Hello everyone

I've been revisiting my notes on local airmen, and came across Flight Lieutenant Leslie Falgate, 169345, D.F.C., from South Moor, Stanley, County Durham.

Flight Magazine of April 20th 1944 records his D.F.C. award and his unit as 76 Squadron, but the London Gazette is, as per usual, proving more troublesome and I can't find his award mentioned there at all. Can anyone help with a possible citation? Or is there anyone with knowledge of 76 Squadron who may be able to help?

He died on April 9th 1946, registered Durham South East, and the National Probate Calendar states that he died 'on war service' - I'm guessing this means he died either in an accident, or could it be the result of injuries received whilst on active service?

Many thanks,