156 Squadron Log
Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFM  5/12/1944  Flight Sergeant 1504184 Douglas Wordsworth ASPINAL, R.A.F.V.R., 156 Sqn.
L.G. 8/12/44. Sorties 48, Flying Hours 256.30. Air Gunner. Air2/8882
Flight Sergeant Aspinal has completed 48 operational sorties, 44 of which have been with Path Finding Force including 42 marker sorties. He has taken part in many attacks on German targets. This N.C.O. has plenty of courage and determination and is unflinching in the face of enemy fire.

He has had numerous combats and on the 26th August 1944, during an attack on Kiel, he shot down an Me. 110. His efficient directions to his pilot has resulted in many successful evasions of enemy aircraft and his determination and zest for operations have made him a valuable member of one of the squadron's best crews.

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