Angus, Thomas Anderson

Date of birth:
1915 (Toronto/Ontario, Canada)
Date of death:
June 16th, 2005 (London/Ontario, Canada)
Nationality:
Canadian

Biography

Service number J16350.

Thomas Angus served as a bombardier/navigator during WWII.
After the war he earned a BSc in Biolog.y He later received an MSc from the University of Toronto and his PhD in Microbiology from McGill University and had a distinguished career in insect pathology.
He also was politically active in the city council of Sault Ste. Marie, served for several terms as chair of the Algoma Health Unit, as a board member of Sault College and as a board member of Algoma University College.

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Pilot Officer
Unit:
No. 115 Squadron, Royal Air Force (No. 115 Squadron, Royal Air Force)
Awarded on:
October 19th, 1943
Action:
Citation:
"Pilot Officer Angus has played a most important part as bomb aimer in a very successful crew. He has always shown the utmost coolness in directing his aircraft to [through ?] concentrations of anti-aircraft fire and in bombing the objective accurately in the face of opposition. This officer is an exceptionally intelligent and able bomb aimer who has set a fine example in operations over many highly fortified targets."
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flight Lieutenant
Unit:
No. 149 Squadron, Royal Air Force (No. 149 Squadron, Royal Air Force)
Awarded on:
October 26th, 1945
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Action:
Recommendation:
"This officer, Air Bomber, has completed 52 sorties with Bomber Command, 30 of which were during his first tour, for which he received the Distinguished Flying Cross. Since then he has completed a second tour of 22 sorties. At all times, during this second tour, he has shown determination and enthusiasm for operations even against the most hazardous of targets, such as Duisburg, Ostrefeld, Dortmund, Essen and Nuremburg.
During his second tour as Bombing Leader, his example and efficiency both in the air and on the ground has been an inspiration to his air bombers. His continual cheerfulness and eagerness to take part in all difficult operations has greatly raised the morale of this squadron and singled him out above his fellow aircrew as an outstanding individual.
I have therefore no hesitation in strongly recommending this officer for the Bar to the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Details:
Second DFC awarded as a bar for on the ribbon of the first DFC.

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