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    Default Wing Commander Peter Francis Dunham DFC

    Does anyone out there have any information on the early RAF career of the above mentioned officer. In 1940 he was a L.A.C by the time of his death as commanding officer No.90 (B) Squadron he was a Wing Commander with a DFC.

    Also looking for a photograph, spent 1 1/2 days at the I.W.M looking for photo's of No.218 Squadron crews / personalities, found 6.!! ( should have been a 5 Group Squadron !!!)

    Any help or pointers appreciated.


    "Cry God for Harry, England and St George"
    No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadron Association Historian
    No.623 squadron Research

    ~~IN TIME ~~

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    DUNHAM, Peter Francis, A/F/L (42957, Royal Air Force) - No.218 Squadron - Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 23 December 1941. Following text from Flight, 15 January 1942.

    "This officer has participated in attacks on a wide variety of important targets in Germany and occupied territory. Throughout he has displayed great courage and leadership, often descending to low altitudes to ensure accuracy of bombing. On two occasions, when acting as captain, his aircraft has been attacked by fighters, but in both instances the enemy was destroyed and the mission completed. Flight Lieutenant Dunham has displayed great ability and devotion to duty. Although normally employed as an air observer, he has also acted as captain of aircraft."

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