Gore, William Ernest

Date of birth:
1915
Date of death:
September 28th, 1940
Mentioned on:
Air Forces Memorial Runnymede
Plot: 4. 
Service number:
90279
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flying Officer
Unit:
No. 607 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
May 31st, 1940
Action:
Citation:
"F/O. Gore whilst leading his section in May 1940, on a dawn patrol, intercepted a formation of three enemy Heinkel 111 aircraft. Due to his good leadership a determined attack was delivered with the result that all three enemy aircraft were shot down. F/O. Gore's aircraft burst into flames immediately after the attack, but in spite of this he escaped successfully by parachute. This officer has for a long period shown great keenness and devotion to duty, deserving of the greatest praise."
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

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