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    Default N.Z.416661 Flight Sergeant Andrew Stanley MILLER DFM Citation

    N.Z.416661 Flight Sergeant Andrew Stanley MILLER

    This Airman’s DFM citation could not be found by Taverner but I found this today

    I found this today

    AWARDED THE D.F.M.
    OTAGO DAILY TIMES, ISSUE 25392, 25 NOVEMBER 1943


    AWARDED THE D.F.M.
    INVERCARGILL AIRMAN Information has been received that Pilot Officer (formerly Flight Sergeant) Andrew Stanley Miller has been awarded the D.F.M. He is the eldest son of Mr and Mrs W. A. Miller, of Catherine street, Invercargill. The citation accompanying the award says that Pilot Officer Miller has completed many successful operations against the enemy, in which he has displayed high skill, fortitude, and devotion to duty. Pilot Officer Miller was born at Invercargill 21 years ago, and was educated at the North School and the Southland Technical College. He was employed at the Rosedale Woollen Mills and later at the Roslyn Woollen Mills. While in Dunedin he took a keen Interest in cycling and athletics, and was a member of the Civil Service Athletic Club. Pilot Officer Miller left for Canada in January, 1942. and was later sent to England. His engagement has been announced to Gladys, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs Peel, of Sutton-in-Craven, Yorkshire, England.

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    From Colin Hanson’s By Such Deeds – Honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923 – 1999 :

    MILLER, Flying Officer Andrew Stanley, DFM.
    NZ416661; Born Invercargill, 28 May 1922; RNZAF 30 Nov 1941 to 27 Jun 1945; Air Gunner.
    Citation Distinguished Flying Medal (12 Nov 1943): [12 Sqn RAF (Lancaster)] This airman has completed numerous operational sorties against the enemy, in the course of which he has invariably displayed the utmost fortitude, courage and devotion to duty.
    Fg Off Miller flew 29 sorties, his targets including Essen, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Berlin, Paris, Milan, Turin and Genoa - one sortie to Italy taking 11½ hours.
    His father served in the Army during WWI and again during WWII, this time with the RNZAF. A younger brother, Ian G Miller, was undergoing his ‘wings’ training when the war ended. Died Invercargill, 26 Aug 1999.

    Errol

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