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    While working on the DFC Database, came across an example of a double citation - but not really a bar.

    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...36745/data.pdf SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE/ 13 OCTOBER, 1944 Page 4691
    Warrant Officer Ralph WALKER (1435348),R.A.F.V.R-, 455 (R.A.A.F.) Sqn.Warrant Officer Walker has completed manyoperational and reconnaissance flights since joiningNo. 455 Squadron. In May, 1944, he participatedin an attack on a convoy of 19 enemy ships offthe Dutch coast. In the face of severe and accurate anti-aircraft fire he pressed home his attackto deck level although his aircraft was badlydamaged. On several other occasions in spite of'intense anti-aircraft fire he has pressed home hisattack and brought back photographs indicatinggreat destruction

    Repeated again

    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...36750/data.pdf SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 17 OCTOBER, 1944
    Warrant Officer Ralph WALKER (1435348),R.A.F.V.R., 455 (R.A.A.F.) Sqn.Warrant Officer Walker has participated in verymany sorties including anti-shipping attacks andseveral successful reconnaissance flights. On arecent operation against an enemy convoy off theDutch coast, despite the fact that his aircraft wasseverely damaged, this officer pressed home hisattack with great skill and determination andbrought his damaged aircraft safely back to base.His consistent good work has done much towards 'the successes achieved.

    Is this the only one?

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    One more case - atleast the Text is the same...

    50607 RAF Fg Offr Peter Francis CARLISLE 1944-10-31

    Flying Officer Carlisle as captain of aircraft has completed many operational sorties and has shown himself to be a determined and resourceful leader. During a sortie in September, 1044, a U-boat was sighted and Flying Officer Carlisle immediately went into the attack. In spite of anti-aircraft fire, this pilot made a good run-in and released his depth charges. The submarine attempted to submerge. Flying Officer Carlisle pressed home a second attack and after his depth charges had exploded a large patch of oil was seen on the surface of the sea. Many of the U-boat crew were seen in their dinghies. In this well-executed attack, Flying Officer Carlisle displayed a high degree of courage and tenacity (LG36777)
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...36777/data.pdf

    Flying Officer Carlisle as captain of aircraft has completed many operational sorties and has shown himself to be a determined and resourceful leader. In a recent sortie, a U-boat was sighted and Flying Officer Carlisle immediately went into the attack. In spite of anti-aircraft fire, this pilot made a good run-in and released -his depth charges. The submarine attempted to submerge. Flying Officer Carlisle pressed home a second attack and after his depth charge had exploded a large patch of oil was seen on the surface of the sea. Many of the U-boat's crew were seen in itheir dinghies. In this well-executed attack, Flying Officer Carlisle displayed a high degree of courage and tenacity. (LG36799)
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...36799/data.pdf

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