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    Does anyone know about H J F Le Good, a pilot with 35 squadron PFF in 1945 at RAF Graveley.
    What is the D.A.F.C.

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    Probably a scanning error for his awards:

    Hugh James Felce LE GOOD, D.SO., D.F.C., A.F.C. (32200)

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    LE GOOD, Hugh James Felce, S/L (32200, Royal Air Force) - Australia - Air Force Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 11 June 1942. Born 1912 at Wandsworth. Serving in Australia. Commissioned August 1932. Public Record Office Air 2/8910 has citation.

    "This officer has rendered conspicuous service as flying instructor and Chief Flying Instructor for a long period under trying conditions."

    LE GOOD, Hugh James Felce, W/C, AFC (32200, Royal Air Force) - No.635 Squadron - Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 13 April 1945. Citation from Air Ministry Bulletin 18301.

    "This officer has completed numerous operational sorties which have included attacks against such heavily defended targets as Cologne, Duisburg and Frankfurt. As pilot and captain of aircraft, Wing Commander Le Good has always pressed home his attacks with the utmost determination and vigour and has displayed exceptional fortitude and skill. By his conscientious attention to detail he has been largely responsible for the high standard of efficiency attained by his crew. As flight commander Wing Commander Le Good has set a magnificent example of unvarying devotion to duty."

    LE GOOD, Hugh James Felce, G/C, DFC, AFC (32200, Royal Air Force) - No.35 Squadron - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 26 October 1945. Born 1912 at Wandseotth, London. Educated at Alleyna School, Dulwich and Emmanuel School, Wandsworth. Served in Territorial Army; commissioned in RAF, August 1932. Promoted Flying Officer, 12 March 1935. Promoted to Flight Lieutenant, 12 March 1937. Awarded AFC, 11 June 1942 for services in Australia. Awarded DFC, 13 April 1945 for services with No.635 Squadron. Wife living in northern Queensland, Australia at time of DSO award. No citation in Gazette; following text transcribed from Air Ministry Bulletin and Flight, 29 November 1945.

    "As a squadron commander this officer has shown outstanding ability. He has also shown great keenness to fly with his squadron on all missions, frequently in the role of Master Bomber. Group Captain Le Good has proved himself to be an outstanding operational leader who has displayed great courage and determination on all occasions."

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    Hello All,

    A little more on Le Good's stint in Australia:-

    No.1 Service Flying Training School, Point Cook.

    Commanding Officers.

    Squadron Leader H.J.F.Le Good - 20 May,1942 - March, 1943.

    And from the 1 SFTS RAAF ORB (NAA: A9186 475 p.155 of 310)

    April 1943

    Movemements.

    The following Officers were posted away from this Unit during the month:-

    Wing Commander H.J.F. Le GOOD (32200)

    No indication of where he was posted too.

    And a photograph here: http://cas.awm.gov.au/photograph/137477

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 19th October 2009 at 07:56. Reason: minor correction

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    Hugh is my Grandfather so thanks for posting this information, I'd be interested for find out more.

    I believe he had a bar on one of this medals and have some photos here

    http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/jlegood/HughLeGood

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    Hello Justin - and welcome,

    For the benefit of biographers':

    The Ryerson Index. Contemporary Death Notices and Obituaries in Australian Newspapers.

    Surname: LE GOOD
    Given Names: Hugh James Felce
    Notice Type: Death Notice
    Date: 03 AUG 1992
    Type: Death
    Age: -
    Other Details: Late of Menangle.
    Publication: Sydney Morning Herald.
    Published: 05 AUG 1992

    And, sadly:

    Surname: LE GOOD
    Given Names: Jean
    Notice Type: Death Notice
    Date: 10 APR 1996
    Type: Death
    Age: 82
    Other Details: Late of Camden Park.
    Publication: Sydney Morning Herald.
    Published: 12 APR 1996

    http://ryersonindex.net/search.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlegood View Post

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    Justin
    Hello Justin,

    Thanks for posting the pics. & info on your Grandfather. I'll be passing it along tomorrow to my friend: P/O Bert Reinhart of Guelph, Ont, Canada, @ his 90th birthday celebration.

    Bert flew as W/C Le Good's Bomb Aimer / Radar Navigator on a raid in 45, while on 35 sqdn. PFF.
    LeGood was Master Bomber on this Op. and "recruited" Bert as his B/A.

    Bert told me many times that as they (senior crew comprised mostly of 35 sqdn. section heads) lifted off from Gravely on this op, LeGood promptly announced over the I/C:
    "Here goes the cream of the crop" !

    It was the highlight of Bert's tour(s) with both 78 & 35 sqdn. and he speaks only with the highest regard & admiration for your late Grandfather.

    Cheers.

    Paul Gribbons
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    From the London Gazette and the London Times:
    Air Ministry,
    26th August, 1932.
    ROYAL AIR FORCE.
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    The undermentioned are granted short service commissions as Acting Pilot Officers with effect from and with seniority of 12th Aug. 1932: —
    Hugh James Felce LE GOOD.

