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Anderson, James Clapham

    Service number:
    British (1801-present, Kingdom)


    Flight Lieutenant James Anderson joined the RAF in 1928.

    31 January 1943: Flying Officer
    27 July 1944: Flight Lieutenant (war subs)
    9 November 1948: Flight Lieutenant (permanent)
    4 June 1956: Squadron Leader

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    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Acting Flight Lieutenant
    No. 57 Squadron, Royal Air Force
    Awarded on:
    September 10th, 1943
    "Flight Lieutenant Anderson has completed a large number of operational flights, in the course of which he attacked all the main targets in enemy territory. This officer also participated in two daylight raids on Le Creusot and Milan. He has always been a strong support to his captain and in no small measure has contributed to the success of all crews with whom he has flown. His work has been of great value. He possessed expert technical knowledge which has been an immense advantage in the training of new air crews."
    Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)