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Ww1 Distinguished Conduct Medal DCM Group 1916

Ww1 Distinguished Conduct Medal DCM Group 1916

Ww1 Distinguished Conduct Medal DCM Group 1916

Ww1 Distinguished Conduct Medal DCM Group 1916

Ww1 Distinguished Conduct Medal DCM Group 1916

Ww1 Distinguished Conduct Medal DCM Group 1916

Ww1 Distinguished Conduct Medal DCM Group 1916

Ww1 Distinguished Conduct Medal DCM Group 1916

Ww1 Distinguished Conduct Medal DCM Group 1916

A WW1 DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL GROUP TO BOMBARDIER 48. BRIGADE ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY. DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL GV 11973 BMBR: H. 1914/15 STAR 11973, BMBR. BRITISH WAR MEDAL 11973, BMBR. VICTORY MEDAL 11973, BMBR. Original recommendation, LG 11. A For conspicuous Gallantry; he showed the greatest bravery and contempt for danger in repairing his telephone lines under heavy fire and in carrying messages at a most critical time. Date of award so early in January 1916, means it was a 1915 award. BWM contemporary but unofficially renamed. This engraved though clearly not in a style meant to deceive. All other medals as issued. PLEASE NOTE; If you have any questions and require more images please get in touch. SEE MY OTHER AUCTIONS FOR SIMILAR ITEMS. KEYWORDS: MEDAL MEDALS BOER KILLED WOUNDED BRIGADE AWARD CAPTAIN COMMANDER LIEUTENANT OFFICER KILLED WOUNDED 1815 AUSTRALIAN NEW ZEALAND ANZAC AIF GALLANTRY SOMME YPRES GALLIPOLI LIGHT HORSE INFANTRY BATTALION. The item “WW1 DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL DCM GROUP 1916″ is in sale since Friday, September 6, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “albatrosj1″ and is located in SCOTLAND. This item can be shipped worldwide.

