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TRIBUTE PAGES

1939

1945

INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM THE VETERANS, FAMILY MEMBERS AND MUSEUMS.

 

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1 Squadron 

 Brown, Lt. L Hinton, MiD, fighter pilot.

 Boyle, Brig. Brian John Lister "Piggy", DFC, fighter pilot

 Brebner, Maj. Donald Mabille "Don", DFC. fighter Pilot

 Faure, Lt-Col. Johannes Philibert Morkel  "Hannes", DSO, DFC & BAR, fighter pilot 

 Finney, Maj. Stewart Alexander "Bomb", DFC&BAR, fighter pilot 

 Freeman, Lt. Henry Philip "Butch", DFC, fighter pilot 

 Golding, Maj. Cecil Alexander, DFC, fighter pilot 

 Hastie, Lt. David S, fighter pilot 

 Hewitson, John Loch "Gugu", DFC, fighter pilot 

 Hojem, Lt. Graham Clayton "Dicky", fighter pilot

 Kershaw, Maj. Robert Harold Carlisle "Bob", DSO, DFC, fighter pilot 

 Maclean, Capt Alan Delville "Jerks", DFC, fighter pilot 

 Metelerkamp, Maj. Peter Carel Rex, fighter pilot 

 Moodie, Col. Derrick Dunbar "Snowy", DSO,DFC, fighter pilot

 Penberthy Lt. Vivian A "Red", fighter pilot  

 Sandilands, Lt Noel Milne "Sandy", fighter pilot

 Sinclair, Capt. Colin Robert, MiD, DFC, fighter pilot 

 Spencer, Lt.  J R "Jack", fighter pilot 

 Tyrrell, Lt. Andrew Fitsgerald, fighter pilot  

 

2 Squadron 

 Allen-White, Lt. Angus Forbes "Guss", fighter pilot 

 Brown, Lt. Jack Owen "John", MiD

 Barnett, Lt. Harold Ivan "Barney", fighter pilot 

 Ducasse, Lt. Desmond Vyvyan "Duke", fighter pilot

 Farrall, Capt. Angus Donald, fighter pilot

 Finney, Maj. Stewart Alexander "Bomb", DFC&BAR, fighter pilot 

 Harrison, Lt. Neville Claude "Zingi", fighter pilot 

 Hillary, Lt. George Winton, fighter pilot

 Hojem, Capt Rodney Clayton "Rod", DFC, fighter pilot

 Johl, Capt. Wilfred A "Fritz", fighter pilot 

 Kershaw, Maj. Robert Harold Carlisle "Bob", DSO, DFC, fighter pilot 

 Krummeck, Brig. Geoffrey Courtney "Geoff", SM, DSO, fighter pilot

 Martin, Capt. Victor Herbert "Vic", DFC, fighter pilot 

 Sweeney, Lt. James Mackenzie "Horse", fighter pilot 

 

3 Squadron 

 Golding, Maj. Cecil Alexander, DFC, fighter pilot 

 Kershaw, Maj. Robert Harold Carlisle "Bob", DSO, DFC, fighter pilot 

 

4 Squadron 

 Boyle, Brig. Brian John Lister "Piggy", DFC, fighter pilot

 Duff-Richardson, Capt. Melville "Duff", DFC, fighter pilot 

 Faure, Lt-Col. Johannes Philibert Morkel  "Hannes", DSO, DFC & BAR, fighter pilot

 Hewitson, John Loch "Gugu", DFC, fighter pilot 

 Martin, Lt. John H, fighter pilot 

 Moodie, Col. Derrick Dunbar "Snowy", DSO,DFC, fighter pilot

 Paterson, Capt. Abraham Chad, "Slug", fighter pilot 

 Taylor, Lt. Denis James, fighter pilot 

 

5 Squadron 

 Golding, Maj. Cecil Alexander, DFC, fighter pilot 

 Hewitson, John Loch "Gugu", DFC, fighter pilot 

 Johnson, Maj. Eric, fighter pilot

 McCarthy, Lt. Owen R, fighter pilot 

 Turnbull, Lt. William Fraser "Billy", fighter pilot

 

 

7 Squadron 

 Basson, Lt. Arnold Loubser "Bassie", fighter pilot

 During, Lt. P B "Piet", fighter pilot 

 Golding, Maj. Cecil Alexander, DFC, fighter pilot 

 Kershaw, Maj. Robert Harold Carlisle "Bob", DSO, DFC, fighter pilot

 Kirby, Capt. Harold Edward, fighter pilot 

 

 

10 Squadron 

 Brown, Lt. Jack Owen "John", MiD

 During, Lt. P B "Piet", fighter pilot 

 Taylor, Lt. Denis James, fighter pilot 

 

