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Cornforth, Harry

Service number:
1497151 (NCO)/148101 (Officer)
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Promotions:
? Sergeant
24 June, 1943: Pilot Officer on Probation (emergency)
24 December, 1943: Flying Officer on Probation (war sub)
24 June, 1945: Flight Lieutenant (war sub)

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sergeant
Unit:
No. 103 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
May 14th, 1943
Citation:
"This airman throughout his many operational sorties has shown outstanding skill as an air-gunner. His cheerful courage and fortitude have been an inspiration to the other members of his crew. One night in December 1942, when attacking Munich, the aircraft which Sergeant Cornforth was flying was attacked by an enemy fighter while in the target area. This airman contributed largely to the frustration of the attack thus enabling the mission to be successfully completed."

The investiture took place at Buckingham Palace on 2nd November 1943.
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)

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