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BADER, DOUGLAS ROBERT STEUART, CBE, DSO & BAR, DFC & BAR

Service:Royal Air Force
Service Number:26151
Rank:Group Captain
Date of Birth:21 February 1910
Place of Birth:St John's Wood, London, England
Date of Death:5 September 1982 (Aged 72 years)
Decorations:Knight Bachelor
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Distinguished Service Order and Bar
Distinguished Flying Cross and Bar
Mentioned in Despatches

Citations

Distinguished Service Order:
This officer has displayed gallantry and leadership of the highest order. During three recent engagements he has led his squadron with such skill and ability that thirty-three enemy aircraft have been destroyed. In the course of these engagements Squadron Leader Bader has added to his previous successes by destroying six enemy aircraft.

Bar to Distinguished Service Order:
This officer has led his wing on a series of consistently successful sorties over enemy territory during the past three months. His high qualities of leadership and courage have been an inspiration to all. Wing Commander Bader has destroyed 15 hostile aircraft.

Distinguished Flying Cross:
Squadron Leader Bader has continued to lead his squadron and wing with the utmost gallantry on all occasions. He has now destroyed a total of ten hostile aircraft and damaged several more.

Bar to Distinguished Flying Cross:
This fearless pilot has recently added a further four enemy aircraft to his previous successes; in addition he has probably destroyed another four and damaged five hostile aircraft. By his fine leadership and high courage Wing Commander Bader has inspired the wing on every occasion.

External Links

The London Gazette - Knight Bachelor Announcement (4 June 1976)
The London Gazette - Commander of the Order of the British Empire Announcement (30 December 1955)
The London Gazette - Distinguished Service Order Citation (1 October 1940)
The London Gazette - Bar to Distinguished Service Order Citation (15 July 1941)
The London Gazette - Distinguished Flying Cross Citation (7 January 1941)
The London Gazette - Bar to Distinguished Flying Cross Citation (9 September 1941)
Wikipedia

Record updated on 21 March 2018.


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