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  The Martin Baltimore was operated in RAAF service by 454 Sqn from February 1943 until August 1945 and by 459 Sqn from July 1944 until April 1945.

454 Squadron was originally designated for service in Europe however, it disbanded on 11 July 1942, and its personnel dispersed between 456, 457 and 458 Squadrons.

454 Squadron was reformed as a light bomber squadron at RAF Aqir in Palestine on 30 September 1942. It proceeded to Iraq where, equipped with Bristol Blenheims and joined a force intended to counter German threat from the Caucasus. Based at Qaiyara, Iraq the squadron flew no operational missions and instead served to provide refresher training on the Blenheim for crews being posted to other RAF squadrons.

In February 1943 454 Squadron moved to RAF El Amiriya in Egypt, where it joined 201 Group of the RAF's Middle East Command. Having left its Blenheims in Iraq, the squadron was equipped with Martin Baltimores. It commenced operations as a maritime patrol squadron and spent the next 17 months working over the Mediterranean Sea – its main targets were enemy submarines and merchant shipping. It was also used for long-range reconnaissance and occasionally employed in strikes against land targets in Crete and the Greek islands. During this period 454 Squadron operated from several airfields including Amiriya, LG.143/Gambut III, RAF St Jean and Berka III.

In July 1944 The squadron relocated to Pescara in Italy and joined the Desert Air Force. Its role was changed to air support for the ground forces engaged in the Italian campaign, usually in the form of concentrated pattern bombing. Operating from a succession of airfields, 454 Squadron earned a reputation for efficiency, despite Italy's climatic extremes. In addition to its ground support missions, the squadron also attacked targets, experimented with radar-controlled bombing techniques, and, in early 1945, harassed the retreating German forces by night. The squadron's war ended with the surrender of German forces in Italy on 2 May 1945 and it was disbanded at Villaorba on 14 August 1945.

The squadron suffered 60 Australian fatalities and a staggering 315 Baltimores served with 454 Squadron throughout the war. Of those, 25 were lost on operations and another 16 were written-off through various accidents.

459 Squadron was formed at LG 39/Burg-el-Arab, Egypt on 10 February 1942 . The Squadron was initially equipped with Lockheed Hudson and Bristol Blenheim aircraft and operated in the maritime reconnaissance role. During 1942 and early 1943 the Squadron operated against German shipping in the Mediterranean and sank a number of ships including a destroyer. In September 1943 the Squadron temporally changed roles to become a bomber unit. The Squadron was re-equipped with Lockheed Venturas from March to July 1944, when it was re-equipped with Martin Baltimore aircraft.

No 459 Squadron continued operating around the Greek islands until March 1945, when it was posted to the United Kingdom, where it disbanded at RAF Chivenor, Devon on 10 April 1945.

 
     

RAF.Serial

RAF.Type

USAAF.Serial

USAAF.Model

Aircraft History

AG869

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

15/03/1942 Arrived in Middle East,
To 454 Sqn, RAAF (Coded U),
23/07/1943 Lost over Crete.
Crew:
WOff FP Bayly 407402 (P) KIA
WOff LW Moon 401011 (N) KIA
WOff DB Giles 407498 (W/Ag) KIA
WOff JE Goddard 406692 (W/Ag) KIA
01/09/1943 SOC.

AG876

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,

AG914

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 52 Sqn, RAF,
To
454 Sqn, RAAF,
27/10/1944 SOC.

AG922

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

19/03/1942 Taken on charge.
To 454 Sqn, RAAF (Coded G, N).
22 or 24/04/1943 Crashed on take-off (ground loop), Castel Benito. Damaged Beyond Repair,
Converted to components. SOC.

AG924

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 281 Group, RAF,
To
454 Sqn, RAAF,
30/01/1944 to 218 Group, RAF,
27/10/194 SOC.

AG925

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 223 Sqn, RAF,
To
454 Sqn. (Coded J, S).
30/04/1943 Stalled on landing and crashed, Gambut III. DBR
01/07/19
43 SOC.

AG926

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,

AG931

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 223 Sqn, RAF,
To
454 Sqn, RAAF, (Coded G, M),
To 162 Sqn, RAF,
31/05/1945 SOC.

AG932

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,

Baltimore AG932

AG934

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,

AG939

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 15 Sqn, SAAF,
To
454 Sqn, RAAF, (Coded P?),
To 13(H) Sqn,
13/09/1943To 135 MU Gebel Hamzi, Egypt.
01/02/1944 Crashed during forced landing .

AG947

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

14/8/19452 Arrived in Middle East,
To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
01/01/1947 SOC.

AG951

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,

AG952

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

31/08/1942 Arrived in Middle East,
To 454 Sqn, RAAF, (Coded B).
23 or 24/07/1943 Cat E,
Stalled on landing and crashed in sand storm, Gambut III,
01/09/1943
Struck off charge.

AG963

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,

AG968

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,

AG974

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,

AG976

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,.

AG978

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,

AG995

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Lost 23Jul43 Crete.
SqnLdr LH Folkard 40102 RAF (P) POW
FlgOff WW Dyer 117015 RAF (N) POW
WOff KS Wedgewood 401260 (W/Ag) KIA
FlgOff DF Hutchinson 403691 (W/Ag) POW

AG998

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,

AH100

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,.
To 135 MU Gebel Hamzi, Egypt 1Sep43.

AH108

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,

AH116

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,

AH121

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,

AH124

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,

AH126

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,

AH129

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,

AH130

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,.

AH131

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,

AH138

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,

AH142

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,.

AH143

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,

AH147

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
To 135 MU Gebel Hamzi, Egypt 11Sep43

AH148

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,

AH152

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,

AH157

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF (Coded T),
To 26 AACU, RAF,
27/10/1944 SOC.

Baltimore AH157 T 
454 Sqn, RAAF 
AWM MEC0697  Baltimore AH157 T 
454 Sqn, RAAF 
AWM MEC0698

AH158

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF, (Coded O)
27/10/1944 SOC.

AH159

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
27/10/1944 SOC.

AH171

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF, (Coded A).
Crashed on takeoff Gambut 3, 8Jun43.
FlgOff EG Bamkin 406387 (P) KIA
PltOff CJ Randle 407275 (N) KIA
PltOff CH Broomhall 406137 (W/Ag) KIA
FSgt JB Brocksopp 407489 (W/Ag) KIA

Baltimore AH171 
454 Sqn, RAAF 
AWM MEC0682

AH175

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,

AH181

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,

AH182

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,

AH183

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,

AH184

Mk.III

N/A

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,

FA129 Mk.IIIA 41-27711 A-30

28/04/44 Arrived in Middle East,
To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
29/03/1945 SOC.

