1306058 Sergeant Henry GALLAHER, No. 156 Squadron.
L.G. 27/10/1942. Sorties 25, Flying hours 126. W/OP/Air Gnr. Air2/9600.
This N.C.O. has taken part in 25 operation sorties as front gunner and has on all occasions carried out his duties with keenness and efficiency.
On the night of 28th/29th July, 1942, his aircraft was caught in cone of searchlights south of Bremen and was hit by a burst of heavy flak, wounding Sergeant Gallagher in the leg. Despite his wound and the damahge inflicted on his turret, he succeeded in shooting out two searchlights and then assisted the Wireless Operator, who was also wounded, to transmit S.O.S. signals.
Sergeant Gallagher has on two occasions been forced to abandon his aircraft as a result of enemy action, but his enthusiasm is unchecked.
22nd August , 1942.
Remarks by Station Commander.
Sergeant Gallagher has been an outstandingly keen and efficient Air Gunner and has not allowed his keenness to be dampened by his experiences in any way. He is strongly recommended for the award of the Distinguished Flying Medal.