Anderson, Hugh John

Date of birth:
1912 (Hamilton/Ontario, Canada)
Nationality:
Canadian

Biography

Service number R64131.

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sergeant
Unit:
No. 405 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force (No. 405 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force)
Awarded on:
June 3rd, 1943
Action:
Citation:
"Sergeant Anderson has taken part in numerous operational sorties against targets in the heavily defended industrial areas of Germany. He has also flown a number of anti-submarine patrols. In October 1942, while engaged in a low level attack on Flensburg, Sergeant Anderson's aircraft was illuminated by searchlights and subjected to a heavy concentration of anti-aircraft fire. Although wounded in the leg, with calm courage he continued with his duties saying nothing of his wounds until half way home. This airman has been acting as flight engineer leader for some months and is largely responsible for the high standard attained by his fellow flight engineers."
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)

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