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Cross, Philip Louis Ulrich

Date of birth:
May 1st, 1917 (Port of Spain, Trinidad)
Date of death:
October 4th, 2013 (Port of Spain, Trinidad)
Service number:
1399189 (NCO)/133060 (Officer)
Nationality:
Trinidad and Tobago (1976-present, Republic)

Biography

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? Leading Aircraftman
20 November, 1942: Pilot Officer on Probation (emergency)
14 May, 1943: Flying Officer on Probation (war sub)
20 November, 1944: Flight Lieutenant (war sub)
20 May, 1946: Flight Lieutenant (substantive)

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flying Officer
Unit:
No. 139 (Jamaica) Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
June 27th, 1944
For 'exceptional navigational ability’ and the number of missions or sorties flown against heavily defended targets in Germany.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Flight Lieutenant
Unit:
No. 139 (Jamaica) Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
January 2nd, 1945
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Citation:
"This officer has set a fine example of keenness and devotion to duty. He has participated in a very large number of sorties, most of which have been against such heavily defended targets as Berlin, Hamburg, Ludwigshaven and industrial centres in the Ruhr area. He is a brave and resolute member of aircraft crew, whose exceptional navigational ability has been an important factor in the successes obtained. His services have been of immense value."
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
S/L
Unit:
RAF 139 Squadron
1939-1945 Star
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
S/L
Unit:
139 Squadron
Defence Medal 1939-1945

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