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The Distinguished Flying Cross 



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CARR, F/L John (J37846) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.439 Squadron - Award effective 29 March 1945 as per London Gazette dated 10 April 1945 and AFRO 802/45 dated 11 May 1945. Born 1923 in Winchester, Ontario; home in Morrisburg, Ontario; served in Royal Canadian Artillery; enlisted in RCAF, Ottawa, 24 August 1942; trained at No.6 ITS (graduated 14 April 1943), No.12 EFTS (graduated 11 June 1943) and No.2 SFTS (graduated 29 October 1943). Commissioned 1943. Presented with award 7 August 1947.

This officer has led his squadron on a number of occasions against heavily defended targets, achieving good results. The majority of his sorties have been against railway targets, bridges, canals and enemy troop concentrations. Many of them have been completed in the face of concentrated anti-aircraft fire. But in spite of all opposition Flight Lieutenant Carr has always pressed on with intelligence and judgement and has set an example to the squadron by his outstanding gallantry and devotion to duty.



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