PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Anderson, William John
Date of birth: 1922 (Lansdowne/Ontario, Canada)
Nationality:  Canadian
BIOGRAPHY: 
Service number J24471.
     
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS (DFC)
Rank: Acting Flight Lieutenant
Unit: No. 419 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force (No. 419 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force)
Awarded on: December 8th, 1944
Action: Citation:
"This officer has completed numerous sorties and has displayed courage and resolution of a high order. On one sortie his aircraft was attacked by three enemy fighters. Flight Lieutenant Anderson skilfully outmanoeuvred the attackers and went on to execute a successful attack. On another occasion when over Versailles his aircraft was intercepted by a Junkers 88. In the ensuing fight which ended with the destruction of the enemy aircraft, Flight Lieutenant Anderson displayed great coolness and determination."
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - Fourth Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 36831 published on the 5 December 1944
- Air Force Association of Canada
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