Air Operations (No. 464 Squadron Mosquito aircraft PZ309), Belgium, 27 February 1945

Mosquito PZ309 took off from Rosiere en Santerre, France, at 1926 hours on the night of 27/28th February 1945, being part of a force of 11 aircraft from the Squadron detailed to attack enemy lines of communications behind the front. This included bombing and strafing trains, coaches, marshalling yards, motor transport and power stations. PZ309 failed to return from the mission. Flying Officer Storen baled out of the aircraft near Namur and was admitted to hospital with injuries while Flight Lieutenant Filteau was killed.

The crew members of PZ309 were:

Flight Lieutenant John Frederick Filteau (J/10125) (RCAF) (Pilot)
Flying Officer H I Storen (J/45432) (RCAF) (Navigator)

It could not be established from available records whether Fight Lieutenant Filteau was killed or survived the crash and succumbed to his injuries.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records


Lax, M. (Mark) and Leon Kane-Maguire The Gestapo Hunters: 464 Squadron RAAF 1942-5, Banner Books Maryborough QLD 4650, 1999
Vincent, D. (David) Mosquito Monograph: A history of Mosquitoes in Australia and RAAF operations, David Vincent Highbury SA 5089, 1982

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