Spuy, van der, Louis Botha

Date of birth:
May 1916 (South Africa)
Date of death:
March 2001 (Durban, South Africa)
Service number:
102743
Nationality:
South African

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant
Unit:
No. 5 Squadron, South African Air Force
Awarded on:
October 6th, 1942
"During the withdrawal from Libya, Lieutenant Van der Spuy acted as Flight Commander and later as O.C. No. 5 Squadron, as the officers holding these posts became casualties. By his cheerfulness, his untiring devotion to duty and his powers of leadership, he successfully brought the Squadron through a very critical stage. During this period he destroyed one and damaged two enemy aircraft. He has completed 100 operational hours which include 70 sorties."
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
"North Africa 1942-43 clasp"
Africa Star

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