Hello there,
Sgt 'Titch' Heighington trained with 59 OTU until 28-4-42 when he was posted to 111 sqn at Debden on Spitfire Vb. He stayed with 'Treble One' when they moved to North Africa and on 17-11-42 in Spitfire Vc, EP875 out of Bone claimed 1 Ju88 des & 1-Ju88 dam. He was suffering from pleurisy and while landing 'blacked out', sustaining injuries. I assume he was hospitalised and on 17-2-43 was posted back to the UK.
I can find nothing else until 14-2-47 when he was awarded the DFC for gallantry and devotion to duty.
Could anyone please fill in the gaps from 17-2-42 to 14-2-47. Was his award for 1942 forgotten and back dated 5 years later.
Thank you,
Roy