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Surname GILBERT   Initials L H   First Name LESLIE HARRY  
Decorations DFC  
Rank Squadron Leader   Unit RAF   Service No. 141412  
Age   Deceased   Previous Squadron  
Grave Location  
Additional Info  
War Graves Link   Grave Photo NO Cemetery Photo NO
Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFC  1/12/1944  Acting Squadron Leader Leslie Harry GILBERT (141412), R.A.F.V.R., 156 Squadron.

Squadron Leader Gilbert. has displayed great ability and determination in operations against the enemy. He has participated in a very large number of sorties, involving attacks on a wide range of targets. On a recent occasion he took part in an attack on Gelsenkirchen. In the face of intense and accurate anti-aircraft fire, Squadron Leader Gilbert directed his pilot on a steady run to execute a determined attack. The photograph which he obtained was a good tribute to the accuracy of his bomb aiming. 
Source Date Comments
ORB  26/09/1944  F/L L.H. GILBERT (Bombing Leader) promoted Acting Squadron Leader. 
LG 36826  1/12/1944  DFC Commendation