Air Operations: (No. 454 Squadron Baltimore aircraft FW689), Italy, 22 November 1944

On 22 November 1944 No. 454 Squadron Baltimore FW689 was shot down while attacking enemy positions to the south of Faenza, Italy. The aircraft exploded on impact with the ground and all four crew members were killed. The crew members of FW689 were:

Flight Sergeant George Bainbridge (656334) (RAF) (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Gerald William Bebbington (1065474) (RAFVR) (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant William John Bourne (144673) (RAFVR) (Navigator) PoW
Flying Officer Kenneth Robert Thompson (137416) (RAFVR) (Pilot)


Lax, M. R. (Mark Roger) Alamein to the Alps: 454 Squadron RAAF 1941-1945, M R Lax Wanniassa ACT 2903, 2006
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records

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