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GILLAN, JOHN WOODBURN, DFC & BAR, AFC

Service:Royal Air Force
Service Number:26010
Rank:Wing Commander
Date of Death:29 August 1941
Decorations:Distinguished Flying Cross and Bar
Air Force Cross

Citations

Bar to Distinguished Flying Cross:
This officer has led the wing on nineteen occasions since July, 1941, and his fine leadership and cool courage have been an inspiration to his fellow pilots throughout all operations. On three recent escort missions Wing Commander Gillan has displayed especial skill and determination. He has destroyed one and damaged another enemy aircraft.

Burial Details

Cemetery:DUNKIRK TOWN CEMETERY
Grave:Plot 2 Row 2 Grave 41.

External Links

The London Gazette - Bar to Distinguished Flying Cross Citation (9 September 1941)

Record updated on 21 March 2018.


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