156 Squadron Log
Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFC  21/09/1945  Flying Officer Abraham GONOR (Can/J.36924), 156 Sqn.

GONOR, F/O Abraham (J36924) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.156 Squadron
Award effective 8 September 1945 as per London Gazette dated 25 September 1945 and AFRO 1768/45 dated 23 November 1945.

Born 1925 in Russia; home in Winnipeg (shipping clerk).
Trained at No.7 ITS (graduated 9 January 1943
and No.5 AOS (graduated 29 October 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 2/8751 has recommendation dated 11 April 1945 when he had flown 38 sorties (188 hours 45 minutes), 16 September 1944 to 31 March 1945.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 16 Sep 44 Leewarden
23 Sep 44 Neuss
27 Sep 44 Calais
28 Sep 44 Calais
2 Oct 44 Westkapelle
5 Oct 44 Saarbrucken
11 Oct 44 Fredrick William
14 Oct 44 Duisburg
14 Oct 44 Duisburg
19 Oct 44 Stuttgart
24 Oct 44 Essen
25 Oct 44 Essen
28 Oct 44 Cologne
29 Oct 44 Westkapelle
30 Oct 44 Cologne
29 Nov 44 Essen
30 Nov 44 Duisburg
3 Dec 44 Wurtheim Dam
4 Dec 44 Karlsruhe
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 18 Dec 44 Duisburg
21 Dec 44 Bonn
7 Jan 45 Munich
14 Jan 45 Saarbrucken
22 Jan 45 Hamborn
1 Feb 45 Mainz
2 Feb 45 Wesibaden
5 Feb 45 Goch
5 Feb 45 Politz (Stettin)
13 Feb 45 Dresden
24 Feb 45 Kamen
1 Mar 45 Mannheim
7 Mar 45 Dessau
14 Mar 45 Homburg
16 Mar 45 Nuremburg
20 Mar 45 Heide
22 Mar 45 Hildesheim
25 Mar 45 Munster
31 Mar 45 Hamburg


Flying Officer Gonor has completed 38 operatonal sorties, 23 of which have been with the Pathfinder Force. The targets have mainly been German areas.

This officer has proved himself to be an extremely reliable navigator. He has a commendable zeal for operations, and is keen and dependable. Beneath his quiet and unassuming manner lies plenty of grit and determination, and is an asset to any crew.

Flying Officer Gonor has shown zest, loyalty and devotion to duty of a high order, and I recommend him for the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross. 
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