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Surname BURGESS   Initials J   First Name JAMES  
Decorations DFM  
Rank Flight Sergeant   Unit RAF   Service No. 1434266  
Age Unknown  Deceased   Previous Squadron  
Comments 15/7/44 - F/Lt L.T.R.H. WILLIAMS and crew arrive on Station

BURGESS, James, Flight Sergeant (1434266, RAFVR*) - No.156 Squadron - Public Record Office Air 2/9645 has recommendation for a French Croix de Guerre (probably not awarded); transcribed for the historical record.

This wireless operator has carried OTU a number of operational sorties against French targets. In spite of the hazards of many of these sorties, he has invariably displayed a high standard of skill and devotion to duty, carrying on calmly with his duties when his aircraft had been hit and damaged in these raids.

Details provided by Hugh Halliday.  
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Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFM  27/03/1945  Flight Sergeant 1434266 James BURGESS, R.A.F.V.R., 156 Sqn.

L.G. 13/7/1944. Sorties 50, Flying hours 223.30. Wireless Operator. Air2/9060.

Flight Sergeant Burgess has completed 50 operational sorties, 36 of which have been with the Pathfinder Force including 26 marker sorties.
This N.C.O. is a keenly determined and efficient Wireless Operator of a good blind marking crew. He is now on a second tour of operations and has always shown considerable zest for operational work.
He is cool and unruffled under enemy fire and his aircraft has on many occasions been damaged by flak, but this has in no way dtereed him from his work.
Flight Sergeant Burgess has shown loyalty and devotion to duty of a high order and I recommend him for the award of the Distinguished Flying Medal.

15th January 1945 
Source Date Comments
ORB  10/04/1945  DFM Notification 
ORB  30/04/1945  DFM Notification