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Engbrecht, Peter

Date of birth:
1923 (Poltavka, Russia)
Service number:
R140754
Nationality:
Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sergeant
Unit:
No. 424 (Tiger) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force
Awarded on:
August 4th, 1944
Citation:
"As mid-upper gunner this airman has participated in several sorties and has proved himself to be an exceptionally cool and confident member of aircraft crew. On one occasion during a sortie his aircraft was subjected to fourteen separate attacks by fighters. In the ensuing fights, Sergeant Engbrecht defended his aircraft with great skill and two of the attackers fell to his guns. In June 1944 he took part in an attack on a target in Northern France. On the return flight his aircraft was attacked on two occasions by fighters. Sergeant Engbrecht engaged the enemy aircraft with deadly effect each time and his brilliant shooting caused their destruction. His feats have been worthy of the greatest praise."
Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (CGM)
EII
Canadian Forces Decoration (CD)

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