PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Alexander, William George
Date of birth: Unknown
Nationality:  Canadian
BIOGRAPHY: 
Service number R.78455.
     
BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL (BEM & EGM)
Rank: Flight Sergeant
Unit: Station Sydney
Awarded on: January 1st, 1946
Action: Citation:
"This Non-Commissioned Officer attended the crash of a United States Naval aircraft and on arriving found a fire burning above the gasoline tank filler hole. Had the fire been driven down into the tank an explosion with disastrous consequences would have undoubtedly resulted. With full knowledge of this existing condition, without protective clothing or additional fire fighting equipment, this non-commissioned officer, with fire extinguisher, approached the wreckage with disregard for his safety and put out the fire, thereby speeding rescue operations of the crew and minimizing danger to everyone at the scene of the crash. As station fire chief, this non-commissioned officer has at all times displayed outstanding ability and devotion to duty."
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - Air Force Association of Canada
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