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    Default DFC Citations needed.

    Gentlemen,

    Can anyone help with the DFC citations for

    P/O W.G.J Woodmason 46823 RAF LG 13.02.1942
    F/Lt T.A Stanley 113849 RAF LG 26.06.1942

    I have checked Carters DFC volumns.

    Kind regards

    Steve
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    STANLEY, Thomas Albert, P/O (113849, RAFVR*) - No.218 Squadron - Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 26 June 1942. Citation from Flight, 23 July 1942.

    "This officer is a wireless operator-air gunner of exceptional resource and ability. Since January 1941, he has participated in many sorties over Germany and German-occupied territory, where a wide range of targets have been attacked, including Berlin, Kiel, Stettin, Pilsen and Brest. On several occasions his skill has contributed largely to the safe return of his aircraft. Allthough he has completed one operational tour, Pilot Officer Stanley never hesitates to take the place of another wireless operator if requested, especially on difficult or exceptional sorties. His courage, keenness and devotion to duty are of the highest standard,"

    WOODMASON, William George Jack, P/O (46823, Royal Air Force) - No.218 Squadron - Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 13 February 1942. Air Ministry Bulletin 6298 has citation. See also RAF Quarterly, June 1942.

    "This officer participated in the squadron's operational activities in France and afterwards when it operated from this country. He has shown himself to be an outstanding navigator/bomb aimer, whose efficiency, devotion to duty and coolness in action have enabled his crew to carry out highly successful raids on long distance targets such as Berlin, Stettin and Turin in difficult weather conditions.

    "On one occasion, whilst attacking Duisburg, one engine of his aircraft was put out of action by enemy shellfire. Nevertheless, his captain jettisoned all moveable gear and kept the aircraft flying, and Pilot Officer Woodmason navigated it back to base where a safe landing was made."

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    Hugh,

    Again my sincere thanks for your help.

    Steve
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