Ww2 1944 Distinguished Flying Cross Dfc Medal Logbook Document Group

Ww2 1944 Distinguished Flying Cross Dfc Medal Logbook Document Group

Ww2 1944 Distinguished Flying Cross Dfc Medal Logbook Document Group

Ww2 1944 Distinguished Flying Cross Dfc Medal Logbook Document Group

Ww2 1944 Distinguished Flying Cross Dfc Medal Logbook Document Group

Ww2 1944 Distinguished Flying Cross Dfc Medal Logbook Document Group

Ww2 1944 Distinguished Flying Cross Dfc Medal Logbook Document Group

Ww2 1944 Distinguished Flying Cross Dfc Medal Logbook Document Group

Ww2 1944 Distinguished Flying Cross Dfc Medal Logbook Document Group

Ww2 1944 Distinguished Flying Cross Dfc Medal Logbook Document Group

Ww2 1944 Distinguished Flying Cross Dfc Medal Logbook Document Group

Ww2 1944 Distinguished Flying Cross Dfc Medal Logbook Document Group

Ww2 1944 Distinguished Flying Cross Dfc Medal Logbook Document Group

A WW2 HALIFAX NAVIGATORS D. GROUP OF 420 (SNOWY OWL) SQUADRON, ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE, WHO FLEW IN AT LEAST 34 OPERATIONAL SORTIES WITH THE SQUADRON, AND WHOSE CREW CLAIMED AN ENEMY AIRCRAFT DAMAGED OVER KIEL, 15 SEPTEMBER 1944. DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS, G. REVERSE OFFICIALLY DATED 1945; 1939-45 STAR; FRANCE AND GERMANY STAR; DEFENCE MEDAL, CANADIAN ISSUE IN SILVER; CANADIAN VOLUNTEER SERVICE MEDAL, WITH OVERSEAS CLASP; WAR MEDAL 1939-45, CANADIAN ISSUE IN SILVER. London Gazette 16 January 1945: Flying Officer Downey, as Navigator in Flying Officer Gallens crew, has displayed throughout his tour exceptional qualities of leadership and coolness in action. His ability as navigator is unquestionable and although his sorties included some of the enemys most heavily defended areas, Flying Officer Downey, with complete disregard of any opposition, guided his aircraft directly to the target. The success of this crew on their operational tour was due in no small measure to the co-operation, coolness and devotion to duty of this officer. Wilfred Downey was born in. He was educated at Weston Collegiate and Vocational School. And joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as an AC2 in June 1942. After carrying out his initial training in. Was posted to the. At the end of 1943. Having advanced to Pilot Officer. During this period he was crewed with his eventual pilot Flying Officer R. Was posted as a Navigator for operational flying with 420 (Snowy Owl) Squadron, R. He flew in at least 34 operational sorties with the Squadron, including: Bientque; Bamieres; Foret dEauvy; Biennais (2); Coquereux; Caen (2) including 7 July 1944, Concentration of tanks, guns, troops… Light & heavy flak, congrat by the Army, Good Show (Log Book refers); Thiverny; Wesseling; Ferne de Forestel; Enternois; Foret de Nieppe (2); Bois de Cassan; St. Leu dEsserent; La Hogue; Fore de Chantilly; La Pallice; Falaise; Melsbroek Aerodrome (Brussels); Kiel (2) including 15 September 1944, Built up area 1×2000 12 Cans 416 inc. Two attacks by enemy fighters. 210 Damaged (Ibid); Connantres Marshalling Yards; Foret des Cornouailles; Ile de Cezembre Coastal Battery; Le Havre (2); Castrop Rauxel Oil Plant; Wanne Eickel; Boulogne; Sterkrade; Bergen and Dortmund. Advanced to Flying Officer, and continued to serve with Gallen as part of No. 62 Base Test Flight, October 1944 – June 1945. Was invested with his D. 13 July 1945, the following month. He was discharged in October 1945. Certificate of Active Service, dated 1 October 1945; R. Service and Pay Book; R. Identity Card, complete with photograph of recipient in uniform; Royal Air Force School Notebook, fully annotated by recipient as a Pilot Officer, and other ephemera relating to recipients Will and family matters. Cap badge, several buttons and lapel ephemera. PLEASE NOTE; If you have any questions and require more images please get in touch. SEE MY OTHER AUCTIONS FOR SIMILAR ITEMS. KEYWORDS: MEDAL MEDALS BOER KILLED WOUNDED BRIGADE AWARD CAPTAIN COMMANDER LIEUTENANT OFFICER KILLED WOUNDED 1815 AUSTRALIAN NEW ZEALAND ANZAC AIF GALLANTRY SOMME YPRES GALLIPOLI LIGHT HORSE INFANTRY BATTALION. The item “WW2 1944 DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS DFC MEDAL LOGBOOK DOCUMENT GROUP” is in sale since Saturday, September 7, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “albatrosj1″ and is located in SCOTLAND. This item can be shipped worldwide.

