156 Squadron Log
Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFC  5/02/1945  FARRIS, F/L Loran Wendell (J29517) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.156 Squadron
Award effective 5 February 1945 as per London Gazette dated 16 February 1945 and AFRO 563/45 dated 29 March 1945.

Born in Chipman, New Brunswick, 1918; home in Sydney, Nova Scotia.
Enlisted in Truro, Nova Scotia, 18 June 1942.
Trained at No.1 ITS (graduated 30 December 1942)
and No.5 AOS (graduated 20 August 1943).
No citation other than "completed...numerous operations against the enemy in the course of which [he has] invariably displayed the utmost fortitude, courage and devotion to duty."

Public Records Office Air 2/8831 has recommendation dated 17 November 1944 when he had flown 42 sorties (154 hours 35 minutes).

***************************************************************************************** 9 Apr 44 Lille
10 Apr 44 Laon
11 Apr 44 Aachen
20 Apr 44 Cologne
22 Apr 44 Laon
5 May 44 Montdidier
11 May 44 Hasselt
22 May 44 Orleans
27 May 44 Aachen
31 May 44 Tergnier
6 June 44 Houlgate
8 June 44 Fougeres
9 June 44 Le Mans
23 Jun 44 Coubronnes
2 July 44 Oisemont
7 July 44 Vaires
10 Jul 44 Nucourt
11 Jul 44 Gapennes
15 Jul 44 Nucourt
19 Jul 44 Rollez
23 Jul 44 Donges
24 Jul 44 Stuttgart
7 Aug 44 Caen battle area
8 Aug 44 Foret d'Engloss
11 Aug 44 Somain
14 Aug 44 Falaise
16 Aug 44 Kiel
26 Aug 44 Kiel
31 Aug 44 Lumbres
5 Sept 44 Le Havre
9 Sept 44 Le Havre
10 Sep 44 Le Havre
11 Sep 44 Gelsenkirchen
12 Sep 44 Scholven
13 Sep 44 Gelsenkirchen
6 Oct 44 Sterkrade
7 Oct 44 Cleve
14 Oct 44 Duisburg
19 Oct 44 Stuttgart
23 Oct 44 Essen
25 Oct 44 Essen
28 Oct 44 Cologne

Flight Lieutenant Farris has now completed 42 operational sorties with the Pathfinder Force, 35 of which have been Marker sorties. Many German targets are included in this total.

This officer is a navigator of outstanding ability. He has flown many sorties on Master Bomber duties, during one of which the aircraft was hit and damaged by predicted flak. Flight Lieutenant Farris has, however, always carried on with his duties cooly and undeterred by the hazard around him. His efficiency and courage have made him a valuable member of his crew.

He has always shown a devotion to duty of a high order, and I recommend him for the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross. 
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