Flying Officer Wannop Citation

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Title

Flying Officer Wannop Citation

Description

A citation referring to Wannop's piloting a damaged aircraft, pressing home the attack and returning safely.

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One typewritten sheet

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MWannopRE176129-160704-06

Transcription

[underlined] Citation. [/underlined]

In Jan. 1945 this Officer piloted an aircraft in an attack on Cologne. During the bombing run the aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire, one engine xx sustained a broken propeller shaft and caught fire. The second engine received such damage as to cause a bad oil leak and both the remaining engines were effected [sic] by slight damage. Two petrol tanks were pierced.

Undeterred F/O Wannop pressed home his attack and afterwards flew the badly damaged aircraft to an airfield in Allied territory where he executed a masterly landing.

This was only his 6th sortie, but he displayed the qualities of an ideal Captain.

Cool, courageous and resolute he set a splendid example to all.

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Citation

“Flying Officer Wannop Citation,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 15, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/24410.

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