Engineer. Sgt. Robert Charles Baker, RAFVR 1624103 – Mid Upper Gunner. F/S George Alfred Badge Taverner, RAAF AUS.429835 – Rear Gunner.
Take Off 22:50 – Landed 04:05 Flight Time 05:15

24/07/1944 – Attack Against Stuttgart Twenty one aircraft took off as detailed to attack Stuttgart. Eighteen aircraft bombed the target with the aid of markers, but the raid appeared to be scattered. One aircraft returned early with engine trouble. Intense A.A. fire was encountered over the target, and fighters were fairly active, two aircraft having combats. Two aircraft failed to return, these were captained by NZ415216 P/O. J. McRae & NZ428800 P/O. K. Whitehouse.
Lancaster Mk.I HK568 AA-K

P/O Keith Owen Whitehouse, RNZAF NZ428899 – Pilot. F/S Jack Thomas Miliner, RAAF AUS.426367 – Navigator. F/S Ray Steele Horsford, RAFVR 1387835 – Air Bomber. W/O Keat Dudding, RNZAF NZ415522 – Wireless Operator . Sgt. Bernard Leighton, RAFVR 2209941 – Flight Engineer. Sgt. Robert Charles Baker, RAFVR 1624103 – Mid Upper Gunner. F/S George Alfred Badge Taverner, RAAF AUS.429835 – Rear Gunner.
Take Off 21:50 – Landed missing Flight Time – Missing

Lancaster Mk.I HK568 AA-K was brought down at 02.10hrs by an enemy fighter near the French/German border, on the northern outskirts of Strasbourg. All crew members were killed. They are buried in a collective grave in the French National Cemetery, at Chronenbourg.
F/O Keith Owen Whitehouse, RNZAF NZ428800 – Pilot. Killed age 23. Son Of Harold Owen Whitehouse And Fanny Whitehouse, Of Khandallah, Wellington, New Zealand. Buried Cronenbourg French National (Mixed) Cemetery, Strasbourg, France.. Grave location – L. 9. Coll. Grave 5-11.
P/O Jack Thomas Milliner, RAAF AUS.426367 – Navigator. Killed age 22. Son Of James White Miller And Of Ida Miller (Nee Campbell), Of Broad Bay, Otago, New Zealand. Buried Cronenbourg French National (Mixed) Cemetery, Strasbourg, France.. Grave location – L. 9. Coll. grave 5-11. ‘He gave his life For us to live Greater gift No man can give’

F/S Ray Steele Horsford, RAFVR 1387835 – Air Bomber. Killed age 28. Son of Ray Steele Horsford and Lilian Primrose Horsford, of Sittingbourne, Kent; Husband of Doris Ada Horsford, of Sittingbourne. Buried Cronenbourg French National (Mixed) Cemetery, Strasbourg, France.. Grave location – L. 9. Coll. grave 5-11. ‘Golden memories Silently kept Of one we loved’
W/O Keat Dudding, RNZAF NZ415522 – Wireless Operator. Killed age 25. Son of Charles Henry and Zoe Fanny Dudding, of Whangarei, Auckland, New Zealand. Buried Cronenbourg French National (Mixed) Cemetery, Strasbourg, France.. Grave location – L. 9. Coll. grave 5-11.

Sgt. Bernard Leighton, RAFVR 2209941 – Flight Engineer. Killed age 34. Son Of James And Frances Leighton, Of Manchester; Husband Of Winifred Dorothy Leighton, Of Rusholme, Manchester. Buried Cronenbourg French National (Mixed) Cemetery, Strasbourg, France.. Grave location – L. 9. Coll. grave 5-11. ‘Till we meet again’

Sgt. Robert Charles Baker, RAFVR 1624103 – Mid Upper Gunner. Killed age 21. Buried Cronenbourg French National (Mixed) Cemetery, Strasbourg, France.. Grave location – L. 9. Coll. grave 5-11.

F/S George Alfred Badge Taverner, RAAF AUS.429835 – Rear Gunner. Killed age 21. Son of George Alfred and Winifred Bessie Taverner, of Torrens Vale, South Australia. Buried Cronenbourg French National (Mixed) Cemetery, Strasbourg, France.. Grave location – L. 9. Coll. grave 5-1 1. ‘Duty nobly done. Fragrent memories. Longed for always’

https://75nzsquadron.wordpress.com/k-o-whitehouse-crew-10-5-44-%E2%80%A0/
Lancaster Mk.I HK568 AA-K

On the night of July 24 to 25, 1944 , an English Avro Lancaster bomber crashed in the middle of the forest. The seven crew members are buried at the Cronenbourg War Cemetery
   

https://www.aerosteles.net/stelefr-strasbourg-lancaster


3.1.4  David John Whitchurch   31 July 1892 Oatlands d 3 May 1917

Embarked Melbourne 7 April 1916 aboard HMAT Wiltshire
Died 3 May 1917 from a bullet wound to the head, just after capturing the first line at Bullecourt and was buried later where he fell.  Previously reported missing by AIF Headquarters on 6 December 1917 David is buried at Villiers-Bretonneux



RECORD OF NEW ZEALANDERS WHO HAVE DIED WHILE
SERVING WITH THE RNZAF AND ALLIED AIR SERVICES SINCE 1915

Volume two: fates 1943 – 1998

FOR YOUR TOMORROW
By Errol W Martyn
Fri 18 Dec 1942
New Zealand
Dual Flying Training