Ww2 Royal Navy Distinguished Service Medal Group Kia Korean War Helicoptor Crash

Ww2 Royal Navy Distinguished Service Medal Group Kia Korean War Helicoptor Crash

Ww2 Royal Navy Distinguished Service Medal Group Kia Korean War Helicoptor Crash

Ww2 Royal Navy Distinguished Service Medal Group Kia Korean War Helicoptor Crash

Ww2 Royal Navy Distinguished Service Medal Group Kia Korean War Helicoptor Crash

Ww2 Royal Navy Distinguished Service Medal Group Kia Korean War Helicoptor Crash

Ww2 Royal Navy Distinguished Service Medal Group Kia Korean War Helicoptor Crash

Ww2 Royal Navy Distinguished Service Medal Group Kia Korean War Helicoptor Crash

Ww2 Royal Navy Distinguished Service Medal Group Kia Korean War Helicoptor Crash

Ww2 Royal Navy Distinguished Service Medal Group Kia Korean War Helicoptor Crash

Ww2 Royal Navy Distinguished Service Medal Group Kia Korean War Helicoptor Crash

Ww2 Royal Navy Distinguished Service Medal Group Kia Korean War Helicoptor Crash

Offered is an original Second War 1942 Operation Harpoon Distinguished Service Medal group of six awarded to Leading Air Fitter A. Daniels, Fleet Air Arm, later Sub Lieutenant in the Royal Navy – in which rank he was killed during the Korean War when his helicopter crashed into the sea shortly after take off, 15 December 1952. Medal group includes, from left to right; Distinguished Service Medal, G. 1939-45 Star; Africa Star, with clasp North Africa 1942-43; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, court mounted for display, medals lightly toned. London Gazette 22 September 1942. For bravery and resolution in H. While escorting an important convoy to Malta. The original recommendation states. Selected as having consistently shown keenness and efficiency and moreover behaved with outstanding courage and coolness in Harpoon whilst working under fire to maintain the serviceability of fighter aircraft. Alan Philip James Daniels was born in May 1923, and in later life was a resident of Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol. He served as a Leading Air Fitter with the Fleet Air Arm during the Second War. His service included with the Fleet Carrier H. Argus, and it was whilst serving with her during Operation Harpoon that he distinguished himself. The latter operation was a convoy designed to deliver six supply ships from the UK to Malta. They sailed from the UK, 5 June 1942, and passed through the Straits of Gibraltar on the night of 11 June. The six merchantmen, carrying 43,000 tons of cargo, were to be escorted to the Sicilian Narrows by the carriers Argus, and Eagle, the battleship Malaya, four cruisers and 17 destroyers. The convoy was well into the Mediterranean by 14 June, when heavy German and Italian air attacks were launched against them. As a consequence one merchantman and one destroyer were sunk. Further heavy air attacks continued until the convoy reached the narrows that night. The convoy proceeded to Malta with a reduced escort, and only two of the merchantmen made it through to Malta the following day. Daniels continued to serve after the war, and was commissioned Sub Lieutenant in the Royal Navy, 30 April 1949. Daniels was listed as missing presumed drowned, and is commemorated on the UN Wall of Remembrance, Pusan, Korea. THANK YOU & GOOD LUCK! We list militaria and coins weekly. We provide quality mounted medals, badges and historical research. We can mount your miniature or full size medals, ribbon bars or supply replacement ribbons or badges. We can also conduct military research on your behalf and value cherished objects with a current market or insured value. 2/135 Russell St, Morley, WA. We run two specialist military auctions per year. Items are accurately described & photographed. Additional costs for this standard service will be added for this service based on publicly available Australia Post rates. Please note, these items are located and will be posted from Australia. We appreciate fair feedback from you once you receive the item. We aim to give you, the customer our best customer service. The item “WW2 ROYAL NAVY DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL GROUP KIA KOREAN WAR HELICOPTOR CRASH” is in sale since Monday, April 1, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\1939 – 1945 (WWII)”. The seller is “jb_military_antiques_14″ and is located in 2/135 Russell St, Morley, Perth, WA. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country: ENGLAND
  • Product Type: Medals
  • Authenticity: Original
  • Era: 1940s

Original rare DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER DSO medal WW1 era in original case

Original rare DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER DSO medal WW1 era in original case

Original rare DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER DSO medal WW1 era in original case

Original rare DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER DSO medal WW1 era in original case

Original rare DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER DSO medal WW1 era in original case

Original rare DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER DSO medal WW1 era in original case

Original rare DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER DSO medal WW1 era in original case

Original rare DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER DSO medal WW1 era in original case

Original rare DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER DSO medal WW1 era in original case

Original rare DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER DSO medal WW1 era in original case

Original rare DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER DSO medal WW1 era in original case

Original rare DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER DSO medal WW1 era in original case

Original rare DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER DSO medal WW1 era in original case

A nice original WW1 era George V Distinguished Service Order. Ranked only below the VC and George Cross for bravery, these medals seldom come on the market. You can see all the key details in the photographs – correct diagonal pin head on inside edge. There is some wear to the gilding on the medal edge exposing silver, and to the George V cypher in the centre, being normal signs of wear by the recipient. Being issued unnamed, we don’t know who the brave winner was. The box has excellent hinges and closes correctly. The item “Original rare DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER DSO medal WW1 era in original case” is in sale since Friday, April 19, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “malcsampers” and is located in leominster. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued

Original rare DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS DFC medal WW2 1941 in original case

