PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Armstrong, Herbert Tuxis Berry (Service number: R95996/J18212)
Date of birth: 1920 (Lake Canoe/Ontario, Canada)
Nationality:  Canadian
BIOGRAPHY: 
Herbert Armstrong was a Pilot on a Halifax bomber involved in ten hour patrols westerly from a base in the UK, which was engaged in the hazardous work of convoy patrol and sinking German submarines
Later during the war he engaged in delivering guns to the French Resistance before the 1944 invasion of Normandy.
     
DISTINGUISHED FLYING MEDAL (DFM)
Rank: Flight Sergeant
Unit: No. 138 Squadron, Royal Air Force (No. 138 Squadron, Royal Air Force)
Awarded on: October 15th, 1944
Action: Citation:
"This airman has completed many operational sorties. The high degree of success attained has been largely due to his untiring efforts while cheerfulness and devotion to duty have been reflected in the keenness displayed by his crew. On one occasion he was detailed on a search in the North Sea and located a dinghy containing nine men. Although only fifty miles from the enemy coast and exposed to attacks by enemy fighters he remained with the dinghy for five hours. The crew was subsequently rescued."
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - Third Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 36211 published on the 12 October 1943
- Air Force Association of Canada
- The Canada Veterans Hall of Valour Official Site
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