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Surname HOPTON   Initials C G   First Name CECIL GEORGE  
Decorations DFC  
Rank Squadron Leader   Unit RCAF   Service No. J/19003  
Age Unknown  Deceased 8/06/1944  Previous Squadron  
Comments Posted from 12 Squadrom with crew (ORB 7/12/43)
HOPTON, P/O Cecil George (J19003) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.156 Squadron - Award effective 11 April 1944 as per London Gazette dated 21 April 1944 and AFRO 1075/44 dated 19 May 1944. Born in Montreal, 1918; home in Hampstead and Montreal. Enlisted in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Trained at No.2 ITS (graduated 28 January 1942), No.2 EFTS (graduated 22 May 1942), and No.11 SFTS (graduated 11 September 1942). Commissioned 1943. No citation other than "...completed...many successful operations against the enemy in which [he has] displayed high skill, fortitude and devotion to duty."  
Address Canada  
Cemetery LES MESNULS CHURCHYARDYvelines, France  
Grave Location Coll. grave.  
Additional Info  
War Graves Link 2234840  Grave Photo ** YES ** Cemetery Photo ** YES **
Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFC  18/04/1944  Pilot Officer Cecil George HOPTON (Can/J. 19003) No. 156 Squadron.

HOPTON, P/O Cecil George (J19003) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.156 Squadron - Award effective 11 April 1944 as per London Gazette dated 21 April 1944 and AFRO 1075/44 dated 19 May 1944.

Born in Montreal, 1918; home in Hampstead and Montreal.
Enlisted in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Trained at No.2 ITS (graduated 28 January 1942),
No.2 EFTS (graduated 22 May 1942), and No.11 SFTS (graduated 11 September 1942).
Commissioned 1943.

No citation other than "...completed...many successful operations against the enemy in which [he has] displayed high skill, fortitude and devotion to duty." 
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Source Date Comments
LG 36480  18/04/1944  DFC Notification 
ORB  14/05/1944  F/L C.G. Hopton (pilot) awarded DFC. 
ORB  3/06/1944  F/L C.G. Hopton DFC promoted A/S/L, 
ORB  7/06/1944  S/L Hopton and crew missing from this raid