- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Flying Officer
- No. 233 Squadron, Royal Air Force
- Awarded on:
- November 10th, 1942
"—This officer is a most capable and determined pilot. He recently accomplished a highly successful attack on a U-boat surfaced on the water. Although his aircraft was hit by antiaircraft fire, which set one of his engines on fire, F/O. Getteman continued his attack down to 50 feet and released his bombs. He afterwards flew his damaged aircraft back to base and landed safely with one engine out of action."
LG 35777/4868 (10 November 1942).