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Surname THOMPSON   Initials E M   First Name EDWARD MACKSON  
Decorations DFC  
Rank Flight Leutenant   Unit RAF   Service No. 132382  
Age Unknown  Deceased 18/11/1943  Previous Squadron  
Comments  
Address United Kingdom?  
Cemetery BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERYBerlin, Berlin, Germany  
Grave Location 1. G. 6.  
Additional Info  
War Graves Link 2761214  Grave Photo ** YES ** Cemetery Photo ** YES **
Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFC  9/11/1943  Acting Flight Lieutenant Mackson THOMPSON (132382), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 156 Squadron.

THOMPSON, Edward Mackson, A/F/L (132382, RAFVR*) - No.156 Squadron - Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 12 November 1943. Born in Aberdeen, 1914. Home in Edinburgh. Enlisted 1940. Citation in Air Ministry Bulletin 12011.

As an air gunner, this officer has displayed exceptional keenness and determination, even in the face of heavy opposition.

During an attack on Hamburg in July 1943, his aircraft was engaged by the ground defences and his turret was badly damaged by anti-aircraft fire. Despite this, he continued to give perfect fire control and was largely instrumental in guiding the aircraft out of the target area safely and evading an attack by an enemy fighter.

Throughout many other sorties Flight Lieutenant Thompson has displayed a similar high courage and devotion to duty.

Citation details provided by Hugh Halliday. 
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Source Date Comments
ORB  12/07/1943  P/O THOMPSON and P/O MACKIE awarded the D.F.C. and SGT CARTWRIGHT the D.F.M. 
LG 36245  9/11/1943  DFC Notification 
ORB  12/11/1943  DFC Notification