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    Default DFC Citation Needed

    Gents,

    Any chance of the DFC citation for Pilot Officer Griffith Llewellyn Jenkins 147752 RAFVR.

    Skipper of Short Stirling EE909 IC-H Harry FTR 27th August 1943 with No.623 Squadron.

    TIA

    Steve
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    Hi Smudger,

    From the old board (you can thank Hugh Halliday):

    http://www.rafcommands.com/dcforum/DCForumID6/Data/9812.txt

    JENKINS Griffith Llewellyn FO 147752 RAFVR - since deceased - No.623 Squadron - Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 3 April 1945 with effect from 26 August 1943. Born in 1920 in Pontychan (indistinct on microfilm) Glam. Educated at Pontychan Elementary School Moncton House College Cardiff and Cowbridge Grammar School. Enlisted March 1941. Trained in Canada and the United States. Commissioned May 1943. Citation in Air Ministry Bulletin 18150. Pilot Officer Jenkins has shown courage and determination in pressing home his attacks in the face of intense enemy opposition. In May 1943 while making his bombing run his aircraft was illuminated and severely damaged by anti-aircraft fire one engine being put out of action. Nevertheless with grim determination he completed his mission and although another engine failed on the return journey this officer reached base and made a safe landing. On another occasion although his aircraft was illuminated by searchlights and one engine rendered useless he released his bombs on his target. Later a second engine failed but this officer skillfully piloted his bomber to base. Pilot Officer Jenkins is an excellent captain of aircraft.

    Regards,

    Dave

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