PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Affleck, John Robert Clark (Service number: 989022 (NCO)/141865 (Officer))
Date of birth: Unknown
Nationality:  British
BIOGRAPHY: 
Scotsman Robert Affleck received his commission to the rank of P/O on probation on 23rd February 1943 (141865) and was then promoted to F/O on 23rd August 1943. After serving with 77 Squadron he briefly spent time at 24 OTU before returning to operational flying with 161 (Special Duties) Squadron.
     
AIR FORCE MEDAL
Rank: Flight Sergeant
Awarded on: June 2nd, 1943
 
     
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS (DFC)
Rank: Pilot Officer
Unit: No. 161 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on: September 14th, 1943
 
     
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER (DSO)
Rank: Flying Officer
Unit: No. 161 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on: March 7th, 1944
Action: Citation:
"Since being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross this officer has successfully completed many sorties, several of which have demanded a high degree of skill, courage and determination. He is an outstanding captain, whose gallant example has inspired all."
 
     
VLIEGERKRUIS (VK)
Rank: Acting Flight Lieutenant
Unit: Royal Canadian Air Force
Awarded on: July 3rd, 1945
Action: Parachuting secret agents over occupied Holland.
Details: 400th Award.
Royal Decree no. 27, July 3rd, 1945.
 
     
CROIX DE GUERRE (1939-1945)
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - MEIJER, H.G. & VIS, R., Het Vliegerkruis, De Bataafsche Leeuw, Amsterdam, 1997.
- The London Gazette Publication date:28 May 1943 Supplement:36033Page:2453
- Fourth Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 36170 published on the 10 September 1943
- Fifth Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 36412 published on the 3 March 1944
- The Dutch Medals Page
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