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Surname BENTHAM   Initials C   First Name CYRIL  
Decorations DFM  
Rank Flight Sergeant   Unit RAF   Service No. 936181  
Age Unknown  Deceased   Previous Squadron  
Comments 15/2/44 - T W G GODFREY & Crew arrive on Squadron  
Grave Location  
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War Graves Link   Grave Photo NO Cemetery Photo NO
Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFM  23/06/1944  Flight Sergeant 936181 Cyril BENTHAM, R.A.F.V.R., 156 Sqn.

L.G. 27/6/1944. Sorties 36, Flying hours 239. Flight Engineer. Air 2/9015.

Flight Sergeant Bentham has completed 36 operational flights, 8 of which have been with the Path Finder Force.
Most of the targets have been the most heavily defended in Germany and Italy. He has proved himself to be a courageous and reliable member of his crew.
This N.C.O. is keen, determined and very efficient and has at all times shown a high sense of devotion to duty.
His high example make him most worthy of the award of the Distinguished Flying Medal.

19th April 1944 
Source Date Comments
LG 36584  23/06/1944  DFM Notification 
ORB  27/06/1944  F/S Bentham, C (F/E) awarded DFM. 
ORB  20/08/1944  F/S C. Bentham DFM (F/E) commissioned