Acting Squadron Leader Frederick William Winslow CHANDLER, D.F.C. (116207), R.A.F.V.R., 156 Sqn.
CHANDLER, Frederick William Winslow, S/L, DFC (116207, Royal Air Force) - No.156 Squadron
Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 13 April 1945.
Born 1911 at Finsbury; home in North London.
Educated at Shoreditch Central School.
trained in South Africa;
Awarded DFC, 12 November 1943 for services with No.97 Squadron.
No citation to DSO in Gazette;
following text from Air Ministry Bulletin 18301 and Flight, 7 June 1945.
Throughout his exceptionally long and successful operational career, Squadron Leader Chandler has shown magnificent courage, determination and devotion to duty which have been worthy of the highest praise. He has nearly completed his fourth tour of operations and has participated in a very large number of attacks against heavily defended German targets. He has always remained undaunted despite the many hazards he has encountered, and has proved himself to be an outstandingly skilful and reliable navigator.
By his great coolness and operational zeal he has set a superb example to all members of his squadron.
Citation details provided by Hugh Halliday.