Original rare DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS DFC medal WW2 1941 in original case

Original rare DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS DFC medal WW2 1941 in original case

Original rare DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS DFC medal WW2 1941 in original case

Original rare DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS DFC medal WW2 1941 in original case

Original rare DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS DFC medal WW2 1941 in original case

Original rare DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS DFC medal WW2 1941 in original case

Original rare DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS DFC medal WW2 1941 in original case

Original rare DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS DFC medal WW2 1941 in original case

Original rare DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS DFC medal WW2 1941 in original case

Original rare DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS DFC medal WW2 1941 in original case

Original rare DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS DFC medal WW2 1941 in original case

A nice original WW2 George VI Distinguished Flying Cross. These gallantry medals seldom come on the market. You can see all the key details in the photographs – There is some wear to the medal due to polishing and it is engraved 1941. The box has Royal Mint stamp, has excellent hinges and closes correctly. The item “Original rare DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS DFC medal WW2 1941 in original case” is in sale since Friday, April 19, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “malcsampers” and is located in leominster. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued

WW2 RAF MEDAL DFC DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS GALLANTRY AWARD Group

WW2 RAF MEDAL DFC DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS GALLANTRY AWARD Group

WW2 RAF MEDAL DFC DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS GALLANTRY AWARD Group

WW2 RAF MEDAL DFC DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS GALLANTRY AWARD Group

WW2 RAF MEDAL DFC DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS GALLANTRY AWARD Group

WW2 RAF MEDAL DFC DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS GALLANTRY AWARD Group

WW2 RAF MEDAL DFC DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS GALLANTRY AWARD Group

WW2 RAF MEDAL DFC DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS GALLANTRY AWARD Group

WW2 RAF MEDAL DFC DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS GALLANTRY AWARD Group

WW2 RAF MEDAL DFC DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS GALLANTRY AWARD Group

WW2 RAF MEDAL DFC DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS GALLANTRY AWARD Group

