Graham, Henry Rudolph

Date of birth:
March 28th, 1910
Date of death:
February 14th, 1987
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Squadron Leader
Unit:
HQ, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1941
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Squadron Leader
Unit:
HQ, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
January 10th, 1941
Ceskoslovenský válecný kríž 1939
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Wing Commander
Unit:
No. 7 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
August 22nd, 1941
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Wing Commander
Unit:
No. 7 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
January 9th, 1942
Action:
"One day in December, 1941, a strong force of Bomber aircraft carried out a determined attack on the German warships Gneisenau and Scharnhorst at Brest. The operation was carried out in the face of extremely heavy and accurate anti-aircraft fire and determined attacks by enemy fighters. Nevertheless the air crews engaged pressed home their attacks to the utmost and-succeeded in scoring hits on their objectives. Several enemy aircraft were shot down. The success of the operation, which demanded the highest degree of skill and courage, reflects the greatest credit on the efforts of the following officers and airmen who participated in various capacities as leaders and members of aircraft crew."
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Rank:
Acting Air Commodore
Awarded on:
June 9th, 1955
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Rank:
Air Vice-Marshal
Awarded on:
June 12th, 1958
Companion of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)

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