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PILOT OFFICER Bernard Francis Godwin DFC

SLC Old Boy: 1932

Service Number: 23242

Date of Birth: 5 December 1918

Date of Enlistment: 7 August 1940

Rank: Flying Officer

Unit: No. 466 Squadron

Service: Royal Australian Air Force

Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Award: Distinguished Flying Cross

Award Citation: Courage and devotion to duty on numerous operations.

Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette: 11 October 1945

Location in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette: Page 2162, position 36

Date of London Gazette: 25 September 1945

Location in London Gazette: Page 4752, position 34

 

DFC

Photo: The Distinguished Flying Cross

 

History of No. 466 Squadron RAAF

No. 466 Squadron RAAF was a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) bomber squadron during World War II. Formed in the United Kingdom in late 1942, the squadron undertook combat operations in Europe until the end of the war, flying heavy bomber aircraft. Following the conclusion of hostilities with Germany, the squadron began retraining to undertake operations in the Pacific against the Japanese, but the war came to an end before it left the UK. In late 1945, the squadron was disbanded.

466_Sqn_Halifax_crew

Photo: A No. 466 Squadron Halifax B.III with its crew after their return from a raid on Germany in January 1944

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