Gibb, Eric Arthur Fawns

Date of death:
December 22nd, 1941
Buried on:
Commonwealth War Graves Warriston Cemetery
Row: A 1. Grave: 441.
Service number:
751333 (NCO) 104430 (Officer)
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

At the time of the recommendation Sgt. Gibb had completed 33 sorties between July 1940 and July 1941, mostly over German targets, and on a daylight formation attack on Kiel on 30-6-1941 was slightly wounded but did not report it to his Captain, and continued his duties until base was safely reached.
He was given a commission and lost his life as a Flying Officer at which time he was 22 years old.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sergeant
Unit:
No. 35 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
September 23rd, 1941
Action:
Recommendation:
"Sgt. Gibb is an observer of outstanding ability possessed of a high order of courage. He has been the navigator in F/Off. Owen’s crew over a long period of operations and has contributed in a marked way to the successes achieved. He is strongly recommended for the recognition of the Distinguished Flying Medal”.
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)

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