A fine Distinguished Flying Cross GVI, 1939/45 Star, Air Crew Europe Star clasp France & Germany, Italy star, Defence & War Medals, Police Long and Exemplary Service Medal E2 to Flight Lieutenant Charles Donald Burton, 16 Squadron Royal Air Force a Spitfire Mark XI Pilot and Liverpool Police Force Detective Inspector. Burton was awarded the DFC for daring photographic reconnaissance missions over NW Europe, on one occasion in December 1944 he was jumped by four Me 163 Rocket Propelled fighters, one opening fire on him at 400 yards. Resuming his Police career post War, he retired as a Detective Inspector in1969. Distinguished Flying Cross GVI dated 1945. 1939/45 Star Air Crew Europe Star clasp France & Germany, Italy Star, Defence & War Medals. Police Long and Exemplary Service Medal E2 to Sergt Charles D Burton. With copy London Gazette entry & Headers for DFC, copy recommendation for DFC, original RAF Service & Release Book, some original letters mainly dealing with employment after retirement from the Police, original letter from the Elland Urban District Council congratulating him on being awarded the DFC dated 4 June 1945, Air Council Medal Award slip and entitlement slip shown below, original photo in uniform, copy Police Service certificate awarded on his retirement in March 1969 Served in the Liverpool City Police from 23 January 1939 to 24 March 1969 and numerous original aerial photographs of targets inc more than 50 original photo reconnaissance photo , details of postings from his service record etc. Service Record of C. Charles Donald Burton joined the RAF as an Aircraftsman 2nd Class in October 1941 at the Recruit Centre, London, promoted Leading. Aircraftsman January 1942, Sergeant December 1942, Flight Sergeant December 1943, Pilot Officer February 1944, Flying Officer August. 1944 he trained as a pilot in Canada and joined his first operational Squadron 39 Squadron in October 1943 based at Benson. Based at Ban, Italy in January 1944 he joined 16 Squadron in June 1944. From the Halifax Daily Courier June 2nd, 1945. Flying Officer Charles Donald Burton (26) whose parents Mr & Mrs Wilfred Burton reside at 135 Catherine Street, Elland, it was announced. Yesterday, has also been awarded the DFC. He joined the RAF in October 1941, when a member of the Liverpool Police Detective Force. He made over 80 operational sorties in which the citation states He has displayed commendable skill and determination etc etc. Officer Burton was educated at Elland Grammar School is a well known swimmer, being then associated with the unbeaten Halifax. Squadron team, he is married, his wife residing at Charles Street, Elland. DFC London Gazette 1 June 1945. Recommendation for Honours and Award. Total number of operational hours flying 170, total number of sorties 80. For courage and skill in photographic reconnaissance over NW Europe. Flying Officer Burton has completed a most successful tour, which has included low level sorties over many heavily defended targets. On three sorties he was jumped by enemy fighters but he always succeeded in evading the enemy aircraft and carried on with his task. Once, while taking photographs of Venlo Bridge, his aircraft was hit by Flak and thrown off its course. Flying Officer Burton has always shown his determination to get the best possible results whatever the conditions, often in spite of stiff opposition and difficult weather. This officers work has been of consistently high quality throughout. He has always shown keenness to attempt the more difficult tasks and has always carried them through with commendable skill and determination regardless of opposition. His work and his example have played an important part in the work of his Squadron. From Personal Combat Report 8 December 1944 whilst flying a Spitfire Mark XX. Time up 11:25 time down 13:20 attacked at 30,000 feet NW of Koin at approx Butzweiler. I was on a photo reconnaissance sortie flying over Leverkusen. At 30,000 feet on a course of 340 degrees, I saw 4 ME 163s climbing out of cloud at 6,000 feet on my port side. I altered course to 270 degrees and they climbed very rapidly and passed overhead. At that moment I decided to look round and saw 1 ME 163 making a glide attack from the starboard astern and from above. I turned sharply to starboard and the enemy aircraft passed underneath me. When I first saw him the enemy aircraft was 400 yards away and had opened fire, the tracer passing behind. It appeared to be from one 20 or 30 mm cannon. The first four had then turned to port. I turned to port and, loosing height to 20,000 feet made back to base. No further attacks were made. Before this encounter I had been circling the Cologne area for approx 20 minutes, waiting for a gap in the cloud over my target. If you have any questions and require more images please late us know. The item “WW2 RAF MEDAL DFC DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS GALLANTRY AWARD Group” is in sale since Wednesday, January 23, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “decathlon7647″ and is located in caulfield. This item can be shipped worldwide.

WW2 US Army Distinguished Service Cross Robbins DSC Medal

WW2 US Army Distinguished Service Cross Robbins DSC Medal

WW2 US Army Distinguished Service Cross Robbins DSC Medal

WW2 US Army Distinguished Service Cross Robbins DSC Medal

WW2 US Army Distinguished Service Cross Robbins DSC Medal

WW2 US Army Distinguished Service Cross Robbins DSC Medal

WW2 US Army Distinguished Service Cross Robbins DSC Medal

WW2 US Army Distinguished Service Cross Robbins DSC Medal

Offered for sale is an original WW2 US Army Distinguished Service Cross manufactured by Robbins. There is some sticker adhesive residue on the reverse of the ribbon but the item is in very good condition otherwise. The item “WW2 US Army Distinguished Service Cross Robbins DSC Medal” is in sale since Friday, January 4, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Medals & Ribbons”. The seller is “liberty_militaria” and is located in Hartfield, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.

WW2 RAF MEDAL DFC DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS GALLANTRY AWARD Group

WW2 RAF MEDAL DFC DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS GALLANTRY AWARD Group

WW2 RAF MEDAL DFC DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS GALLANTRY AWARD Group

WW2 RAF MEDAL DFC DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS GALLANTRY AWARD Group

WW2 RAF MEDAL DFC DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS GALLANTRY AWARD Group

WW2 RAF MEDAL DFC DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS GALLANTRY AWARD Group

WW2 RAF MEDAL DFC DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS GALLANTRY AWARD Group

WW2 RAF MEDAL DFC DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS GALLANTRY AWARD Group

WW2 RAF MEDAL DFC DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS GALLANTRY AWARD Group

WW2 RAF MEDAL DFC DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS GALLANTRY AWARD Group

