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Surname SLOPER   Initials J L   First Name JOHN LAMBERT  
Decorations DFC +  
Rank Flight Leutenant   Unit RAF   Service No. 147214  
Age 21  Deceased 10/04/1944  Previous Squadron 101  
Comments 11/5/43 - SGT SLOPER and crew reported for flying duties from 101 Squadron.


Appointed A/F/LT (ORB 4/12/43)

Flying from warboys as an instructor in the Pathfinder NTU. Had previously completed a tour with 156 - posted to P.N.T.U 15/1/44 (ORB)  
Address Bournmouth Hampshire  
Cemetery Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery  
Grave Location Plot 51 Sec H Row T Grave 242  
Additional Info  
War Graves Link 2691752  Grave Photo NO Cemetery Photo NO
Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFC  15/10/1943  Pilot Officer John Lambert SLOPER (147214), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 156 Squadron.

SLOPER, John Lambert, P/O (147214, RAFVR*) - No.156 Squadron
Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 19 October 1943.

Born 1922 in Bournemouth.
Educated at Hailey (?) School, Bournemoth, and Municipal College.
Served in the ranks;
commissioned 1943.
Citation from Air Ministry Bulletin 11721.

By his determination and courage, Pilot Officer Sloper has been responsible for many successful bombing raids. He has consistently displayed great efficiency and has pressed home his attacks in spite of strong enemy fighter and anti-aircraft opposition.

This officer is a skilful and resolute captain of aircraft and has set an excellent example to the rest of the squadron.

Citation details provided by Hugh Halliday. 
156 
Bar to DFC  18/04/1944  Acting Flight Lieutenant John Lambert SLOPER, D.F.C. (147214), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 156 Squadron.

SLOPER, John Lambert, A/F/L, DFC (147214, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve) - No.156 Squadron - Bar to Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 21 April 1944.
Following text from Flight, 22 June 1944 and Air Ministry Bulletin 13588.

On every occasion Flight Lieutenant Sloper has proved himself to be an efficient and capable captain of aircraft. His unfailing enthusiasm for operational flying and his willingness to help and advise new members of aircraft crew have made him a valuable asset to his squadron.

Citation details provided by Hugh Halliday. 
156 
Source Date Comments
ORB  11/05/1943  SGT SLOPER and crew reported for flying duties from 101 Squadron. 
ORB  9/07/1943  SGT SLOPER (Pilot) appointed to Commissioned Rank. 
LG 36215  15/10/1943  DFC Notification 
ORB  15/01/1944  F/L SLOPER posted to P.N.T.U. 
LG 36480  18/04/1944  Bar to DFC Notification