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Lake, John Roy

Service number:
51282
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Promotions:
Bevorderingen:
? Warant Officer
October 30th, 1942: Pilot Officer (probation/emergency)
April 30th, 1943: Flying Officer (probation/war sub)
October 30th, 1944: Flight Lieutenant (war sub)
July 1st, 1946: Appointment as Flying Officer (permanent)
July 2nd, 1946 (permanent)

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flying Officer
Unit:
Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
June 8th, 1944
Air Force Cross
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flying Officer
Unit:
No. 515 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
December 1st, 1944
Group citation:
“…One night in October, 1944, these officers and airmen took part in an operation involving a mine-laying mission. Their task, which necessitated a high degree of skill and perfect co-ordination, was to detract the concentrated fire of the defences. Gun positions and search light defences were relentlessly attacked and a number of them put out of action.
The results obtained reflect the greatest credit on the ability and resolution displayed by these officers and airmen, whose efforts contributed materially to the success of a hazardous mission.”

Awarded simultaneously to:
Flight Lieutenant Reginald Arthur Adams
Pilot Officer Terrence Alfred Kenneth Groves
Pilot Officer Robert Edwin Preston
Pilot Officer Frederick Henry Ruffle
Flight Sergeant Robert Bell Dockeray
Flight Sergeant Fred Verity
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

Sources

  • - Second Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 35976 published on the 9 April 1943
    - Second Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 36075 published on the 29 June 1943
    - Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 36544 published on the 2 June 1944
    - Third Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 36798 published on the 14 November 1944
    - Third Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 36820 published on the 28 November 1944
    - Third Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 37987 published on the 13 June 1947
    - Second Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 38015 published on the 11 July 1947
    - Morton and Eden

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