Flying Officer John Savage  - 35 Squadron  

Flying Officer John Francis Savage - RAAF

 Flying Officer John Francis Savage was serving as Navigator Lancaster Mk. III ND-597 coded TL-A during an operation to Berlin March 24/25, 1944. The aircraft took off from Graveley at 1844hrs and was returning to base when it was shot down by a night-fighter, killing five of the seven crewmembers including F/O Savage.

The crew consisted of:

Name Service Trade Hometown Age
S/L Richard Fitzgerald (DFC) RAAF  Pilot Namban,W.Australia 22
F/O Cecil Dineen  RAFVR Flight Engineer Bexleyheath,Kent 20
F/Lt William “Scott” Muego - POW RAFVR Bomb Aimer Glasgow, Scotland 29
W/O Robert Brewington  RAAF  Wop/AG Queensland, Australia 27
F/Sgt Stanley Boulton - POW RAFVR Mid Upper Gunner - -
F/Sgt Frederick Smith  RAFVR Rear Gunner Cobridge,Stoke-on-Trent 30

 Flying Officer John “Jack” Francis  Savage RAAF (426690) was aged 27 and the son of Frederick and Genevieve Savage of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and the husband of Mary of Miles, Queensland. He was born on the 26th September 1916 and enlisted in Brisbane, Queensland on the 18th of July 1942. He is buried with his crew in the 1939-45 Berlin War cemetery.

  Photo courtesy of Dougie Muego , research by Linda Ibrom.