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Waugh, James Harry

Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)


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Second World War (1939-1945)
Flight Sergeant
No. 420 (Snowy Owl) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force
Awarded on:
January 9th, 1945
This airman has taken part in a number of sorties and has proved himself to be a cool and confident crew member. One night in November, 1944, he was the rear gunner in an aircraft detailed to attack Oberhausen. After leaving the target area the bomber was intercepted by a fighter. The enemy aircraft came in with guns blazing. Flight Sergeant Waugh coolly withheld his fire and gave the necessary evading directions to his pilot. When the attacker was within close range, Flight Sergeant Waugh opened fire. His bullets struck the enemy aircraft which burst into flames, fell away and afterwards crashed on the ground. This airman displayed skill and coolness worthy of much praise."
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)