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WWII D.S.M. GROUP OF 5 TO SGT. D. O'SULLIVAN, R.A.F.

The extremely rare (one of 23) WWII D.S.M. group to an R.A.F. airman. Consists of: Distinguished Service Medal George VI to 533494 D. O'Sullivan, Cpl. R.A.F.; 1939-45 Star; France & Germany Star; WWII Defence Medal; WWII War Medal. Accompanied by extensive research and copy documents; including photograph of O'Sullivan and Memorial Scroll.
Price:
£5,995.00
Description

Daniel O'Sullivan was born in Bridgend on 23 June 1918, the son of John O'Sullivan and Mary Anne Dineen, living at 6 Edward Street, Bridgend. O'Sullivan was a pre-war regular and joined Balloon Command during WWII, serving with No.30 (Balloon Barrage) Group, No.12 Balloon Centre, Titchfield. This centre covered No.924/30, 932 & 933 Balloon Squadrons and 'C' Balloon Unit. He became one of just 23 R.A.F. recipients awarded the Distinguished Service Medal on 28 May 1943 for his service in the Nore Command, River Thames at Balloon Barrage Group Centre. O'Sullivan then joined 576 Squadron and on 7 Mar 1945, O'Sullivan was serving as an Air Gunner on Lancaster Mk1 RF.120 UL-D2. The aircraft, piloted by Wng. Cdr. C.T. Dalziel, took off from R.A.F. Fiskerton at 1706 hrs for a night raid on Dessau, Germany. 18 Lancasters failed to return from this raid, including RF.120 which crashed at Sonneborn, between the towns of Plettenburg and Attendorn. Sgt. O'Sullivan was one of the 5 crew members Killed In Action aged just 26, with the Pilot and Bomb Aimer taken P.O.W. Sgt. O'Sullivan is buried at the Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany. Sergeant O'Sullivan was the only one of the 23 R.A.F. recipients of the D.S.M. to be subsequently killed in action.

 

 

 

 

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