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    Gents,

    How many CGM's were awarded to airman in WW.II, is there a break down into commands etc.

    Thanks in advance

    Steve
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    Alan W Cooper's book "In Action With The Enemy" tells the whole story and is an excellent read.

    Appendices in the book show the original approval of the award, a list of recipients, awards by aircrew category, by force, other awards to recipients, by aircraft type flown and numbers by sqn.

    In essence there were 109 (including one postwar) and one to a parachute jumping instructor for gallantry in Burma. 110 total.

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    Alan Cooper's book, first published in 1986, was at best an attempt to tell the whole story. However, he missed a three RAF lads from the roll. Moreover, others which he included in the roll were left out of the narratives completely. The true figure for WW2 is 112 if one includes the two honorary awards (one each to the Polish Air Force and the US Army Air Force) and the one to the Glider Pilot Regiment.

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    Jim

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