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Service No: J25790 Canada
Allan Douglas TAYLOR
Distinguished Flying Cross - 12 March 1945
Flight Lieutenant Taylor has proved himself to be an outstanding fighter bomber pilot. He has completed a very large number of operational sorties and by his consistent skill, enthusiasm and devotion to duty he has set an excellent example to all pilots. In September 1944, this officer, leading a formation of six aircraft, succeeded in locating a concentration of enemy troops which were massing for a counter attack against Giovanni di Galilea. Despite heavy anti-aircraft fire he bombed and machine gunned the enemy troops so successfully that the counter attack was entirely broken off and our troops were able to enter the town unopposed. The whole operation was worthy of high commendation.