156 Squadron Log
Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFC  18/09/1942  Flight Lieutenant William GILMOUR (42214), No. 156 Squadron.

One night, in August 1942, this officer was captain of the leading aircraft of a bomber force detailed to attack an objective at Kassel. Despite heavy anti-aircraft fire, Flight Lieutenant Gilmour eventually identified. his correct target over which he released his flares with such accuracy that all following aircraft were enabled to bomb their objective successfully. Although his aircraft was badly damaged Flight Lieutenant Gilmour flew it back to base.

By his tenacity and skill, this officer, contributed much to the success achieved. He has participated in numerous sorties and has invariably displayed high qualities of leadership and determination.