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16th May 2022, 21:45
JOSLING, John Basil, Pilot Officer (149633) – No.57 Squadron – Distinguished Flying Cross – awarded as per London Gazette dated 21 January 1944. No citation. Spink auction catalogue advertising medals for 250-300 pounds has recommendation:.

.“This officer has taken part in many attacks on strongly defended targets in enemy territory. On one occasion in October, 1943, he made a fearless and determined effort to complete a sortie to Leipzig, despite severe icing and violent thunderstorms. The port inner engine was running very roughly but nevertheless a safe return to base was made. Again, in November, 1943, this pilot overcame considerable difficulties caused by severe weather and completed a successful attack on Berlin. He has invariably displayed great determination in pressing home assaults on the enemy”.

Pilot Officer John Basil Josling, DFC died on 24th July, 1944 and is buried in Brentwood Cemetery, Middlesex.