WW2 RAF MEDAL DFC DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS GALLANTRY AWARD Group

A fine Distinguished Flying Cross GVI, 1939/45 Star, Air Crew Europe Star clasp France & Germany, Italy star, Defence & War Medals, Police Long and Exemplary Service Medal E2 to Flight Lieutenant Charles Donald Burton, 16 Squadron Royal Air Force a Spitfire Mark XI Pilot and Liverpool Police Force Detective Inspector. Burton was awarded the DFC for daring photographic reconnaissance missions over NW Europe, on one occasion in December 1944 he was jumped by four Me 163 Rocket Propelled fighters, one opening fire on him at 400 yards. Resuming his Police career post War, he retired as a Detective Inspector in1969. Distinguished Flying Cross GVI dated 1945. 1939/45 Star Air Crew Europe Star clasp France & Germany, Italy Star, Defence & War Medals. Police Long and Exemplary Service Medal E2 to Sergt Charles D Burton. With copy London Gazette entry & Headers for DFC, copy recommendation for DFC, original RAF Service & Release Book, some original letters mainly dealing with employment after retirement from the Police, original letter from the Elland Urban District Council congratulating him on being awarded the DFC dated 4 June 1945, Air Council Medal Award slip and entitlement slip shown below, original photo in uniform, copy Police Service certificate awarded on his retirement in March 1969 Served in the Liverpool City Police from 23 January 1939 to 24 March 1969 and numerous original aerial photographs of targets inc more than 50 original photo reconnaissance photo , details of postings from his service record etc. Service Record of C. Charles Donald Burton joined the RAF as an Aircraftsman 2nd Class in October 1941 at the Recruit Centre, London, promoted Leading. Aircraftsman January 1942, Sergeant December 1942, Flight Sergeant December 1943, Pilot Officer February 1944, Flying Officer August. 1944 he trained as a pilot in Canada and joined his first operational Squadron 39 Squadron in October 1943 based at Benson. Based at Ban, Italy in January 1944 he joined 16 Squadron in June 1944. From the Halifax Daily Courier June 2nd, 1945. Flying Officer Charles Donald Burton (26) whose parents Mr & Mrs Wilfred Burton reside at 135 Catherine Street, Elland, it was announced. Yesterday, has also been awarded the DFC. He joined the RAF in October 1941, when a member of the Liverpool Police Detective Force. He made over 80 operational sorties in which the citation states He has displayed commendable skill and determination etc etc. Officer Burton was educated at Elland Grammar School is a well known swimmer, being then associated with the unbeaten Halifax. Squadron team, he is married, his wife residing at Charles Street, Elland. DFC London Gazette 1 June 1945. Recommendation for Honours and Award. Total number of operational hours flying 170, total number of sorties 80. For courage and skill in photographic reconnaissance over NW Europe. Flying Officer Burton has completed a most successful tour, which has included low level sorties over many heavily defended targets. On three sorties he was jumped by enemy fighters but he always succeeded in evading the enemy aircraft and carried on with his task. Once, while taking photographs of Venlo Bridge, his aircraft was hit by Flak and thrown off its course. Flying Officer Burton has always shown his determination to get the best possible results whatever the conditions, often in spite of stiff opposition and difficult weather. This officers work has been of consistently high quality throughout. He has always shown keenness to attempt the more difficult tasks and has always carried them through with commendable skill and determination regardless of opposition. His work and his example have played an important part in the work of his Squadron. From Personal Combat Report 8 December 1944 whilst flying a Spitfire Mark XX. Time up 11:25 time down 13:20 attacked at 30,000 feet NW of Koin at approx Butzweiler. I was on a photo reconnaissance sortie flying over Leverkusen. At 30,000 feet on a course of 340 degrees, I saw 4 ME 163s climbing out of cloud at 6,000 feet on my port side. I altered course to 270 degrees and they climbed very rapidly and passed overhead. At that moment I decided to look round and saw 1 ME 163 making a glide attack from the starboard astern and from above. I turned sharply to starboard and the enemy aircraft passed underneath me. When I first saw him the enemy aircraft was 400 yards away and had opened fire, the tracer passing behind. It appeared to be from one 20 or 30 mm cannon. The first four had then turned to port. I turned to port and, loosing height to 20,000 feet made back to base. No further attacks were made. Before this encounter I had been circling the Cologne area for approx 20 minutes, waiting for a gap in the cloud over my target. If you have any questions and require more images please late us know. The item “WW2 RAF MEDAL DFC DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS GALLANTRY AWARD Group” is in sale since Sunday, December 23, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “decathlon7647″ and is located in caulfield. This item can be shipped worldwide.

