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Rutherford, Robert

Date of birth:
(Southport)
Service number:
179680
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Robert Rutherford attended Christ Church School. He also played football for Southport SFA and England SFA against Scotland.
He joined the Liverpool Police Force aged 19.

During WW2 he flew 43 missions over enemy territory.

Promotions:
Flight Sergeant
July 8th, 1944: Pilot Officer (probation/emergency)
January 15th, 1945: Flying Officer (war sub)

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Pilot Officer
Unit:
No. 158 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
November 17th, 1944
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)

With 'FRANCE AND GERMANY" clasp.
Air Crew Europe Star

Sources

  • - Second Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 36685 published on the 1 September 1944
    - Fourth Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 36799 published on the 14 November 1944
    - Third Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 36941 published on the 13 February 1945
    - Bonhams

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