GILBY, George Thomas, P/O (155910) - No. 78 Squadron - Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 10 December 1943. Airman 1386497, commissioned 7 August 1943 Citation in AMB 12236.
This officer has completed a tour of operational duty during which he has attacked many of the most heavily defended target in Germany. He has invariably shown a high degree of courage, skill and determination, performing his duties both in the air and on the ground with the greatest keenness and efficiency. On one occasion Pilot Officer Gilby was involved in a serious crash but displayed coolness and an utter disregard for his own safety, he assisted in the rescue of his crew from the burning aircraft.