Re: 268 Sqn claim 14 May 1943
I reckon this could this be 1382781 Frederick John Barnes D.F.M., whose medal award was gazetted in July 1943?
Citation as follows:
Since this N.C.O. has been in this squaron, he has taken part in the following operations:- 8 Lagoons, 3 Rhubarbs, 3 interceptor patrols, 1 diversion sweep. He has seen 64,000 tons of shipping plus numerous escorts. He has taken part in three Rhubarbs inclduing the Amersfoort raid. He has been through concentrated flak off the Dutch coast and has had many combats with enemy aircraft. His score is one F.W. 190 destroyed, one F.W. 190 probably destroyed and one Do.217 damaged. He has attacked barges and locomotives in Holland.
17th May 1942
Researching R.A.F. personnel from the North East of England