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Dutton, Harry

Date of birth:
July 7th, 1912 (Congleton/Cheshire, Great Britain)
Service number:
534538
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Harry Dutton a Lysander and Lancaster Air Gunner flew in at Least 44 operational sorties, many of them over heavily-defended German targets, and shot down an Me.109 during a daylight raid over Essen.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Warrant Officer
Unit:
No. 44 (Rhodesia) Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
September 14th, 1943
Recommendation:
"This Warrant Officer has completed two tours of operational duty involving more than 300 flying hours. During his second tour he has attacked targets such as Bremen, Essen, and Cologne and has encountered much intense opposition. Warrant Officer Dutton has, at all times, displayed great keenness and efficiency setting a fine example to the other air gunners aof the Squadron. "
The investiture took place on June 22nd, 1945 at Buckingham Palace.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
With "FRANCE AND GERMANY" clasp.
Air Crew Europe Star

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