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Swales, Cecil Jack Ormande

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rank: Major
status: survived
airforce: SAAF    (no: 102124V )
born: 1916-12-20 South Africa

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Cecil Jack O. 'Zulu' SWALES DFC

DFC Citation Flight Global 4th-Mar-42

Major C. J. O. SWALES, S.A.A.F., No. 185 Sqn

Since his arrival in Malta this officer has destroyed three enemy aircraft and shared in the destruction of a fourth.

One day in October 1942, he led his squadron against a large formation of enemy bombers heavily escorted by fighters.
He attacked and damaged one bomber and was then driven off by enemy fighters. He returned to the combat and ultimately destroyed the bomber.


3 1/2 EA destroyed

Squadrons:

222
603
229
185
10 SAAF
4 SAAF

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