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Surname BAIN   Initials J D N   First Name JOHN DOUGLAS NORMAN  
Decorations DFC  
Rank Pilot Oficer   Unit RCAF   Service No. J/6027  
Age Unknown  Deceased 30/05/1942  Previous Squadron  
Comments 14/2/42 - P/O BAIN and crew arrived on Squadron  
Address Canada?  
Cemetery BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERYNoord-Brabant, Netherlands  
Grave Location 12. F. 1.  
Additional Info  
War Graves Link 2641431  Grave Photo ** YES ** Cemetery Photo ** YES **
Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFC  23/07/1943  Pilot Officer John Douglas Norman BAIN (Can/J.6027), Royal Canadian Air Force, No. 156 Squadron (deceased), awarded with effect from 30th May, 1942.

BAIN, P/O John Douglas Norman (J6027) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.156 Squadron - Award effective 30 May 1942 as per London Gazette dated 27 July 1943 and AFRO 1724/43 dated 27 August 1943.

Home in Toronto; enlisted there 8 October 1940.
Trained at No.1 ITS (graduated 11 February 1941),
No.1 EFTS (graduated 10 April 1941)
and No.33 SFTS (graduated 2 July 1941).
Commissioned 1941.
Killed in action, 31 May 1942;
buried in Holland.

Award presented to next-of-kin, March 1944.

This officer is a very fine captain of aircraft whose courage, determination and leadership have been of a high order. He has participated in attacks on a wide range of enemy targets including Cologne, Bremen, Berlin, Brest, Essen, Mannheim and Rostock. On all occasions he has pressed home his attack with vigour. In one attack, in the vicinity of Kiel, his aircraft was forced down to 300 feet. He coolly machine gunned three searchlights and silenced several light gun positions. 
Source Date Comments
ORB  14/02/1942  P/O BAIN and crew today did a cross country. 
ORB  19/05/1942  S/LDR McGILLIVRAY and crew failed to return. Suspected seen shot down in Charleville area on outward journey as reported by P/O BAIN. 
LG 36108  23/07/1943  DFC Notification