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Surname VOLANTE   Initials S J   First Name STEWART JAMES  
Decorations DFM  
Rank Pilot Oficer   Unit RAF   Service No. 143771  
Age 28  Deceased 4/04/1943  Previous Squadron  
Comments F/LT GRIMSTON and crew reported for duty.

Address Heywood, Lancashire  
Cemetery KIEL WAR CEMETERYKiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany  
Grave Location 1. H. 13.  
Additional Info Son of Joseph and Maud Volante; husband of Marjorie Volante, of Heywood, Lancashire.  
War Graves Link 2356902  Grave Photo ** YES ** Cemetery Photo ** YES **
Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFM  10/11/1942  1308034 Sergeant Stewart James VOLANTE. No. 156 Squadron.

One night in October, 1942, this airman was the bomb aimer of an aircraft detailed to attack Cologne. Heavy cloud obscured the city but, displaying great perseverance in the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire, Sergeant Volante succeeded in identifying the correct target.

This airman has completed many sorties and has always displayed high navigational skill, combined with outstanding determination to win through whatever the circumstances. 
Source Date Comments
LG 35784  10/11/1942  DFM Commendation 
ORB  14/11/1942  Sgt VOLANTE S.J. awarded D.F.M. 
ORB  16/05/1943  F/S VOLANTE DFM (missing) appointed to commissioned rank.