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Oliver Charles (Sandy) KALLIO DSO DFC
417 Squadron Commander
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.