FA162

Mk.IIIA

41-27744

A-30

223 Sqn, RAF,
To
454 Sqn, RAAF,
11/09/1943 To 135 MU Gebel Hamzi, Egypt 11Sep43.
29/03/1945

FA219

Mk.IIIA

41-27801

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,

FA224

Mk.IIIA

41-27806

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Lost on mission to Crete 23Jul43.
WOff GW Harnett 400987 (P) KIA
FlgOff JF Rich 400998 (N) KIA
FlgOff CF Cox 407493 (W/Ag) KIA
WOff RO Harris 401624 (W/Ag) KIA

FA231

Mk.IIIA

41-27813

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF, (Coded Q).
Struck Off Charge 27Oct44

FA247

Mk.IIIA

41-27829

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Lost on mission to Crete 23Jul43.
PltOff LD Blomley 141732 RAF (P) KIA
PltOff J Fletcher 401188 (N) KIA
FSgt EF Baker 403248 (W/Ag) KIA
PltOff BS Reilly 401583 (W/Ag) KIA

FA267

Mk.IIIA

41-27849

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
31/08/1944 Struck Off Charge.

FA282 Mk.IIIA 41-27864 A-30

SOC Aug 31, 1944

FA283 Mk.IIIA 41-27865 A-30

DBR when bellylanded at Kasfareet, Egypt Apr 30, 1945 after undercarriage jammed

FA287

Mk.IIIA

41-27869

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Struck Off Charge 27Oct44

FA291

Mk.IIIA

41-27873

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Struck Off Charge 31Aug44

FA292

Mk.IIIA

41-27874

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF, (Coded O).
Crashed into sea off Crete, 20Jul43.
Sgt AJ King 1237225 RAF (P) KIA
Sgt LJS Jaques 1534425 RAF (N). KIA
Sgt JB Aitkin 656651 RAF (W/Ag) KIA
Sgt RW Pluck 1332330 RAF (W/Ag) KIA

FA300

Mk.IIIA

41-27882

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Struck Off Charge 29Mar45

FA303

Mk.IIIA

41-27885

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Crash landed at Lentini, Sicily 29Jul43 after being damaged by AAA
(May not have been while with 454 Sqn)

FA312 Mk.IIIA 41-27894 A-30

DBR Feb 25, 1944.

FA338 Mk.IIIA 41-27920 A-30

SOC Mar 24, 1945

FA355 Mk.IIIA 41-27937 A-30

SOC Mar 14, 1946

FA357

Mk.IIIA

41-27939

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Struck Off Charge 29Jul45

FA366

Mk.IIIA

41-27948

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Struck Off Charge 29Jun44

FA368

Mk.IIIA

41-27950

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Damaged Beyond Repair when swung on takeoff and hit Ju 52/3m at Ben Hagan, Libya 8Jul43.
Several Ju 52/3ms were captured in North Africa and used as communications aircraft by the RAF; this may have been one of the pair serialled HK919/20
(May not have been while with 454 Sqn)

FA375 Mk.IIIA 41-27957 A-30

Crashed on landing at Gianaclis, Egypt Feb 7, 1944

FA379

Mk.IIIA

41-27961

A-30

To 454 Sqn, RAAF, (Coded Q).
Stalled on takeoff from Gambut, Libya 10Jan44 and crashed
FlgOff RR Wilson 420710 (P) Safe
FlgOff JR Maitland 420972  (N) Inj
FlgOff AFH Lindley 414578 (W/Ag) Safe
FSgt LA Holley 420000 (W/Ag) Safe

FA380

Mk.IIIA

41-27962

A-30A

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Damaged Beyond Repair 2Jan44.
(May not have been while with 454 Sqn)

FA386

Mk.IV

41-27968

A-30A

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Struck Off Charge 26Apr45.

FA390

Mk.IV

41-27972

A-30A

To 454 Sqn, RAAF, (Coded A).
Hit by AAA over Kastelli, Crete and ditched offshore 23Jul43.
FSgt RG Akhurst 149940 DFM RAF (P) Safe
Sgt ES Nichterlein 407814 (N) Safe
FSgt R.H. Lawrence 406677 (W/Ag) Safe
FSgt JH Bastian 406685 (W/Ag) Safe

Wreck of 454 Squadron Baltimore FA390 salvaged in surf

FA397 Mk.IV 41-27979

A-30A

SOC May 29, 1947

FA398

Mk.IV

41-27980

A-30A

To 454 Sqn, RAAF, (Coded D).
Damaged Beyond Repair when ground looped on takeoff at Berka, Libya 26Nov43 when tire burst.
Crew safe.

FA399

Mk.IV

41-27981

A-30A

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Damaged Beyond Repair when overshot landing at Pomiglaiano, Italy 26Feb45.
(May not have been while with 454 Sqn)

FA406

Mk.IV

41-27988

A-30A

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Crashed on ferry flight 13 mi SE of Kirumu 23Oct45.
(May not have been while with 454 Sqn)

FA408 Mk.IV 41-27990 A-30A

SOC Mar 29, 1945

FA409

Mk.IV

41-27991

A-30A

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Lost on mission to Crete 23Jul43.
Sgt CA Irvine NZ411409 RNZAF (P) POW
FlgOff AF Betteridge 400772 (N) KIA
FSgt MF McLurg 404378 (W/Ag) POW
FSgt DW Baker NZ404044 (W/Ag) POW

FA417

Mk.IV

41-27999

A-30A

To 454 Sqn, RAAF, (Coded N).
Damaged Beyond Repair when hit bump during takeoff and wing hit runway, LG 91, 13Oct43.

FA418

Mk.IV

41-28000

A-30A

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Crashed after colliding with Baltimore FA493 over Isernia, Italy 18Oct43.
(May not have been while with 454 Sqn)

FA420 Mk.IV 41-28002 A-30A

Transferred to Italian AF Jun 27, 1946

FA421

Mk.IV

41-28003

A-30A

To 162 Sqn, RAF,
To 454 Sqn, RAAF, (Coded E). Aug44-Apr45.
27/06/1946 Struck Off Charge.

FA423

Mk.IV

41-28005

A-30A

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
From 135 MU Gebel Hamzi, Egypt 27Sep43.
Damaged Beyond Repair when force landed at Gambut, Libya 24Nov43 after catching fire in air.
(May not have been while with 454 Sqn)

FA424

Mk.IV

41-28006

A-30A

459 Sqn. Aug44-Apr45.
Damaged Beyond Repair when swung to avoid other aircraft after overshooting landing at Perugia, Italy 6Nov44.
(May not have been while with 459 Sqn)

FA426 Mk.IV 41-28008 A-30A

25/05/1943 Arrived in Middle East,
To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
01/01/1947 Struck off charge.

