Hyde, Eric Charles

Service number:
1261297 (NCO)/149095 (Officer)
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Promotions:
? Sergeant
10 April, 1943: Pilot Officer on Probation (emergency)
10 October, 1943: Flying Officer (war sub)
10 April, 1945: Flight Lieutenant (war sub)
3 April, 1951: Appointment as Flight Lieutenant, short service (eight years on the active list and four years on the reserve)
3 April, 1959: transfer to reserve
3 April, 1963: commission relinquished

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flight Lieutenant
Unit:
No. 500 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
March 5th, 1946
Action:
Recommendation:
"This Officer has taken part in a large number of operational sorties, the majority of which have been flown in close support of the Army. On 2 occasions his aircraft has been so badly damaged by anti-air craft fire that he has been compelled to make forced landings. Flight Lieutenant Hyde has always pressed home his attacks with outstanding determination, often flying at low level in the face of intense enemy ground opposition. His attacks have inflicted much damage on the enemy."
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
With "NORTH AFRICA 1942-43" clasp.
Africa Star

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