distinguished flying medal

DISTINGUISHED FLYING MEDAL
DISTINGUISHED FLYING MEDAL
The Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM) was a military decoration awarded to personnel of the Royal Air Force and other British Armed Forces, and formerly to personnel of other Commonwealth countries, below commissioned rank, for "exceptional valour, courage or devotion to duty whilst flying in active operations against the enemy". The award was discontinued in 1993 when all ranks became eligible for the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) as part of the reform of the British honours system.
  1. DAMBUSTERS Whittaker, Peter Linn

    SURNAMEWhittaker FORENAMEPeter Linn UNIT617 Squadron,R.A.F. RANKFlight Sergeant NUMBER1587036 AWARDDistinguished Flying Medal PLACELondon Gazette 7.12.1945 ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONair gunner Lancaster NF923 Ladbergen (Dortmund-Ems Kanal) damaged by night-fighter,abandoned and crashed 2300 hours...
  2. DAMBUSTERS Sumpter, Leonard Joseph (Len)

    SURNAME Sumpter FORENAME Leonard Joseph (Len) UNIT 617 Squadron,R.A.F.V.R. RANK Flight Sergeant + Flying Officer NUMBER 655673 + 149045 AWARD Distinguished Flying Cross,Distinguished Flying Medal PLACE Germany (Dams) 1943 (DFM) London Gazette 9.6.1944 (DFC) ADDITIONAL...
  3. DAMBUSTERS Jagger, Brian

    SURNAME Jagger FORENAME Brian UNIT 617 Squadron,R.A.F.V.R. RANK Flight Sergeant NUMBER 1320872 AWARD Distinguished Flying Medal PLACE London Gazette 14.9.1943 (24 ops) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed - see Roll of Honour
  4. DAMBUSTERS Pulford, John

    SURNAME Pulford FORENAME John UNIT 617 Squadron,R.A.F. RANK Sergeant NUMBER 652403 AWARD Distinguished Flying Medal PLACE Germany (Dams) 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed - see Roll of Honour
  5. DAMBUSTERS Nicholson, Vivian

    SURNAME Nicholson FORENAME Vivian UNIT 617 Squadron,R.A.F.V.R. RANK Flight Sergeant NUMBER 1144183 AWARD Distinguished Flying Medal PLACE Germany (Dams) 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  6. RAF SPECIAL DUTIES O'Brien, James Thomas

    SURNAME O'Brien FORENAME James Thomas UNIT 161 Squadron (RAFVR) RANK Flight Sergeant NUMBER 928244 AWARD Distinguished Flying Medal PLACE 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  7. RAF SPECIAL DUTIES Meikle, Thomas Alfred

    SURNAME Meikle FORENAME Thomas Alfred UNIT 138 Squadron (RAF) RANK Flight Sergeant NUMBER 617163 AWARD Distinguished Flying Medal PLACE 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION air gunner later Pilot Officer 52913 617 Squadron KIA 16.9.1943 Reichswald Forest War Cemetery,Germany Coll...
  8. RAF SPECIAL DUTIES Hall, Leonard Charles

    SURNAME Hall FORENAME Leonard Charles UNIT 161 Squadron (RAFVR) RANK Flight Sergeant + Flying Officer NUMBER 941556 + 158257 AWARD Distinguished Flying Cross,Distinguished Flying Medal PLACE 1943 (DFM) 1944 (DFC) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION wireless op./air gunner name on...
  9. RAF SPECIAL DUTIES Charlton, Christopher William

    SURNAME Charlton FORENAME Christopher William UNIT 161 Squadron (RAFVR) RANK Flight Sergeant NUMBER 971845 AWARD Distinguished Flying Medal PLACE 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION wireless op./air gunner
  10. RAF SPECIAL DUTIES Castledine, Ronald

    SURNAMECastledine FORENAMERonald UNIT357 Squadron (RAFVR) RANKFlight Sergeant NUMBER1622623 AWARDDistinguished Flying Medal PLACEFar East 1945 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  11. RAF SPECIAL DUTIES Akehurst, John

    SURNAMEAkehurst FORENAMEJohn UNIT138 Squadron (RAFVR) RANKFlight Sergeant NUMBER751666 AWARDDistinguished Flying Medal PLACE1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  12. RAF SPECIAL DUTIES Abbot, John Raymond

    SURNAMEAbbot FORENAMEJohn Raymond UNIT138 Squadron (RAFVR) RANKSergeant NUMBER1312308 AWARDDistinguished Flying Medal PLACE1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  13. RAF SPECIAL DUTIES Watson, Murray

    SURNAME Watson FORENAME Murray UNIT 161 Squadron (RAFVR) RANK Flight Sergeant NUMBER 1455971 AWARD Distinguished Flying Medal PLACE 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  14. RAF SPECIAL DUTIES Heath, George Alfred

    SURNAME Heath FORENAME George Alfred UNIT 161 Squadron (RAFVR) RANK Flight Sergeant NUMBER 1586294 AWARD Distinguished Flying Medal PLACE 1945 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  15. RAF SPECIAL DUTIES Livingston, Mathew

    SURNAME Livingston FORENAME Mathew UNIT 138 Squadron (RAF) RANK Sergeant NUMBER 802523 AWARD Distinguished Flying Medal PLACE 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed with 161 Squadron - see Roll of Honour
  16. RAF SPECIAL DUTIES Davies, David Fisher

    SURNAME Davies FORENAME David Fisher UNIT 138 Squadron (RAFVR) RANK Sergeant NUMBER 1313600 AWARD Distinguished Flying Medal PLACE 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed - see Roll of Honour
  17. RAF SPECIAL DUTIES Burke, Hugh

    SURNAME Burke FORENAME Hugh UNIT 138 Squadron (RAFVR) RANK Flight Sergeant NUMBER 938896 AWARD Distinguished Flying Medal PLACE 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  18. RAF SPECIAL DUTIES Berwick, George Alfred

    SURNAME Berwick FORENAME George Alfred UNIT 138 Squadron (RAF) RANK Sergeant NUMBER 545849 AWARD Distinguished Flying Medal PLACE 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  19. RAF SPECIAL DUTIES Peters, Robert William

    SURNAME Peters FORENAME Robert William UNIT 138 Squadron (RAFVR) RANK Flight Sergeant NUMBER 944395 AWARD Distinguished Flying Medal PLACE 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  20. RAF SPECIAL DUTIES Roberts, Llewellyn

    SURNAME Roberts FORENAME Llewellyn UNIT 161 Squadron (RAF) RANK Flight Sergeant NUMBER 551675 AWARD Distinguished Flying Medal PLACE 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
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