The R. L. Thompson Crew of 419
Thompson crew abandoned Halifax II LW-282 coded VR-Y over Berlin during a
bombing raid on December 29/30 1943
due to a serious engine fire in the port outer, with flames quickly
engulfing the wing.
All became POW’s at Stalag IVb in Mühlberg on Elbe, Saxony Germany.
Back L to R: F/Sgt R. L. Thompson RCAF POW, Pilot; Sgt A. S. Carroll RCAF POW,
Mid upper gunner;
Sgt F. W. Webb RCAF POW, Navigator; Sgt G. Cooper RAF POW, Flight
Front L to R: Sgt W. J. Berry RCAF POW, Rear gunner; Sgt S. J. Maloney
RCAF POW, Bomb aimer
and Sgt R. G. Bilyard RAF POW, Wireless operator.
Photo graciously supplied by Susan Henn, daughter of Sgt Maloney.