Fighter aces of New Zealand in WW2

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All the lists present the following data:
Name and (when known) first name are presented with arbitrary choice for the spelling (russian, german, arab names...).
RANK of the pilot: see the rank page for the meaning of the abbreviations and the equivalence.
According to the pages, COUNTRY, NATION for the nationality or ethnic origin, AIR_SERVICE for the air arm, are provided.
The number of victories represents usually the total of kills (individual plus shared). The shared kills are indicated when known under the form [indiv+shared]. The official score is indicated when different from the total (American and British scores of ww2 for example).
Authors of the SOURCES column are given; report to the bibliography page to find the books, articles, web pages in alphabetical order. The OTHER_SOURCES column presents the divergent scores with sometimes the author of the source.
The DETAIL column shows occasionally the type of kill, balloons, V-1s, ground kills, unconfirmed kills...
The NOTE column exposes different commentaries and for lack of space, abbreviations are used: report to the abbreviation page for their meaning.

Updated: 10/10/2013

WCdrColin FalklandGRAY29[27+2]27,7C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF RNZAF54Sq,43Sq,1Sq,41Sq,616Sq,484Sq,64Sq,81Sq,322Wg27.5
FOOwen David 'Ginger'EAGLESON26[22+4]2,5C.Shores(20+3 sh. V-1s)RNZAF486SqTempest diver ace, 1944. POW.
WCdrEvan Dall 'Rosie'MACKIE23[20+3]21,5C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF485Sq, 243Sq, 92Sq, 274Sq, 80Sq, 122Wg RAFMalta ace, 1943.22, 21
SLdrArthur Ernest 'Spike'UMBERS23[18+5]4,5C.Shores(14+4sh V-1s)RAF & RNZAF74Sq RAF, 486Sq RNZAF, 3Sq14/02/194528 V-1s (W.Hess)
WCdrWilliam VernonCRAWFORD-COMPTON22[21+1]21,5C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF603, 485, 611, 64, 122Sq, Hornchurch Wg, 145(FF)WgSpitfire ace, Channel, France 41-44.20.5, 16.5
FORaymond JohnCAMMOCK21[20+1]0C.Shores(all V-1 kills)RNZAF253Sq, 486Sq06/10/1944
SLdrJames Hugh 'Black Mac'MCCAW20[19+1]0C.Shores(all V-1s)RNZAF486Sq
FLtRaymond BrownHESSELYN19[18+1]18,5C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF234Sq,249Sq,att 272Sq,222Sq,64Sq RAFPOW 1943.21,5; 22;20,5(Shores)
SLdrJames Roy 'Jimmy'CULLEN18[14+4]0C.Shores(all V-1s)RAF & RNZAF486Sq, 183SqTempest diver ace, 44. Typhoon, 45.
WCdrAlan ChristopherDEERE18[17+1]17,33C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF54, 602, 403, 611, 145Wg RAFSpitfire ace, BoB, Channel 41-43.21.5, 22.5, 19
FLtBrian John GeorgeCARBURY17[15+2]15,83C.Shores-C.Williams603Sq,Spitfire I ace, BoB.12, 15.5, 14.33
FOEdgard James 'Cobber'KAIN17C.ShoresRAF74Sq RAF07/06/1940KIFA.14, 16 (Shores)
WCdrJohn MilneCHECKETTS1614C.Shores & Wil.(2 V-1s)RAF611Sq, 485Sq, 142 Wg RAFSpitfire ace, Channel, N.Europe, 43-44.14.5
SLdrCornelius JamesSHEDDAN15[11+4]5,33Shores & Will.(7+1sh V-1s)RNZAF485(NZ)Sq'Diver' ace.5,5+8V-1s
FLtGraySTENBORG15[14+1]14,33C.Shores & C.WilliamsRNZAF111Sq, 185Sq, 91Sq24/09/194310.5
SLdrHarvey NelsonSWEETMAN15[12+3]2Shores & Will.(11,5 V-1s)RNZAF485Sq, 486Sq, 3Sq7+10,5V1s (Hess)
SLdrMervin Robert 'Bruce'INGRAM14[8+6]10,5C.Shores & C.WilliamsRNZAF611Sq, 601Sq, 243Sq, 152Sq11/07/19449,33
SLdrDonald StuartSCOTT14[6+8]6,67C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF73Sq, 94SqHurricane, def. of Egypt.
WCdrMinden Vaughan 'Mindy'BLAKE13[10+3]11,33C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF238, 234Sq RAFHurr, Spit, BoB, Channel 41-42. POW.
