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Armstrong, Norman Henry

Date of birth:
1922 (Vancouver/British Columbia, Canada)
Service number:
Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)


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Second World War (1939-1945)
Flight Lieutenant
No. 103 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
November 6th, 1945
"Flight Lieutenant Armstrong was posted to No.103 Squadron on 18th November, 1944. Since then he has completed 30 sorties on Lancaster aircraft with a total of 197.30 hours operational flying.
In the course of these numerous sorties extending over a period of six months, this Canadian officer has taken part in attacks on a wide variety of targets including oil plants such as Misburg, Politz and Ludwigshaven, important industrial centres, e.g. Nuremburg, Essen, Dortmund, Bremen. The majority of these raids have taken place at night and on most of them strong enemy opposition was encountered.
In addition to the bomber raids referred to, Flight Lieutenant Armstrong has proved himself to be an outstanding minelayer in a squadron very experienced in this sphere of operations.
Throughout his tour Flight Lieutenant Armstrong has displayed notable skill and determination in attacking his targets. He is an excellent pilot who has shown himself to be a fine leader of his crews, the accuracy and precision of whose work has been revealed in the many excellent bombing photographs they have obtained. He has never allowed enemy opposition, no matter how strong, to deter him from pressing home his attack and his devotion to duty and fine offensive spirit have been am inspiration to his crew.

I strongly recommend that his excellent work as captain of aircraft in this squadron be recognized by the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross."
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)