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Surname SWINNEY   Initials C R   First Name CHARLES ROY  
Decorations DFC  
Rank Flight Leutenant   Unit RAF   Service No. 52075  
Age 26  Deceased 14/01/1944  Previous Squadron  
Address East Keswick, Yorkshire.  
Cemetery BERGEN-OP-ZOOM WAR CEMETERYNoord-Brabant, Netherlands  
Grave Location Coll. grave 29. B. 2.  
Additional Info Son of Charles Edward Swinney, and of Florence Mary Swinney, of East Keswick, Yorkshire.  
War Graves Link 2034367  Grave Photo ** YES ** Cemetery Photo ** YES **
Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFC  15/10/1943  Pilot Officer Charles Roy SWINNEY (52075), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 156 Squadron.

SWINNEY, Charles Roy, P/O (52075, RAFVR*) - No.156 Squadron - Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 19 October 1943. Citation in Air Ministry Bulletin 11721.

This officer has taken part in operational sorties against targets in Germany, Italy and enemy occupied territory. He has displayed outstanding ability as wireless operator and his dedication and efficiency have been largely responsible for the successful completion of many sorties.

Citation details provided by Hugh Halliday. 
Source Date Comments
LG 36215  15/10/1943  DFC Notification