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Radcliffe, Alan J

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rank: S/L
status: survived
airforce: RAF    (no: 405138 )
born: 1921-09-09 Brisbane Australia

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Service No: A405138

Alan John RADCLIFFE DFC

241 Squadron Commander

London Gazette DFC Citation 29th June 1945

Squadron Leader Alan John RADCLIFFE (Aus. 405138), R.A.A.F., 241 Sqn.

Squadron Leader Radcliffe has a fine record of operational flying. He has participated in a very large number of sorties involving attacks on a wide variety of targets ranging from the Western Desert in the earlier stages of the war to the fighting in Northern Italy.

He is a highly skilled and resolute pilot whose keenness to engage the enemy has set a fine example to all.

In April, 1945, Squadron Leader Radcliffe led a small formation of aircraft on a sortie during which a good number of enemy mechanical vehicles were destroyed and others severely damaged.

In an attack on a similar target some days later, Squadron Leader Radcliffe's aircraft sustained damage. Soon after crossing our own lines, the aircraft caught fire. Nevertheless, Squadron Leader Radcliffe effected a masterly landing on a semicompleted landing ground.

His example of courage and devotion to duty has won great praise.

Squadrons:

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AirforceSqdrnDate
RAF 241 1945-01-09

Aircraft:

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MH529 1945-01-29
MH713 1945-04-30
MH765 1945-01-29
MH773 1945-01-11
MJ297 1945-02-20
MJ392 1945-04-27
MJ557 1945-04-12
MK250 1945-04-16
MK808 1945-04-17
NH370 1945-04-30
NH598 1945-04-21
PT370 1945-02-13
PT478 1945-03-20
PT639 1945-01-26
PT642 1945-01-18
PV314 1945-04-14
RK886 1945-02-22
TA866 1945-04-12

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