PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Anderson, Trevor Maxwell
Date of birth: Unknown
Nationality:  Canadian
BIOGRAPHY: 
Service number J17875.
     
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS (DFC)
Rank: Pilot Officer
Unit: 82nd Squadron, 12 Bomber Group (82nd Squadron, 12 Bomber Group)
Awarded on: November 8th, 1944
Action: Citation:
"For extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight from 9 October 1942 to 15 July 1943 while on duty with the Ninth United States Army Air Force in the Middle East. Pilot Officer Anderson participated in forty-two combat missions against the enemy during the drive from El Alamein to Tunisia. His targets included desert airdromes, troop concentrations, tanks, motor transport, harbours and roads. Following the expulsion of the enemy from North Africa, he operated over the islands of Pantelleria, Lampedusa and Sicily. On one occasion, during a raid over the island of Crete, the aircraft in which Pilot Officer Anderson was acting as radio operator was forced down into the sea. Remaining calm in the face of danger, he transmitted distress signals up to the last possible moment, thereby enabling the crew to be rescued within twenty-five hours. Through his ability, courage and unswerving devotion to duty, Pilot Officer Anderson not only contributed immeasurably to the cause of the United Nations but also reflected great credit on himself and the Royal Canadian Air Force."
 
     
AIR MEDAL (AM)
Rank: Sergeant (now Pilot Officer)
Unit: 9 USAAF
Action: Citation:
"For meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy on 2 January 1943 while on duty with the Ninth United States Army Air Force in the Middle East".
 
     
AIR MEDAL (AM)
Rank: Sergeant (now Pilot Officer)
Unit: 82nd Squadron, 12 Bomber Group
Details: Second AM awarded as Bronze Oak Leaf for on the ribbon of the first AM.
Awarded for duties from 9 October 1942 to 22 February 1943.
 
     
AIR MEDAL (AM)
Rank: Sergeant (now Pilot Officer)
Unit: 82nd Squadron, 12 Bomber Group
Details: Third AM awarded as second Bronze Oak Leaf for on the ribbon of the first AM.
Awarded for duties from 23 February to 1 March 1943.
 
     
AIR MEDAL (AM)
Rank: Sergeant (now Pilot Officer)
Unit: 82nd Squadron, 12 Bomber Group
Details: Fourth AM awarded as third Bronze Oak Leaf for on the ribbon of the first AM.
Awarded for duties from 1-3 March 1943.
 
     
AIR MEDAL (AM)
Rank: Sergenant (now Pilot Officer)
Unit: 82nd Squadron, 12 Bomber Group
Details: Fifth AM awarded as fourth Bronze Oak Leaf for on the ribbon of the first AM.
Awarded for duties from 17-26 March 1943.
 
     
AIR MEDAL (AM)
Rank: Sergeant (now Pilot Officer)
Unit: 82nd Squadron, 12 Bomber Group
Details: Sixth AM awarded as fifth Bronze Oak Leaf for on the ribbon of the first AM.
Awarded for duties from 4-25 April 1943.
 
     
AIR MEDAL (AM)
Rank: Sergeant (now Pilot Officer)
Unit: 82nd Squadron, 12 Bomber Group
Details: Seventh AM awarded as sixth Bronze Oak Leaf for on the ribbon of the first AM.
Awarded for duties from 27 April to 10 May 1943.
 
     
AIR MEDAL (AM)
Rank: Sergeant (now Pilot Officer)
Unit: 82nd Squadron, 12 Bomber Group
Details: Eighth AM awarded as seventh Bronze Oak Leaf for on the ribbon of the first AM.
Awarded for duties from 7 June to 12 July 1943.
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - Air Force Association of Canada
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