19 aprile 1945 - Baltimore V Nr. FW834 - Po Valley

Operation Records Book 454 Squadron RAAF (RAF Form 541): Cesenatico 19th - Armed Recce SAN BENEDETTO DI PO along the Po to IMMIGIANA - BRESCELLO - PARMA - BAGNOLO - BRESCIA. Baltimore FW834 Sgt. Lister F., Sgt. Hendry I., Sgt. Buxton J., F/S Lauder G. - Up 23.46 MISSING.

Operation Records Book 454 Squadron RAAF (RAF Form 540): Cesenatico 19.4.45: The squadron suffered its third loss since operating in night intruder work, when Sgt. LISTER and crew failed to return from the night’s operations. Sgt. Lister was flying our furthest westward recce which reaches to PARMA then up to BRESCIA, across the southern extremity of LAKE GARDA and back to the PO river. The crew were all RAF members. Sgt. Lister F. Pilot of COXHOE Durham, Sgt. Hendry I. Nav.B. of BROMILY Kent, Sgt. Buxton J. W-Op/AG HAYES Middlesex, F/S Lauder G. A.G. of HOLLOWAY London.

http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html: Martin A-30A-10-MA 43-8991 to RAF as Baltimore V FW834. Missing from night intruder mission to Po crossings, Italy Apr 19, 1945.

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