156 Squadron Log
Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFC  5/04/1945  Pilot Officer James Allistair MACGREGOR (Can/J.90732), 156 Sqn.
MacGREGOR, P/O James Alistair (J90732) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.156 Squadron
Award effective 5 April 1945 as per London Gazette dated 17 April 1945 and AFRO 918/45 dated 1 June 1945.

Born 1924 in Vancouver; home in Powell River (fireman);
enlisted in Vancouver, 26 May 1942.
Trained at No.3 WS (graduated 3 August 1942)
and No.3 BGS (graduated 14 May 1943).
Commissioned October 1944. Sent by registered mail, 15 May 1947.

No citation other than "completed...numerous operations against the enemy in the course of which [he has] invariably displayed the utmost courage and devotion to duty".

Public Records Office Air 2/9060 has recommendation dated 9 January 1945 when he had flown 43 sorties (214 hours 35 minutes), 26 November 1943 to 2 January 1945

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 26 Nov 43 Kassel
20 Dec 43 Mannheim
1 Jan 44 Berlin
20 Jan 44 Berlin
27 Jan 44 Berlin
30 Jan 44 Berlin
15 Feb 44 Berlin
24 Feb 44 Schweinfurt
20 May 44 Duisburg
22 May 44 Dortmund
24 May 44 Aachen
27 May 44 Rennes
31 May 44 Tiergner
23 Jun 44 Couaronne
24 Jun 44 Middle Straete
2 July 44 Abbeville
12 Jul 44 Tours
14 Jul 44 Revigny
18 Jul 44 Cagny
28 Jul 44 Hamburg
4 Aug 44 Paulliac
7 Aug 44 Caen
9 Aug 44 Lille
12 Aug 44 Russelsheim
16 Aug 44 Kiel
18 Aug 44 Connatre
25 Aug 44 Russelsheim
26 Aug 44 Kiel
12 Sep 44 Frankfurt
15 Sep 44 Kiel
16 Sep 44 Moerdijk Bridge
19 Oct 44 Stuttgart
24 Oct 44 Essen
25 Oct 44 Essen
28 Oct 44 Westkappelle
30 Oct 44 Cologne
3 Dec 44 Urft Dam
12 Dec 44 Essen
17 Dec 44 Duisburg
28 Dec 44 Opladen
29 Dec 44 Koblenz
30 Dec 44 Cologne
2 Jan 45 Nuremburg

Pilot Officer MacGregor has completed 43 operational sorties, 40 of which have been carried out with the Pathfinder Force, including 35 Marker sorties. The targets include many hotly contested areas such as Berlin, Schweinfurt and Stuttgart.

This officer is a cool and determined gunner who is unflinching in the face of enemy opposition. He has plenty of grit and tenacity, and possesses a fine zeal for operational work. He is an asset to any crew.

Pilot Officer MacGregor has shown a high standard of keenness, loyalty and devotion to duty, and I recommend him for the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross.

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