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Re: Distinguished Flying Medal Lookups
« Reply #27 on: Sunday 15 December 13 09:05 GMT (UK) »
Looking for my wife's father Flt Sgt Martin Charles John Barber DFM. He served in 463 squadron, which was an RAAF squadron although he was English. Unfortunately DFM was stolen in burgulary some time ago.
Please contact me if you can shed any light on citation or can find him in Ian Tavender's book.

Kind Regards

Kevin O'Hara

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Re: Distinguished Flying Medal Lookups
« Reply #28 on: Friday 20 June 14 07:58 BST (UK) »
Hi Kyt

I'm new to this site, but I would love to take you up on your offer of a citation look-up. I'm looking for the DFM citation for this person:

1181829 Sgt Frank William Elliott (W/O) RAFVR
207 &  103 Squadrons
Posted from 207 Squadron 3 February1943 to 103 Squadron Elsham Wold
DFM: gazette 20 April 1943 -207 Squadron
Commissioned: gazette 11 April 1944 (27/01/1944) with new force number 172726
MID: 14 January 1944 103 Squadron

Killed raid to Chemnitz 6 March1945 in Lancaster PB 563
Son of William and Fanny Elliott of Storrington West Sussex

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Distinguished Flying Medal Lookups
« Reply #29 on: Monday 23 June 14 10:20 BST (UK) »
Kyt has not frequented this forum for many many months.  Perhaps the mods would consider taking down this posting to avoid confusion and disappointment.

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Re: Distinguished Flying Medal Lookups
« Reply #30 on: Tuesday 24 June 14 18:59 BST (UK) »
Hello, is it possible you could look up Cpl B Thorne 89732 and Cpl W.J Green 335896 Thankyou

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Re: Distinguished Flying Medal Lookups
« Reply #31 on: Wednesday 25 June 14 10:30 BST (UK) »
Hello there,
Without wishing to hijack someone's thread,I have a copy of Tavender's DFM Register and would be willing to carry on posting information.
Regarding the last few requests,I can offer;
Wilkinson,Bertram Lennon. 935709  Flight Sergeant,No.103 Squadron.
L.G.24/10/1941.Sorties 30,Flying hours 175.10 W.Op/Air Gnr Air2/8904.
Flight Sergeant Wilkinson joined the squadron in August 1940.He has now completed 15 operational sorties as 2nd W/T/Operator and a further 15 sorties as 1st W/T Operator.During these latter sorties, he has not once had to report a wireless failure and has on numerous occasions worked his wireless under extreme conditions of cold and static. His coolness when under fire and his quiet and and determined manner,both prior and during operational sorties,has an extremely beneficial effect on the remainder of the crews of the squadron.I consider his operational record one most deserving the award for which he is recommended. 17th August 1941.

Barber,Martin Charles John. 1384607 Flight Sergeant,No.463 (R.A.A.F) Sqn.
L.G.15/8/44.Sorties 26, Flying hours 182.15.Air Bomber.  Air2/9632.
Flight Sergeant Barber has operated seven times on Berlin and on many other heavily defended German and other special targets.His coolness and determination to drop his bombs accurately,even in the face of intense opposition,have been responsible for the success of many hazardous and tiring sorties.He is a most capable Air Bomber and a fearless member of his crew.He has always maintained a high degree of specialist efficiency and his skill and devotion to duty has resulted in a fine record for accurate bombing. 16th May 1944.

Elliott,Frank William. 1181829 Sergeant,No.207 Sqn.
L.G.20/4/43.Sorties 39,Flying hours 210.55. W.Op/Air Gnr. Air2/8944.
This N.C.O.has completed 210.55 hours operational flying during which time he has carried out 39 sorties,of these 12 have been as front gunner and the remainder as Wireless Operator.During the period in which he has flown as Wireless Operator,Sergeant Elliott has never had a W/T failure,even though it has been necessary for him to carry out repairs to his W/T equipment during the course of operational flights.Whilst acting in the capacity of front gunner,he has always shown an aggressive spirit and keenness to get to grips with the enemy and on one occasion during the course of a low-level attack on Rostock,he used his guns with great effect.Sergeant Elliott has always shown the utmost keenness to undertake any job assigned to him and has displayed great coolness,determination and courage in the face of the enemy. 23rd February 1943.

Nothing for Cpls Thorne and Green.
Regards,Mark Simpson.

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Re: Distinguished Flying Medal Lookups
« Reply #32 on: Wednesday 25 June 14 10:34 BST (UK) »
Well done for stepping into the breach msimp.

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Re: Distinguished Flying Medal Lookups
« Reply #33 on: Tuesday 29 July 14 18:21 BST (UK) »
As I have been a good boy Santa has brought me an early present - The Distinguished Flying Medal Register for the Second World War with Recommendation Details

As the introduction states, it has 97.7% of all DFM citations.

So if anyone would like a lookup, let me know (especially as the London Gazette doesn't contain most DFM citations).

One day I maybe able to get the companion volumes on the DFC

K

I have both the and the DFC Vols only contain the London Gazette entries and not the citations. I was well gutted after paying 250 for my copies.

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Re: Distinguished Flying Medal Lookups
« Reply #34 on: Saturday 17 January 15 19:44 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
     I don't have all the details I'm afraid , but can you find any information on a James (Jim) Currie who was a rear gunner and I believe received the award during WW2?

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Re: Distinguished Flying Medal Lookups
« Reply #35 on: Saturday 17 January 15 23:00 GMT (UK) »
This thread has not been active for some time.  I would suggest you join and post your query here.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/255939627858660/