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Addison, Robert Ramsay

Date of birth:
September 28th, 1909
Date of death:
April 29th, 1996 (Queensburgh, South Africa)
Service number:
102543
Nationality:
South African

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Air Sergeant
Unit:
No. 12 (SAAF) Squadron, South African Air Force
Awarded on:
January 20th, 1942
Citation:
"In December, 1941, during a bombing attack on Benina aerodrome, this wireless operator/air gunner was "seriously wounded by fire from enemy fighters. Despite this, he bravely continued "firing his gun until the attackers broke away. He then tended his fellow gunner, who was also wounded and, at the same time, made great efforts to obtain wireless contact with base. Throughout the attack and, during the flight back to base, Sergeant Addison's conduct was worthy of high praise."
Presented on September 15th, 1942.
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)

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