According to the combat report (AIR 50/178) rear gunner Flight Sergeant Menzies Smith of No.7 Squadron claimed an unidentified enemy aircraft as destroyed over Nijmegen on the night of 1 and 2 June at 0125. He was flying in Stirling O/7 returning from Essen.

Is F/Sgt Menzies Smith the same as Jack Menzies Smith, DFM of the RNZAF (NZ403040) but according to Errol Martyns “For Your Tomorrow, Vol 3” he was commissioned on the 1 May 1942?

Help with serial number of the Stirling and name of the pilot or comments from the ORB are also much appreciated.