PORaymond Jack 'Dan'DANZEY13[9+4]0C.Shores(all V-1s)RNZAF486Sq
SLdrJohn Albert AxelGIBSON13[12+1]12,5C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF RNZAF501Sq, 15 RNZAFSq, 80Sq8, 14.5, 11
FOJohn DonaldRAE13[11+2]12C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF485Sq, 603Sq, 249Sq
WCdrWarren Edward 'Smokey'SCHRADER13[11+2]12C.Shores & C.WilliamsRNZAF1435Flt, 486Sq, 616SqSpitfire, Malta, Italy, 1943.
FLtJohn Harry 'Jack'STAFFORD13[10+3]3,33Shores & Will.(8 V-1s)RNZAF486Sq
WCdrWilfred GrevilleCLOUSTON12[9+3]10,33C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF19SqSpit, Dunkirk, BoB. POW Singapore 41.8.5
WCdrEdward Preston 'Hawkeye'WELLS12C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF266Sq, 41Sq, 485(NZ)Sq, Kenley, Tangmere Wgs13 (W.Hess)
FORobert DuffBREMNER11[5+6]0,83C.Shores(5+4 sh V-1s)RNZAF486Sq
FOGeoffrey BrysonFISKEN11C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF RAAF RNZAF243Sq, 21 RAAFSq, 453 RAAFSq, 14 RNZAFSqBuffalo, Singapore 42. P-40,Solomons 43.5+2sh
FOGarnet J. Michael 'Gus'HOOPER11[8+3]1C.Shores(7+3 sh. V-1s)RNZAF486Sq
FLtGeorge Edmond 'Jamie'JAMESON11C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF125Sq, 488Sq RAF
FOBrian JohnO'CONNOR11[10+1]1C.Shores(9+1 sh.V-1s)RNZAF486Sq1+8,5 V-1s
PONigel ManfredPARK11[10+1]10,25C.Shores & C.WilliamsRNZAF126Sq8,5
SLdrDerrick Fitzgerald'Jerry'WESTENRA11[8+3]9,33C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF112Sq, 601Sq, 93Sq, 65Sq RAFTomahawk, N.Africa.
GCptEric WilliamWHITLEY11W.N. HessRNZAF245Sq, 234Wg5
FLtStanford Seaton 'Bill'WILLIAMS11[8+3]1,5C.Shores(7+2sh V-1s)RNZAF486Sq22/12/1944
FLtFrank Brewster 'Bruce'LAWLESS101C.Shores(9 V-1s)RAF & RNZAF486Sq, 164Sq, 183Sq, 198Sq
FORoy EmileLELONG107Shores & Wil.(3 V-1s)RAF605Sq, FExF RAF5
SLdrJohn NobleMACKENZIE10[8+2]8,66C.ShoresRAF & RNZAF41Sq RAF, 488(NZ)Sq, 14Sq, 64Sq RNZAF9
FOKeith AlexanderSMITH102C.Shores(8 V-1s)RNZAF486SqTempest Diver ace, 1944. POW.
SLdrRobert LawrenceSPURDLE10C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF & RNZAF74Sq, 91Sq, 16Sq RNZAF9
FOBevan MasonHALL9[6+3]0C.Shores(all V-1s)RAF486Sq27/12/1944
GCptPatrick GeraintJAMESON9C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF46Sq, 266Sq, Wittering, W.Malling, N.Weald Wgs RAF10
SLdrErnest LeslieJOYCE9C.ShoresRAF3Sq, 73Sq, 243WgTF, 122Sq RAF18/06/194410 (Shores-Will.)
FOWilliam Arthur 'Wacky'KALKA91C.Shores(8 V-1s, 1 balloon)RNZAF486Sq25/03/1945
WgCdrWilliam H.STRATTON9W. N. HessRAF1Sq, 134Sq, 213Sq RAF4 (Shores-Williams)
SLdrVictor Bosanquet StrachanVERITY9[8+1]8,2C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF615Sq, 229Sq, 422Flt, 96Sq, 73Sq, 108Sq RAF5,25 (Hess); 11,5
SLdrHansford WardCHAMBERS8[7+1]7,11C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF154Sq, 255Sq, 242Sq RAFSpitfire, Dieppe 42, Tunisia, Italy 43.
WCdrReginald Joseph CowanGRANT8[7+1]7,5C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF RNZAF145Sq, 485(NZ)Sq, 122Wg28/02/1944
FLtPeter Francis LockerHALL8C.Shores & C.WilliamsRNZAF488Sq
WCdrDerek HaroldHAMMOND8W.N.HessRNZAF272Sq, 489(NZ)Sq1+2 (Shores)
FOWilliam AlfredHART8[6+2]0C.Shores(all V-1 kills)RNZAF486Sq
SLdrMichael JamesHERRICK8[6+2]7C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF25Sq, 15 RNZAFSq16/06/1944KIA.10.5
FLtRobert Gordon 'Dutch'KLEINMAYER8[7+1]0C.Shores(all V-1s)RAF129Sq
FLtArthur Norman 'Artie'SAMES8[7+1]2,5C.Shores(5 V-1s)RNZAF486Sq, 137SqTyphoon Diver ace.
