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    Default DFM Citation 751315 Sgt Alexander Oller - 115 Sqn

    Hello gentlemen, thanks for letting me join.

    As per the title, I'm trying to find the DFM citation of Sgt Oller. I've found mention of him getting the medal in the gazette dated 7 Mar 1941, but can't find the citation.

    Can anyone help fill in the blank?

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    Rob

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    Rob

    Seems the LG has two spellings of his surname - Oller (for his D.F.M.) and later they spelled it Ollar (for his commission, April 28th 1942). The CWGC entry has Ollar:

    http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/ca...STON%20STEWART

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    Simon

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    Quote Originally Posted by wwrsimon View Post
    Rob

    Seems the LG has two spellings of his surname - Oller (for his D.F.M.) and later they spelled it Ollar (for his commission, April 28th 1942). The CWGC entry has Ollar:

    http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/ca...STON%20STEWART

    Regards

    Simon
    Simon,

    Thanks for that, we have recently been gifted his DFM for display, along with some other personal artifacts, I will check the engraving on his DFM this week and see how it was spelt there!

    Regards,

    Rob

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    Rob,

    Citation in Air2/8898 (National Archives) - OLLER, Alexander Johnston Stewart. 751315 Sgt No. 115 Sqn. - London Gazette 7 March 1941 Air Gunner.

    "Sergeant Oller has displayed exceptional courage, skill and devotion to duty in many operational missions against the enemy, often under adverse weather conditions and in the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire. He has shown coolness and determination and has set an example of a high order to other members of his crew"

    Jim

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    Jim,

    Thanks for that, I had a feeling someone would know. We're putting together a little display on him to tell his story, I'll post some photos of it on here when it's completed if thats allowed?

    On an aside, I think we've had comms before, you don't by chance work (or used to work) in the CRO's office up at CBY do you?

    Regards

    Rob

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    Rob,

    Not guilty - was absent elsewhere!

    Jim

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