Names for the photo above , taken from the back of the photo , entrants of No 1 War Course Woodbourne 1940 Top ( LtoR) Falconer , Poynter ( killed Dec 40) Halley Survived , Crawford Killed North Africa Oct 40 , bottom Goldstone Killed Auckland Aug 40 , Miller , killed on Blenheims Uk july 40 , Smith , killed on Whitley Uk Oct 40 . Bayley , survived , Mackley , survived.
Just a quick comment on the Kiwis going to the RAF on SSC , ones like Jack Shorthouse who became RAF rather than RNZAF , continued to serve post war until they had served their full term , and he transferred from Bomber Command to Transport command . Others like Des Andrewes and Keith Boles , both RNZAF ,took up an offer to extend their RAF time by 12 months ? and also went onto Transport Command .Des went onto Yorks and Keith onto a VIP flight with Lancastrians visiting NZ on one trip. He also ferried one of the Mosquitoes destined for 75 squadron down but was noted as an RAF pilot not RNZAF.
That Course 52 looks more like Course 57 to me (by caption on photo), and it is NOT a big course! Many of the EFTS Courses from 1942 to 1944 started at about 70 strong - this one is only 48. The "wastage rate" at EFTS's was much higher than SFTS's, being about 10 - 15%; I think SFTS's usually managed to get 90 - 95% of their pupils qualified.
However a further check would seem to indicate that this is in fact Course 58, which ran at Wigram from about 1/2/45 till 12/7/45. My list shows following names (all classification of LAC unless otherwise stated) and with initials where known: B M Cobbe, F A B Cree, C K Ellis, B McGill (later a well known Hastings pilot in 1950s, killed in Harvard crash from Wigram about 1957), B L MacLean, P D B Mack (member of TAF postwar), R J Marshall, T G Martin, D W Mawson, F W Morrison, W F Mulvena, A D R Neave, I J Nicol, D M O'Connor, D A Oliver, R G Parkin, E R Parkinson, L N Pascoe, E R Patterson, D W Patton, F T Perry, C S F Reid (rank of F/O, ex W/Op A/G), L R Richards, K G Robinson (killed Wigram 16/4/45), G A Rogers, John Ryan, P H Scott, Ian Munro Sexton (rank of F/Sgt, previously a Radar Mech), D G Sim (rank of Sgt, previously what?), R W Snodgrass (rank of F/Sgt, previously Fitter IIE), G W Stevenson, W N Sutherland, J P Thomas, R E Thomas, E J Trappit, D N Tyler. This totals 36 only, but these do NOT include those who must have dropped out ("wastage" or "terminated") at Harewood, such as D W Gray (rank F/O, ex WOAG), S F Martin, Menzies, Middlemiss, Nelson, Nobbs, P M Patterson, Powell, Shield, G M Turner, Waaka, Waititi, Will, Willcox, Williams, Wynne, Young, I F Zampese, total of 18.
...Middlemiss, Nelson, Nobbs, P M Patterson, Powell, Shield, G M Turner, Waaka, Waititi, Will, Willcox, Williams, Wynne, Young, I F Zampese, total of 18.
Hi David, Can you please confirm the first initial ( or name ) of LAC Zampese ? I believe this could be Larry Franklin Zampese, an agricultural pilot of the 1950's and 60's. Thanks in advance. a15.[/quote]
Enlisted as NZ44352 Illario Francillo Zampese, 15 Jan 44 Re-enlisted as NZ48496, 2 Sep 48 Renumbered as 72518, Jan 49
Apparently there is an obit for Father Larry Zampese in the 'Evening Post' of 15 Jul 67, though I have not seen.
The only other Zampese to serve in the RNZAF during WWII was NZC444028 A Zampese, full first name unknown, presumably related to the above?
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Post by angelsonefive on Feb 9, 2019 10:33:27 GMT 12
Thanks Errol, Larry Franklin seems like an anglicised form of Illario Francillo so this will be the guy. Larry Zampese is listed in the NZ Archives as having been in four flying accidents. 18/2/53 ZK-ALX Kekeraugh; 25/8/54 ZK-AXF Middlehurst; 6/5/56 ZK-BDJ Kurow; and 5/2/61 ZK-ANW Oaro. The Archives also have a Probate listing for Larry Franklin Zampese in 1967. There are a lot of Zampeses listed in the NZ Archives Alien Registration Files, some of them as " enemy aliens ".
The only A. Zampeses I can see in the Archives are Angelo, who applied for naturalisation in 1938, and Antonio Brian of Greymouth, who died in a mining accident in 1975.
Post by angelsonefive on Feb 11, 2019 8:40:17 GMT 12
It turns out that Ilario Zampese RNZAF, Larry Franklin Zampese ag. pilot, and Father Larry Zampese priest, are one and the same person. Larry Zampese was the pilot of a Dornier STOL aircraft that crashed in PNG in 1967. Engine failure 9 minutes after take off. All 3 POB died in the accident.