List of New Zealand Military Personnel - World War II

World War II

(some served also in World War I)

  • Fred Baker - Commander, 28th Maori Battalion
  • Sir Roderick Carr - RAF Bomber Command and Chief of the Indian Air Force
  • Sir Arthur Coningham - RAF Bomber Command
  • Bill Crawford-Crompton - RAF Fighter ace
  • Baron Freyberg of Wellington - Commander, 2NZEF and 2nd New Zealand Division. Later Governor-General of New Zealand
  • Alfred Hulme - awarded the Victoria Cross
  • Lindsay Merritt Inglis - Officer who served in Greece and Wstern Desert campaigns
  • Edgar James "Cobber" Kain - RAF fighter ace (first pilot to win a DFC in World War II)
  • Howard Karl "Kip" Kippenberger - Commander, 2nd New Zealand Division
  • Sir Keith Park- No. 11 Group RAF commander during the Battle of Britain. Later commanded in Malta and Southeast Asia
  • John Pattison (RNZAF officer) - RAF Figher pilot
  • Sir Peter Phipps- founding Chief of Defence Staff
  • William George Stevens - Officer who served with the 2NZEF
  • Leonard Trent - World War II pilot, Victoria Cross recipient
  • Lloyd Alan Trigg - World War II pilot, (only person awarded the VC solely on recommendation of the enemy)
  • Charles Upham - World War II soldier (one of three awarded the Victoria Cross twice but the only combat soldier to receive it twice)
  • Nancy Wake - the most decorated servicewoman of World War II
  • James Allen Ward - VC winning sergeant pilot of 75 Squadron RNZAF

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