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Actg WO Raymond Frank DENTON (1390284) of the RAFVR
Awards for Raymond Frank DENTON 1390284
|1943-10-19||DFC||Actg WO||Raymond Frank DENTON (1390284)||90 Sqdn|
|Distinguished Flying Cross. Acting Warrant Officer (now Pilot Officer) Raymond Frank DENTON (1390294), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 90 Squadron. Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (Flying). 1652936 Sergeant Owen Noel JONES, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 90 Squadron. Distinguished Flying Medal. I 575577 Sergeant Ronald William Charles SUDDENS, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 90 Squadron. In September, 1943, Warrant Officer Den ton and Sergeants Jones and Suddens were pilot, flight engineer and navigator respectively of an aircraft detailed to attack Hanover. Just after the bombs had been released the aircraft was intercepted by a Junkers 88 which made several attacks. The bomber was repeatedly hit and sustained much damage. The gear gunner was killed, while Warrant Officer Denton was hit in the leg by a bullet and Sergeant Suddens was wounded in the hand. Nevertheless, Warrant Officer Denton succeeded in flying clear and set course fox this country. Meanwhile, Sergeant Jones, displaying praiseworthy promptitude, dealt effectively with 2 fires which had broken out in the rear part of the fuselage, afterwards rendering first aid to his wounded comrades. In the face of many difficulties, Warrant Officer Denton succeeded in reaching this country and successfully crash-landed the damaged bomber at an airfield. Throughout the return flight Sergeants Jones and Suddens did everything within their power to assist and proved themselves cool and resourceful members of aircraft crew. These gallant airmen set an example worthy of emulation. London Gazette No. 36215, Dated 1943-10-19|
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