Took off from East Kirkby at 2244 hrs on 7th July 1944 for a raid on the V-Weapon storage facility at St. Leu d'Esserent (North of Paris). The aircraft crashed around 0130 hrs to the South East of Villers-en-Arthies (Val d'Oise), 11km SSW of Magny-en-Vexin.
Flight Lieutenant Farara had served with 97 squadron and was awarded the DFM on 15th June 1943.
All the deceased crew are buried in Omerville Communal Cemetery alongside six other airmen from the squadron who died on 10th June 1944.
NE688 (LE-R) was a Mk III Lancaster crewed by the following:-