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Moodie, Derrick Dunbar

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rank: Colonel
status: survived
airforce: SAAF    (no: P102683V )
born: South Africa

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Flew with 1 and 4 Squadron SAAF

CO 4 Squadron SAAF
CO 1 Squadron SAAF
CO 7 Wing SAAF



Derrick Dunbar 'Snowy' MOODIE DSO DFC

Flight June 21st 1945 DSO Citation

This officer has given extremely gallant and distinguished service in close support operations. On March 7th, 1945, he led a formation of aircraft to attack an important target, consisting of a building in close proximity to forward elements of our ground forces and situated in rugged and broken terrain. Despite heavy anti-aircraft opposition, the attack was perfectly timed and pressed home with exceptional success. The target was effectively bombed, six hits being observed. This instance is only one of several outstanding missions led by Lieutenant-Colonel Moodie. On several occasions he has led similar sorties with excellent results. He is at present engaged on his third tour of operations and has destroyed at least one enemy aircraft and damaged others.

Squadrons:

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AirforceSqdrnDate
SAAF 4 1941-04-16
SAAF 1 1943-01-03

Aircraft:

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SerialMarkingDate
JG864 1943-06-08
JK224 1944-08-14
JG249 1944-08-29
MJ234 1944-09-14
PT369 1944-10-07
JF421 AX-4 1943-07-19
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