Pattle, Marmaduke Thomas St John ‘Pat’

Date of birth:
July 3rd, 1914 (Butterworth/Cape Province, South Africa)
Date of death:
April 20th, 1941
Buried on:
Commonwealth Memorial of the Missing El Alamein
Service number:
39029, Royal Air Force
Nationality:
South African

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flight Lieutenant
Unit:
No. 80 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
February 9th, 1941
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flight Lieutenant
Unit:
No. 80 Squadron, Royal Air Force (No. 80 Squadron, Royal Air Force)
Awarded on:
March 18th, 1941
Action:
Citation:
"In March 1941; during an engagement over Himara, Flight Lieutenant Pattle shot down three enemy fighters. This courageous and skilful fighter pilot has now destroyed at least 23 enemy aircraft."
Details:
Received as Bar for on the ribbon of the first DFC.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

Sources

  • Photo 1: Tom MacNeill
  • Photo: Tom MacNeill
  • - The London Gazette Issue 35073 published on the 11 February 1941
    - The London Gazette Issue 35110 published on the 18 March 1941
    - Håkans aviation page

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