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Holland, William John

Date of birth:
1924 (Goderich/Ontario, Canada)
Service number:
Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)


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Second World War (1939-1945)
Flying Officer
No. 436 (Elephant) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force (No. 436 (Elephant) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force)
Awarded on:
January 29th, 1946
"This officer joined his present squadron at the time of its formation and has served with distinction throughout a long tour of duty during which he has been engaged on close transport support of the 14th Army in Burma. He has been called upon to fly on many hazardous sorties delivering vital supplies to the Army. He has also dropped supplies at low levels beyond the Japanese lines and well within range of enemy ground fire and on one occasion his aircraft was damaged by small arms fire. At all times Flying Officer Holland has displayed a high degree of skill, courage and devotion to duty.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)