PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Andrew, Solomon Joseph Harold (Service number: 1715036)
Date of birth: 1924 (Lanner/Cornwall, United Kingdom)
Nationality:  British
     
DISTINGUISHED FLYING MEDAL (DFM)
Rank: Flight Sergeant
Unit: No. 35 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on: December 8th, 1944
Action: Recommendation (when having completed 54 sorties and 221 operation hours as Air Gunner):
"Flight Sergeant Andrew is a most efficient and capable Air Gunner who has shown the greatest determination when flying on operations. Many of the 54 bombing attacks against the enemy in which he has taken part have been against targets strongly defended by night fighters and Anti-Aircraft guns. It is considered that the high standard of efficiency attained by this N.C.O., together with his record of many operations successfully completed, fully merits the non-immediate award of the Distinguished Flying Medal".
 
     
CONSPICUOUS GALLANTRY MEDAL (CGM)
Rank: Flight Sergeant
Unit: No. 35 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on: October 26th, 1945
Action: Recommendation:
"Since being awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal, Flight Sergeant Andrew has completed a further 35 bombing attacks against enemy targets as an Air Gunner in heavy bombers, with Path Finder Force. Many of his sorties have been carried out in the Master Bomber aircraft. He has always shown an extremely strong spirit of offence, plus skill at his job second to none. Flight Sergeant Andrew has earned for himself an excellent reputation as a Gunner in the Squadron and by his devotion to duty, has set an extremely fine example to all Aircrew. This N.C.Os fine record of service is considered worthy of the non-immediate award of a Bar to the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal." (sic - this in error)
 
     
1939-1945 STAR
 
     
AIR CREW EUROPE STAR
Details: With "FRANCE AND GERMANY" clasp.
 
     
WAR MEDAL 1939-1945
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - Page 5635 | Supplement 36831, 5 December 1944 | London Gazette | The Gazette
- https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37324/supplement/5235
- Baldwin's
- Spink
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