156 Squadron Log
Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFM  6/02/1942  1162053 Sergeant Arthur Charles SPENCER, No. 101 Squadron.

One night in January, 1942, this airman was the navigator/bomb aimer of an aircraft which successfully attacked Hamburg. Bombs were released over the target but the aircraft was hit by enemy fire and Sergeant Spencer received a wound in the left thigh. Although in great pain, he continued his navigational duties; he also set down courses for use in case he collapsed. When it was found that all the bombs had not been released, he dragged himself to the bomb aimer's position and jettisoned the remaining bombs.

Showing great fortitude, Sergeant Spencer then navigated the aircraft safely back to this country.