Sanders, Maxwell Fred Sanders

Nationality:
Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Pilot Officer
Unit:
No. 419 (Moose) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force
Awarded on:
January 9th, 1945
Action:
"This officer has displayed a high degree of courage and determination in air operations. He is a most keen and devoted crew member, whose navigational ability has played a good part in the success of many missions in which he has taken part. On one ocasion in September, 1944, Pilot Officer Sanders took part in an attack on Bottrop. Whilst over the target the aircraft was extensively damaged but the bombing run was completed. The aircraft became very difficult to control and some height was lost. Nevertheless, Pilot Officer Sanders navigated the badly damaged bomber to an airfield near the English coast with great accuracy."
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

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