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Alger, Clifford Tompkins

Date of death:
August 1st, 2008 (North Bay/Ontario, Canada)
Nationality:
Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)

Biography

Service number J.87340.

Clifford Alger published his memoires called "My Generation's Challenge - A WW2 Bomber Pilot's Memoir".
He lies buried at Terrace Lawn Cemetery, North Bay, Ontario.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Flight Lieutenant
Unit:
No. 434 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force
Awarded on:
September 21st, 1945
Citiation:
"Flight Lieutenant Alger has completed his first operational tour against the enemy. Among the targets attacked were many heavily defended German cities including Essen, Cologne, Munich and Stuttgart. On one occasion, in order to carry out a successful attack on Stuttgart he made three orbits before releasing his bombs. In this instance and at all other times throughout his tour, he displayed courage of [a] very high order and a fine offensive spirit by pressing home the attacks."
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

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