Nightfighter Navigator

One of my friends sent me a message about a Mosquito crew who had to bail out over Belgium on September 16/17 1944 on a night mission to Brunswick,  Germany.

That crew was with RAF 128 Squadron.

Flight Lieutenant Hugh Bartly was the pilot and he was a Canadian.

John Leonard Hartley, the navigator, was supposedly also Canadian.

Both jumped.

The pilot survived but the navigator was killed.

I went looking for more information on the navigator and I found nothing.

Ironically the navigator was British and I found myself instead on that Website.

http://www.nightfighternavigator.com/index.php

It’s about a RAF navigator who flew on Mosquitoes and also with the RCAF.

You will find a wealth of information.

He flew during the same period as Eugene Gagnon did with 23 Squadron.

It gives me some insight on Eugene Gagnon’s navigator who was also British.

His name was Ron Harris.

This is the index of the Website…

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