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Kallio, Oliver C

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rank: S/L
status: survived
airforce: RCAF    (no: J6494 )
born: USA

added by: Kevin Charles
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Oliver Charles (Sandy) KALLIO DSO DFC

417 Squadron Commander

DFC Citation
London Gazette 1st January 1943

Acting Flight Lieutenant Oliver Charles KALLIO (Can / J.6494), Royal Canadian Air Force, No. 33 Squadron.

In October, 1942, this officer led a formation against a force enemy dive bombers protected by a strong escort of fighters. The attack was so skillfully executed that the enemy bombers were compelled to jettison their bombs on their own lines. A few days later, in a similar sortie, a superior formation of enemy bombers was forced to release its bombs prematurely. Throughout the engagement, Flight Lieutenant Kallio, who destroyed a Junkers 87, displayed fine leadership. He has at all times set an inspiring example.

Squadrons:

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AirforceSqdrnDate
RCAF 417 1944-08-01
RAF 145 Squadron 1943-07-07
RAF 145 Squadron 1943-11-25

Aircraft:

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SerialNoteDate
JF836 1944-10-20
JF958 1944-09-06
MT515 1944-09-12
MT770 1944-08-01

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