11 Squadron 

 Sinclair, Capt. Colin Robert, MiD, DFC, fighter pilot 

 Kershaw, Maj. Robert Harold Carlisle "Bob", DSO, DFC, fighter pilot

 

12 Squadron 

 Dave Dent, Lt. Davit Galt, DFC, bomber pilot 

 

15 Squadron 

 Shuttleworth, Lt.-Col. Lawrence Hamilton Gordon "Lawrie", DFC, bomber pilot 

 

16 Squadron 

 Mossop, Col. Allan Jack Marldon "Jack", CBE.  Bomber pilot

 Russell, Lt. Cyril Reginald  "Rusty" Beaufighter pilot

 Stopforth, Lt. Hendrik Bernardus Stopforth "Stoppie" Beaufort, Beaufighter pilot

 Weddell, Capt. Ernest Arthur "Ernie", Beaufighter ground attack  pilot 

 

19 Squadron 

 Geater, Maj. Reginald Arthur, DFC, Beaufighter pilot

 Kruger, Lt.  Pieter Johannes Badenhorst "Paul", Beaufighter pilot

 Stevens, Lt. Stephen John "Steve", DFC, Beaufighter pilot

 Tilley, Lt.Col. Donald Pax "Don", DSO, DFC and Bar, Beaufighter pilot

 Vandeleur-Smith, Pilot Officer, Robert "Vandy" "Bob" , Beaufighter pilot

 

 

24 Squadron 

Mossop, Col. Allan Jack Marldon "Jack", CBE.  Bomber pilot

Hague, Lt. Richard Edward M "Dick", Air Gunner

 

25 Squadron

 Shuttleworth, Lt.-Col. Lawrence Hamilton Gordon "Lawrie", DFC, bomber pilot

  White, Sergeant, Frank. Wireless Operator/Air Gunner

 

31 Squadron 

 Jones, Lt. Bryan Desmond "Davie", Bomb aimer/navigator 

 Nel, Lt. Charles Paul "Charlie", Liberator pilot

 van Eyssen, Maj. Jacobus Lodewikus "Jack", Liberator pilot

 

34 Squadron 

 Wannenburg, AO2 Wilbur, air gunner 

 

40 Squadron 

 Shepherd, Air Vice Marshal M C S "Mel", recce pilot

 Shuttleworth, Lt.-Col. Lawrence Hamilton Gordon "Lawrie", DFC, bomber pilot 

 Sturgeon, Capt. Eric Ian, recce pilot 

 Orpen, Lt. John Joseph Overton, recce pilot

 Welchman, Capt. J Michael, recce pilot 

 

41 Squadron 

 Basson, Lt. Arnold Loubser "Bassie", fighter pilot

 Berchowitz, Lt. Solomon "Lukie", Hartebeest air gunner

 Krummeck, Brig. Geoffrey Courtney "Geoff", SM, DSO, fighter pilot

 Penver, Lt Arthur William, ground attack/recce pilot

 Shuttleworth, Lt.-Col. Lawrence Hamilton Gordon "Lawrie", DFC, bomber pilot

 

SAAF airmen in RAF units 

 Götze, Lt. Albert Richard, fighter pilot, RAF 127 and 137 squadrons 

 Clark, Lt. Raymond Evans, fighter pilot, RAF 1435 squadron

 

German Stuka pilots shot down by South Africans 

 Luftwaffe Stuka pilot Heinz Georg Migeod

 Luftwaffe Stuka pilot Hans Deibl

 

Names are placed alphabetically. Units and theatres of operation are indicated. Aircraft flown operationally are also indicated.

 

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Lt. Angus Allen-White

 

2 Squadron 1942-1943, Africa & Italy

 

Kittyhawks, Spitfires

Lt. Harold Ivan "Barnie" Barnett

 

2 Squadron 1942-1944, Africa & Italy

 

Kittyhawks, Spitfires

Lt. Bassie Basson

 

7 Squadron 1942-1943, Africa & Italy

 

41 Squadron 1944, North Africa

7 Squadron 1944-1945

Hurricanes, Spitfires

Lt. Solomon "Lukie" Berchowitz

 

41 Squadron 1941, East Africa 

 

Hartebeest

Brig Brian John Lister " Piggy" Boyle

 

1 Squadron 1940-1941, East Africa

4 Squadron 1944, Italy 

 

Gladiators, Hurricanes, Spitfires

Maj Don Brebner

 

1 Squadron 1943-1944, Africa & Italy

7 Squadron 1945, Italy

 

Hurricanes, Spitfires

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Lt. Hinton L Brown

 

