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Leydon, James Patrick

Date of birth:
June 2nd, 1923 (Wilcox/Saskatchewan, Canada)
Date of death:
December 18th, 1993 (Weyburn/Saskatchewan, Canada)
Service number:
Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)


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Second World War (1939-1945)
Flight Lieutenant
No. 35 (Madras Presidency) Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
April 13th, 1945
Recommendation (when he had flown 38 sorties (151 hours), 23 July 1944 to 2 January 1945):
"Flight Lieutenant Leydon has always maintained a very high standard of efficiency as a navigator. He has now taken part in 38 bombing attacks against the enemy. At all times, Flight Lieutenant Leydon has displayed initiative and determination of a very high order and there can be no doubt that he has been largely responsible for the successful conclusion of his attacks.

This officer continues to show the most praiseworthy determination to fly in action whenever possible, and in recognition of his record of service, he is recommended for the non-immediate award of the Distinguished Flying Cross."
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)