Pascall, Douglas Charles

Service number:
42428
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Promotions:
?: Acting Pilot Officer;
February 18th, 1940: Pilot Officer on probation;
June 12th, 1940: Pilot Officer;
February 18th, 1941: Flying Officer (war subs.);
February 18th, 1942: Flight Lieutenant (war subs.);
?: Acting Squadron Leader.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Flight Lieutenant
Unit:
No. 38 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
December 12th, 1941
Action:
Citation:
"This officer has completed many operational sorties, involving several hundred hours flying. He is an outstanding pilot whose complete fearlessness and determination have set a fine example. One night in August, 1941, he participated in an attack on shipping in
Tripoli harbour, releasing his bombs from a low height and scoring a hit on a ship which was already burning and causing another fire to break out. He also attacked other shipping outside the harbour. On another occasion when his engine failed 50 miles from his base, Flight Lieutenant Pascall succeeded in making a safe landing without damaging the aircraft."
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Squadron Leader
Awarded on:
July 31st, 1945
Awarded for:
Operation Market Garden
Bronzen Leeuw (BL)
Details:
Royal Decree No.29, dated July 31st, 1945.
Permission for wearing granted on January 1st, 1946.

Sources

  • - MEIJER, H.G., Bronzen Leeuw, Bronzen Kruis, De Bataafsche Leeuw, Amsterdam, 1990.
    - The London Gazette Issue 34817, dated 26th March 1940
    - The London Gazette Issue 34903, dated 23rd July 1940
    - The London Gazette Issue 35145, dated 25th April 1941
    - Fifth Supplement to The London Gazette of 9th December 1941, Issue 35378, dated 12th December 1941
    - The London Gazette Issue 35498, dated 24th March 1942