DAMBUSTERS Rice, Geoffrey

From SAS to Blood Diamond Wars
By Hamish Ross, Fred Marafono

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Rice
  • FORENAME
Geoffrey
  • UNIT
617 Squadron,R.A.F.V.R.
  • RANK
Flying Officer
  • NUMBER
141707
  • AWARD
Distinguished Flying Cross
  • PLACE
London Gazette 16.11.1943
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 4.1.1917
RAF 1941
2 RC 16.1.1941
8 ITW 14.6.1941
Arnold Scheme 31.7.1941
Canada 25.8.1941
31 PD 2.11.1941
Maxwell AFB 9.1.1942
Pilot Officer 20.2.1942
31 PD 11.3.1942
3 PRC 29.3.1942
14 (P) AFU 9.6.1942
19 OTU 14.7.1942
57 Squadron 20.2.1943
617 Squadron 26.3.1943
pilot
Flying Officer 20.8.1943
award DFC
Lancaster DV398
Liege (Cockerill Steel Works)
hit by flak and broke up over Merbes-le-Chateau,Hainaut,Belgium (20.12.1943)
boke his wrist,evaded until POW April 1944 Brussels
Flight Lt 20.1.1945
returned to UK 10.5.1945
Pilot course (refresher) 6.8.1945
21 AFU 13.11.1945
13 OTU 23.7.1946
21 Squadron 15.1.1947
released 3.7.1947
Died November 1981 Somerset
 
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