Allcroft, Frederick Charles

Date of birth:
1923 (Vancouver/British Columbia, Canada)
Date of death:
January 3rd, 1944 (Germany)
Buried on:
Commonwealth War Cemetery Berlin
Plot: 7. Row: h. Grave: 1-7.
Nationality:
Canadian

Biography

Service number J.17472.

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Pilot Officer
Unit:
No. 61 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
July 13th, 1943
Action:
Citation:
"On his first sortie, which was against heavily defended objectives at Essen, the aircraft in which this officer was flying was hit by anti-aircraft fire but, undaunted by this, he bombed the target and made a safe return on three engines. During a sortie to Dortmund in May 1943, his aircraft was attacked by enemy fighters on the outward flight. After the attack had been skilfully evaded, one engine in the aircraft failed, but despite this he proceeded to the target which was successfully bombed. On the return journey another engine failed but by superb skill and determined courage this pilot made a safe return. Throughout all his operational sorties Pilot Officer Allcroft has displayed high courage and devotion to duty."
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

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