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LAWSON, WALTER JOHN, DFC

Service:Royal Air Force
Service Number:43419
Rank:Squadron Leader
Date of Death:28 August 1941
Decorations:Distinguished Flying Cross

Citations

Distinguished Flying Cross:
Flight Lieutenant Lawson has consistently led his flight, and frequently his squadron, with great skill and courage and has destroyed at least five enemy aircraft. His exceptional coolness inspires great confidence in his fellow pilots. On two occasions he has refused to abandon his aircraft when damage caused would clearly have justified such a course.

Burial Details

THIS PERSON HAS NO KNOWN GRAVE
Memorial:RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
Panel:Panel 28.

External Links

The London Gazette - Distinguished Flying Cross Citation (26 November 1940)

Record updated on 22 July 2018.


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