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Affleck, John Robert Clark

Service number:
989022 (NCO)/141865 (Officer)
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Scotsman Robert Affleck received his commission to the rank of P/O on probation on 23rd February 1943 (141865) and was then promoted to F/O on 23rd August 1943. After serving with 77 Squadron he briefly spent time at 24 OTU before returning to operational flying with 161 (Special Duties) Squadron.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flight Sergeant
Awarded on:
June 2nd, 1943
Air Force Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Pilot Officer
Unit:
No. 161 (Special Duties) Squadron, RAF Special Duties Service, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
September 14th, 1943
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flying Officer
Unit:
No. 161 (Special Duties) Squadron, RAF Special Duties Service, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
March 7th, 1944
Citation:
"Since being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross this officer has successfully completed many sorties, several of which have demanded a high degree of skill, courage and determination. He is an outstanding captain, whose gallant example has inspired all."
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Flight Lieutenant
Unit:
Royal Canadian Air Force
Awarded on:
July 3rd, 1945
Vliegerkruis (VK)
Parachuting secret agents over occupied Holland.
400th Award.
Royal Decree no. 27, July 3rd, 1945.

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