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Surname MANSFIELD   Initials N R   First Name NELSON REUBEN  
Decorations DFC MID  
Rank Wing Commander   Unit RAF   Service No. 43707  
Age 31  Deceased 14/01/1944  Previous Squadron 97  
Comments Royal Air Force regular.  
Address Westminster, London  
Cemetery BERGEN-OP-ZOOM WAR CEMETERYNoord-Brabant, Netherlands  
Grave Location Coll. grave 29. B. 2.  
Additional Info Son of Horace Reuben and Ellen Caroline Rose Mansfield, of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand; husband of Pamela Mansfield, of Westminster, London  
War Graves Link 2034054  Grave Photo ** YES ** Cemetery Photo ** YES **
Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
MID  28/05/1943  N. R. MANSFIELD (43707) (Acting W/C ).   
DFC  19/10/1943  Acting Squadron Leader Nelson Reuben MANSFIELD (43707), Royal Air Force, No. 156 Squadron.

This officer has undertaken a large number of sorties during which many well defended and far distant targets have been attacked with success. His efforts have been featured by outstanding determination, while on more than one occasion his great skill has been responsible for the safe return of his aircraft in the face of difficulties.

Squadron Leader Mansfield has at all times displayed great devotion to duty. 
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Source Date Comments
LG 35634  14/07/1942  7 th June 1942. N. R. MANSFIELD (43707). (Apptd P/O) 
LG 36033  28/05/1943  MID Notification 
ORB  17/06/1943  S/L MANSFIELD (Pilot) reported for duty from 97 Squadron, also F/O ALEXANDER, DFM., (Navigator) and P/O WRIGHT (WO/AG) posted to Squadron for flying duties. 
ORB  5/10/1943  S/L MANSFIELD, S/L COOK (DFM) (Missing), P/O CRANKSHAW DFM, P/O H.J.A. WRIGHT DFM immediate award of D.F.C. 
LG 36219  19/10/1943  DFC Notification 
ORB  14/01/1944  5 are missing. (W/C MANSFIELD DFC, P/O BAGOT, F/O ILLINGWORTH, F/L STANNARD, AND P/O PALMER AND CREWS)