- Second World War (1939-1945)
- No. 178 Squadron, Royal Air Force
- Awarded on:
- August 6th, 1943
"One night in June, 1943, this airman was the pilot of a bomber which attacked the airfield at Comiso. Whilst over the target the aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire. The inter-communication system was rendered unserviceable, one engine was put out of action, while a fire broke out near the entrance hatch; other damage had been sustained and two of the crew were wounded. A little later, a second engine became defective, emitting sheets of flame at intervals. Despite this, Sergeant Tattersall set course for Malta and,- displaying
superb airmanship, succeeded in reaching an airfield on the island where he effected a masterly landing. This airman displayed great courage and determination and was largely responsible for the safe return of the aircraft and its crew."