1 Service Flying Training School (ITS), RNZAF (Wigram)
Oxford I NZ1324 – in the morning collided with another of the same school’s Oxford Is (NZ1286) at 100 feet above the airfield at Norwood, about 15 miles WSW of Wigram, crashed and caught fire. Both of NZ1324’s crew died, the instructor being buried at Midhurst and the pupil at Kaikoura. Two anonymous members of the Fire Section were later commended for their efforts in extricating the pilot’s bodies from the burning wreckage. LAC KO Whitehouse, flying solo in NZ1286, made a successful crash landing and escaped with slight injuries.
Pilot Instr: NZ40972 Fg Off Cyril Griffith William HENDERSON, RNZAF – Age 26. 1639hrs.
Pupil Pilot: NZ428813 LAC Eric Mark BROADHURST, RNZAF – Age 22
Whitehouse died on 25 July 1944, while flying with 75 (NZ) Sqn, RAF








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A RECORD OF NEW ZEALANDERS WHO HAVE DIED WHILE
SERVING WITH THE RNZAF AND ALLIED AIR SERVICES SINCE 1915
Volume two: fates 1943 – 1998
FOR YOUR TOMORROW
By Errol W Martyn
Mon 24/Tue 25 Jul 1944
BOMBER COMMAND
75 (NZ) Squadron, RAF (Mepal, Cambridgeshire – 3 Group)

Lancaster I HK568/K – took off at 2151 on same raid as the above and brought down close to the French-German border, crashing in the forest of Robertsau on the northern outskirts of Strasbourg, at 0210. The seven crew are buried in a collective grave in the city’s western suburb of Cronenbourg, in the French National Cemetery.

Captain: NZ428800 Fg Off Keith Owen WHITEHOUSE, RNZAF – Age 23. 547hrs. 27th op.
Wireless Op: NZ415522 Wt Off Keat DUDDING, RNZAF – Age 25. 468hrs. 25th op.
Whitehouse, it will be recalled, was the sole survivor of the mid-air collision on 18 December 1942 at 1 SFTS, RNZAF, in which CGW Henderson and EM Broadhurst lost their lives.
Some of Dudding’s ops had been undertaken with 464 Sqn, RAAF, prior to his posting to 75, but the number flown with each is unknown







POW

Winifred Cooper married Herbert Hugh Vernon                                                           Bellamy  RAAF  WWII
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 Australian General Hospital Staff Sergeant  Prisoner of Japanese.  Named on the POW Memorial at Ballarat
Frank Cooper    Award: Mention in despatches
Attacking other authors, whom he accuses of perpetuating stereotypical POW camp images, he writes: '''Gritty' Australians defying the Japanese by playing footy is one thing and can be accommodated by stereotypes but 'Japs' playing sport with their prisoners is too much to explain.'''
At one camp (not Changi) - according to one prisoner, Gunner Eric Cooper of the Victorian 4th Anti-Tank Regiment - the Japanese camp commandant was ''a keen sportsman'' who would attend POW boxing matches bearing gifts.
Cooper wrote: ''His aides carried baskets laden with all sorts of wonderful 'trophies' - pineapples, bananas, canned foods, soft drinks, cigarettes and even bottles of cold Tiger beer. He took great pride in presenting these awards at the end of each bout, not only to the winner but to the loser as well.''
At Changi, the guards fancied a game of baseball with the top Australian team. ''The game was seen by the Japanese as embodying the spirit of competition and the idea of genki, or vigour.''
What they didn't realise was that the Australian team was drawn from more than six Australian battalions of 800 fit men aged between 18 and 35. On Sunday, August 27, 1944, the Japanese played in the POW competition. The Australians trounced them.



Sapper Hedley Roy Bowden    3rd F.C. Engineers   Carpenter

23 Jul 1915
Cemetery:
Alexandria (Chatby) Military Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place:
Alexandria, AL Iskandariyah, Egypt

Aubrey Cecil Bowden no 245
246
Hubert Leonard Bowden  Field Engineers.








            1.2.      William Edward Jillett WWII m Norma Burns died Korea
William Edward JILLETT, son of Walter Race and Hilda Elizabeth Jillett (nee Eales) was discharged 11th April 1946 and in 1947 married Norma Eleanor Burns.
 KILLED IN ACTION ON KOREAN FRONT

MR AND MRS. W. R. JILLETT, of Mann St., Invermay, have been notified that their youngest son, Pte. William E. Jillett, has been killed in action in Korea.
Pte. Jillett was 27. Joining the 3rd Australian Battalion in Melbourne in August last year, he arrived in Japan shortly after Christmas, and was drafted to Korea early in January.
He had seen action four times. In the Second World War, Pte. Jillett served four years from 1941 as signaller on HML 816. a submarine chaser attached to the Royal Australian Navy.
He was educated at the Invermay School and the Launceston Technical College, and before the Second World War he was a junior architectural draughtsman on the City Council staff.
After the war he joined the Launceston architectural firm of East, Roy Smith, and Willing, but subsequently entered into practice on his own account.  There are two brothers. Messrs. T.A. and J. Jillett. (Hobart Mercury 28 Apr 1951)
17 Sep 1923
Launceston, Launceston City, Tasmania, Australia
Death
24 Apr 1951 (aged 27)
Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Burial
Busan, Busan Metropolitan City, South Korea
Plot
Location: 28-2-1; Grave No. 985

KILLED in ACTION - CS 739 936 Chunktun-ni, Hill 504; Battle of Kapyong (aka Battle of Jiaping)- KOREA
AWARDED THE US PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION FOR THE BATTLE OF KAPYONG.
Served World War 2 - RAN H2083
In Korea, 8407 Australian served, 346 were killed, and 281 are buried in graves.


Roy Maxwell Bowden  mother TX1125  Aulbury Cecil Bowden