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Wheeler, Allen Henry

Date of birth:
1904
Date of death:
1984
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Besides his Ww2 related decorations, Wheeler also received the Commander of the British Empire (January 1st, 1955).

Promotions:
January 17th, 1925: Pilot Officer (seniority January 17th, 1924);
July 17th, 1925: Flying Officer;
May 14th 1930: Flight Lieutenant;
April 1st, 1937: Squadron Leader;
March 12th, 1940: Wing Commander;
March 1st, 1942: temporary Group Captain;
?: Acting Air Commodore.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Wing Commander
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1941
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Air Commodore
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1945
Details:
Military division.
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Air Commodore
Unit:
Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
July 31st, 1945
Awarded for:
Operation Market Garden
Details:
411th Award.
Royal Decree No.29, dated July 31st, 1945.
Permission to wear the decoration granted on January 1st, 1946.
Vliegerkruis (VK)

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wilco Vermeer
  • Photo: Wilco Vermeer
  • - MEIJER, H.G. & VIS, R., Het Vliegerkruis, De Bataafsche Leeuw, Amsterdam, 1997.
    - The London Gazette Issue 33015, dated 27th January 1925
    - The London Gazette Issue 33076, dated 18th August 1925
    - The London Gazette Issue 33605, dated 13th May 1930
    - The London Gazette Issue 34385, dated 2nd April 1937
    - The London Gazette Issue 34810, dated 12th March 1940
    - Supplement to The London Gazette of 31st December 1940, Issue 35029, dated 1st January 1941
    - The London Gazette Issue 35503, dated 27th March 1942
    - Supplement to The London Gazette of 29th December 1944, Issue 36866, dated 1st January 1945
    - Ninth Supplement to The London Gazette of 28th December 1945, Issue 37415, dated 1st January 1946
    - Supplement to The London Gazette of 31st December 1954, Issue 40366, dated 1st January 1955

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