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Bridgman, Michael Joseph

Date of birth:
March 31st, 1916
Service number:
Australian (1901-present, Federal Monarchy)


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Second World War (1939-1945)
Pilot Officer
No. 97 (Straits Settlements) Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
November 2nd, 1944
"Pilot Officer BRIDGMAN has displayed ability as air gunner well above the average and, throughout his numerous operations, his vigilanance and constant alertness have undoubtedly contributed largely to the safety of the aircraft.

In May, 1944, he was flying as air bomber in an aircraft detailed to attack Toulouse, On the outward flight, one engine and the rear turret became unservicable and, as the aircraft was leaving the target area, it was attacked by a Messerschmitt 110. Correct and specific commentary given by Pilot Officer BRIDGMAN to his captain was of great assistance in enabling him to evade the hostile aircraft.

This officer has invariably displayed great courage and devotion to duty."
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)