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McElhanney, Thomas P

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rank: F/L
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airforce: RCAF    (no: J7772 )
born: Canada

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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.

Squadrons:

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AirforceSqdrnDate
RCAF 417 1944-08-01

Aircraft:

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SerialNoteDate
JF781 1944-09-05
JF886 1944-08-02
JF958 1944-09-05
LV754 1944-08-16
MT515 1944-08-19
MT659 1944-09-20
MT770 1944-08-01

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