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Archive Report: Allied Forces

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464 Squadron Crest
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

Serial: PZ309

Code: SB-Z

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"

Burial details:

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.

Acknowledgements: Sources used by us in compiling Archive Reports include: Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vols. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vols. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tom Kracker - Kracker Luftwaffe Archives and Fred Paradie - Paradie Archive (both on this site), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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