OVERTON, Charles Nevil, S/L (40639) - No.145 Squadron - Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 6 October 1942. Born 25 September 1919 in Lincoln. Educate at Dunstone College. Pupil pilot on probation, 12 April 1938. Pilot Officer, 17 January 1939. Flying Officer, 2 September 1940. Veteran of Battle of Britain (No.609 Squadron). Mentioned in Despatches, 17 March 1941 and 17 September 1943. Present rank in May 1942. For further details see Chris Shores and Clive Williams, “Aces High”. No citation in Gazette but found in AMB 8219.
Squadron Leader Overton by his efforts has contributed materially to the success and high morale of his squadron. He has destroyed at least five enemy aircraft.