FA429

Mk.IV

41-28011

A-30A

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
459 Sqn, RAAF. (Coded Q). Aug44-Apr45.

Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FA433

Mk.IV

41-28015

A-30A

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FA435

Mk.IV

41-28017

A-30A

454 Sqn.
Transferred to RN Dec45.
Port engine failed when operating form Hal Far, Malta 9Nov46.
Aircraft landed safely but was disposed of by being pushed off a nearby cliff into the Mediterranean.

FA444

Mk.IV

41-28026

A-30A

18/05/1943 Arrived in Middle East,
To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Aug44-Apr45  To 459 Sqn, RAAF. (Coded S).
Struck Off Charge 29May47.

FA447

Mk.IV

41-28029

A-30A

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Struck Off Charge 22Feb45.

FA450

Mk.IV

41-28032

A-30A

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,

FA458

Mk.IV

41-28040

A-30A

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Struck Off Charge 1Dec43.

FA468

Mk.IV

41-28050

A-30A

454 Sqn. (R).
Damaged Beyond Repair in crash landing at Derna, Libya 27Feb44 after damage by Bf 109s.
Crew safe

FA486

Mk.IV

41-28068

A-30A

454 Sqn. 459 Sqn. (Q).
Struck Off Charge 29Aug46.

FA491

Mk.IV

41-28073

A-30A

454 Sqn. 459 Sqn. (C, E) Aug44-Apr45.
Struck Off Charge 28Mar46.

FA494

Mk.IV

41-28076

A-30A

454 Sqn. 459 Sqn. (D).
From 15 Sqn SAAF.
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FA497

Mk.IV

41-28079

A-30A

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FA499

Mk.IV

41-28081

A-30A

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,(Coded U).
Lost on recon mission off Greece 27Feb44.
FlgOff AW Dawe 416940 (P) KIA
WOff J Rowe 415359  (N) KIA
FSgt JA Siebert 416897 (W/Ag) KIA
FSgt RD Williams 415370 (W/Ag) KIA

FA502

Mk.IV

41-28084

A-30A

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Struck Off Charge 11Apr46.

FA505

Mk.IV

41-28087

A-30A

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

Baltimore FA505 C possibly DN-C 
via GRB Collection

FA516

Mk.IV

41-28098

A-30A

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,

FA519

Mk.IV

41-28101

A-30A

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Struck Off Charge 13Mar46.

FA520

Mk.IV

41-28102

A-30A

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Aug44-Apr45.
Destroyed by fire when ran off runway at Atkinson Field, Georgetown, British Guiana 20May43.
(Information differs between 459 Sqn ORB’s and USAAF serials)

FA523

Mk.IV

41-28105

A-30A

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Lost on shipping reconnaissance mission to Island of Naxos, Greece 8Nov43
FlgOff WMJ Clarkson 133764 RAF (P) KIA
FlgOff DV Mansell 135913 RAF (N) KIA
Sgt TN Gibson 1385020 RAF (W/Ag) KIA
Sgt CER Lane 1314918 RAF (W/Ag) KIA

FA534

Mk.IV

41-28116

A-30A

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Struck Off Charge 1Mar44.

FA535

Mk.IV

41-28117

A-30A

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Damaged Beyond Repair in forced landing at Berka, Libya 24Dec43 after undercarriage jammed.
Crew safe.

FA537

Mk.IV

41-28118

A-30A

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Struck Off Charge 28Dec44.

FA546

Mk.IV

41-28128

A-30A

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FA547

Mk.IV

41-28129

A-30A

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Stalled and crashed after bouncing on landing at LG 07, 10Sep43.
(May not have been while with 454 Sqn)

FA548

Mk.IV

41-28130

A-30A

26/05/1943 Arrived in Middle East,
To
454 Sqn, RAAF, (Coded R),
S
04/12/1943 Shot down by ME109 while on patrol over the Aegean Sea near Greece, (initially posted as "Missing"),
Flight Lieutenant David Valentine Paul - Pilot (RAAF –  403215 or O210106) - POW
Warrant Officer George Townson Agg - Navigator (RAAF - 400954) - POW  
Warrant Officer Jim Rennie (RAF- 645357) Wireless Operator/Air Gunner - POW
Warrant Officer Ralph Mervyn Simpson - Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner (RAAF - 406684) – Missing in action – he was seen to parachute out, but not heard from again, so presumed KIA.

From Janete Agg, daughter of W/Off George Agg:

My Dad, George Townson Agg, was a Navigator on a 454 Squadron aircraft shot down on 4 Dec 1943.  He ended up in POW camp with all of the crew, except for the one crew member who bailed out instead of staying with the plane when it ditched. 

The aircraft was FA578 (from Dad’s log book, recovered when he got out of POW camp), pilot was Dave Paul – there is information about him at http://www.awm.gov.au/sites/default/files/2011_007_06_BACKGROUNDER_%20DAVID%20PAUL%20DFC_4.pdf

The crew details were:
Flight Lieutenant David Valentine Paul - Pilot (RAAF –  403215 or O210106) - POW
Warrant Officer George Townson Agg - Navigator (RAAF - 400954) - POW  
Warrant Officer Jim Rennie (RAF- 645357) Wireless Operator/Air Gunner - POW
Warrant Officer Ralph Mervyn Simpson - Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner (RAAF - 406684) – missing in action – he was seen to parachute out, but they never heard from him again, so presumed KIA.

A couple of bits from Dad’s diary note at 9:40 am on that day said:

“Shot down by two Me109F East of Keos.  After ditching & going down with plane – swam to the surface & through burning petrol.  We were picked up by two Arado 196. …”

“Jimmie burnt a bit but rest of us (Dave & I) OK. (No news of Ralph).”

Some websites have the aircraft that they were shot down in as FA548, and this matches with
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1941_4.html.

Although Dad’s logbook says FA578, it was filled in by someone other than Dad, after the aircraft went missing.  It may be that whoever filled it in did so incorrectly, and that when Dad got his log book back after the war, he didn’t remember, or check that the number was correct.  The OTHER sources of information as quoted at http://www.454-459squadrons.org.au/454members/pauld.html .

