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Surname WRIGHT   Initials H J A   First Name HAROLD JOHN ALFRED  
Decorations DFC + DFM  
Rank Squadron Leader   Unit RAAF   Service No. Aus.405611  
Age Unknown  Deceased   Previous Squadron  
Comments Two tours with 156 Sqn, transferrrd to 582 when that Squadron was formed

Unit: 156 Sqn RAF
Service: RAAF
Honour / Award: Distinguished Flying Cross
Date of London Gazette: 22 October 1943, page 4674, position 2
Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette: 28 October 1943, page 2365, position 9

Unit: 582 Sqn RAF
Service: RAAF
Honour / Award: Bar to Distinguished Flying Cross
Date of London Gazette: 8 December 1944, page 5636, position 2
Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette: 20 December 1944, page 2797, position 9

Unit: 156 Sqn RAF
Service: RAAF
Honour / Award: Distinguished Flying Medal
Date of London Gazette: 9 July 1943, page 3096, position 8
Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette: 15 July 1943, page 1449, position 18  
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DFM  6/07/1943  Aus.405611 Flight Sergeant Harold John Alfred WRIGHT, Royal Australian Air Force, No. 156 Squadron.  156 
DFC  22/10/1943  Pilot Officer Harold John Alfred WRIGHT, D.F.M. (Aus.405611), Royal Australian Air Force, No. 156 Squadron.

One night in September, 1943, this officer was the navigator of an aircraft detailed for an operation against Modane. In spite of adverse weather, Pilot Officer Wright unerringly guided his pilot to the precise target exactly as planned. His skilful and commendable efforts contributed materially to the success of the operation.

This officer has completed a large number of sorties and has set a high standard of devotion to duty throughout. 
156 
Bar to DFC  8/12/1944  LG 8 December 1944, page 5636, position 2  582 
Source Date Comments
ORB  1/07/1943  F/S WRIGHT H.J. (Nav) and W/O CRANKSHAW, DFM (A/G) appointed to commissioned rank. 
LG 36084  6/07/1943  DFM Notification 
ORB  9/07/1943  W/O BUSBY (Missing) awarded the C.G.M. and F/S WRIGHT H.J.A. (Now P/O) awarded the D.F.M. 
ORB  5/10/1943  S/L MANSFIELD, S/L COOK (DFM) (Missing), P/O CRANKSHAW DFM, P/O H.J.A. WRIGHT DFM immediate award of D.F.C. 
LG 36219  19/10/1943  DFC Notification