156 Squadron Log
Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFC  20/02/1945  Flying Officer William Henry CORNELIUS (176231), R.A.F.V.R., 156 Sqn.

In December, 1944, Flying Officer Cornelius was detailed to attack Coblenz. Whilst over the target his aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire and Flying Officer Cornelius was wounded in the leg. In spite of this he made two runs over the target to execute a successful attack. Although suffering considerable pain and weak through loss of blood, he flew his aircraft back to base where he landed it safely, despite poor visibility.

Flying Officer Cornelius has completed numerous sorties and has invariably displayed commendable courage and determination