Hemson, Stanley Colin

Service number:
1199374
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sergeant
Unit:
No. 78 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
February 15th, 1944
Action:
Recommendation:
"This N.C.O. has now completed his first operational tour consisting of 22 sorties. He has been a member of one of our most successful operational crews and has contributed largely to their success and to the safety of his aircraft. His work on the ground has been as keenly and efficiently carried out as his work in the air and he has given most valuable assistance in his section. He has taken part in sorties against the most heavily defended targets and has always conducted himself with the utmost coolness in the face of the enemy. For his courage and devotion to duty, he is strongly recommended for the award of the Distinguished Flying Medal."
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)
Rank:
Examiner I
Unit:
Ministry of Defence
Awarded on:
December 19th, 1980
Details:
EIIR
Imperial Service Medal (ISM)
Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal

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