Sgt Ben Leland of
Saint George, New Brunswick served as Navigator with the Smyth
crew as part of 433 Squadron. He and his crew survived the war and
flew several trips where they ferried POWs back to England.
The Smyth Crew
L to R:
F/O L. Gartner, Bomb aimer; Sgt J. Plumtree , mid-upper
Sgt J. Sutherland, F/Engineer; F/Sgt W. Smyth , Pilot; Sgt.
Ben Leland, Navigator;
Sgt P. Murray, Rear gunner; kneeling is Sgt. J. Walsh ,
Photos courtesy of Marilyn
Leland Bennett, daughter of Ben Leland.