PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Abell, John William
Date of birth: 1910 (Goderich/Ontario, Canada)
Nationality:  Canadian
     
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS (DFC)
Rank: Flying Officer
Unit: No. 431 (Iroquois) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force
Awarded on: January 19th, 1945
Action: Citation:
"This officer has participated in numerous sorties and has displayed a high standard of navigational ability throughout. On a recent occasion he took part in an attack on Wanne Eickel. Whilst leaving the target area the aircraft was hit by antiaircraft fire. Flying Officer Abell was wounded. He was given first aid and, although suffering acutely, he did everything he could to assist in navigating the aircraft home. He set a fine example of fortitude and devotion to duty."
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - Third Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 36899 published on the 16 January 1945
- Air Force Association of Canada
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