MIDDLETON [DFM], Bertram John

F/Sgt Middleton flew 30 operations as Wop/Ag and Bomb Aimer in Hampdens, Manchesters and Lancasters from Scampton and Fiskerton. He also flew one additional operation as a Rear Gunner. F/Sgt Middleton was awarded the DFM on 18th May 1943 for "successful raids on Berlin, Essen and Ruhr ". Later attached to No. 24 Sqn. RAAF P/Off Middleton was killed in action on operations over Banka Island. He was a crew member of a Liberator aircraft.

Last Name
MIDDLETON [DFM]
Given Names
Bertram John
Service Number
408052
Distinguished Flying Medal
DFM
Distinguished Flying Cross
YES
Date of Birth
15/12/1918
Birth Location
Subiaco W.A
Enlistment Date
15/08/1940
Enlistment Location
Hobart
1Wags Start Date
19/09/1940
Course Details
WAGS Course 5
Intake Date
19/09/1940
Finish Date
08/03/1941
To
1 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
05/08/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
24 SQN
Rank
Pilot Officer
Operations
Killed in action [flying battle] Banka Island
Date of Death
05/08/1944
Age
25
Cemetery / Memorial
Adelaide River War Cemetery Northern Territory Memorial
Notes

F/Sgt Middleton flew 30 operations as Wop/Ag and Bomb Aimer in Hampdens, Manchesters and Lancasters from Scampton and Fiskerton. He also flew one additional operation as a Rear Gunner. F/Sgt Middleton was awarded the DFM on 18th May 1943 for "successful raids on Berlin, Essen and Ruhr ". Later attached to No. 24 Sqn. RAAF P/Off Middleton was killed in action on operations over Banka Island. He was a crew member of a Liberator aircraft.

Posting on Death
24 Squadron RAAF
NAA Status
NOT YET EXAMINED
1WAGS - MIDDLETON Bertram John - Service Number 408052
1WAGS - MIDDLETON Bertram John - Service Number 408052
1WAGS - MIDDLETON Bertrum John - Service Number 408052 (edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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