GCaptDesmond JamesSCOTT8[5+3]6,5C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF & RNZAF3Sq, 198Sq, 486(NZ)Sq, Tangmere Wg, 123Wg5 (Foreman)
WCdrIrving Stanley 'Black'SMITH8C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF & RNZAF151Sq RAF, 488Sq RNZAF10; 6 (Hess)
WCdrRichard MacklowTROUSDALE8[7+1]7,33C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF RCAF & RNZAF266Sq, 255Sq RAF, 409Sq RCAF, 488Sq RNZAF19/05/19478,33; 6+1sh
SLdrDerek HarlandWARD8[7+1]7,25C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF87Sq, 73Sq RAF17/06/19426 (Hess)
SLdrJosephWATTERS8[2+6]3,2C. ShoresRAF272SqBeaufighter, Desert, Aegean, 1941-43.1+6sh
WCdrRobert DuncanYULE8[3+5]4,52C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF145Sq, 501Sq, 66Sq, 15Wg11/09/1953KIFA.4+5sh(5,52) Shores
FLtBasil Gordon 'Buck'COLLYNS7[5+2]5,83C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF65Sq, 19Sq RAFHurr, Channel 41;Mustang ace, France 44.8.5
POAntonio SimmonsDINI7[3+4]4,7C.ShoresRAF610Sq, 607Sq, 605Sq, RAF31/05/1940Hurricane I ace, BoF. KIFA.5+2sh (Shores-Will.)
FOEric SteeleDOHERTY7C.Shores & C.WilliamsRNZAF242SqSpit V and IX ace, Sicily, Italy 43-44.7,25(Sq ORB, Shores)
POWilliam HenryHODGSON7[5+2]5,67C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF85Sq RAF13/03/194111
FLtJohn ArthurHOULTON7[5+2]5,75C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF185Sq, 485Sq, 274Sq RAF
FLtDavid FranklinLIVINGSTONE7[5+2]5,5C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF154Sq, 111Sq RAF6,5
WCdrHenry Maurice 'Morrie'MASON7[5+2]0C.Shores(all V-1s)RNZAF & RAF486Sq, 197Sq, 183Sq, 135Wg19/07/1948
FLtWilliam Lister 'Dusty'MILLER70C.Shores(all V-1 kills)RNZAF486Sq
FLtAlan McGregorPEART7[6+1]6,33C.Shores & C.WilliamsRNZAF81Sq5,33
SLdrJames KerrowPORTEOUS7[6+1]1C.Shores(5+1sh.V-1s)RAF485Sq, 93Sq, 243Sq, 165Sq, 122Sq
SLdrKeith Granville 'Hyphen'TAYLOR-CANNON7[4+3]4,5C.Shores(1 V-1)RNZAF486Sq
FOWilliam Allan LiddellTROTT71C.Shores(6 V-1s)RNZAF486Sq17/02/1955
WCdrRonald EdwardBARY6[2+4]3,83C. ShoresRAF229Sq, 274Sq, 250Sq, 80Sq, 239Wg, 244Wg12/04/1945
FLtGordon Loversidge'Snowy'BONHAM61C.Shores(5 V-1s)RAF243Sq, FIU, 501Sq25/09/1944
WCdrAllen EdwardBROWNE6W.N. HessRNZAF488Sq, 89Sq RAFMosquito, N.France, 1944.4 (Shores)
SLdrStanley FranklinBROWNE6[5+1]5,5C.Shores & C.WilliamsRNZAF485Sq, 93SqSpitfire, Tunisia, Sicily, Italy, 1943.7
FLtOwen LeslieHARDY6[3+3]4,17C.Shores & C.WilliamsRNZAF72Sq, 485Sq7
FLtGilbert McLean 'Gillie'HAYTON6C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF98Sq, 12Sq, 66Sq, 89Sq, att 1435 Flt RAF20/10/1942Dead in the sunk HMT Laconia.5 (Shores)
POHoward PerryHILL6[5+1]5,5C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF92SqSpitfire, BoB. KIA.3,5; 4+2sh; 4+1sh
SLdrKeith AshleyLAWRENCE6[4+2]4,83C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF234Sq, 603Sq, 421Flt, 185Sq RAF6,33
POKevinMCCARTHY60C.Shores(all V-1s)RAF486Sq
GCptHector DouglasMCGREGOR6C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF213Sq2 (Shores)
WCdrJohn HowardPLAYER6W. N. HessRAF242Sq, 255Sq08/08/19474 (Shores & Will.)
