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    Default W/C Jeffrey McDOUGALL, DFC

    Hello,

    Wing Commander J. McDougall is reported (CWCG) to have died on 11 December 1942, but with no details on the unit in which he was serving with. Does anybody know something about that point?
    Checking Chorley's books, he is not a Bomber Command loss (or my eyes are tired!)

    Thanks in advance

    Phil

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    Phil, I don't know if the following is of any use:
    Air Ministry,
    29th November, 1940.
    ROYAL AIR FORCE.
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards, in recognition of gallantry displayed in flying operations against the enemy:
    Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
    Squadron Leader Jeffrey MCDOUGALL (25059), No. 110 Squadron.
    Awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal.
    626019 Sergeant Charles Henry GRAY, No. 110 Squadron.
    One night in November, 1940, Squadron Leader McDougall was the pilot and Sergeant Gray the air gunner of. an aircraft detailed to carry out harassing attacks on enemy aerodromes. At 0300 hours Amiens-Glisy aerodrome was identified and found to be illuminated for night-flying. A large four-engined enemy aircraft was seen in the air and Squadron Leader McDougall decided to attack it before bombing the aerodrome. He rapidly overhauled the enemy and from close range Sergeant Gray opened fire. His first burst entered one of the port engines which immediately emitted smoke. He then fired two long bursts into the fuselage. The- aircraft was seen to fall, out of control, and eventually it hit the ground and exploded. Squadron Leader McDougall then returned to Amiens-Glisy and bombed the aerodrome in the face .of intense and accurate anti-aircraft fire. He has completed 22 and Sergeant Gray 26 operational missions, and both have at all times pressed home their attacks with courage and determination.

    I see that on the CWGC web site your man's cemetery is shown as Reading Crematorium. Perhaps died rather than killed on operations? Regards, Terry

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