Gerald Patrick GODWIN DFM

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GODWIN, Gerald Patrick

Service Number: 401845
Enlisted: 26 April 1941, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 467 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, 10 October 1916
Home Town: Surrey Hills, Whitehorse, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Travelling Salesman
Died: Flying Battle, Germany, 23 October 1943, aged 27 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Runnymede Air Forces Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 401845
26 Apr 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 401845, No. 467 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45
26 Apr 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 401845, No. 467 Squadron (RAAF), Melbourne, Victoria
21 Oct 1943: Honoured Distinguished Flying Medal, Air War NW Europe 1939-45, Honours & Awards: 21/10/1943; Pg-2312, Pos-73, Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. 19/10/1943; Pg-4619, Pos-6, London Gazette. Citation Noted: Number of operations against targets in enemy territory.

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Biography contributed by Daniel Bishop

Son of Thomas Walter GODWIN & Eveline Margaret (nee LYNCH) GODWIN.