Acting Flight Lieutenant Stephen Clifford Paul GODFREY (130595), R.A.F.V.R., 156 Sqn., with effect from 3rd October, 1943 (since deceased).
GODFREY, Stephen Clifford Paul, A/F/L (130595, RAFVR*, since deceased) - No.156 Squadron - Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 10 April 1945 with effect from 3 October 1943.
Home in Bristol;
served in the ranks;
trained in Canada.
Commissioned September 1942.
Citation from Air Ministry Bulletin 18266.
One night in August 1943, Flying Officer Godfrey was navigator of a bomber detailed to attack Nuremberg. Shortly after the commencement of the flight it became apparent that the sortie would have to be completed with only three engines functioning. This necessitated a complete revision of the flight plan; nevertheless, the target was reached at the correct time and successfully attacked.
On leaving Nuremberg another engine failed and despite the failure of his instruments, Flying Officer Godfrey navigated the aircraft to within 20 miles of base, when it was forced to land.
This navigator displayed great skill on this sortie. He has invariably displayed a very high degree of technical skill and keenness for operations.
Citation details provided by Hugh Halliday.