Reid, Donald George

Date of death:
July 22nd, 1942
Mentioned on:
Commonwealth Memorial of the Missing El Alamein
Nationality:
Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flight Sergeant
Unit:
No. 158 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
July 28th, 1942
Action:
"This airman has displayed skill, courage and determination in the face of the enemy. On two occasions recently he has been detailed to attack enemy fighters escorting bombers, and although greatly outnumbered, he destroyed one fighter on each occasion. In June, 1942, he encountered a force of Italian bombers which were heavily escorted by fighter aircraft. Diving through the fighters he attacked one of the bombers and set it on fire and then destroyed one of the fighters which had attacked him. Flight Sergeant Reid has destroyed at least five enemy aircraft in a period of seven weeks."
Details:
Posthumously awarded
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)

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