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Re: Distinguished Flying Medal Lookups
« Reply #9 on: Monday 17 November 08 23:30 GMT (UK) »
Annie, not really a hard one, Kyt will sort it!  Thanks for the 97 link.

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Re: Distinguished Flying Medal Lookups
« Reply #10 on: Monday 17 November 08 23:49 GMT (UK) »
S/Ldr James White DFM who joined the RAF in 1941 as an AC2 and retired from the service in 1973. James completed 45 operations as an air gunner.

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Re: Distinguished Flying Medal Lookups
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 18 November 08 07:41 GMT (UK) »
Annie, everyone needs a David to keep them on their toes  :D T'was a long day yesterday (and that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it)

Ernest James White 1600577
Acting Flight Sergeant 97 Sqdn
Air Gunner

LG 19/10/1943
Sorties 37
Flying hours 233.5

Recommendation
This NCO has completed 37 successful sorties as Air Gunner. He has taken part in attacks on many of the highly defended areas of the Ruhr and North West Germany, Berlin, Pilsen, Milan, Spezia and other Italian targets. Flight Sergeant White, by his skill and coolness in the face of enemy fire has set a worthy example and I have no hesitation in recommending him for the award of the Distinguished Flying Medal

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Re: Distinguished Flying Medal Lookups
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 19 November 08 16:10 GMT (UK) »
Hi Kyt,
could you please have a look for Flt Lt C Bush, formerly of 7 Squadron.  He was lost on a mission to Leipzig on 19/20 Feb 44.

Thanks, in advance.
Thudders

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Re: Distinguished Flying Medal Lookups
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 19 November 08 17:33 GMT (UK) »
Hi thudnut

I will ask on rafcommands

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Re: Distinguished Flying Medal Lookups
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 19 November 08 18:21 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Kyt.

He is the father of a friend of mine.  I have the information from Lost Bombers, but would like to find out as much as I can for my friend.

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Thudders
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Re: Distinguished Flying Medal Lookups
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 19 November 08 22:59 GMT (UK) »
Hi thudders

I will contact you via PM if I get anything

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Re: Distinguished Flying Medal Lookups
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 19 November 08 23:05 GMT (UK) »
It has been brought to my attention that the RC Team may have some issues with the copyright of the information provided. Though I believe the information, namely the citations, is publically available, I shall refrain from posting the information from my source on the public board so as not to cause any possible problems for RootsChat.

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Re: Distinguished Flying Medal Lookups
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 20 November 08 12:55 GMT (UK) »
Hi Kyt et al,

Recommendations for DFMs and other gallantry awards are available to the public. The recommendations are in the AIR2 files held at the National Archives at Kew, citations for awards are also available online via the London Gazette website (best of luck searching though as the search engine is terrible, best to search on service number if you have it).
Not all awards are gazetted and the AIR 2 files are worth looking through if a citation is not in the LG. Sometimes you might find that someone has been recommended for as high an award as a VC which is then degraded down to a Mention in Dispatches.

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Ann