FA550

Mk.IV

41-28132

A-30A

459 Sqn. Aug44-Apr45.
Damaged Beyond Repair when swung on landing and hit parked Baltimore at Borizzo, Sicily 7Nov43.
(May not have been while with 459 Sqn)

FA551

Mk.IV

41-28133

A-30A

454 Sqn.
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FA553

Mk.IV

41-28135

A-30A

454 Sqn.
Transferred to Italian AF 27Jun46.

FA554

Mk.IV

41-28136

A-30A

454 Sqn.
Shot down by enemy fighter over island of Leros, Greece 20Feb44.
(May not have been while with 454 Sqn)

FA556

Mk.IV

41-28138

A-30A

454 Sqn. Struck Off Charge 29Aug46.

FA559

Mk.IV

41-28141

A-30A

454 Sqn.
Lost on patrol over the Aegean Sea 30Dec43.
FSgt A Paterson 411180 (P) KIA
FlgOff DN Armitage 142457 RAF (O) KIA
FSgt CE McEvoy 415540 (W/Ag) KIA
FSgt LK Nicholl 415383 (W/Ag) KIA

FA560

Mk.IV

41-28143

A-30A

454 Sqn.
From 135 MU Gebel Hamzi, Egypt 26Sep43.
Struck Off Charge 1Aug44.

FA567

Mk.IV

41-28149

A-30A

454 Sqn. Struck Off Charge 29Aug46.

FA574

Mk.IV

41-28156

A-30A

454 Sqn. (S).
Lost on mission over Aegean Sea 21Sep43.
Sgt PS Kennedy 413609 (P) POW
Sgt AF Liebich 416220 (N) POW
Sgt N Fisher 406979 (W/Ag)  KIA
Sgt JA Ganly 414481 (W/Ag) POW

FA575

Mk.IV

41-28157

A-30A

454 Sqn.
Struck Off Charge 27Dec45.

FA577

Mk.IV

41-28159

A-30A

454 Sqn.
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FA579

Mk.IV

41-28161

A-30A

454 Sqn.
To 135 MU Gebel Hamzi, Egypt 26Sep43.
Struck Off Charge 29Aug46.

FA580

Mk.IV

41-28162

A-30A

459 Sqn. (G). 454 Sqn.
Damaged in ground 10Dec43.
Crashed on overshoot after heavy landing at Mariut 6Oct44.
(May not have been while with 454 Sqn)

FA584

Mk.IV

41-28166

A-30A

454 Sqn. (R).
Struck Off Charge 22Feb45.

FA590

Mk.IV

41-28172

A-30A

454 Sqn.
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FA592

Mk.IV

41-28174

A-30A

454 Sqn.
Transferred to Italian AF 27Jun46.

FA597

Mk.IV

41-28179

A-30A

454 Sqn.
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FA601

Mk.IV

41-28183

A-30A

454 Sqn.
Lost on mission to Suda Bay 3Mar44.
FlgOff FN Scott 143288 RAF (P) KIA
FlgOff A Lewis 144611 RAF (N) KIA
FlgOff EV Magee 161162 RAF (W/Ag) KIA
Sgt WP Cullen 657499 RAF (W/Ag) KIA

FA602

Mk.IV

41-28184

A-30A

454 Sqn.
Shot down near Island of Cos, Aegean Sea, 29Nov43.
FlgOff KE Adamson 409785 (P) KIA
FlgOff APS Milligan 141561 RAF (N) KIA
FSgt GE Marland 415544 (W/Ag) KIA
FSgt FLW Pritchard 416995 (W/Ag) KIA

FA603

Mk.IV

41-28185

A-30A

454 Sqn. (G).
459 Sqn. (R)

Struck Off Charge 27Mar47.

Baltimore FA603 G 
454 Sqn, RAAF 
AWM MEB0057  Baltimore FA603 G 
454 Sqn, RAAF 
AWM UK2431  Baltimore-FA603-G

FA609

Mk.IV

41-28191

A-30A

454 Sqn.
Struck Off Charge 29Mar45.

FA612

Mk.IV

41-28194

A-30A

454 Sqn.
Struck Off Charge 14Jun45.

FA615

Mk.IV

41-28197

A-30A

454 Sqn.
Collided with Hellcat JX773 on approach to Jiwani in dust storm 6Apr45.
Landed safely but SOC.
(May not have been while with 454 Sqn)

FA616

Mk.IV

41-28198

A-30A

454 Sqn.
Damaged Beyond Repair 24Mar44.
(May not have been while with 454 Sqn)

FA617

Mk.IV

41-28199

A-30A

454 Sqn. (U).
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FA618

Mk.IV

41-28200

A-30A

454 Sqn.
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FA620

Mk.IV

41-28202

A-30A

454 Sqn.
459 Sqn. Aug44-Apr45.

Struck Off Charge 29Aug46.

FA622

Mk.IV

41-28204

A-30A

454 Sqn.
Struck Off Charge 26Apr45.

FA625

Mk.IV

41-28207

A-30A

454 Sqn.
Struck Off Charge 28Sep44.

FA628

Mk.IV

41-28210

A-30A

454 Sqn.
From 135 MU Gebel Hamzi, Egypt 6Sep43.
Damaged Beyond Repair 27Oct44.
(May not have been while with 454 Sqn)

FA632

Mk.IV

41-28214

A-30A

454 Sqn.
From 135 MU Gebel Hamzi, Egypt 30Sep43.
Missing 1Jan45.
(May not have been while with 454 Sqn)

FA635

Mk.IV

41-28217

A-30A

454 Sqn (K).
Struck Off Charge 25May44.

FA650

Mk.IV

41-28232

A-30A

459 Sqn. Aug44-Apr45.
Struck Off Charge 22Feb45.

FA651

Mk.IV

41-28233

A-30A

454 Sqn.
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FA655

Mk.IV

41-28236

A-30A

454 Sqn.
From 135 MU Gebel Hamzi, Egypt 27Sep43.
459 Sqn. (E).
Damaged Beyond Repair when swung on landing at Biferno, Italy 19Sep44 and undercarriage was raised to stop the swing.
(May not have been while with 454 Sqn)

FA658

Mk.IV

41-28240

A-30A

454 Sqn.
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FA669

Mk.IV

41-28251

A-30A

454 Sqn. (O).
Lost on mission over the Aegean Sea 10Nov43.
FSgt JH Joiner 409204 (P) KIA
FSgt J Gilvarry 414222 (N) KIA
FSgt JAH May 420230 (W/Ag) KIA
FSgt DS Nest 420248 (W/Ag) KIA

FA671

Mk.IV

41-28253

A-30A

459 Sqn. (H). Aug44-Apr45.
Struck Off Charge 31Oct46.

FA672

Mk.IV

41-28254

A-30A

454 Sqn.
Lost near Crete, 19Nov43 after reporting engine trouble.
Sgt C Frost 1433361 RAF (P) KIA
Sgt FA Cheetham 1437917 RAF (N) KIA
Sgt D Bumfrey 1128115 RAF (W/Ag) KIA
Sgt HR Peel 1129991 RAF (W/Ag) KIA

FA673

Mk.IV

41-28255

A-30A

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
Damaged 1Jan44.
(May not have been while with 454 Sqn)

FW282

Mk.V

43-8439

A-30A-10-MA

454 Sqn. (P).
Lost over the Aegean Sea 3Dec45.
PltOff WAHJ Horsley 403828 (P) POW
FltLt LN Row 117013 RAF (N) KIA
WOff J Gartside NZ404599 RNZAF (W/Ag) KIA
PltOff CW Walker 403291 (W/Ag) KIA

FW283

Mk.V

43-8440

A-30A-10-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
Struck Off Charge 1Mar44.

