I have just attended a commemoration held in Cantalupa, northern Italy for the crew of 31/34 Sqdn SAAF who crashed on nearby Mt Freidour ,12th October 1944 .The eight crew of Liberator KH239 were on a supply mission to Italian partisans when the plane crashed in heavy mist and cloud .I found the sisters of CW Lawton ,the RAAF pilot, in NSW years ago and this event was attended by one of his nieces and her family from Australia. It is the last of the commemorations for the five 31/34 SAAF planes , each with 8 crew, which crashed that night into mountains ,in bad weather .
My father's plane , the sixth not to return to base ,is still missing