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Flight Lieutenant Michael Frank Burnett COUZENS

454 RAAF Squadron

Service No: 146884 (RAF)

Date of Birth:  31 Oct 1912

Place of Birth: Trowbridge, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

Date of Enlistment: 13 June 1941

Date of Discharge: 16 May 1946

Rank:  Fight Lieutenant

Date of Death: 05 Mar 1996

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Crew Baltimore FW375:P
  • LT W.B. Tite 

  • FLGOFF M.F.B. Couzens 

  • FSGT J. Miller 

  • FSGT W.S. Morrison

Tite crew
Tite's Baltimore taken by fellow crew
Wally Tite, Mike Couzens & Harry Hays on the promenade in Alexandria - March 1944
Couzens & Hayes in Jerusalem
Couzens & Tite in Rome 1943
Jock, Mike & Jim Miller in Alexandria
Mike, Jock, Jim & Wally - 16th May 1044
Postcard to Mike Couzens from the crew (1945) - front
Postcard to Mike Couzens from the crew (1945) - back
Squadron Mess
The crew at Cairo - Wally, Jim, Jock & Mike
Aerial bombing Montecchio
Lt Tite's crew - bombing road Rimini
The following information was provided to the Association from F/L Couzens son Patrick

My father MFB Couzens was born on 31st October 1912 in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, United Kingdom. He died on 5th March 1996. He enlisted in the RAF on 13th June 1941. His service record shows his movement to 454 Squadron RAAF on 24th April 1944. His log book shows his first operational sortie with 454 SQ on that date, but there are other flights earlier in April 1944 that must in practice have been with 454 SQ. His record shows that he was posted to MAAF (MDL) on 8th February 1945 [I don’t know what that means] so I imagine that is the date he left 454 SQ as his logbook shows him flying in Bulgaria with the Allied Control Commission after that date. He resumed civil duty on 16th May 1946. His commission was finally relinquished on 31st October 1957.

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