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    Default Crew duty of Sgt. J D L Hall, 51 Sqn. 1940.

    Hello,

    Could someone please look up the Tavender DFM volume 1in relation to 580870 Acting Sergeant Jack Dunthorn Laurie Hall of 51 Squadron. He appeared in the London Gazette of 22 November 1940.
    I would like to know what crew duty - or duties - are mentioned in his citation.

    Regards,

    Martin Gleeson.

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    Martin,
    He was an Air Observer (before they became Navigators, and then Directional Consultants!!).
    HTH
    Peter Davies
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    We might not know - but we might know who does!

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    Martin

    The citation is as follows:

    HALL Jack Dunthorn Laurie, 580870 Acting Sergeant, No. 51 Sqn
    LG 22/11/1940
    Air Observer
    Air 2/8856
    This N.C.O. has now completed 31 operational flights and his high standard of efficiency has enhanced the good work done by his crew.
    29th September 1940

    Remarks by A.O.C.
    During 31 operational flights over enemy territory, this Observer has invairably shown a high sense of duty and determination to give his best. His results have been consistently successful. Recommended for the award of the D.F.M.


    Regards

    Simon

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    Peter and Simon,

    Thank you both very much. That is exactly what I needed.

    Regards,

    Martin.

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