Original WW2 DFC Distinguished Flying Cross Gallantry Medal Unamed as Issued

Original WW2 DFC Distinguished Flying Cross Gallantry Medal Unamed as Issued

Original WW2 DFC Distinguished Flying Cross Gallantry Medal Unamed as Issued

Original WW2 DFC Distinguished Flying Cross Gallantry Medal Unamed as Issued

Original WW2 DFC Distinguished Flying Cross Gallantry Medal Unamed as Issued

Original WW2 DFC Distinguished Flying Cross Gallantry Medal Unamed as Issued

Original WW2 DFC Distinguished Flying Cross Gallantry Medal Unamed as Issued

Original WW2 DFC Distinguished Flying Cross Gallantry Medal Unamed as Issued

Original WW2 DFC Distinguished Flying Cross Gallantry Medal Unamed as Issued

Original WW2 DFC Distinguished Flying Cross Gallantry Medal Unamed as Issued

Original WW2 DFC Distinguished Flying Cross Gallantry Medal Unamed as Issued

This is an original and authentic medal and i honestly believe every single medal ever awarded deserves the utmost respect and particularly any awarded to the RAF who all went above and beyond. As Winston Churchill once said. Churchill apparently first used his famous words upon his exit from the. Battle of Britain Bunker. On 16 August when visiting the. Operations Room during a day of battle.’Don’t speak to me, I have never been so moved’. After several minutes of silence he said,’Never in the history of mankind has so much been owed by so many to so few’. The sentence would form the basis of his speech to the. The Wiki page for more info on the cross. The cross is in Excellent condition as seen with NO damages and the ribbon is original and just a little grubby. Is an absolute must for any collection and displays really really well. The item “Original WW2 DFC Distinguished Flying Cross Gallantry Medal Unamed as Issued” is in sale since Monday, December 17, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “dainsy66″ and is located in South Shields. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Conflict: World War II (1939-1945)
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Era: 1914-1945
  • Service: Air Force
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom

Original Issued-world War 11-1943-merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal

Original Issued-world War 11-1943-merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal

Original Issued-world War 11-1943-merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal

Original Issued-world War 11-1943-merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal

Original Issued-world War 11-1943-merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal

Original Issued-world War 11-1943-merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal

Original Issued-world War 11-1943-merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal

Original Issued-world War 11-1943-merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal

Original Issued-world War 11-1943-merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal

Original Issued-world War 11-1943-merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal

Original Issued-world War 11-1943-merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal

Original Issued-world War 11-1943-merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal

Original Issued-world War 11-1943-merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION AN extremely rare ORIGINAL WW2 MERCHANT MARINE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL-POSSIBLE MAKER MEDALLIC ART CO of N. The decoration is the highest award which can be bestowed upon members of that service and is the services equivalent of the MEDAL OF HONOR; since mariners serving in the United State Merchant Marine are not employed by the DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, they are not eligible for the Medal of Honor. It is awarded to any seaman in the USMM who, on or after September 3, 1939, has distinguished himself during the war by outstanding conduct or service in the line of duty. Regulations state that not more than one medal shall be issued to any one seaman, but for each succeeding instance sufficient to justify the award of a medal, there will be awarded a suitable insignia to be worn with the medal. As the Merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal is considered a federal service decoration, it may be worn on the uniforms of active, reserve and retired uniformed service members. The item “ORIGINAL ISSUED-WORLD WAR 11-1943-MERCHANT MARINE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL” is in sale since Monday, December 3, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Current Militaria (2001-Now)\Original Items\Medals & Ribbons”. The seller is “vonhorsten” and is located in Huntsville, Alabama. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Modified Item: No