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WARREN, EARLE FREEMAN, DFM

Service:Royal Canadian Air Force
Service Number:J/17093
Rank:Flying Officer
Date of Death:7 May 1944
Decorations:Distinguished Flying Medal
Units:No. 156 Squadron, RAF †

Citations

Distinguished Flying Medal:
In December, 1942, Flight Sergeants MacMonagle and Warren were captain and mid-upper gunner respectively of an aircraft detailed to attack a target in Germany. When approaching the target, their aircraft was intercepted and severely damaged by fire from two Messerschmitt 110's. Flight Sergeant Warren although seriously wounded shot one of the fighters down in flames. By skilful evasive tactics the remaining attacker was eluded and the target successfully bombed. On the return flight another Messerschmitt 110 attacked and further damage was inflicted on the bomber. The attack was again beaten off and Flight Sergeant MacMonagle flew the disabled aircraft safely back to base. Throughout this hazardous operation these airmen displayed great coolness and courage.

Burial Details

Cemetery:BRETTEVILLE-SUR-LAIZE CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY
Grave:XXIV. H. 1.

External Links

The London Gazette - Distinguished Flying Medal Citation (8 January 1943)

Record updated on 15 April 2018.


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