Anderson, William George

Nationality:
Canadian

Biography

Service number J4428.

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Squadron Leader
Unit:
No. 424 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force (No. 424 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force)
Awarded on:
March 30th, 1945
Action:
Citation:
"One night in December 1944 Squadron Leader Anderson piloted an aircraft detailed for a mine laying mission in narrow enemy waters. In the runs to the target he was subjected to intense anti-aircraft fire from shore batteries and also from ships when flying at a very low level. A cruiser appeared and passed almost directly beneath the aircraft. Squadron Leader Anderson immediately gave orders for his gunners to engage the enemy. During the fight his aircraft sustained some damage but owing to the clever evasive action by this gallant officer it was not extensive. Squadron Leader Anderson has at all times set a splendid example of courage and devotion to duty."
Details:
Medal presented by Governor General, 7 November 1949.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

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