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Warrant Officer Donald (Don) George HEATH

454 RAAF Squadron

Service No. 417835

Date of Birth: 9 Dec 1923

Place of Birth : UNLEY, SA

Date of Enlistment: 18 Jul 1942

Date of Discharge: 18 Dec 1945

Rank: Warrant Officer


The Crew:
  • 418728 Pilot Officer -- RG (Reg) Withers - Pilot

  • 429344 Flying Officer -- HJ (Bert) Nowill - Observer Nav (B)

  • 417835 Warrant Officer -- DG (Don) Heath - WAG

  • Tom Marron (RAF) Air Gunner


Reg Withers and his crew flew operational sorties with 454 RAAF Baltimore Squadron on the Italian East Coast and over the Po River Valley and Lombardy Plains during the final battles of the Italian campaign, mainly in a night intruder role, from 14.11.44 till 2.5.45 when the Axis armies surrendered.

Don Heath Air Crew 454
In the snow at Cesinatico
Reg Withers in a Baltimore
Beaufighter flying over Trieste
Don Heath Penny Griffiths & Marion Heath from SA
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