PEARSON, Arnold, P/O (136721, RAFVR) - No. 50 Squadron - Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 18 May 1943. Born 1921 in Northallerton, Yorkshire. As Flight Sergeant (996600), commissioned 14 October 1942. No text in Gazette. Citation in AMB 10276.

This officer has participated in raids on most of the heavily defended German targets as well as in the daylight raid on Le Creusot. An efficient wireless operator, Pilot Officer Peason has set a high standard among the squadron personnel. He has always displayed courage and great devotion to duty.

PEARSON, Arnold, F/L, DFC (136721, Royal Air Force) - No.7 Squadron - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 5 May 1944.

This officer has completed a very large number of sorties and has continued to set the highest standard of skill and bravery. He has taken part in all the squadron's recent attacks on most heavily defended targets in Germany and has fulfilled his wireless duties with exceptional ability. His record is worthy of the greatest praise.