PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Anderson, Leslie Scofield
Date of birth: 1917 (Calgary/Alberta, Canada)
Date of death:  October 22nd, 1910
Nationality:  Canadian
BIOGRAPHY: 
Service number J7543.

Leslie Anderson grew up in Calgary and enlisted on January 19th, 1941 in the Royal Canadian Air Force where he became a pilot with Bomber Command, No. 420 "Snowy Owl" Squadron.
Anderson flew 30 missions over Germany and Italy and was promoted to squadron leader.
Following the war, Anderson joined TCA (Air Canada). In 1967, he was transferred from Calgary to Winnipeg where he was later promoted to the Director of Flight Operations.
     
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS (DFC)
Rank: Acting Flight Lieutenant
Unit: No.420 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force (No.420 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force)
Awarded on: June 11th, 1943
Action: Citation:
"Throughout all his operational sorties Flight Lieutenant Anderson has displayed a fine offensive spirit and great devotion to duty. He has always pressed home his attack with great vigour and determination and has secured many excellent photographs. He has completed operational missions against practically every heavily defended target including Hamburg, the Ruhr, Cologne and Bremen, in addition to two sorties to Italian objectives and several mine-laying operations. Flight Lieutenant Anderson has completed a fine operational tour and has set a splendid example."
Details: Award presented 2 November 1941.
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - Fourth Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 36051 published on the 8 June 1943
- Legacy.com
- Air Force Association of Canada
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