Croft's Crew. This crew consisted of five Australians and two Englishmen,
Bertram Roberts and Titch Faulkes.
They completed at least 20 ops in 5 different Lancasters-
only getting their own Lanc just before the end of hostilities.
On one op, the Bomb-Aimer/Front Gunner Johnny Musgrove
was officially credited with shooting down a
German ME 262.At the end of hostilities, the Australians returned home.
It is believed the only crew member
alive today is Johnny Musgrove who became a Doctor/Surgeon after
he returned home to Sydney following
V.E day and still is to this day.
This photograph was taken at Fiskerton in March 1945.
The Lancaster is LM 227.
Crew left to right are:
Sgt. Don Tyshing RAAF -Navigator.
Sgt. Bertram William Roberts RAF- Flight Engineer.
F/O Roy Vesterman RAAF-Mid-Upper Gunner.
F/O Dave Croft RAAF-Pilot.
Flt. Sgt. Johnny D.Musgrove RAAF-Bomb aimer.
Flt. Sgt. Harry Dale RAAF-Wireless Op.
Flt. Sgt David "Titch" Fowkes RAf- Rear Gunner. (It is believed
he completed his
second tour of ops with this crew)