PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Anderson, William Robert Weir
Date of birth: 1920
Nationality:  Canadian
BIOGRAPHY: 
Service number J13558.
     
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS (DFC)
Rank: Flying Officer
Unit: No. 405 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force (No. 405 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force)
Awarded on: August 17th, 1943
Action: Citation:
"One night in July 1943, this officer was mid-upper gunner of an aircraft which was attacked by an enemy fighter during an operational flight. Although he sustained four wounds in the left arm, Flying Officer Anderson continued to fire his guns during seven subsequent attacks until the hostile aircraft was sent diving towards the ground with one engine in flames. Flying Officer Anderson displayed great courage and fortitude in most trying circumstances."
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - Second Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 36135 published on the 13 August 1943
- Air Force Association of Canada
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