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    Default P/O David Archibald CODD - No.10 Squadron - DFC

    CODD, David Archibald, P/O (120037, RAFVR) - No.10 Squadron - Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 14 May 1943. Born 12 July or 7 December 1918. Airman 657669, commissioned 6 May 1942. Flying Officer, 6 November 1942. POW, 28 June 1943 when shot down with No.35 Squadron, Halifax HR 850. Territorial Efficiency Medal awarded 3 September 1948. Died 14 January 2008 at Swinden, Wiltshire. Public Record Office Air 2/8949 has citation drafted when he had flown 28 sorties (179 hours).

    Pilot Officer Codd is a navigator of high merit and has participated in many successful sorties against the most heavily defended areas in Germany. Although his aircraft has on several occasions sustained severe damae he has remained unflurried. By his quiet efficiency he has enabled his pilot to return to base and has proved a source of inspiration to his comrades.

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    Default Re: P/O David Archibald CODD - No.10 Squadron - DFC


    Just to confirm that he was born on December 7th 1918 (exactly 105 years ago to today, co-incidentally) according to the England and Wales Civil Registration Death Index as well as his P.o.W. questionnaire on

    It records that he was captured on June 29th 1943 at Euskirchen, Germany.


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

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