1 Squadron 1943-1944, Africa & Italy

 

Spitfires

Lt. Jack Owen Brown, MiD

Fighter pilot

10 Squadron 1944, North Africa

2 Squadron 1945, Italy 

 

Lt. Raymond Clark

 

RAF 1435 Squadron 1944-1945, Meditteranean

 

Spitfires

Lt.  D G  "Dave" Dent, DFC

 

12 Squadron 1944-1945, Italy

 

Marauders

Ducasse, Lt. Desmond Vyvyan "Duke", 

 

2 Squadron 1942-1944, Africa & Italy

 

Kittyhawks, Spitfires

Lt. Melville Duff-Richardson

 

4 Squadron 1941-1942, Nort Africa

 

Tomahawks

Lt. Peter B During

 

10 Squadron 1944, North Africa

7   Squadron 1944-1945, Italy

Spitfires

Capt.  Angus Donald Farrall 

 

2 Squadron 1941-1942, Nort Africa

 

Tomahawks

Lt. Col. JPM ("Hannes") Faure, DSO, DFC & Bar

 

1 Squadron 1942, North Africa

1 Squadron OC 1943, North Africa

4 Squadron OC 1944, North Africa

RAF 243 Wing Sweep leader 1944-1945 

Hurricanes, Spitfires

Maj. S A "Bomb" Finney, DFC and Bar

 

1 Squadron 1941-1942, North Africa

1 Squadron 1943-1944, Italy

2 Squadron OC 1944-1945, Italy

Hurricanes, Spitfires

 

Lt. H P "Butch" Freeman, DFC

 

1 Squadron 1943-1944, Italy

Spitfires

 Maj. Reginald Arthur Geater, DFC

 

19 Squadron 1943-1944, Italy

Beaufighters

Maj. Cecil A Golding, DFC

 

5 Squadron 1942, North Africa

1 Squadron 1943, North Africa, Italy

7 Squadron 1943, North Africa

1 Squadron 1944, Italy

3 Squadron OC, 1944-1945, Italy

Tomahawks, Spitfires

Lt.  A R "Albie" Götze

 

RAF 127 Squadron 1944, Europe

RAF 137 Squadron 1944-1945 Europe

Spitfires

Typhoons

Lt.  R E M "Dick"  Hague

 

24 Squadron 1941-1942, North Africa

Boston Bomber air gunner

Lt.  D S "Dave" Hastie

 

1 Squadron 1943-1944, North Africa

Spitfires

Lt.  N C "Zingi" Harrison

 

2 Squadron 1943-1944, North Africa

Spitfires

Maj.  John L  "Goo goo" Hewitson, DFC

 

1 Squadron 1940-1941, East Africa

5 Squadron 1941-1942, North Africa

4 Squadron OC 1942, North Africa

POW Stalag Luft III, 1942-1945 

Gladiators, Hurricanes, Tomahawks,

Kittyhawk

Hillary, Lt George Winton

 

2 Squadron 1942, North Africa

1 Squadron 1943, North Africa, Malta, Sicily

Kittyhawks, Spitfires

Hojem, Lt. Graham Clayton "Dicky"

 

3 Squadron 1941 East Africa

1 Squadron 1941 North Africa

Hurricanes

Capt.  W A T "Fritz" Johl

 

2 Squadron 1943-1944, Italy

 

Spitfires

Lt.  Eric Horace Johnson 

 

5 Squadron 1942-1943, North Africa

 

Tomahawks, Kittyhawks

Lt. Bryan D " Davie" Jones 

 

31 Squadron 1944, Italy

POW Stalag Luft III, 1944-1945

 

Liberators

Maj. RHC "Bob" Kershaw, DSO,DFC 

 

Fighter pilot

3 sqdn, East Africa 1940-1941

1 sqdn, North Africa 1941-1942

2 sqdn, North Africa 1943

7 sqdn, Italy, 1943-1945

Hurricanes, Kittyhawks, Spitfires

Capt. Harold E Kirby 

 

7 Squadron 1942-1943, North Africa

 

Hurricanes, Spitfires

Lt. Paul Kruger 

 

19 Squadron 1944-1945, Italy

 

Beaufighters

Brig G C "Geoff" Krummeck

2 Squadron 1941-1942, North Africa

41 Squadron 1944, North Africa

SAAF 7 Wing 1944-1945

Tomahawks, Hurricanes, Spitfires

Capt. A L "Jerks" MaClean, DFC

 

1 Squadron 1941-1942, North Africa

RAF 81 Squadron 1943-1944, India

 

Hurricanes, Spitfires

Lt.  Rhynas O  "Owen" McCarthy 

 

