Distinguished Flying Medal Aircrew Europe (ace) Group Of 7 Dfm 1940 Award
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Distinguished Flying Medal Aircrew Europe (ace) Group Of 7 Dfm 1940 Award :
You are offerding on a fantastic group of 7 medals which comprises the following:Distinguished Flying Medal (Correctly engraved "562685 SGT C F FENNELL R.A.F.")1939-45 Star (unnamed as issued)Aircrew Europe Star (unnamed as issued)Defence of the UK (unnamed as issued)British War Medal (unnamed as issued)Queens Coronation (unnamed as issued)RAF Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (Impressed "Flt Lt C F Fennell RAF")
Really nice 1940 dated citation for the DFM LG 22/11/40 (Air 2/8856)
562685 Sergeant Charles Frederick FennellNo 49 Sqn
This NCO has carried out a total of 39 operational flights in the course of which he has completed 232 hours flying as an Air Observer. Sgt Fennellwas the first Air Observer in No.49 Sqn to undertake the duties of Navigator on operational flights. Throughout these operations, he has shown outstanding ability, determination and devotion to duty. His navigation in all kinds of weather has been of the very highest order. He has carried out numerous long distance mining operations and bombing attacks, both from low and high level and has invariably located and successfully attacked his target in spite of enemy opposition from search lights and anti-aircraft fire and on occasion, extremely difficult weather conditions. Sgt Fennell'scontinuous devotion to duty, enthusiasm for operations and his calmness, courage and determination under fire have been an inspiration to other Air Observers in his Sqn.
He was anan 18th entry brat - this intake commenced September 1928.
Flew the first big raid of the war against Germany as follows:raid: 11-12/05/1940: Mönchengladbach, D
3 Hampdens bombed exits of Mönchengladbach, 1 a/c subsequently crashing in France due to engine failure (none of crew injured). 2 other Hampdens aborted. The first big attack on the German mainland, with 18 Sqdn., 51 Squadron, 58 Sqdn.. and 77 Sqdn..
Type: Hampden Mk.B.1
Serial number: L4068, EA-?
Operation: Mönchengladbach, D
Airborne from Scampton. Crashed near Ault, 3 miles N of Le Tréport (Seine Maritime), 20 km NW of Dieppe, France. The crew were unhurt and were soon returned to their Sqdn.
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