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Surname STAFFORD   Initials G C   First Name GRAHAM CAMPBELL  
Decorations DFM  
Rank Warrant Officer   Unit RAF   Service No. 1182873  
Age Unknown  Deceased 4/04/1943  Previous Squadron  
Comments F/LT GRIMSTON and crew reported for duty.


The DFM mentions a mission on 28/8/1942, this predates his time at 156 Sqn.  
Address United Kingdom?  
Cemetery RUNNYMEDE MEMORIALSurrey, United Kingdom  
Grave Location Panel 134.  
Additional Info  
War Graves Link 1807810  Grave Photo ** YES ** Cemetery Photo ** YES **
Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFM  9/03/1942  1182873 Acting Flight Sergeant Graham Campbell STAFFORD, No. 156 Squadron.

L.G. 12/3/1943. Sorties 31, Flying Hours 187. Air Gunner. Air 2/8937.

This NCO has carried out 31 operational flights over Germany and Italy, 15 of which have been with this squadron.On the 28th August 1942 the aircraft in which he was flying as Tail Gunner was attacked by a Ju 88 near Antwerp. Although his turret was rendered unserviceable by enemy cannon fire, Fligh Sergeant Stafford by cool and skilful direction enabled his aircraft to evade the fighter and return safely to base.Flight Sergeant Stafford has at all times displayed exceptional ability. His thorough grasp of knowledge of gunnery in all its aspects and his thoroughness in preparing for an operational sortie have greatly contributed to the success of the mission.

Full Citation - Courtesy of J Hipkins.

This NCO has carried out 31 operational flights over Germany and Italy, 15 of which have been with this squadron.
On the 28th August 1942 the aircraft in which he was flying as Tail Gunner was attacked by a Ju 88 near Antwerp. Although his turret was rendered unserviceable by enemy cannon fire, Fligh Sergeant Stafford by cool and skilful direction enabled his aircraft to evade the fighter and return safely to base.

Flight Sergeant Stafford has at all times displayed exceptional ability. His thorough grasp of knowledge of gunnery in all its aspects and his thoroughness in preparing for an operational sortie have greatly contributed to the success of the mission 
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Source Date Comments
LG 35936  9/03/1943  DFM Notification 
ORB  10/03/1943  F/Sgt STAFFORD awarded D.F.M.