PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Allan, James Colomba (Service number: C.85832.)
Date of birth: 1921 (Londonderry, Ireland)
Nationality:  Canadian
     
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS (DFC)
Rank: Flying Officer
Unit: No.420 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force
Awarded on: September 21st, 1945
Action: Citation:
"Flying Officer Allan is now on his second tour of operational duty. He has participated in attacks on the most heavily defended targets of Berlin, Hamburg, Essen and many others. On one occasion when leaving the target area one engine became unserviceable and had it not been for Flying Officer Allan's thorough knowledge and coolness under fire, another engine would no doubt have been lost. By his skill and coolness a safe return to base was made. At all times this officer has set a fine example of tenacity and devotion to duty."
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - Fourth Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 37277 published on the 18 September 1945
- Air Force Association of Canada
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