Angus, Allen Benjamin

Date of birth:
May 10th, 1918 (Winnipeg/Manitoba, Canada)
Date of death:
May 16th, 1940
Nationality:
Canadian

Biography

Promotions:
1939: Pilot Officer;
April 27th, 1940: Flying Officer.

Career:
September 27th, 1937: Royal Air Force;
July 9th, 1938: No. 85 Squadron.

Victories:
May 10th, 1940: Junkers Ju 88;
May 12th, 1940: Heinkel He 111;
May 12th, 1940: Heinkel He 111;
May 16th, 1940: onbekend toestel;
May 16th, 1940: onbekend toestel.

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flying Officer
Unit:
No. 85 Squadron, Royal Air Force (No. 85 Squadron, Royal Air Force)
Awarded on:
May 31st, 1940
Action:
Citation:
"This officer has shown great determination in taking every opportunity of engaging the enemy and pressing home his attacks. He took part in an inconclusive attack on a Junkers 88, which resulted in serious damage to the enemy aircraft. His own aircraft was hit and as a result he had to force land in Belgium. Acting on his own initiative he rejoined the squadron in a few hours. In May, while on patrol, he intercepted and shot down in flames a Heinkel in, and on the same patrol, took part in shooting down a second enemy aircraft of the same type, with Flying Officer David."
Details:
LG 34860/3253.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

Sources

  • - The London Gazette of 14th May 1940, Issue 34849
    - Supplement to The London Gazette of 28th May 1940, Issue 34860, dated 31st May 1940
    - Air Force Association of Canada

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