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Surname CARTER   Initials J   First Name JOHN  
Decorations DFC  
Rank Squadron Leader   Unit RAF   Service No. 87410  
Age Unknown  Deceased   Previous Squadron  
Grave Location  
Additional Info  
War Graves Link   Grave Photo NO Cemetery Photo NO
Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFC  21/10/1941  Pilot Officer John CARTER (87410), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 58 Squadron.

CARTER, John, P/O (87410, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve) - No.58 Squadron
Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 24 October 1941.
Public Record Office Air 2/8904 has citation drafted when he had flown 28 sorties (193 operational hours).

This officer has performed magnificent work as an observer throughout the whole of the operational missions in which he has participated. His determination to press home his attacks, whatever the conditions of weather or enemy action, has been outstanding and, together with his skill, has contributed materially to the successes achieved. On the ground, Pilot Officer Carter sets a fine example by his enthusiasm and skill as an instructor.

Citation details provided by Hugh Halliday 
Source Date Comments
LG 35322  21/10/1941  DFC Notification 
ORB  23/10/1942  S/LD CARTER reported for duty as Bombing Leader.