Fumerton, Robert Carl "Moose"

Date of birth:
March 20th, 1913 (Fort Coulogne/Quebec, Canada)
Date of death:
July 10th, 2006
Service number:
C.1352
Nationality:
Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flying Officer
Unit:
No. 89 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
March 27th, 1942
Action:
Citation:
"One night in March, 1942, this officer engaged a Heinkel in during an enemy air raid over the Suez Canal zone. Observing the enemy aircraft in the moonlight, Flying Officer Fumerton delivered a good burst and, although he was wounded and his aircraft damaged by the enemy's return fire, he continued the attack and set the bomber on fire.
Although the undercarriage of his aircraft had been put out of action Flying Officer Fumerton made a safe landing The raiding aircraft descended on to the sea, its crew being captured.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flying Officer
Unit:
No. 89 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
July 21st, 1942
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Action:
Citation:
"Flying Officer Fumerton is a most tenacious and skilful pilot. One night in June, 1942, he destroyed 2 enemy bombers during one flight and repeated this achievement a few nights later. His determination to destroy the enemy at all costs is outstanding.
Since the beginning of June, 1942, 7 enemy aircraft have been destroyed at night by Flying Officer Fumerton."
Details:
Second DFC received in the form of a bar to be worn on the ribbon of the first DFC.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Wing Commander
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1946
Action:
Citation:
"This officer has served as Officer Commanding this Operational Training Unit for a period of nine months during which time he very effectively reorganized discipline and flying training to the present high standard of efficiency. Through his personal and strong example he raised morale to unprecedented levels. At no time of the day did this officer hesitate in offering his services , and it is directly due to this attitude that valuable crews and aircraft were saved from destruction. His contribution to the efficiency of the flying training in this unit has been most exemplary."
Air Force Cross

Sources

  • Photo 1: Tom MacNeill
  • Photo: Tom MacNeill
  • - Fourth Supplement to The London Gazette of 24th March 1942, Issue 35502, dated 27th March 1942
    - Second Supplement to The London Gazette of 17th July 1942, Issue 35638, dated 21st July 1942
    - Second Supplement to The London Gazette of 28th December 1945, Issue 37408, dated 1st January 1946
    - Air Force Association of Canada
    - Legion Magazine

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