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Surname MCGRATH   Initials A L   First Name ATHOL LARRY  
Decorations DFC AFC  
Rank Flight Leutenant   Unit RNZAF   Service No. N.Z.415337  
Age Unknown  Deceased   Previous Squadron 100  
Grave Location  
Additional Info  
War Graves Link   Grave Photo NO Cemetery Photo NO
Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFC  12/10/1943  Acting Flight Lieutenant Athol Larry McGRATH (N.Z.415337), Royal New Zealand Air Force, No. 156 Squadron.

McGRATH, Athol Larry, A/F/L (NZ 415337, Royal New Zealand Air Force) - No.156 Squadron -
Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 15 October 1943.
Citation in Air Ministry Bulletin 11720.

During his service with this squadron, Flight Lieutenant McGrath has displayed exceptional ability as a pilot and captain of aircraft. By his firm airmanship and courage, he has been responsible for many successful operations, showing the utmost determination in identifying the target and pressing home his attack. This officer’s leadership and operational efficiency have been invaluable to his crew.

Citation details provided by Hugh Halliday. 
AFC  28/12/1945  Flight Lieutenant Athol Larry McGRATH, D.F.C. (NZ.415337).  19 OTU 
Source Date Comments
ORB  1/07/1943  F/L McGRATH and crew posted to the Squadron from 100 Squadron for flying details. 
LG 36211  12/10/1943  DFC Notification 
LG 37407  28/12/1945  AFC Notification (Page 88)