Flight Sergeant 1620813 Douglas REED, R.A.F.V.R., 156 Sqn.
L.G. 16/11/1945. Sorties 52, Flying hours 228.40. Air Gunner. Air 2/9137.
Flight Sergeant Reed has completed 52 operational sorties, 49 of which have been with the Pathfinder Force. He has completed two operational tours in this squadron and has now been screened. This N.C.O. is a cheerful and reliable gunner and has plenty of courage and determination. His constant vigilance in the air and his ready directions to his Captain have resulted in the evasion of many enemy aircraft. His keenness and fine zest for operations is worthy of high praise; he is an asset to any crew. Flight Sergeant Reed has shown enthusiasm. loyalty and devotion to duty of a high order and I recommend him for the award of the Distinguished Flying Medal.
14th May, 1945