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Affleck, John Robert Clark (Johny)

Service number:
989022 (NCO)/141865 (Officer)
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Known by his other name "John" or " Johnny".

Scotsman Robert Affleck received his commission to the rank of P/O on probation on 23rd February 1943 (141865) and was then promoted to F/O on 23rd August 1943. After serving with 77 Squadron he briefly spent time at 24 OTU before returning to operational flying with 161 (Special Duties) Squadron.

He is mentioned several times in the book "We Landed by Moonlight by Hugh Verity".

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flight Sergeant
Awarded on:
June 2nd, 1943
Air Force Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Pilot Officer
Unit:
No. 161 (Special Duties) Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
September 14th, 1943
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flying Officer
Unit:
No. 161 (Special Duties) Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
March 7th, 1944
Citation:
"Since being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross this officer has successfully completed many sorties, several of which have demanded a high degree of skill, courage and determination. He is an outstanding captain, whose gallant example has inspired all."
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Flight Lieutenant
Unit:
Royal Canadian Air Force
Awarded on:
July 3rd, 1945
Vliegerkruis (VK)
Parachuting secret agents over occupied Holland.

400th Award.
Royal Decree no. 27, July 3rd, 1945.

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