Duff, Stanley Sutherland

Date of birth:
August 9th, 1920
Service number:
42340
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Stanley Duff, a night fighter pilot, entered the Royal Air Force on a short service commission in April 1939.
Duff joined his first operational posting, No. 23 Squadron, a Blenheim night fighter unit.
At the end of the war, he had flown some 140 sorties, claiming five victories over the U.K., France and North Africa, one of them in a Havoc.

Promotions:
February 10th, 1940: Pilot Officer (probation)
May 30th, 1940: Pilot Officer
February 10th, 1941: Flying Officer (war sub)
February 10th, 1942: Flight Lieutenant (war sub)

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flight Lieutenant
Unit:
No. 153 Squadron, Royal Air Force (No. 153 Squadron, Royal Air Force)
Awarded on:
August 20th, 1943
Citation:
"Flight Lieutenant Duff has been a Deputy Flight Commander in 153 Squadron for several months and his work in the air has been persistent and untiring. He has been a night fighter pilot for over two years, during which time he has made of 140 operational sorties at night and has destroyed four, probably destroyed one and damaged another. A most outstanding and courageous leader who sets and excellent example in the Squadron."
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
With "BATTLE OF BRITAIN" bar.
1939-1945 Star
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
With "NORTH AFRICA 1942-43" bar.
Africa Star

Sources

  • Photo 1: Tom MacNeill
  • Photo: Tom MacNeill
  • - Third Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 36140 published on the 17 August 1943
    - Dix Noonan Webb

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