FW285

Mk.V

43-8442

A-30A-10-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
Struck Off Charge 29Aug46.

FW287

Mk.V

43-8444

A-30A-10-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
Struck Off Charge 31Mar45.

FW295

Mk.V

43-8452

A-30A-10-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45. (J).
Struck Off Charge 29May47.

FW297

Mk.V

43-8454

A-30A-10-MA

454 Sqn.
Damaged Beyond Repair when bounced on landing and undercarriage collapsed, Berka III, Libya 6Nov43.

FW300

Mk.V

43-8457

A-30A-10-MA

454 Sqn.
Lost on a reconnaissance mission over the Aegean Sea 3Mar44.
FSgt AWJ Kempnich 413608 (P) MID KIA
FSgt FJ Brown 421787 (N) POW
WOff JE Stapleton 416898 (W/Ag) KIA
WOff JD Seymour 409187 (W/Ag) POW

FW302

Mk.V

43-8459

A-30A-10-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
Struck Off Charge 25Jan45.

FW303

Mk.V

43-8460

A-30A-10-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW304

Mk.V

43-8461

A-30A-10-MA

454 Sqn. 459 Sqn. (U). Aug44-Apr45.
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW305

Mk.V

43-8462

A-30A-10-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45. 
Struck Off Charge 9May46.

FW308

Mk.V

43-8465

A-30A-10-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45. 
Crashed during night takeoff, San Severo, Italy 18May44.
(May not have been while with 454 Sqn)

FW312

Mk.V

43-8469

A-30A-10-MA

454 Sqn.
459 Sqn. (H).
Jul44-Aug45.
Swung during attempted overshoot, crashed and burned out, Savoia, Libya 31Oct44.
(May not have been while with 459 Sqn)

FW314

Mk.V

43-8471

A-30A-10-MA

459 Sqn. (H). Aug44-Apr45.
Struck Off Charge 29Apr45.

FW315

Mk.V

43-8472

A-30A-10-MA

454 Sqn. (F).
Lost over the Aegean Sea 13Dec43.
FlgOff D Todhunter 403230 (P) KIA
PltOff RCK Anderson 400956 (N) KIA
WOff RR Donaldson 407146 (W/Ag) KIA
WOff WG Ward 407979 (W/Ag) KIA

FW318

Mk.V

43-8475

A-30A-10-MA

459 Sqn. Aug44-Apr45.
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW320

Mk.V

43-8477

A-30A-10-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
To 380 MU Udine, Italy RAF 07Aug45.

FW329

Mk.V

43-8486

A-30A-10-MA

454 Sqn.
Lost on mission to shadow convoy south of Melos 22Feb44.
FSgt BE Rawlings 413504 (P) KIA
WOff DH Padman 415218 (N) KIA
FSgt T King 420798 (W/Ag) KIA
WOff GR Barker 413941 (W/Ag) KIA

FW330

Mk.V

43-8487

A-30A-10-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW345

Mk.V

43-8502

A-30A-10-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
Damaged Beyond Repair in forced landing at Kasfareet, Egypt after undercarriage jammed up 19Apr45.
(May not have been while with 454 Sqn)

FW350

Mk.V

43-8507

A-30A-10-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
Struck Off Charge 27Jun46.

FW366

Mk.V

43-8523

A-30A-10-MA

454 Sqn. (G). Jul44-Aug45.
Struck Off Charge 11Apr46.

FW367

Mk.V

43-8524

A-30A-10-MA

454 Sqn.
Struck Off Charge 27Jun46.

FW368

Mk.V

43-8525

A-30A-10-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW375

Mk.V

43-8532

A-30A-10-MA

454 Sqn. (P). Jul44-Aug45
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW388

Mk.V

43-8545

A-30A-10-MA

459 Sqn. (B). Aug44-Apr45.
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW397

Mk.V

43-8554

A-30A-10-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW399

Mk.V

43-8556

A-30A-10-MA

454 Sqn. (T).
Lost off Crete 2Jun44.
WOff GW Liels 420215 (P) KIA
FlgOff EE Quinlan 425216 (N) KIA
WOff MJG Schultz 410818 (W/Ag) KIA
FlgOff MC Short 417242 (W/Ag) KIA

FW402

Mk.V

43-8559

A-30A-10-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW403

Mk.V

43-8560

A-30A-10-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
Struck Off Charge 19Jul45.

FW404

Mk.V

43-8561

A-30A-10-MA

454 Sqn.
Missing during recon mission of Leros, Greece 2Apr44
FlgOff HE Jarvis 417053 (P) KIA
FlgOff RJ Browning 420533 (O) KIA
Woff A Hamilton 412433 (W/Ag) KIA
FSgt BG Stokes 413447 (W/Ag) KIA

FW405

Mk.V

43-8562

A-30A-10-MA

454 Sqn.
Crash landed near Shallufa on approach due to engine failure in circuit 24Jul45.
(May not have been while with 454 Sqn)

FW407

Mk.V

43-8564

A-30A-15-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW412

Mk.V

43-8569

A-30A-15-MA

459 Sqn. (O). Aug44-Apr45.
Missing 25Apr45.
(May not have been while with 459 Sqn)

FW420

Mk.V

43-8577

A-30A-15-MA

459 Sqn. (C). Aug44-Apr45.
To 75 OTU.
Crashed and destroyed after loss of control during practice low level attack, Shallufa, Egypt 25Apr45.

FW422

Mk.V

43-8579

A-30A-15-MA

454 Sqn (D).
Transferred to French AF 28Mar46.

FW424

Mk.V

43-8581

A-30A-15-MA

459 Sqn. Aug44-Apr45.
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW425

Mk.V

43-8582

A-30A-15-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
Lost 19Dec44.
(May not have been while with 454 Sqn)

FW434

Mk.V

43-8591

A-30A-15-MA

459 Sqn. Aug44-Apr45.
Damaged Beyond Repair 22Jun44.
(May not have been while with 459 Sqn)

FW435

Mk.V

43-8592

A-30A-15-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW442

Mk.V

43-8599

A-30A-15-MA

454 Sqn. 459 Sqn. Aug44-Apr45.
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW444

Mk.V

43-8601

A-30A-15-MA

459 Sqn. (T,P). Aug44-Apr45.
To 75OTU.

Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW447

Mk.V

43-8604

A-30A-15-MA

459 Sqn. (J). Aug44-Apr45.
Struck Off Charge 26Apr45.

FW450

Mk.V

43-8607

A-30A-15-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
Struck Off Charge 31May45.

