Galpin, Dennis Patten

Service number:
911619
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Warrant Officer 2nd Class
Unit:
Army Air Corps (London, S.E.9)
Awarded on:
November 11th, 1943
Action:
Citation:
"This Sergeant Pilot has shown conspicuous gallantry as a glider pilot. He was released at 500 feet over the sea and glided six miles. During this time, he was under fire from anti-aircraft and searchlights. He landed in a field selected by Commanding Officer. He then took part in the capture of a bridge which led to the capture of Syracuse. It was due to his brilliant landing that the blowing of the bridge was saved and the operation was successful."
Details:
The DFM can be seen at the Museum of Army Aviation.
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)

Sources

  • - Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 36243 published on the 9 November 1943
    - Artfact
    - WW2Talk