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Glen, Arthur Allan

Date of birth:
May 2nd, 1918 (Kingston upon Hull/East Yorkshire, Great Britain)
Date of death:
December 19th, 1979 (Filey/Yorkshire, Great Britain)
Service number:
115232
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

The DFC and Bar were stolen from the family in a burglary in 1992. Even though Medals of England is showing that Glen was awarded a Defence Medal, he did not receive that award as his non-operational service was only 1029 days and he would have needed 1080 days to qualify for receiving the Defence Medal.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Pilot Officer
Unit:
No. 41 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
May 29th, 1942
Citation:
"This officer has at all times shown the greatest keenness to engage the enemy and he has played a large part in the squadron's activities during recent months. Besides
destroying .at least 3 enemy aircraft in combat, Pilot Officer Glen has attacked many targets, causing much damage to the enemy."
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Flight Lieutenant
Unit:
No. 41 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
November 5th, 1943
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Citation:
"This officer has led his flight with exceptional skill and keenness. He is a most determined fighter, whose efforts to destroy the enemy at every opportunity have been highly commendable.
Since being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Flight Lieutenant Glenn has destroyed 6 enemy aircraft and damaged several more."
Second DFC awarded as a bar for on the ribbon of the first DFC.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
With "FRANCE AND GERMANY" clasp.
Air Crew Europe Star

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