Extract from Bomber Command Losses - 21/22.1.44
Lancaster III JB299 OF - W. Op Magdeburg. T/O Bourn. All rest in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery. The two DFM recipients had their awards gazetted on 11 and 15 February 1944 respectively.
F/L F.J.Roberts DFC(+), Sgt E,J,Devine(+), F/S R.Dudley DFM(+), F/S G.Young DFM(+), Sgt F.Martin(+), F/S P.A.Marsh RAAF(+), WO2 W.A.Parsley RCAF(+).
Arter, the previous flight engineer, had left 97 Squadron for 24 OTU on 7th January; Blower, the previous w/op, went to 84 OTU on 22nd January, on the very day it became obvious that his skipper Roberts would not return.