Gamble, Geoffrey Lee

Date of birth:
1920
Date of death:
2004
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flight Sergeant
Unit:
No. 138 (Special Duties) Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
April 21st, 1944
Action:
"Sergeant Gamble has completed 38 operational sorties during his tour in this squadron, and has at all times shown great keenness and devotion to duty in his capacity as Flight Engineer.

His initiative and excellent handling of his aircraft whilst on operations has gained him the full confidence of his captain and crew, and have largely contributed to the excellent results obtained by them.

Sergeant Gamble never fails to display great cheerfulness and determination to achieve the utmost success in operations."
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Pilot Officer
Unit:
No. 149 (East India) Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
May 25th, 1945
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Action:
"As an operational Flight Engineer this officer has completed 55 sorties against the enemy.

On his first tour he carried out 35 (sic) special sorties for which he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal. On his second tour of 20 sorties he was engaged on attacks against such targets as Dortmund, Essen (2), Homberg (3), Koblenz, Hamm and Leipzig.

He has shown, at all times, great skill as a Flight Engineer, earning the full confidence of his captain. His example in the air in both courage and outstanding ability has been an inspiration to the Squadron.

I therefore recommend most strongly that this officer be awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross."
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
"FRANCE & GERMANY"
Air Crew Europe Star

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