FLtNeville Joseph 'pip'POWELL61C.Shores(5 V-1s)RAF486Sq
FSgtSydney JohnSHORT61C.Shores(5 V-1s)RNZAF486Sq
FLtKenneth WilliamTAIT6[5+1]5,5C.Shores & C.WilliamsRNZAF87Sq, 257Sq04/08/19416,5
FLtEric William 'Rick'TANNER6[4+2]1C.Shores(3+2sh V-1s)RNZAF486Sq
FLtOwen VincentTRACEY6C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF79Sq, 274Sq08/12/1941KIA.11
SLdrJeffery GeorgeWEST6[4+2]5C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF616Sq, 249Sq, 103MU
WOBert SamuelWIPITI6[3+3]S.FloresRAF, RAAF, RNZAF243Sq, 67Sq, 453(485?)Sq03/10/1943Buffalo, SE Asia, 1942. UK 1943.4,5 SE Asia
FLtRobert Hamish "Jimmy"BALFOUR5[4+1]4,5C.Shores & C.WilliamsRNZAF18 RNZAF SqP-40 ace, Solomons, 1943-44.
WCdrCharles RoyBUSH5W.N. HessRAF & RNZAF242Sq, 258Sq, 41Sq RAF, 15Sq, 21SqHurricane, Spitfire, BoB, Channel 41.3+1 (Shores); 5,5
WCdrDonald C.CARLSON5[3+2]4C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF74Sq, 154SqSpitfire, Channel 41-42,N.Africa 42-43.6
FOMaurice James 'Morrie'COSTELLO5[2+3]C. Shores(2 V-1s)RAF118Sq, 249Sq, 91SqSpitfire, MTO, UK, 1942-44.
SLdrJames Chilton FrancisHAYTER5C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF103Sq, 605Sq, 611Sq, 33Sq, 274Sq, 74Sq RAF9
SLdrReginald JackHYDE5C.Shores & C.WilliamsRNZAF66Sq, 261Sq, 197Sq
SLdrIvonJULIAN5C.Shores & C.WilliamsRNZAF232Sq, 242Sq
SLdrJohn Rutherford ClarkKILIAN5W.N.HessRCAF, RAF & RNZAF485Sq, 222Sq, 122Sq, 504Sq RAF, 19Sq2+1 (Shores)
FOEdmund Eric GeddesKUHN5C. ShoresRAF488SqBuffalo, Hurricane, Far East, 41-42.4
WCdrRussell MerrimanMACKENZIE5C.ShoresRAF & RCAF141Sq, 409(RCAF)Sq, 89Sq, 46Sq, 227Sq RAF
WCdrCamille EnrightMALFROY5Shores & Wil., W.HessRAF501Sq, 417(RCAF)Sq, 66Sq, Exeter Wg RAF2 or 4 (Shores)
FLtT. B.MARRA5W.N. HessRAF243Sq, 146Sq
FLtLeighton JohnMONTGOMERIE5[4+1]4,33C.Shores & C.WilliamsRNZAF485Sq, 81Sq, 92Sq29/08/1944
SLdrFrancis 'Spud'MURPHY5[3+2]4C.ShoresRAF486Sq RAF4+2sh(?)
WCdrGuy Percival HaigNEWTON5C.Shores & C.WilliamsRNZAF17Sq
WCdrCharles William KelvinNICHOLLS5C. ShoresRAF & RNZAF173Sq, 7Sq, RNZAF FtrWg6 (Shores); 2
FLtHarold Leslie 'Knockers'NORTH5Shores & Wil. (citation)RAF43Sq, 96Sq, 457Sq RAF01/05/1942KIA.7
SLdrGeoffroy Charles RussellPANNEL5C. ShoresRAF & RNZAF3Sq, 260Sq, 41Sq, 91Sq, 84(com), 33Sq, Northolt SqSpitfire, 1941-42.
FLtAllen BennettoSTEAD5[3+2]2,53C. Shores(1 FAA Seafire)RAF164Sq, 249Sq, 485Sq06/01/1945Spitfire, MTO, France, 42-45. KIA.
FLtKenneth WilliamSTEWART5C.Shores & C.WilliamsRNZAF488Sq
SLdrGeoffrey GordonWHITE5C. ShoresRAF486Sq, 611Sq, 126Sq23/05/1943Spitfire, Sicily, 1943. KIA.4
FLtGordon AlbertWILLIAMS5W. N. HessRNZAF67Sq, 24Sq3+1sh (Shores-Will.); 5,5
SLdrJohn E. Ashley 'Willy'WILLIAMS5W. N. HessRAAF94Sq, 260Sq, 450Sq4 (Shores-Will.)
WOBrian WallaceWOODMAN5[4+1]4,5C.Shores & C.WilliamsRAF130Sq
FLtJohn ColinWORTHINGTON50C.Shores(all V-1s)RAF605Sq3 V-1s
Table: Fighter aces of New Zealand in WW2

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