Greenhill, Cedric Alan Sykes

Service number:
40906
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

On August 20th, 1941, Cedric Greenhill,then attached to No. 1 Photo Reconnaissance Unit was flying a mssion but was shot down in the Brest area in Spitfire MK1 X4497 and spent the remainder of the war as PoW in Sagan and Belaria.

Bevorderingen:
9 juli 1938: (Short Service Commission) Acting Pilot Officer on Probation
16 mei 1939: Pilot Officer on Probation
9 juli 1939: Pilot Officer
3 september 1940: Flying Officer
3 september 1941: Flight Lieutenant (war sub)
9 juli 1942: Transfer to Reserve.

Career:
?: Officer’s Training Corps;
January 24th, 1937: RAFVR Elementary Flying Training School;
March 1939: No. 206 Squadron;
?: School of General Reconnaissance;
August 28th, 1939: No. 206 Squadron;
January 1st, 1941: Photo-Reconnaissance Unit;
August 20th, 1941 - May 2nd, 1945: POW.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Pilot Officer
Awarded on:
January 16th, 1940
Action:
Citation:
"Pilot Officer Greenhill and Aircraftman Britton were respectively pilot and rear gunner of an Anson aircraft which, whilst on reconnaissance duty oyer the North Sea during November, 1939, was attacked by a Heinkel seaplane. Pilot Officer Greenhill returned the attack and, by using the manoeuvrability of his aircraft to the full, gradually took the initiative. Aircraftman Britton showing his ability by firing whenever possible. The enemy aircraft was finally shot down by Pilot Officer Greenhill in delivering a short burst, from his front gun."
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flight Lieutenant
Awarded on:
June 11th, 1942
Mentioned in Despatches

Sources

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