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HODGKINSON, JOHN ALLAN TAYLOR, DFC

Service:Royal Australian Air Force
Service Number:411495
Rank:Flight Lieutenant
Date of Birth:4 September 1922
Place of Birth:Orange, NSW, Australia
Decorations:Distinguished Flying Cross


Distinguished Flying Cross1939-45 Star
Italy StarPacific Star1939-45 War MedalAustralian Service Medal 1939-45

Timeline

12 July 1942Kittyhawk A29-57: Aircraft force landed at Dunreath, WA, after experiencing a scavenger pump failure while in flight.

Citations

Distinguished Flying Cross:
Flying Officer HODGKINSON served with No 77 I/F Squadron for ten months in Darwin and eleven months in New Guinea and commanded a flight for two months.
He has led many fighter bomber strikes against enemy objectives, and has always pressed home his attacks with outstanding courage and determination. Many of his sorties have been attacks on New Britain which have necessitated flying across 140 miles of sea.
Flying Officer HODGKINSON has completed 84 hours of operational flying and has destroyed one enemy bomber aircraft and one fighter aircraft. He has at all times displayed outstanding aggressiveness and leadership and exceptional stamina under hard tropical conditions. His courage, determination and devotion to duty whilst flying in active operations against the enemy have been in the highest traditions of the Service and an excellent example to other members of the Squadron.

External Links

World War 2 Nominal Roll

References

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1948, HODGKINSON JOHN ALLAN TAYLOR : Service Number - 411495 : Date of birth - 04 Sep 1922 : Place of birth - ORANGE NSW : Place of enlistment - SYDNEY : Next of Kin - HODGKINSON RUTH, A9300, HODGKINSON J A T.

Record updated on 2 May 2018.


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