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Surname PROUD   Initials L   First Name Leslie  
Decorations DFM DFC(USA)  
Rank Pilot Oficer   Unit RAF   Service No. 1081276  
Age   Deceased   Previous Squadron  
Grave Location  
Additional Info  
War Graves Link   Grave Photo NO Cemetery Photo NO
Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFM  9/07/1943  1081276 Sergeant Leslie PROUD, No. 103 Squadron.  103 
DFC (USA)  14/06/1946  PROUD, Leslie, F/L, DFM (183187, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve - No.156 Squadron.

Distinguished Flying Cross (United States) - awarded as per London Gazette dated 14 June 1946. Public Record Office Air 2/9114 has citation drafted when he had flown 65 sorties (329 operational hours) as a navigator; of these, 37 sorties (163 hours) had been since his previous award.

Flight Lieutenant Proud has 35 sorties with the Pathfinder Force, most of which have been against German targets. He has carried out many attacks in support of the United States Armies including missions against Russelheim, Frankfurt, and targets in the south of the Ruhr.
He has shown a fine spirit of cooperation and his record of operational service is worthy of the highest praise.

Citation details provided by Hugh Halliday. 
Source Date Comments
LG  9/07/1943  DFM Notification 
ORB  13/09/1944  W/O L. PROUD DFM (Nav) commissioned. 
LG 37610  11/06/1946  DFC (USA) Notification - Unusual?