Baltimore FW450 
454 Sqn, RAAF 
AWM AC0007  Baltimore FW450 
454 Sqn, RAAF 
over Italy 1944

FW462

Mk.V

43-8619

A-30A-15-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
Struck Off Charge 11Apr46.

FW463

Mk.V

43-8620

A-30A-15-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
Struck Off Charge 27Jun46.

FW466

Mk.V

43-8623

A-30A-15-MA

454 Sqn (P).
Struck Off Charge 26Sep46.

FW475

Mk.V

43-8632

A-30A-15-MA

From 454 Sqn.
459 Sqn. (P). Aug44-Apr45.
To 454 Sqn.
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW477

Mk.V

43-8634

A-30A-15-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
To 380 MU Udine, Italy RAF 7Aug45.

Struck Off Charge 11Apr46.

FW480

Mk.V

43-8637

A-30A-15-MA

459 Sqn. (G,T). Jul44-Aug45.
To 253Wg.

Struck Off Charge 11Apr46.

FW482

Mk.V

43-8639

A-30A-15-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
 
Lost 6May44.
(May not have been while with 454 Sqn)

FW483

Mk.V

43-8640

A-30A-15-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW485

Mk.V

43-8642

A-30A-15-MA

454 Sqn. 459 Sqn. (G). Jul44-Aug45.
To 380 MU Udine, Italy RAF 7Aug45.

FW488

Mk.V

43-8645

A-30A-15-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
Struck Off Charge 19Sep45.

FW491

Mk.V

43-8648

A-30A-15-MA

459 Sqn. (R). Aug44-Apr45.
Struck Off Charge 28Mar46.

FW492

Mk.V

43-8649

A-30A-15-MA

459 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW494

Mk.V

43-8651

A-30A-15-MA

454 Sqn (L). 459 Sqn. Aug44-Apr45.
Struck Off Charge 29Aug46.

FW498

Mk.V

43-8655

A-30A-15-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW499

Mk.V

43-8656

A-30A-15-MA

454 Sqn (Q). 459 Sqn. (G). Aug44-Apr45.
To 253Wg.
Set on fire and Damaged Beyond Repair at Cesenatico, Italy 24Apr45 when bomb loaded Spitfire MH532 crash landed and exploded.

459 Squadron 
Martin Baltimore

FW505

Mk.V

43-8662

A-30A-15-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW507

Mk.V

43-8664

A-30A-20-MA

454 Sqn. (E).
Struck Off Charge 31Oct46.

FW520

Mk.V

43-8677

A-30A-20-MA

459 Sqn. (N). Aug44-Apr45.
From 55 Sqn RAF.
To 133OTU.
Damaged Beyond Repair by gale, Bilbeis, Egypt 14May45.

FW521

Mk.V

43-8678

A-30A-20-MA

459 Sqn. (Q). Aug44-Apr45.
To 133OTU.

Damaged Beyond Repair 14Sep44.

FW524

Mk.V

43-8681

A-30A-20-MA

459 Sqn. (Q). Aug44-Apr45.
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW526

Mk.V

43-8683

A-30A-20-MA

459 Sqn. Aug44-Apr45.
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW527

Mk.V

43-8684

A-30A-20-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
RAF records say transferred to RN 11Aug45.
Admiralty records state that aircraft was with 728 Sqn, FAA at Ta Kali, Malta by Jul45.
Ultimate fate unknown

FW528

Mk.V

43-8685

A-30A-20-MA

459 Sqn. (O). Aug44-Apr45.
To 75OTU.

Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW531

Mk.V

43-8688

A-30A-20-MA

459 Sqn. (D). Aug44-Apr45.
From 69 Sqn RAF.
To AACU.
Damaged Beyond Repair when force landed at Ramat David, Palestine after engine failed 1Jan46.

FW537

Mk.V

43-8694

A-30A-20-MA

459 Sqn. (Coded A). Aug44-Apr45.
To 680 Sqn.

Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW540

Mk.V

43-8697

A-30A-20-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
Struck Off Charge 31May45.

FW544

Mk.V

43-8701

A-30A-20-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
Lost 7Jul44.
(May not have been while with 454 Sqn)

FW545

Mk.V

43-8702

A-30A-20-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW546

Mk.V

43-8703

A-30A-20-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW549

Mk.V

43-8706

A-30A-20-MA

459 Sqn. (Coded A). Aug44-Apr45.
From 454 Sqn.
Struck Off Charge 11Apr46.

FW550

Mk.V

43-8707

A-30A-20-MA

454 Sqn. 459 Sqn. (Coded P). Aug44-Apr45.
To 75OTU.

Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW551

Mk.V

43-8708

A-30A-20-MA

459 Sqn. Aug44-Apr45.
Struck Off Charge 30Nov46.

FW553

Mk.V

43-8710

A-30A-20-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
Lost on night reconnaissance mission to Forli, Italy 3Aug44.
(May not have been while with 454 Sqn)

FW556

Mk.V

43-8713

A-30A-20-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
Transferred to French AF 30Jun45.

FW557

Mk.V

43-8714

A-30A-20-MA

459 Sqn. Aug44-Apr45.
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW567

Mk.V

43-8724

A-30A-20-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
Struck Off Charge 30May46.

FW574

Mk.V

43-8731

A-30A-20-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
Struck Off Charge 29Mar45.

FW575

Mk.V

43-8732

A-30A-20-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW580

Mk.V

43-8737

A-30A-20-MA

459 Sqn. Aug44-Apr45.
Damaged Beyond Repair 6
Oct44.
(May not have been while with 459 Sqn)

FW582

Mk.V

43-8739

A-30A-20-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
To Turkish AF 28Sep44.

FW589

Mk.V

43-8746

A-30A-20-MA

454 Sqn.
Crashed into Gulf of Suez, Egypt 17Mar45 during air-to-sea firing exercise.
(May not have been while with 454 Sqn)

FW590

Mk.V

43-8747

A-30A-20-MA

459 Sqn. Aug44-Apr45.
Lost 28Sep44.
(May not have been while with 459 Sqn)

FW591

Mk.V

43-8748

A-30A-20-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW592

Mk.V

43-8749

A-30A-20-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
To Italian AF 27Jun46.

