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Archer, Gordon Walter

Date of birth:
1918 (Hamilton/Ontario, Canada)
Date of death:
January 13th, 1982 (Hamilton/Ontario, Canada)
Service number:
Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)


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Second World War (1939-1945)
Flight Lieutenant
No. 427 (Lion) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force
Awarded on:
September 21st, 1945
"This captain has completed thirty-three heavy operational bombing attacks against some of the most heavily defended targets of the enemy. His work in general has been outstanding and he can be relied upon to carry out any mission no matter how hazardous it may be. Flight Lieutenant Archer possesses coolness and displays exceptional fearlessness in the face of danger and his ability to make instant decisions in emergency [sic], skilful pilotage and cool judgement has contributed in a large measure to the success of his operational flights. Through his exceptional ability he has been an inspiration not only to his crew but to the squadron in general."
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)


  • Photo 1: Douglas Gordon Archer
  • - Fourth Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 37277 published on the 18 September 1945
    - Air Force Association of Canada