View Aircrew Details
Surname ANDERSEN   Initials H R   First Name HARALD ROY  
Decorations DFC  
Rank Pilot Oficer   Unit RAF   Service No. 143758 / 918871  
Age 21  Deceased 17/04/1943  Previous Squadron  
Comments F/Sgt H. R. ANDERSEN and crew arrive on Squadron  
Address East Challow, Wantage, Berkshire.  
Cemetery BRIMONT CHURCHYARDMarne, France  
Grave Location Grave 4.  
Additional Info Son of Jacob Harald Andersen and Ethel Louisa Andersen, of East Challow, Wantage, Berkshire.  
War Graves Link 2346060  Grave Photo ** YES ** Cemetery Photo ** YES **
Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFC  29/05/1945  Warrant Officer Harold Roy ANDERSEN (later Pilot Officer) (918871), R.A.F.V.R., 156 Sqn., with effect from 16th April, 1943 (since deceased).

ANDERSEN, Harold Roy, Warrant Officer (918871, Royal Air Force) - No.156 Squadron - Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 June 1945 with effect from 14 April 1943. Public Record Office Air 2/8949 has citation drafted when he had flown 45 sorties (248 hours).

As a pilot, Warrant Officer Andersen is now serving on his second tour of operations which have included sorties against targets in Germany and Italy. His keenness and efficiency make him a most valuable member of aircraft crew.

Citation details provided by Hugh Halliday. 
Source Date Comments
ORB  16/04/1943  13 aircraft detailed for operations. 1O took off but 2 aircraft failed to return - W/O ANDERSON and crew, and Sgt GONCE and crew. 
ORB  24/04/1943  all appointed to commissioned rank. Also W/O ANDERSEN (Missing) 
LG 37105  29/05/1945  DFC Notification 
ORB  30/06/1945  DFC Notification