FW593

Mk.V

43-8750

A-30A-20-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
To Turkish AF 27Oct44.

FW594

Mk.V

43-8751

A-30A-20-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW595

Mk.V

43-8752

A-30A-20-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW596

Mk.V

43-8753

A-30A-20-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW598

Mk.V

43-8755

A-30A-20-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
To Italian AF 27Jun46.

FW602

Mk.V

43-8759

A-30A-20-MA

454 Sqn. (Coded E).
Crash landed on Adriatic coast after being hit by AAA 23Aug44.
FlgOff LW Gray J21425 RCAF (P) KIA
FSgt W Smith 654091 RAF (N) INJ
WOff R Hamilton 657339 RAF (W/Ag) INJ
WOff K Harding 1312031 RAF (W/Ag) INJ

FW603

Mk.V

43-8760

A-30A-20-MA

459 Sqn.
From 454 Sqn.
To Turkish AF 13Jan45.

FW605

Mk.V

43-8762

A-30A-20-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW606

Mk.V

43-8763

A-30A-25-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW608

Mk.V

43-8765

A-30A-25-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
Lost 25Apr45.
(May not have been while with 454 Sqn)

FW609

Mk.V

43-8766

A-30A-25-MA

454 Sqn. (Coded V). Jul44-Aug45.
459 Sqn. Aug44-Apr45.

To
500 Sqn RAF 4Aug45.
Struck Off Charge 27Jun46

Baltimore FW609 V (ex 454 7 459 Sqn, RAAF) possibly with 500 Sqn, RAF 
via GRB Collection

FW617

Mk.V

43-8774

A-30A-25-MA

Jul44-Aug45. To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Struck Off Charge 11Apr46.

FW627

Mk.V

43-8784

A-30A-25-MA

Jul44-Aug45. To 454 Sqn, RAAF, (Coded G).
Struck Off Charge 28Mar46.

FW635

Mk.V

43-8792

A-30A-25-MA

Jul44-Aug45. To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW643

Mk.V

43-8800

A-30A-25-MA

To 454 Sqn, RAAF, (Coded J).
Damaged Beyond Repair when bounced on landing and hit sand dune, Cesenatico, Italy 4Jan45.
SGT FG Lister 1673359 RAF (P) Inj
SGT IJ Hendry  1804795  RAF (N) Inj
SGT GW Lauder 1865921 RAF (W/Ag) Inj
SGT JL Buxton 1387989 RAF (W/Ag) Inj
(This crew later KIA)

FW645

Mk.V

43-8802

A-30A-25-MA

Jul44-Aug45. To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
To Turkish AF 30Nov44.

FW655

Mk.V

43-8812

A-30A-25-MA

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
To Turkish AF 28Sep44.

FW657

Mk.V

43-8814

A-30A-25-MA

Jul44-Aug45. To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
To Turkish AF 30Nov44.

FW658

Mk.V

43-8815

A-30A-25-MA

Jul44-Aug45. To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW659

Mk.V

43-8816

A-30A-25-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
To Turkish AF 30Nov44.

FW671

Mk.V

43-8828

A-30A-25-MA

459 Sqn. Aug44-Apr45.
To Turkish AF 13Jan45.

FW681

Mk.V

43-8838

A-30A-25-MA

454 Sqn. Jul44-Aug45.
To Turkish AF 28Sep44.

FW689

Mk.V

43-8846

A-30A-25-MA

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Lost on mission to Faenza, Italy 22Nov44.
FlgOff KR Thompson 137416 RAF (P) KIA
FlgOff WJ Bourn 144673 RAF (N) POW
FSgt G Bainbridge 656334 RAF (W/Ag) KIA
FSgt GW Bebbington 1065474 RAF (W/Ag) KIA

FW698

Mk.V

43-8855

A-30A-25-MA

Jul44-Aug45. To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Struck Off Charge 14/0/1946

FW701

Mk.V

43-8858

A-30A-25-MA

To 454 Sqn, RAAF, (Coded D).
Hit by AAA, Limestre,
23Aug44
FlgOff KA Howard 423741 (P) POW
WOff SG Birtles 418049 (N) POW
WOff CAF Murray 426648 (W/Ag) POW
FltLt RW Litchfield 401239 (W/Ag) KIA

FW702

Mk.V

43-8859

A-30A-25-MA

Jul44-Aug45.  To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
To Italian AF 27Jun46.

FW707

Mk.V

43-8864

A-30A-30-MA

Jul44-Aug45. To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW708

Mk.V

43-8865

A-30A-30-MA

Jul44-Aug45. To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW716

Mk.V

43-8873

A-30A-30-MA

Jul44-Aug45. To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Lost on recon mission to Po crossings, Italy 13Apr45.
FlgOff WJA Duffy 428431 (P) KIA
FlgOff PH Hemsley 162125 RAF (N) KIA
WOff GR Adam 411435 (W/Ag) KIA
WOff KB Nunn-Patrick 424556 (W/Ag) KIA

FW717

Mk.V

43-8874

A-30A-30-MA

Jul44-Aug45. To 454 Sqn, RAAF, (Coded Q).
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW719

Mk.V

43-8876

A-30A-30-MA

Jul44-Aug45. To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Struck Off Charge 28Mar46.

FW720

Mk.V

43-8877

A-30A-30-MA

Jul44-Aug45. To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Struck Off Charge 1Aug44.

FW721

Mk.V

43-8878

A-30A-30-MA

Jul44-Aug45. To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
To 500 Sqn RAF 4Aug45.

Struck Off Charge 27Jun46.

FW734

Mk.V

43-8891

A-30A-30-MA

Jul44-Aug45. To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
To 380 MU Udine, Italy RAF 7Aug45.

Struck Off Charge 11Apr46.

FW740

Mk.V

43-8897

A-30A-30-MA

To 454 Sqn, RAAF, (Coded O).
Lost on night interdiction mission over Po crossing, Italy 12Apr45.
PltOff CW Evans 421797 (P) KIA
WOff JH O’Keefe 427723 (O) KIA
FlgOff E Johnston 412316 (W/Ag) KIA
WOff EG Murphy 425721 (W/Ag) KIA

FW743

Mk.V

43-8900

A-30A-30-MA

Jul44-Aug45. To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Struck Off Charge 11Apr46

FW745

Mk.V

43-8902

A-30A-30-MA

Jul44-Aug45. To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Damaged Beyond Repair when swung on takeoff and undercarriage collapsed, Shandur, Egypt 30Nov44.
(May not have been while with 454 Sqn)

FW760

Mk.V

43-8917

A-30A-30-MA

Jul44-Aug45. To 454 Sqn, RAAF, (Coded Y).
Struck Off Charge 11Apr46.

