Bruce was an Aussie from Victoria who enlisted in the RAF when he was in England.
Unfortunately, nothing much is known about Bruce, except that he flew with 452 Squadron at one stage. It seems that he may have previously served as a reconnaissance pilot at No.1 Reconnaissance Wing at Babbacombe. He left 452 Squadron the following month.
The Squadron took off at 11:00 hrs led by the CO to join Kenley Wing to serve as top cover for Blenheims (Circus 110 on a raid to the Lille railways workshops). On the way out, while flying at 26,000 feet and about 8 miles inside France, they were attacked by enemy fighters and Sergeant Dunstan, who was with “Bluey” Truscott was rescued.
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