5 Squadron 1942-1944 North Africa, Italy

 

Tomahawks, Kittyhawks

Lt. John H Martin 

 

4 Squadron 1944-1945 Italy

 

Spitfires

Capt. V H "Vic"  Martin, DFC

 

2 Squadron 1942-1944 North Africa, Italy

 

Kittyhawks, Spitfires

Maj.  PCR  "Peter" Metelerkamp 

 

1 Squadron OC 1942, North Africa

Killed 1942

 

Hurricanes, Spitfires

Col Derrick Dunbar "Snowy"  Moodie, DSO, DFC

4 Squadron 1941-1942, North Africa

1 Squadron 1943, North Africa

SAAF 8 Wing 1944-1945

SAAF 7 Wing 1945

Tomahawks, Spitfires

Col. Allan Jack Marldon Mossop, CBE

 

16  Squadron 1941, East Africa

24 Squadron 1942, North Africa

3 Wing (SA) 1943-1945, Italy

Ju-86, Bostons

Lt. Charlie Nel

31  Squadron 1944, Italy

 

Liberators

Lt. John Joseph Overton "Jack" Orpen 

 

40  Squadron 1942-1943, North Africa

 

Hurricanes, Tomahawks, Spitfires

Capt. Abraham Chad "Slug" Paterson 

 

4  Squadron 1942-1943, North Africa, Sicily, Italy

2 Squadron 1944

7 Squadron 1945

Tomahawks, Kittyhawks, Spitfires

Lt.  V A   "Red" Penberthy

 

1 Squadron 1941, North Africa

POW Stalag Luft III 1941-1945

 

Hurricanes

Lt.  Arthur William Penver

 

41 Squadron 1941-1942, East Africa

Hartebeest

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Lt.  C R Russell

 

16 Squadron 1944, Italy

Beaufighters

Lt.  Noel Sandilands

 

1 Squadron 1941, North Africa

Hurricanes

Capt. Melvin C S "Mel"  Shepherd

 

40  Squadron 1942, North Africa

40  Squadron 1943 Italy

 

Hurricanes,  Spitfires

Lt.Col. L H G Shuttleworth, DFC

 

40 Squadron 1940-1941, East Africa

25 Squadron OC 1942-1944, SA coast, Italy

15 Squadron OC 1944-1945, Italy

 

Hartebees, Venturas, Marauders,

Baltimores

 

Capt. Colin R Sinclair, DFC

 

1   Squadron 1941, North Africa

11 Squadron 1944-1945,  Italy

 

Hurricanes, Spitfires, Kittyhawks

 

Lt. Jack R Spencer

 

1   Squadron 1943-1944, Italy

POW Stalag Luft III 1944-1945

 

Spitfires

 

Lt. Stephen John "Steve" Stevens, DFC

 

19 Squadron 1944-1945, Italy

 

Beaufighters

Lt. Ian H Sturgeon, DFC

 

40  Squadron 1942-1943, North Africa

40  Squadron 1944, Italy

 

Hurricanes, Tomahawks, Spitfires

Lt. James M "Horse" Sweeney

 

2 Squadron 1942-1943, Africa & Italy

 

Kittyhawks, Spitfires

Lt. Denis Taylor

 

4 squadron 1944-1945, Italy

POW 1945

 

Spitfires

Lt. Col. Don Tilley

 

RAF 39 squadron Malta 1942-1943

19 Squadron 1944-1945,  Italy

Beauforts, Beaufighters

 

Lt. William Fraser  "Billy"Turnbull 

5   Squadron 1942, North Africa

Killed 1942

 

Tomahawks

Lt. Andrew F  "Junior" Tyrrell

 

1   Squadron 1942-1943, North Africa

Killed 1943

 

Spitfires

Maj. J L "Jack" van Eyssen, DFC

 

31 Squadron 1944-1945, Italy

 

Liberators

AOII Wibur Wannenburg

 

34 Squadron 1944-1945, Italy

 

Liberators

Capt. Ernest A "Ernie" Weddell

 

16 Squadron 1944-1945, Italy

 

Beaufighters

Capt. J Michael Welchman

 

40 Squadron 1941-1943, North Africa

 

Hurricanes, Tomahawks

German Pilots shot down by South Africans in North Africa

Lt. Hans Deibl

 

3/St. G. 3 1942,  North Africa

POW, Canada 1942-1946

 

Ju 87 "Stuka"

Haupt.  Heinz Georg Migeod

 

3/St. G. 3

1940 France, Battle of Britain

1941  Invasion of Greece, Crete

1941-1942 North Africa

1942-1947 POW, Canada

 

Ju 87 "Stuka"

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