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459 RAAF Squadron

Herbert Nicholas Leonard Bertram


Service Number 407025

Date of Birth: 29/02/1916

Date of Enlistment: 29/04/1940

Photo of Herbert Bertram (on the right)

Herbert Bertram was promoted to flying officer/pilot 27/11/1944, and joined the 459 Squadron 21/01/1945. Extract from Herbert Bertram full service record.

“A snap of me and my crew and one of the Martin Baltimore planes we flew ”
From left to right – Keith Jessup (Navigator), Jack Rowan (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner),
Jack Scala (Air Gunner), Nick Bertram (Pilot)

       Left to Right  : Jack Scala, Keith Jessup, Jack Rowan Nick Bertram

Left to Right : Nick Bertram, Keith Jessup, Jack Rowan, Jack Scala

Photo from Bertram’s collection of 459 Sqn members holding the Squadron sign