Daymond, Gregory Augustus

Date of birth:
November 14th, 1920 (Great Falls/Montana, United States)
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

Air victories: 7

Military career:
1940: Operational Training Unit
1940: No. 71 Eagle Squadron
August 1942: Commander of No.71 Eagle Squadron
September 1942: Transfered to USAAF, promoted to Major
?: 4th fighter Group, 334th Squadron
1943-1945: Combat indoctrination programme voor het USAAF

Promotions:
1941: Pilot Officer
September 1941: Flying Officer
1942: Flight Lieutenant
August 1942: Acting Squadron Leader/Major USAAF
November 1945: Disbanded

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flying Officer
Unit:
No. 71 (Eagle) Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
October 17th, 1941
Action:
"This American pilot has taken part in 27 operational missions, including sorties over Northern France and convoy patrols. He has always shown great courage and keenness to attack the enemy and he has destroyed 5 of their aircraft."
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flight Lieutenant
Unit:
No. 71 (Eagle) Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
September 11th, 1942
Awarded for:
Operation Jubilee
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Action:
"Since being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross this officer has completed many sorties over enemy territory. He has always led his flight with great skill and courage and has.destroyed 7 enemy aircraft. In the recent Dieppe operations, Flight Lieutenant Daymond flew with distinction."
Details:
Second DFC received as bar.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1940
Flying Badge
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1942
Pilot Wing

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