FW763

Mk.V

43-8920

A-30A-30-MA

Jul44-Aug45. To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Struck Off Charge 28Mar46.

FW765

Mk.V

43-8922

A-30A-30-MA

To 454 Sqn, RAAF, (Coded U).
Damaged Beyond Repair after crash-landing following premature detonation of own bombs, Cesenatico, Italy 16Apr45.
Crew safe.

FW791

Mk.V

43-8948

A-30A-30-MA

Jul44-Aug45. To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
To 380 MU Udine, Italy RAF 7Aug45.

Struck Off Charge 28Mar46.

FW792

Mk.V

43-8949

A-30A-30-MA

Jul44-Aug45. To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
To 380 MU Udine, Italy RAF 7Aug45.
Struck Off Charge 11Apr46.

FW793

Mk.V

43-8950

A-30A-30-MA

To 454 Sqn, RAAF, (Coded G).
Damaged Beyond Repair when overshot landing and overturned, Cesenatico 13Apr45.
Crew safe.

FW795

Mk.V

43-8952

A-30A-30-MA

Jul44-Aug45. To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
With 15 Sqn (?) RAF,

Damaged Beyond Repair when swung on takeoff and struck parked Walrus L2324 and parked Warwick BV635, Cesenatico, Italy 19Feb45.

FW797

Mk.V

43-8954

A-30A-30-MA

Jul44-Aug45. To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Struck Off Charge 11Apr46.

FW806

Mk.V

43-8963

A-30A-30-MA

Jul44-Aug45. To 454 Sqn, RAAF, (Coded P).
To 500 Sqn RAF 7Aug45.

Struck Off Charge 27Jun46.

FW809

Mk.V

43-8966

A-30A-30-MA

Aug44-Apr45. To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Struck Off Charge 29Aug46.

FW818

Mk.V

43-8975

A-30A-30-MA

4Jul44-Aug45. To 454 Sqn, RAAF, (Coded Q).
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW834

Mk.V

43-8991

A-30A-30-MA

To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Lost on night intruder mission to Po crossings, Italy 19Apr45.
Sgt FG Lister 1673359 RAF (P) KIA
Sgt J Hendry 1804795 RAF (O) KIA
Sgt JL Buxton 1387989 RAF (W/Ag) KIA
FSgt GW Lauder 1865921 RAF (W/Ag) KIA

(See FW643)

FW839

Mk.V

43-8996

A-30A-30-MA

Jul44-Aug45 To 454 Sqn, RAAF, (Coded K),
Struck Off Charge 11Apr46.

FW843

Mk.V

43-9000

A-30A-30-MA

Jul44-Aug45. To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
11/04/1946 Struck Off Charge.

FW845

Mk.V

43-9002

A-30A-30-MA

To 454 Sqn, RAAF, (Coded T).
Crashed into nearby lake after night takeoff from Cesenatico, Italy 10Feb45 while being flown solo.
FlgOff JC Hobby 159407 RAF (P) KIA

FW846

Mk.V

43-9003

A-30A-30-MA

Jul44-Aug45. To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
To Italian AF 27Jun46.

FW847

Mk.V

43-9004

A-30A-30-MA

Jul44-Aug45. To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW849

Mk.V

43-9006

A-30A-30-MA

Jul44-Aug45. To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
To 500 Sqn RAF 4Aug45.

Struck Off Charge 25Apr46.

FW853

Mk.V

43-9010

A-30A-30-MA

Jul44-Aug45. To 454 Sqn, RAAF, (Coded J).
To 380 MU Udine, Italy 7Aug45.

Struck Off Charge 11Apr46.

FW854

Mk.V

43-9011

A-30A-30-MA

Jul44-Aug45. To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Struck Off Charge 11Apr46.

FW855

Mk.V

43-9012

A-30A-30-MA

Jul44-Aug45. To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW859

Mk.V

43-9016

A-30A-30-MA

Jul44-Aug45. To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Struck Off Charge 27Mar46.

FW863

Mk.V

43-9020

A-30A-30-MA

Jul44-Aug45. To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
Struck Off Charge 14Mar46.

FW872

Mk.V

43-9029

A-30A-30-MA

19/07/1944 Arrived in Middle East,
To
454 Sqn, RAAF,
To 1330 CU,
RAF,
To 3 FU, RAF,
28/04/1945 Cat E FA - Swung after T/O and dived into ground, Bilbeis,
31/05/1945 SOC.

FW873

Mk.V

43-9030

A-30A-30-MA

17/06/1944 Arrived in Middle East,
To
454 Sqn, RAAF,
To 75 OTU,
RAF,

14
/03/46 SOC.

     
Martin Baltimore  A Martin Baltimore aircraft of No. 454 Squadron RAAF in the dispersal area Italy. c. 1944.  A Martin Baltimore of No. 454 Squadron RAAF flies over Fiume during a daylight raid  
Bombs can be seen exploding on the main railway station and in the water of the Porto Principale by the Molo Genova.  459 Squadron 
Martin Baltimore  AN EXAMPLE OF NOSE ART ON THE SIDE OF A MARTIN BALTIMORE BOMBER AIRCRAFT, "GENTLEMAN GEORGE", OF NO. 459 SQUADRON RAAF.

459 Squadron 
Martin Baltimore  459 Squadron 
Martin Baltimore  459 Squadron 
Martin Baltimore  459 Squadron 
Martin Baltimore  459 Squadron 
Martin Baltimore

459 Squadron 
Martin Baltimore  459 Squadron 
Martin Baltimore  459 Squadron 
Martin Baltimore  459 Squadron 
Martin Baltimore  459 Squadron 
Martin Baltimore 

     

Page Authors: Darren Crick, The Phantom, Brendan Cowan & Mark Lax.

Source: Messageboard Discussion , Australian War Memorial, 'Bomber Squadrons of the RAF and their aircraft' by P. Moyes, National Archives of Australia, British Military Aircraft Serials 1911-1979 (Page 205) - Bruce Robertson, Australian War Memorial, www.joebaugher.com , http://koti.welho.com/msolanak/BALTIMORE%20PAGE/BALT%20historypage%201%20engl.html , http://koti.welho.com/msolanak/BALTIMORE%20PAGE/BALT%20historypage%201%20engl.html , Alamein to the Alps, 454 Squadron, RAAF 1941-1945 Mark Lax, http://www.454-459squadrons.org.au/index.html , Alamein to the Alps : 454 Squadron, RAAF 1941-1945 by Mark Lax.

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