    A/PO to 40 (B) Sqn Abingdon wef 20 Aug 33

    Air Ministry,
    5th September, 1933.
    ROYAL AIR FORCE.
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    The undermentioned Acting Pilot Officers on probation are confirmed in rank and graded as Pilot Officers. 12th Aug. 1933: —
    Hugh James Felce LE GOOD.

    Played rugby for the RAF - 1934

    Played rugby for Sussex - 1934

    Air Ministry,
    19th March, 1935.
    ROYAL AIR FORCE.
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    The undermentioned Pilot Officers are promoted to the rank, of Flying Officer:—
    Hugh James Felce LE GOOD. 12th Mar. 1935.

    FO to 8 FTS Montrose wef 3 Feb 36

    Engaged to Jean de Pass, Mar 37

    Air Ministry,
    13th April, 1937.
    ROYAL AIR FORCE.
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    The undermentioned Flying Officers are transferred to the Reserve, class A, on the dates stated: —
    1st Apr. 1937.
    Hugh James Felce LE GOOD.

    Air Ministry,
    20th April, 1937.
    ROYAL AIR FORCE.
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    The undermentioned Flying Officers are promoted to the rank of Flight Lieutenant on the dates stated: —
    12th Mar. 1937.
    Hugh James Felce LE GOOD.

    Air Ministry,
    9th September, 1941.
    RESERVE OF AIR FORCE OFFICERS.
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    Flight Lieutenants to be Squadron Leaders (temporary).
    Hugh James Felce LE GOOD (32200).

    Air Ministry.
    11th June, 1942.
    ROYAL AIR FORCE.
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards: —
    Air Force Cross.
    Squadron Leader Hugh James Felce LE GOOD (32200).

    Air Ministry, 21st January, 1944.
    RESERVE OF AIR FORCE OFFICERS.
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    Promotion.
    Sqn. Ldrs. to be Wg. Cdrs. (temp): —
    1st Jan. 1944.
    H. J. F. LEGOOD, A.F.C. (32200).

    Air Ministry, 19th May, 1944.
    RESERVE OF AIR FORCE OFFICERS.
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    Promotion.
    The undermtd. are granted the rank of Sqn. Ldr. (war subs ) : —
    Wg. Cdrs. (temp).: —
    H. J. F. LEGood, A.F.C. (32200). 6th Feb. 1943

    Air Ministry, 13th April, 1945.
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards: —
    Distinguished Flying Cross.
    Wing Commanders.
    Hugh James Felce LE GOOD, A.F.C. (32200), R.A.F.O., 635 Sqn.

    Air Ministry, 26th October, 1945
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards: —
    Distinguished Service Order.
    Acting Group Captains.
    Hugh James Felce LE GOOD, D.F.C., A.F.C. (32200), R.A.F.O., 35 Sqn.

    Regards, Terry

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    Paul,
    In reply to your PM re. your Dad's ops with 35:
    http://lancaster-archive.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&p=31892#p31892
    Cheers!
    Paul G.
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    Default HJF LeGood

    Was doing some research on the bombing of Dresden and happened to come across LeGood's name. He is listed as being a fellow Aussie, so I thought I would do some research on him, and arrived here. Below is a quote from the book I was using

    'Zero hour for the attack on Dresden was 1.30 a.m. At 1.23 a.m. The Blind Illuminator Lancasters released their stick of flares across the aiming point, and at 1.28 the Master Bomber arrived; to his horror, he found the whole of the centre of the city was being swept by a violent fire storm, making it impossible for him to identify the aiming point clearly; a strong south-westly wind was blowing down there and the pall of smoke from the burning city was obscuring the whole eastern section of the city.

    At 1.30 a.m. The Deputy Master Bomber arrived and he too found the aiming mark was obscured by fires and smoke; as the two Master Bombers had agreed between them prior to take-off that the Deputy should make the first marking run, the Deputy, Wing commander H.J.F Le Good called up the Master Bomber, Squadron Leader C.P.C de Wesselow, to confer with him on the alternate marking tactic; the question was weather the crews should be advised to concentrate their bombs on the area already burning, or weather the attack should be spread.

    As it was out of the question, even with the most powerful Illuninator flares, to identify the aiming point through the smoke-clouds and fires, the Master Bomber finally decided on the second course, by which the main force bombing would be concealed on those areas not effected by the first attack; the Deputy Master Bomber's flares were not used for marking the aiming point, thereforee he (and the Visual Centerers backing up on him) marked first to one side and then to the other of the fire-storm area with the clusters of red and green target indicators, their only concern being to ensure that the bombing did not become too widespread. The bomb-aimer in Le Good's aircraft noted in his log-book afterwards:

    13/14 February 1945, Dresden. Nil defenses, six red target indicators and four 500-pound H.E. bombs carried; smoke from the first attack prevented marking aiming point.

    Wing Commander Le Good himself, an Australian, noted:

    13/14 February, 1945, Dresden. Clear over target, practically the whole town in flames. No flak.

    End quote..


    Interesting stuff, hope it helps fill the picture of this airman.

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