- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Acting Flight Sergeant
- No. 97 (Straits Settlements) Squadron, Royal Air Force
- Awarded on:
- December 2nd, 1941
"One night in November, 1941, this airman was the captain of an aircraft which carried out a mine-laying operation in heavily defended waters. By sheer determination and devotion to duty, the flight of over 500 miles was made in the face of adverse flying conditions and, despite intense anti-aircraft opposition, the task was successfully accomplished.
Two days later, he attacked a target in the Rhineland and, on the return journey, his aircraft was intercepted by an enemy fighter. Displaying great coolness, Flight Sergeant Pendrill instructed his rear gunner to withhold his fire until the enemy flew into close range when it was shot down and .observed to crash and burst into flames. This airman has always shown the greatest courage in attacking his targets."