Flight Sergeant 1351882 Ronald SMITH, R.A.F.V.R., 156 Sqn.
Sorties 49, Flying Hours 263.10 Air Gunner Air 2/8882
Flight Sergeant Smith has completed 49 operational sorties, 44 of which have been with the Pathfinder Force including 42 marker sorties. Many heavily defended German targets have been attacked.
This N.C.O. has had many combats with enemy aircraft and has proved himself a fearless and resolute gunner. He has been a valuable asset to his crew. He is quick and vigilant and his directions to his pilot have on many occasions the means of successful evasion of enemy aircraft.
On 30th March, 1944, his aircraft was attacked three times by enemy aircraft over Nuremberg and his quick and accurate instructions resulyed in successful evasion.
His devotion to duty has at all times been of the highest order and I recommend him for the award of the D.F.M.