PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Appleton, Charles Arthur Plewman (Service number: J26064)
Date of birth: 1920 (Chesterton, Great Britain)
Date of death:  1998 (Port Coquitlam/British Columbia, Canada)
Nationality:  Canadian
BIOGRAPHY: 
F/L Appleton died in Port Coquitlam, B.C. in 1998. His ashes are buried in the Port Coquitlam Municipal Cemetery, Locator: CR3 Row 15 Col 19. Inscription states LEST WE FORGET.
     
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS (DFC)
Rank: Acting Flight Lieutenant
Unit: Royal Canadian Air Force, No.433 Squadron (Royal Canadian Air Force, No.433 Squadron)
Awarded on: January 16th, 1945
Action: Recommendation:
"This officer has now completed a tour of operations comprising thirty-five sorties over enemy territory and involving attacks against a wide variety of well defended targets in France and Germany.
Under a calm and quiet manner he has a fine offensive spirit in action which inspires confidence in not only his crew, but the entire squadron. He has repeatedly displayed ability to make instant decisions in emergency, and his skilful pilotage and good judgement have contributed much to the successful completion of his many operational sorties.
Flight Lieutenant Appleton has been acting in the capacity of Deputy Flight Commander of "A" Flight for a considerable time, where his splendid example and untiring efforts with junior crews has been most praiseworthy."
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - Third Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 36894 published on the 12 January 1945
- Air Force Association of Canada
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