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Surname GODFREY   Initials T W G   First Name THOMAS WILLIAM GEORGE  
Decorations DFC +  
Rank Wing Commander   Unit RAF   Service No. 68176  
Age Unknown  Deceased   Previous Squadron 10  
Comments Commanding Officer (temp) 28/4/44 to 7/5/44  
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DFC  31/07/1942  Acting Flight Lieutenant Thomas William George GODFREY (68176), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 10 Squadron

GODFREY, Thomas William George, A/F/L (68176, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve) - No.10 Squadron
Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 4 August 1942.

Born 1915 in Crewe;
enlisted 1931 as an Aircraft Apprentice;
served in Iraq, 1938-38;
awarded DFM in October 1940;
commissioned November 1940;
promoted Flight Lieutenant, May 1942.
Air Ministry Bulletin 7711 has citation.

On a night in April 1942, Flight Lieutenant Godfrey was detailed to participate in a low level bombing attack on the German naval base at Trondheim. Over the target area his aircraft was intercepted by an enemy fighter. Coolly diving straight down through an intense barrage, Flight Lieutenant Godfrey evaded the attacker. He then carried out an attack right across the target from an extremely low height. The attack was repeated the following night and his bombs once more straddled the target. Flight Lieutenant Godfrey has displayed considerable dash and enthusiasm when attacking his allotted target. He has several times earned praise for securing excellent photographs. He is an outstanding pilot.

Citation details provided by Hugh Halliday 
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Bar to DFC  5/12/1944  Acting Squadron Leader Thomas William George GODFREY, D.F.C. (68176), R.A.F.V.R., 156 Sqn.

GODFREY, Thomas William George, A/S/L (68176, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve) - No.156 Squadron - Bar Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 8 December 1944. Citation in Flight of 11 January 1945.

Squadron Leader Godfrey is now on his second tour of operational duty. Apart from completing attacks on many heavily defended German targets, Squadron Leader Godfrey has been on numerous sorties against military targets in France.

He has consistently displayed great determination and keenness to operate against the enemy and by his coolness, tenacity and Devotion to duty has achieved many successes.

Citation details provided by Hugh Halliday. 
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Source Date Comments
LG 35654  31/07/1942  DFC Notification 
LG 35881  26/01/1943  T. W. G. GODFREY, D.F.C. (68176). 21st Nov. 1943 (Promoted to F/Lt) 
ORB  7/01/1944  S/LDR GODFREY DFC posted from 15 O.T.U. 
ORB  6/06/1944  S/L T.W.G. Godfrey as Master Bomber, and S/L T.E. Ison as Deputy Master Bomber. 
ORB  23/06/1944  S/L M.R. Attwater DFC was Master Bomber and S/L T.W.C. Godfrey DFC was Master Bomber for a raid on Bientanes C/Works 
ORB  27/06/1944  S/L T.W.G. Godfrey as Master Bomber and S/L C. G. Davies DSO as Deputy Master Bomber. Target Marguise C/Works. 
ORB  29/06/1944  S/L T.W.C. Godfrey DFC detailed as Master Bomber and S/L G.G. Davies as Deputy for a dawn raid on the 30th June, but cancelled before takeoff. 
ORB  1/07/1944  S/L T.W.G. Godfrey DFC was Master Bomber and F/L J 'tHart DFC Deputy Master Bomber. The target was St MARTINS L'HORTIER C/WORKS.Both aircraft returned 
ORB  15/07/1944  NUCOURT C/WORKS. S/L T.W.G. Godfrey DFC was Master Bomber and F/L J 'tHart DFC was Deputy Master Bomber. 
ORB  17/07/1944  S/L T.W.G. Godfrey DFC was Master Bomber and F/L J.N. McDonald DFM Deputy Master Bomber for a raid on BOIS DE LA HAIE C/WORK 
ORB  20/07/1944  S/L T.W.G. Godfrey DFC was Master Bomber and P/O K.P.C. Doyle was Deputy Master Bomber for a raid on ANDEBEICK C/WORKS. 
ORB  23/07/1944  S/L T.W.G. Godfrey DFC was Master Bomber and P/O K.P.C. Doyle Deputy Master Bomber on raid on LES CATELLIERS C/WORKS. 
ORB  30/07/1944  Two of the Squadron's most experienced crews and 1 captain finished their operational tour. S/L T.W.G. Godfrey DFC (61 operations). This crew between them have completed a total of 423 operational sorties. F/L R.C. Wiseman DFC (70 operations ) with his crew have completed a record total of 496 operational sorties between them. S/L H.F. Slade DFC finished with 58 operational sorties completed in this Squadron. 
LG 36831  5/12/1944  Bar to DFC Notification 
ORB  31/12/1944  The following awards to members of the Squadron were awarded during the month: S/L T.W.G. Godfrey DFC Bar to DFC