The Lillico Crew of 428 Squadron.
This crew, flying
Halifax II JN-973 coded NA-U, failed to
return from a mining operation to Kiel Bay on April 17/18, 1944. The
entire crew was lost
without a trace.
L to R: Sgt Don Gignac RCAF Air gunner (didn't fly with the crew on the
night they went missing, was replaced by F/Sgt W. Olmsted RCAF);
P/O Tony Zbytnuik RCAF
F/O J. (Mitch) Westlake RCAFWireless
Lillico RCAF Pilot; and
P/O W. (Bill)
Comment written at bottom of this
picture by Tony Zbytnuik read "Our Crew, Swell bunch of fellahs".
Missing from this photo are: Sgt. J. Doyle, RAF
Flt/Engineer and P/O J. Manson, RCAF Mid-upper
Photo graciously supplied by Jerry Zbytnuik.