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    Default 1376466 W/O Marcus Rees DFC - award details?

    Hello everyone

    The above Wireless Operator was awarded the D.F.C., gazetted December 10th 1943.

    I know he was one of the crew of 35 Sqn Halifax HX328 TL-J, which was written off on December 21st 1943, captained by Julian Sale, D.S.O., D.F.C., and that he had previously served with 158 Squadron.

    Can anyone supply a citation or further details of his D.F.C.?

    Many thanks.

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    Simon

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    Sincere apologies for the shameless bump of my post, but wondered if anyone might have some details at all?

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    Default Re: 1376466 W/O Marcus Rees DFC - award details?

    Hi Simon.
    Searching the web I found this topic.
    The logbook uniform DFC letters etc etc I all have of WO M. Rees.

    Regards Ruud

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    Default Re: 1376466 W/O Marcus Rees DFC - award details?

    Hello Ruud

    Welcome to the Forum, and thanks for posting.

    I'd be interested to know more about W/O Rees. His D.F.C. award was reported very briefly in the Newcastle Journal on December 10th 1943:

    NORTH EAST D.F.C.s
    The following have been awarded the D.F.C. for “many successful operations against the enemy in which they have displayed high skill, fortitude and devotion to duty.”
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    Acting Warrant Officer Marcus Rees (30), of Newcastle.

    However, I can find no link for him to Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He was born in Merthyr Tydfil in Wales, and in 1939 he was living in London working as a tailor, and he returned there after the war, it seems.

    Do any of his letters include a reference to Newcastle? Or I wonder is the newspaper article mistaken?

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    Simon
    Researching R.A.F. personnel from the North East of England

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    Ruud

    Are you able to supply the citation wording, as I haven't got it recorded on my database

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    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    Default Re: 1376466 W/O Marcus Rees DFC - award details?

    I don't want to be a pedant, but according to "Bomber Command Losses" this crashed at 2217 on 20 December 1943. The serials db also needs amending.

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    Default Re: 1376466 W/O Marcus Rees DFC - award details?

    Thanks Andy

    It's too late to edit my original post, so thanks for pointing it out.

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    Default Re: 1376466 W/O Marcus Rees DFC - award details?

    Sorry for my late reaction.
    Yes you can have all the information I have.
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