AviationHeritage.org - Working to document aviation heritage and history through the use of modern technologies
Curtiss P-40F, Lockheed Hudson, and CAC Boomerang (Daniel J. Leahy, 2014)
Home | People | Aircraft | Historical Documents | Map of Sites | Legislation & Ethics | Contributors | Contact Us Facebook Twitter Instagram Sketchfab


Service:Royal Air Force
Service Number:40281
Rank:Flying Officer
Place of Birth:Canada
Date of Death:16 May 1940
Decorations:Distinguished Flying Cross
Units:No. 85 Squadron, RAF †

via CVWM


Distinguished Flying Cross:
This officer has shown great determination in taking every opportunity of engaging the enemy and pressing home his attacks. He took part in an inconclusive attack on a Junkers 88, which resulted in serious damage to the enemy aircraft. His own aircraft was hit and as a result he had to force land in Belgium. Acting on his own initiative he rejoined the squadron in a few hours. In May, while on patrol, he intercepted and shot down in flames a Heinkel 111, and on the same patrol, took part in shooting down a second enemy aircraft of the same type, with Flying Officer David.

Burial Details

Grave:Grave 3.

External Links

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Canadian Virtual War Memorial Roll of Honour
The London Gazette - Distinguished Flying Cross Citation (28 May 1940)

Record updated on 30 May 2018.


Find out how you can have your business or organisation logo shown here.

Website Designed and Built by Daniel J. Leahy, 2016-19.