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Surname MCKINNA   Initials R A   First Name ROBERT ALEXANDER  
Decorations DFC +  
Rank Squadron Leader   Unit RAF   Service No. 69440  
Age Unknown  Deceased 23/09/1943  Previous Squadron 199  
Comments 6/12/42 - J. M. HORAN and crew arrive on Squadron

KIA 97 Sqn. He was a noted amatuer golfer, having won the Highland Amateur title in 1935, and finished second in the 1937 Irish Amateur competition.  
Grave Location  
Additional Info  
War Graves Link 2048031  Grave Photo NO Cemetery Photo NO
Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFC  9/03/1943  Flying Officer Robert Alexander McKINNA (69440), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve No. 156 Squadron.

McKINNA, Robert Alexander, F/O (69440, RAFVR*) - No.156 Squadron -
Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 12 March 1943.
Following text from Air Ministry Bulletin 9511.

Flying Officer McKinna is a conscientious and reliable officer who has flown a number of operational sorties against targets in Germany and enemy occupied territory. His efficiency, skill and determination have considerably assisted in the successes achieved by his crew.

Citation details provided by Hugh Halliday. 
Bar to DFC  6/04/1945  Acting Squadron Leader Robert Alexander McKiNNA, D.F.C. (69440), R.A.F.V.R., 97 Sqn., with effect from 23rd September, 1943 (since deceased).  97 
Source Date Comments
ORB  26/11/1942  F/O R.A. McKINNA posted from 199 Squadron for aircrew duties. 
LG 3536  9/03/1943  DFC Notification 
ORB  10/03/1943  F/O MCKINNA awarded D.F.C. 
ORB  21/04/1943  F/O MCKINNA DFC posted to P.F.F.N.T.U. 
LG 37024  6/04/1945  Bar to DFC Notification