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    Default F/L Frederick Hilton (NZ41330), DFC Citation Needed

    According to the London Gazette (20 April 1943) the above noted airmen was awarded a DFC while serving with 7 (RAF) Squadron. Can anyone provide the citation?

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    Christian

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    From Flight Magazine:

    Act. Lt. Lt. F. HILTON, R.N.Z.A.F.. No. 7 Sqn.
    —Flt. Lt. Hilton has several times demonstrated his fine navigational skill by the precise timing of his aircralt at the target, regardless alike of the distance involved or the strength of the opposition.

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    Christian,

    From Colin HAnson's 'By Such Deeds - Honours and Awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999':

    HILTON, Flight Lieutenant Frederick, DFC, (pff).
    NZ41330; Born Coventry, Warwickshire, England, 15 Dec 1918; RNZAF 19 Jan 1941 to (kao) 25 Jun 1943; Navigator/Bomb Aimer.
    Citation Distinguished Flying Cross (14 Apr 1943): [7(PFF)Sqn RAF (Stirling)] Flight Lieutenant Hilton has several times demonstrated his fine navigational skill by the precise timing of his aircraft at the target, regardless alike of the distance involved or the strength of the opposition. His outstanding perseverance and coolness in action have made this officer a very valuable and reliable member of aircraft crew. Kao Wuppertal, Germany, 25 Jun 1943 with 7(PFF)Sqn, his aircraft crashing near Rilland, Holland. Buried Bergen-Op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery, North Brabant, Netherlands.

    Errol

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