27.02.1945 No. 464 Squadron Mosquito FB.VI PZ309 SB-Z Fl/Lt. John F. Filteau
Operation: Night Intruder
Date: 27th February 1945 (Tuesday)
Unit: No. 464 Squadron (RAAF)
Type: Mosquito FB.VI
Base: B.87 Rosieres-en-Santerre, France
Location: Namurok, Namur, Belgium
Pilot: Fl/Lt. John Frederick Filteau J/10125 RCAF Age 24. Killed
Nav: F/O. H.I. Storen J/45432 RCAF Baled out - Injured.
REASON FOR LOSS:
Taking of at 19:26 hrs 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.
According to the ORB:
”The aircraft did not return. The navigator bailed out and is safe but suffering from loss of memory. Consequently, it has not been possible to ascertain the fate of the pilot or what happened to the aircraft"
Fl/Lt. John Frederick Filteau. Hotton War Cemetery. Grave III.C.6. From Calgary. Alberta, Canada. Next of kin details not available - are you able to assist?
Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this crew with thanks sources as quoted below.