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  • Tags: Distinguished Flying Medal

Top - full face portrait of a man with handwritten caption 'Danny Walker (Shannon)'. Submitted with description 'Photo of the head of a man. The handwritten caption reads: "Danny Walker (Shannon) (8). This suggests that the subject is Sgt J A Walker,…

Top - a reconnaissance photograph of results of a bombing attack. From a newspaper article. The photograph shows the Mittelland canal running bottom left to top right and very many bomb craters concentrated in middle with canal edges and embankment…

Head and shoulders portrait of a flight sergeant wearing uniform tunic with air gunner brevet and medal ribbon. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

Note from his niece which gives outline of operation to Berlin on 2 January 1944. Mentions that Missing Research and Enquiry Service contacted his parents with news that his remains had been found and he and rest of crew were buried in the village of…

Half-length portrait of an officer wearing tunic with observer brevet and medal ribbon as well as peaked cap. Submitted with caption; 'William Alfred Colson'.

Includes early life and marriage. Joined the RAFVR and served on 9 Squadron and served full tours on Whitley, Halifax and Wellington. Mentions his pilot and award of DFM and promotion. Went to 97 Squadron in 1943. Was navigator/bomb aimer. Gives…

A biography of FC Jenkins. It covers his birth and marriage but concentrates on his RAF years. He took part in 58 operations and survived the war to continue in RAF service.

Bert Kitson with his parents outside Buckingham Palace after receiving his Distinguished Flying Medal. He is wearing a greatcoat and his parents are wearing winter coats. A crowd of people and the palace railings behind.

This item was sent to the…

A review of 'The Eight Passenger' by Miles Tripp. Miles Tripp was a bomb aimer with 218 Squadron. In the book the author explains his efforts to reunite with his former crew.

Pilot Officer J H Catlin for Distinguished Flying Cross. Sergeant Barry Collin Wright for Conspicuous Gallantry Medal. Sergeant William Birch for Distinguished Flying Medal. Gives account of action for operation to Leipzig in February 1944. Describes…

Reports that Flight Sergeant barry Wright received CGM at recent investiture. Gives brief account of action and career.

Left - Dovercourt Man gets GCM - part of cutting also on the right side.

Top center - crippled bomber lights full on won dog-fight. Account of enemy fighter attack on a bomber, wounding four crew and damaged aircraft. One enemy hit and the other…

Award conferred with effect from 7 June 1944 published in London Gazette 25 January 1946.

Covers forwarding citation from London Gazette about award of Distinguished Flying Medal to his son.

Informs him that his son had been awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal.

Inviting him to an investiture for award of his son's DFM.

Four decorations on bar: Distinguished Flying Medal, 1939-1945 Star, Aircrew Europe Star, War Medal 1939-1945.

RAF Form 543 issued to Frank Horry. It contains details of his service record.

RAF Form 543 issued to Arthur Horry detailing his service record.

A brief memoir of Frank and Freddie Horry written by Freddie's wife.
There is a short memoir about Frank and a longer memoir about Freddie.
There are three stories about different operations.
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