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WWII D.F.C. GROUP OF 6 MEDALS, LOG BOOK & EPHEMERA TO FLT. LT. ELLIOTT, R.A.F. WITH WIFE'S MEDALS

The complete Air Gunner's D.F.C. group consisting of: Distinguished Flying Cross with 1945 dated reverse in case of issue; 1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star; WWII Defence Medal; WWII War Medal in box of issue addressed to: 'F/Lt. R.M. Elliott, Burnhouse Farm, Little Cornard, Nr. Sudbury, Suffolk', accompanied by Air Gunner's Log Book, wife's WWII Defence and War Medals in box of issue, Bomber Command Commemorative Medal; recipient's dress miniatures, RAF dress tunic and peaked cap, RAF side cap, silk flying scarf, monogrammed cigarette case and lighter, original certificates, documents and identity cards, RAF booklets and both recipient's original photographs.
Price:
£3,500.00
Description

Distinguished Flying Cross Gazetted 26 Oct 1945: "Flt. Lt. Elliott has now completed 11 successful sorties on his second tour of operations. On his first tour he took part in attacks against heavily defended targets such as Dusseldorf twice, Hamburg twice, Duisberg, Kiel and Berlin. On his second tour as Gunnery Leader he has attacked Munich, Karlsruhe, Lutzkendorf and many other heavily defended targets. He is a Gunner whose courage and determination are of the highest order and has always displayed the greatest of keenness for air operations. As a Gunnery Leader, Flt. Lt. Elliott, by his own magnificent efforts has raised the operational standard and efficiency of his gunners to a very high peak. An exceptional leader, he has been largely responsible for the fine fighting and offensive spirit among the gunners in this squadron. On one occassion when taking part in an attack on Lutzkendorf as rear gunner, his aircraft was engaged by accurate heavy flak over the target. Despite the fact that shells were bursting in close promximity and that his turret was hit and damaged beyond repair, Flt. Lt. Elliot made no mention of this to the pilot until the bombing run was completed when he gave his captain cool and concise advice as to the defensive manoeuvres to be taken. So well was this done that the aircraft received no further damage. Not until the aircraft was well clear of the target did this gallant officer inform his captain that the rear turret had been damaged by flak and put out of action. On another occasion when attacking a Norweigian target his turret became unserviceable before reaching the target. Despite the intense cold and lack of oxygen, Flt. Lt. Elliott left the turret and worked unremittingly to effect repairs were successfully carried out. A gallant and courageous officer, he has, by his strong sense of discipline, great resolution and devotion to duty, set an example second to none."

 

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