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Eldridge, John Gordon

Date of birth:
1920
Date of death:
May 24th, 1943
Buried on:
Commonwealth War Graves Nieuwe Oosterbegraafplaats Amsterdam
Plot: 69. Row: C. Grave: 14.
Service number:
932726/67652
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

John Gordon Eldridge was born in 1920 as the son of Percival and Bessie Mabel Eldridge. He was killed in action on May 24th, 1943 with the crash of Vickers Wellington HE486, AS-L.

Promotions:
?: Leading Aircraftman;
May 25th, 1941: Pilot Officer on probation;
May 25th, 1942: Pilot Officer;
May 25th, 1942: Flying Officer (war subs.);
?: Acting Flight Lieutenant.

Career:
?: Navigator No. 103 Squadron;
?: No. 166 Squadron.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Pilot Officer
Unit:
No. 103 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
August 4th, 1942
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Flight Lieutenant
Unit:
No. 166 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
May 23rd, 1943

Second DFC Awarded in the form of a bar to be wornon the ribbon of the first DFC.
Awarded posthumously on June 29th, 1945 with effect of May 23rd, 1943.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

Sources

  • Photo 1: Erwin Grimme
  • - Second Supplement to The London Gazette of 31st July 1942, Issue 35654, dated 4th August 1942
    - Fourth Supplement to The London Gazette of 26th June 1945, Issue 37154, dated 29th June 1945
    - Commonwealth Wargraves Commission

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