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Arnold, Alfred Joseph

Date of birth:
1921 (Hamilton/Ontario, Canada)
Service number:
J21168
Nationality:
Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flying Officer
Unit:
No. 419 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force (No. 419 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force)
Awarded on:
January 9th, 1945
Citation;
'As air bomber, this officer has participated in a large number of bombing missions, many of them against strongly defended targets in Germany. Throughout he has displayed the highest standard of determination and devotion to duty and his excellent work has contributed materially to the successes obtained. On a recent occasion a short circuit in the bombing gear caused a fire to start in the bomb aimer's compartment. Despite this, Flying Officer Arnold coolly directed the bombing run and not until the bombs had been released did he turn his attention towards extinguishing the fire."
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

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