PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Wheeler, Allen Henry (Service number: 05109)
Date of birth: 1904
Date of death:  1984
Nationality:  British
BIOGRAPHY: 
Besides his Ww2 related decorations, Wheeler also received the Commander of the British Empire (January 1st, 1955).

Promotions:
January 17th, 1925: Pilot Officer (seniority January 17th, 1924);
July 17th, 1925: Flying Officer;
May 14th 1930: Flight Lieutenant;
April 1st, 1937: Squadron Leader;
March 12th, 1940: Wing Commander;
March 1st, 1942: temporary Group Captain;
?: Acting Air Commodore.
     
MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES
Rank: Wing Commander
Awarded on: January 1st, 1941
 
     
OFFICER OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (OBE)
Rank: Acting Air Commodore
Awarded on: January 1st, 1945
Details: Military division.
 
     
VLIEGERKRUIS (VK)
Rank: Acting Air Commodore
Unit: Royal Air Force
Awarded on: July 31st, 1945
Awarded for: Operation Market Garden
Details: 411th Award.
Royal Decree No.29, dated July 31st, 1945.
Permission to wear the decoration granted on January 1st, 1946.
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Wilco Vermeer
Information source(s):   - MEIJER, H.G. & VIS, R., Het Vliegerkruis, De Bataafsche Leeuw, Amsterdam, 1997.
- The London Gazette Issue 33015, dated 27th January 1925
- The London Gazette Issue 33076, dated 18th August 1925
- The London Gazette Issue 33605, dated 13th May 1930
- The London Gazette Issue 34385, dated 2nd April 1937
- The London Gazette Issue 34810, dated 12th March 1940
- Supplement to The London Gazette of 31st December 1940, Issue 35029, dated 1st January 1941
- The London Gazette Issue 35503, dated 27th March 1942
- Supplement to The London Gazette of 29th December 1944, Issue 36866, dated 1st January 1945
- Ninth Supplement to The London Gazette of 28th December 1945, Issue 37415, dated 1st January 1946
- Supplement to The London Gazette of 31st December 1954, Issue 40366, dated 1st January 1955
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