Anderson, William John

Date of birth:
1922 (Lansdowne/Ontario, Canada)
Nationality:
Canadian

Biography

Service number J24471.

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Flight Lieutenant
Unit:
No. 419 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force (No. 419 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force)
Awarded on:
December 8th, 1944
Action:
Citation:
"This officer has completed numerous sorties and has displayed courage and resolution of a high order. On one sortie his aircraft was attacked by three enemy fighters. Flight Lieutenant Anderson skilfully outmanoeuvred the attackers and went on to execute a successful attack. On another occasion when over Versailles his aircraft was intercepted by a Junkers 88. In the ensuing fight which ended with the destruction of the enemy aircraft, Flight Lieutenant Anderson displayed great coolness and determination."
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

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