This image was taken on 24th July 1945 prior to taking off for a flight to Naples for what was to become Operation Dodge-the repatriation of British troops from Italy. The Lanc was UL-U, serial number to follow. This Lanc was the first to land in Italy.
Crew are left to right:
Bert Roberts now P/O- 2nd Flight Engineer.
F/O Danny Brunchez- W/O-A/G.
F/O Maurice "Dicky"Burdett-2nd Pilot.
Flt.Lt. Jim Lewis-Captain & Pilot.
Sgt. name unknown-Bomb-Aimer.
F/O Jack Wilkinson-Navigator.
Sgt. name unknown-Air Gunner.
F/O Reg Mansfield-Flight Engineer.
AT THE TIME THIS PHOTOGRAPH WAS TAKEN, THE AUSTRALIAN MEMBERS OF CROFT'S CREW HAD RETURNED HOME TO AUSTRALIA.