A Second World War D.F.C. group of six to Flight Lieutenant B.Martin, Royal New Zealand Air Force,

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A Second World War D.F.C. group of six to Flight Lieutenant B.Martin, Royal New Zealand Air Force,

Sold for £ 1,800 (US$ 2,241) inc. premium
A Second World War D.F.C. group of six to Flight Lieutenant B.Martin, Royal New Zealand Air Force,
Distinguished Flying Cross, G.VI.R., dated 1943, and additionally engraved (Barry Martin); 1939-1945 Star; Air Crew Europe Star; Defence Medal; War Medal; New Zealand Service Medal; New Zealand Memorial Cross, G.VI.R. (NZ403790). Extremely fine. (7)

Footnotes

  • D.F.C. London Gazette 9.2.1943.

    Flight Lieutenant B.Martin was born at Waiau on 23.11.1911. He was educated at Christ's College, Christchurch. Employed in various capacities but at the time of enlistment was employed as a diesel operator by British Pavements Ltd at Blenheim. He enlisted on 14.1.1940 into the Initial Traning Wing and in November 1940 was posted to Canada to the Air Observer's School, awarded Air Observer badge and promoted Sergeant. Thence to UK and promotion to Flight Sergt, and in October 1942 to Flying Officer and on 8.12.1942 to Flight Lieutenant. He was awarded Air Navigator's badge and was given Operational Training at Lossiemouth before posting to 149 Sqn. Mildenhall, Suffolk. Took part in 32 operatonal flights as Navigator in Wellingtons including Cologne (3), Essen (6), Frankfurt, Haburg (3), Emdeor, Bremeor (3), Dortmund, Rostock, Stuttgart (2), Warnemunde, Duisberg(3), Dusseldorf, Cherbourg, Le Havre, Paris and two minelaying sorties to the Frisian Island. He then converted to Stirling and took part in a further 14 Ops. He was Navigator of a Stirling on the night of 2/3 February. He was buried in Grosswiji Cemetery, Rotterdam. He had flown 737 hours as a Navigator.

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