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    Dear all,

    I'm looking for the first names of RNZAF personnel of 489 Squadron listed below. I managed to sort out first names of others with the aid of the London Gazette, but failed to find the first names of the next pilots and navigators:

    F/Sgt Ball, D. F. 426237 RNZAF Navigator
    F/Sgt Britain, C. V. 424418 RNZAF Pilot
    F/Sgt Clark, I. G. 426238 RNZAF Navigator
    F/O Goulter, C. H. B. 429330 RNZAF Navigator
    F/O Gray, S. J. 425897 RNZAF Navigator
    W/O Hall, F. G. 421047 RNZAF Pilot
    F/O Lang, K. H. 423771 RNZAF Navigator
    F/O Lynch, A. C. 417073 RNZAF Pilot
    F/Sgt Nash, A. S. 4210135* RNZAF Navigator
    W/O Phelan, M. J. F. 421756 RNZAF Pilot
    F/O Pulham, R. B. 421761 RNZAF Pilot
    W/Cdr Robertson, L. A. 1036 RNZAF Pilot
    P/O Tapper, C. M. 415038 RNZAF Pilot
    F/O Toon, C. J. 417129 RNZAF Pilot
    W/O Tunnicliffe, D. M. 421152 RNZAF Pilot

    *as mentioned in the ORB, but this service number appears one digit too much to me!

    Thanks in advance for your effort,
    Hans Nauta

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    Hans,

    F/Sgt Ball, D. F. 426237 RNZAF Navigator
    Derek Stewart (so initials should read D S)

    F/Sgt Britain, C. V. 424418 RNZAF Pilot
    Clarence Victor

    F/Sgt Clark, I. G. 426238 RNZAF Navigator
    Ian Graham

    F/O Goulter, C. H. B. 429330 RNZAF Navigator
    Charles Hugh Basil

    F/O Gray, S. J. 425897 RNZAF Navigator
    Selwyn James

    W/O Hall, F. G. 421047 RNZAF Pilot
    Frederick Edward (so initials should read F E)

    F/O Lang, K. H. 423771 RNZAF Navigator
    Kenneth Hickman

    F/O Lynch, A. C. 417073 RNZAF Pilot
    Allan Claude

    F/Sgt Nash, A. S. 4210135* RNZAF Navigator
    Albert Stephen (why the * after his number?)

    W/O Phelan, M. J. F. 421756 RNZAF Pilot
    Mervyn John Lyndon (so initials should read M J L)

    F/O Pulham, R. B. 421761 RNZAF Pilot
    Ross Braithwaite

    W/Cdr Robertson, L. A. 1036 RNZAF Pilot
    Leslie Andrew

    P/O Tapper, C. M. 415038 RNZAF Pilot
    Charles Millard

    F/O Toon, C. J. 417129 RNZAF Pilot
    Clifford James

    W/O Tunnicliffe, D. M. 421152 RNZAF Pilot
    Donald McKenzie

    Note: all of the above service numbers should be prefixed 'NZ'

    Errol

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    Hello Errol,

    Thanks again for checking the names, it is really much appreciated!

    With regard to the asterix at F/Sgt Nash's service number: it seems to be one digit too long, but the ORB does mention this service number twice. So I wonder if there's a continuous error in the ORB? Or is his 7-digit service number correct after all?

    Best wishes,
    Hans Nauta

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    Hans,

    Nash's 7 digit number is correct.

    Enlistments in 1942 and 1943 exceeded 10,000, hence seven digits.

    E.g. [19]4210000

    Errol

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    Hello Errol,

    Thanks for your fast reaction and explanation!

    Best regards from Holland,
    Hans Nauta

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Nauta View Post
    Dear all,

    I'm looking for the first names of RNZAF personnel of 489 Squadron listed below. I managed to sort out first names of others with the aid of the London Gazette, but failed to find the first names of the next pilots and navigators:

    F/Sgt Ball, D. F. 426237 RNZAF Navigator
    F/Sgt Britain, C. V. 424418 RNZAF Pilot
    F/Sgt Clark, I. G. 426238 RNZAF Navigator
    F/O Goulter, C. H. B. 429330 RNZAF Navigator
    F/O Gray, S. J. 425897 RNZAF Navigator
    W/O Hall, F. G. 421047 RNZAF Pilot
    F/O Lang, K. H. 423771 RNZAF Navigator
    F/O Lynch, A. C. 417073 RNZAF Pilot
    F/Sgt Nash, A. S. 4210135* RNZAF Navigator
    W/O Phelan, M. J. F. 421756 RNZAF Pilot
    F/O Pulham, R. B. 421761 RNZAF Pilot
    W/Cdr Robertson, L. A. 1036 RNZAF Pilot
    P/O Tapper, C. M. 415038 RNZAF Pilot
    F/O Toon, C. J. 417129 RNZAF Pilot
    W/O Tunnicliffe, D. M. 421152 RNZAF Pilot

    *as mentioned in the ORB, but this service number appears one digit too much to me!

    Thanks in advance for your effort,
    Hans Nauta
    Cliff Toon was my Grandfather, saddley he passed away in his sleep 08/11/98 at home in Pamure Auckland while my mum was staying with him on a visit from England.

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