The G. Neale Crew of 419 Squadron standing in front of
Halifax Mk II .
Back L to R: Sgt R. S. McLachlan RCAF POW, Navigator; Sgt R. A.
Cleaver RAF POW, Flight engineer;
Sgt G. V. Neale RCAF POW, Pilot; Sgt W. N. Jaffray RCAF POW, Bomb
aimer, and Sgt P. J. Griffiths RAF POW, Wireless Op.
Front L to R: Sgt W. P. McLeod RCAF POW, Rear gunner; Sgt D. E. Kenwell
RCAF POW, Mid-upper gunner.
This crew failed to return from operations to Wuppertal while flying
Halifax II JD-214 coded VR-U on June 24/25, 1943.
Their aircraft was seriously damaged by a fighters and they were forced
to land at Wageningen, Holland.
Photo graciously supplied by the
Halifax Restoration Group at the Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial
Museum in Trenton, ON.