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Appleton, Charles Arthur Plewman

    Date of birth:
    1920 (Chesterton, Great Britain)
    Date of death:
    1998 (Port Coquitlam/British Columbia, Canada)
    Service number:
    Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)


    F/L Appleton died in Port Coquitlam, B.C. in 1998. His ashes are buried in the Port Coquitlam Municipal Cemetery, Locator: CR3 Row 15 Col 19. Inscription states LEST WE FORGET.

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    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Acting Flight Lieutenant
    No. 433 (Porcupine) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force
    Awarded on:
    January 16th, 1945
    "This officer has now completed a tour of operations comprising thirty-five sorties over enemy territory and involving attacks against a wide variety of well defended targets in France and Germany.
    Under a calm and quiet manner he has a fine offensive spirit in action which inspires confidence in not only his crew, but the entire squadron. He has repeatedly displayed ability to make instant decisions in emergency, and his skilful pilotage and good judgement have contributed much to the successful completion of his many operational sorties.
    Flight Lieutenant Appleton has been acting in the capacity of Deputy Flight Commander of "A" Flight for a considerable time, where his splendid example and untiring efforts with junior crews has been most praiseworthy."
    Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)