Andrew, Emerson William

Date of birth:
1918 (Toronto/Ontario, Canada)
Nationality:
Canadian

Biography

Service number J24423.

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Flight Lieutenant
Unit:
No. 78 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force (No. 78 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force)
Awarded on:
December 5th, 1944
Action:
Citation:
"Flight Lieutenant Andrew has completed a large number of sorties, including attacks on such targets as Kiel, Stuttgart and Munster. He is a keen, courageous and resourceful captain of aircraft and his example has .greatly inspired his crews. In a sortie on one occasion, two engines failed whilstover the sea. It became necessary to bring the aircraft down on to the water, a task which Flight Lieutenant Andrew accomplished with great skill. None of his crew was injured and they were rescued a few hours later."
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

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