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Surname ACKLAND   Initials L J   First Name LESLIE JAMES  
Decorations DFC  
Rank Pilot Oficer   Unit RAF   Service No. 114192  
Age 23  Deceased 26/03/1943  Previous Squadron  
Comments KIA with 109 Sqn Never seems to have flown with 156 Sqn ?  
Address Barnstaple.  
Grave Location  
Additional Info  
War Graves Link 1082526  Grave Photo NO Cemetery Photo NO
Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFC  10/04/1942  Pilot Officer Leslie James ACKLAND (114192), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 156 Squadron.

ACLAND, Leslie James, P/O (114192, RAFVR*) - No.156 Squadron -
Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 14 April 1942.
Following text from RAF Quarterly, September 1942.

This officer has participated in 31 sorties against important targets in enemy and enemy-occupied territory. He has always displayed the greatest determination to reach and bomb his objective whatever the conditions. His courage and complete disregard of his own safety have been outstanding.
Citation details provided by Hugh Halliday. 
Source Date Comments
ORB  4/03/1942  P/O. L.J. ACKLAND (Pilot) was posted to 1505 BATF. 
LG 35524  10/04/1942  DFC Notification 
ORB  14/04/1942  Award of D.F.C. Gazetted to P/O L.J. ACKLAND for good work on the night of 11.2.42