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Surname DYSON   Initials E   First Name EDDIE  
Decorations DFC  
Rank Flying Officer   Unit RCAF   Service No. J21809  
Age   Deceased   Previous Squadron  
Comments 9/4/44 - P/O H.T. GRIFFIN and crew arrive on Station  
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DFC  4/11/1944  DYSON, F/O Eddie (J21809) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.156 Squadron

Award effective 4 November 1944 as per London Gazette dated 14 November 1944 and AFRO 239/45 dated 9 February 1945.

Born 1923 in Saskatoon; home in Vedder Crossing, British Columbia;
enlisted in Vancouver, 27 February 1942.
Trained at No.7 ITS (graduated 28 August 1942),
No.5 BGS (graduated 6 November 1942)
and No.2 AOS (graduated 18 December 1942).
Commissioned December 1942.

No citation other than "completed...numerous operations against the enemy in the course of which [he has] invariably displayed the utmost fortitude, courage and devotion to duty."

Public Records Office Air 2/8828 has recommendation dated 20 August 1944 when he had flown 42 sorties (179 hours 35 minutes), 4 November 1943 to 18 August 1944.

ORB 30/11/44

4 Nov 43 Dusseldorf
26 Nov 43 Berlin
2 Dec 43 Berlin
16 Dec 43 Berlin
20 Dec 43 Frankfurt
23 Dec 43 Berlin
6 Jan 44 Stettin
14 Jan 44 Brunswick
20 Jan 44 Berlin
21 Jan 44 Magdeburg
27 Jan 44 Berlin
28 Jan 44 Berlin
30 Jan 44 Berlin
9 Apr 44 Lille
10 Apr 44 Laon
11 Apr 44 Aachen
24 Apr 44 Karlsruhe
26 Apr 44 Essen
27 Apr 44 Freidrichshaven
30 Apr 44 Somain
1 May 44 Malines
3 May 44 Montdidier
11 May 44 Hasselt
17 May 44 Nantes
21 May 44 Duisburg
22 May 44 Dortmunnd
24 May 44 Aachen
27 May 44 Rennes
31 May 44 Tiergner
10 Jun 44 Tours
16 Jun 44 Rennescure
23 Jun 44 Coubronne
24 Jun 44 Middel Straete
12 Jul 44 Tours
14 Jul 44 Revigne
18 Jul 44 Cagny
28 Jul 44 Hamburg
12 Aug 44 Russelsheim
14 Aug 44 TRACTABLE
15 Aug 44 Volkel
16 Aug 44 Stettin
18 Aug 44 Bremen

Flying Officer Dyson has completed 42 operational sorties, including 29 sorties with the Pathfinder Force. Some of the targets attacked have been the most heavily contested areas, including eight on the German capital.

This officer is a Set Operator of special equipment used in the squadron, and on which he has shown a marked degree of proficiency. He has always shown a keen determination to obtain the exceedingly good results achieved. He has shown great coolness and courage under enemy fire, and his devotion to duty has at all times been outstanding. I recommend him for the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross.

LG 10/11/1944 ***36793***5205*** 
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Source Date Comments
LG 36793  10/11/1944  DFC Notification 
ORB  30/11/1944  Awarded the DFC: F/L E. Dyson