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Ferris, William Donovan Swanzy

Date of birth:
1911 (Edmonton/Alberta, Canada)
Nationality:
Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Wing Commander
Unit:
No. 408 (Goose) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force
Awarded on:
May 28th, 1943
"This officer has undertaken numerous sorties, including attacks on such heavily defended areas as Emden, Berlin, Essen, Cologne and others. He has displayed fine leadership great courage and skill, setting a most inspiring example. On 1 occasion with Stetten as the objective, locomotives and searchlight positions were machine-gunned in the course of the flight. On 2 occasions his aircraft has been illuminated by searchlights whilst over the target but, in spite of this, Wing Commander Ferris executed successful attacks."
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

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