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Surname POLLOCK   Initials J W   First Name JOHN WILLIAM  
Decorations DFC  
Rank Pilot Oficer   Unit RCAF   Service No. J92822  
Age Unknown  Deceased   Previous Squadron 12  
Comments 27/8/44 - F/Lt N. ROLLIN and crew arrive on Squadron from 12 Squadron  
Grave Location  
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War Graves Link   Grave Photo NO Cemetery Photo NO
Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFC  5/04/1945  Pilot Officer John William POLLOCK (Can/J.92822), 156 Sqn.
POLLOCK, P/O John William (J92822) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.156 Squadron
Award effective 5 April 1945 as per London Gazette dated 17 April 1945 and AFRO 918/45 dated 1 June 1945.

Born 1923 in Saskatchewan; home in Prince Alberta, Saskatchewan (clerk);
enlisted Saskatoon, 13 March 1942.
Trained at No.7 ITS (graduated 31 July 1942),
No.6 EFTS (ceased training 23 October 1942),
No.5 BGS (graduated 7 March 1943)
and No.2 AOS (graduated 14 May 1943).
Commissioned December 1944.
Award presented 9 July 1949.

No citation other than "completed...numerous operations against the enemy in the course of which [he has] invariably displayed the utmost courage and devotion to duty".

Public Records Office Air 2/9060 has recommendation dated 10 January 1945 when he had flown 38 sorties (191 hours 40 minutes).
NOTE: Sortie sheet not sent from Britain.

Pilot Officer Pollock has completed 38 operational sorties, 20 of which have been carried out with the Pathfinder Force. The majority of the sorties have been on German targets.

This officer is a keen and efficient set operator of special equipment, and has carried out these duties with the utmost zeal and tenacity. When his captain and three of the crew finished on their first tour, he elected to continue with another crew. He has always shown a fine zest for operations and tackles his work with commendable determination.

His enthusiasm, loyalty and devotion to duty have been of a high order and I recommend him for the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross.

LG 13/04/45 +++ 37036+++ 2025
ORB 30/4/45 
Source Date Comments
LG 37036  13/04/1945  DFC Notification 
ORB  30/04/1945  DFC Notification