Personnel Index - Detail

First Names
Bertram John
Service Number
Crew Position
Wireless Operator
Posting Details
Posted in 4/42


Awarded the DFM.

He 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.

 Image via John Ward

Portrait of 408052 F/O Bertram John Middleton, No. 24 Squadron RAAF, of Subiaco, Western Australia.

A clerk prior to the war, he enlisted on 15 August 1940.
On the 18th May 1943, while attached to 49 Squadron, F/Sgt Middleton was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM) for successful raids on Berlin, Essen and Ruhr.

Later attached to No. 24 Squadron RAAF in Australia. F/O Middleton was killed in action on operations over Banka Island (off the coast of Sumatra) on the 5th August 1944, aged 25.

Photographed by Geoff Swallow.

F/Sgt Middleton is buried in the Adelaide River War Cemetery.