Flight Sergeant 960576 John Francis STEARN, R.A.F.V.R., 156 Sqn.
STEARN, John Francis. 960576 Flight Sergeant, No 156 Sqn.
L.G. 12/12/1944. Sorties 44, Flying hours 233.35. Air Gunner. Air 2/8882.
Flight Sergeant Stearn has completed 44 operational sorties, 35 of which have been with the Pathfinder Force.
Some of the targets have been heavily defended areas in Germany includiing seven on Berlin. This N.C.O. is a keen and determined gunner and his vigilance and efficiency has on many occasions been contributory to successful evasion of enemy aircraft.
During combats with the enemy, he has proved himself to be a cool and courageous gunner and been a valuable asset to his crew.
He has set a high standard of devotion to duty and I recommend him for the non-immdediate award of the Distinguished Flying Medal.