Innes Ian CAPEL 423016 RAAF received the MM for evasion after MZ692 was lost over France 23 June 1944. Another crew member Douglas FODEN 428495 likewise evaded without such recognition. The remaining crew were apparently captured within a short period to become POWs.
The MM to aircrew is not commonly awarded, I did several searches on the forum but pulled up very little. Has anyone any knowledge of Capels Military Medal award or any detail connected to this 78 Squadron crew, one reference implied that it was an inexperienced crew. Dip checking the ORBs does possibly evidence that as the crew names don't appear to feature on dip checks.
Thanks for looking at my post.