Bio / Text:
Thomas Perry MCELHANNEY DFC
DFC Citation from the SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 22 DECEMBER, 1944
Can/J.7772), R.C.A.F., 417 (R.C.A.F.) Sqn.
This officer has completed two notable tours of operational duty. He has displayed the highest standard of skill and determination and throughout his devotion to duty has been unfailing.
In September, 1944, he led a formation of aircraft in an attack on a building which the enemy was using as a strong-point. After a successful bombing run, during which his aircraft was hit by antiaircraft fire, Flight Lieutenant McElhanney led his formation in again to rake the position with a hail of bullets. As a result the enemy abandoned his position. A few days later, Flight Lieutenant McElhanney flew with great distinction on a similar assignment.