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Surname GOODWIN   Initials R E   First Name RONALD EDWARD  
Decorations DFC  
Rank Flying Officer   Unit RAF   Service No. 49147  
Age 23  Deceased 30/07/1943  Previous Squadron 75  
Comments DFC was awarded posthumously in abOTU Sept/Oct 1943. Ronald started with 75 (NZ) Squadron flying from Felthorpe where he flew abOTU 40 missions before he transfered to pathfinders. He was on his 47th mission when he was killed.  
Address East Harling, Norfolk.  
Cemetery HAMBURG CEMETERYHamburg, Hamburg, Germany  
Grave Location 5A. J. 9-11A. Coll. grave  
Additional Info Son of Hope and Emma Mabel Goodwin; husband of Sylvia Doris Goodwin, of East Harling, Norfolk  
War Graves Link 2200195  Grave Photo ** YES ** Cemetery Photo ** YES **
Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFC  10/08/1943  Flying Officer Ronald Edward GOODWIN (49147),Royal Air Force, No. 156 Squadron.

GOODWIN, Robert Edward, F/O (49147, Royal Air Force) - No.156 Squadron - Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 13 August 1943. Citation in Air Ministry Bulletin 11124.

During the period of his duties with this squadron, Flying Officer Goodwin has displayed exceptional skill as a wireless operator. He has participated in many sorties against targets in Germany, Italy and enemy occupied territory. These have included Berlin, Cologne, Wuppertal, Dortmund and Spezia.

By his courage and technical skill he has contributed largely to the successes achieved by his crew.

Citation details provided by Hugh Halliday. 
Source Date Comments
ORB  24/03/1943  F/O R.E. GOODWIN (WO/AG) reported from 21 O.T.U. 
LG 36131  10/08/1943  DFC Notification