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    Default Flt Sgt A.H. BOLTON DFM

    Hi guys

    Has anyone information on the above. He was WWI and then rejoined in 1939 as an air gunner. Received DFM 1941 aged 48.Which squadron did he serve with and any particular deed for his DFM?

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    Brian, From a multitude of sources:
    4 Jul 28
    Injured in an aircraft accident with 6 Sqn, Mosul, Iraq
    Flight Archives

    357613 Sgt Alfred Harry Bolton wef 22 Oct 40
    The above awards are for gallantry and devotion to duty displayed in the execution of air operations.
    LG34976 dated 22 Oct 40

    WO W/Op died 16 Jul 41, buried Brookwood Military Cemetery
    CWGC

    Serving with 220 Sqn
    RAF Commands May 2014

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    Many thanks, Terry

    That's a start!

    I'll have to get a copy of 220 Squadron ORB for the period (just checked July 1940 and nothing recorded for him!)

    And, do we know how he died?

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    Brian
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    The DFM Register by Ian Tavender

    In a combat on the 21st August 1940 his Hudson (P5116) was attacked by 7 Bf 109. As Wireless operator he manned one of the side of the side guns. In spite of being wounded in the arm he shot down one enemy fighter.

    The book includes also the “Captain’s report of the action.” Apparently only Bolton saw the fighter crash into the sea.

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    Many thanks, Peter

    Great stuff!

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    Brian

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