Episodes & Studies Volume 2
1Squadron Leader L. S. Lamb; clerk; born Wellington, 5 Aug 1910; killed in aircraft accident, 30 Oct 1939.
4Air Commodore A. McKee, CBE, DSO, DFC, AFC, m.i.d.; RAF; England; farmer; born Oxford, Canterbury, 10 Jan 1902; commanded 9 Sqn, 1940; RAF Station, Marham, 1941-43; Base Commander, Mildenhall, 1943-45; AOC No. 205 Group, Italy, 1945.
5Flight Lieutenant C. B. G. Knight, DFM; RNZAF; RNZAF Station, Lauthala Bay, Fiji; born Tolaga Bay, 7 Jun 1912. Flight Lieutenant (then Corporal) Knight was the first member of the RNZAF to be decorated in the Second World War.
7Squadron Leader P. W. West, DFC; clerk; born Palmerston North, 15 Apr 1917; killed on air operations, 4 Jul 1942.
8Flying Officer K. N. Gray, DFC, Czechoslovakian War Cross; schoolteacher; born Christchurch, 9 Nov 1914; killed in aircraft accident, 1 May 1940.
9Flight Lieutenant F. H. Long, DFC; woolbuyer; born Masterton, 16 Jul 1916; killed on air operations, 13 Mar 1941.
10Air Commodore M. W. Buckley, CBE, US Legion of Merit, m.i.d.; RNZAF; born Seacliff, 3 Aug 1895; commanded NZ Flight 1939-40; 75 (NZ) Sqn, 1940-41; RAF Station, Feltwell, 1941; AOC Northern Group, Auckland, 1942-43; AOC No. 1 (Islands) Group, Guadalcanal, 1943-44; Deputy Chief of Air Staff, RNZAF, 1944-45; AOC RNZAF Headquarters, London, 1946-50.
11Air Commodore C. E. Kay, CBE, DFC; RNZAF; Air Department, Wellington; born Auckland, 25 Jun 1902; commanded 75 (NZ) Sqn, 1940-41; Air 1, No. 8 (Bomber) Group Headquarters, 1942; commanded RNZAF Station, Ohakea, 1944; Wigram, 1945; Air Member for Supply, Air Department.
12Flight Lieutenant J. N. Collins; clerk; born Wellington, 31 Mar 1917; killed on air operations, 21 May 1940.
14Wing Commander T. O. Freeman, DSO, DFC and bar; RAF; born Lawrence, 1916; killed on air operations, 17 Dec 1943.
15Squadron Leader D. J. Harkness, DFC; clerk; born Midhurst, Taranaki, 16 Sep 1916; killed on air operations, 31 May 1942.
17Wing Commander A. A. N. Breckon, DFC; RNZAF; RNZAF Station, Ohakea; born Auckland, 28 Nov 1913; commanded Navigation Training Squadron, Bassingbourn, 1940-41; held various commands and staff appointments in New Zealand and the Pacific, 1941-47; Senior Air Staff Officer, RNZAF Headquarters, London, 1947-49; commanded Flying Wing, Ohakea, Mar 1950—.
18Flying Officer O. H. Keedwell; stock agent; born Levin, 10 jun 1913; killed on air operations, 12 May 1940.
19Pilot Officer J. D. Murphy; farmer; born Hawera, 2 Apr 1919; killed on air operations, 24 Apr 1940.
20Pilot Officer D. A. Rankin; clerk; born Wellington, 23 Nov 1914; killed on air operations, 11 Apr 1940.
21Flying Officer T. G. Bassett; bank clerk; born Te Kopuru, 12 Oct 1917; killed on air operations, 12 May 1940.
22Pilot Officer C. R. Frankish; farmer; born Wanganui, 17 Dec 1914; killed on air operations, 12 May 1940.
23Pilot Officer V. A. Cunningham; shipping clerk; born Wellington, 24 Apr 1916; killed on air operations, 14 May 1940.
24Wing Commander T. B. Fitzgerald, DFC; farmer; born Timaru, 11 Jul 1919; wounded 14 May 1940.
27Flying Officer J. F. Swift, DFC; motor mechanic; born Invercargill, 19 Jun 1917; killed on air operations, 30 Sep 1941.
29Flight Lieutenant N. Williams, DFC; RAF; born Frankton Junction, 4 Oct 1915; killed on air operations, 11 May 1941.
30Flight Sergeant R. A. J. Anderson; gardener; born United Kingdom, 13 Dec 1913; killed on air operations, 21 Jul 1940.
31Sergeant J. L. Owen; clerk; born Wanganui, 14 Dec 1915; killed on air operations, 21 Jul 1940.
The occupations given in each case are those on enlistment.