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Gorring, Alfred

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British (1801-present, Kingdom)


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Second World War (1939-1945)
Leading Aircraftman
Awarded on:
January 16th, 1940
"In October, 1939, a Whitley aircraft which was taking off from a Royal Air Force Station with a crew of nine, stores and ammunition, crashed, exploded and burst into flames.
Sergeant Traynor and Leading Aircraftman Gorring ran to the scene and despite the fire and continually exploding ammunition, succeeded in extricating an airman who had been badly injured. During this operation the oxygen tank blew up, but the men were not deterred from their gallant action, which resulted in the saving of the airman's life. One other airman was able to crawl from the rear turret of the aircraft but the remaining members of the crew were killed."
Simultaneously awarded to Sergeant Benjamin Traynor
British Empire Medal (BEM & EGM)