Garton, Geoffrey William

Date of birth:
October 3rd, 1915 (Grantham/Lincolnshire, United Kingdom)
Date of death:
November 1976
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Flight Lieutenant
Unit:
No. 112 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
July 28th, 1942
Action:
"In June, 1942, when it became necessary to retire from a landing ground, Flight Lieutenant Garton displayed considerable skill and initiative in salvaging a bomber which had been stripped of much of its equipment. Without having flown this type of aircraft previously he successfully flew the bomber, with two passengers, to another aerodrome where he made a safe landing. Flight Lieutenant Garton has participated in many operational sorties in which he has destroyed at least 4 hostile aircraft."
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Wing Commander
Awarded on:
August 21st, 1945
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)

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