156 Squadron Log
Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFC  2/07/1943  Flight Lieutenant Graham Lloyd MANDENO (64937), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 156 Squadron.

This officer has completed 29 sorties and has displayed outstanding efficiency and determination. One night in June, 1943, he piloted an aircraft detailed to attack Munster. During the flight, the bomber was attacked by an enemy fighter but, although damage was sustained, making the bomber difficult to control, Flight Lieutenant Mandeno continued to the target and bombed it.

Five nights later, when returning from an attack on Cologne, his aircraft was hit by gunfire from an enemy aircraft. The elevator and the tailplane were damaged, one of the port engines was put outof action and a petrol tank was pierced. Despite this, Flight Lieutenant Mandeno flew the bomber . to base. On both these occasions, this officer displayed superb airmanship and great courage. 
Bar to DFC  8/02/1944  Acting Squadron Leader Graham Lloyd MANDENO,D.F.C. (64937), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 156 Squadron.

MANDENO, Graham Lloyd, A/S/L, DFC (64937, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve) - No.156 Squadron
Bar to Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 11 February 1944.
Following text is from Air Ministry Bulletin 12872. Flight, 9 March 1944 had text minus final sentence.

Squadron Leader Mandeno has completed a very large number of operational sorties. Since the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross he has participated in attacks on Hanover, Modane and Leipzig.

Five of his recent sorties have been attacks on Berlin where he achieved most satisfactory results in a responsible role. His operational record is most outstanding.

Citation details provided by Hugh Halliday. 
DSO  29/12/1944  Acting Squadron Leader Graham Lloyd MANDENO, D.F.C. (64937), R.A.F.V.R., 139 Sqn.

This officer has set a fine example of skill and gallantry in operations against the enemy. He has completed a very large number of sorties, including 12 attacks on the German capital. He has displayed courage and determination of a high order.