A Second World War D.F.M. group of four to Flight Sergeant J.S.Robertson, Royal Air Force,

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Lot 176
A Second World War D.F.M. group of four to Flight Sergeant J.S.Robertson, Royal Air Force,

Sold for £ 2,880 (US$ 3,648) inc. premium
A Second World War D.F.M. group of four to Flight Sergeant J.S.Robertson, Royal Air Force,
Distinguished Flying Medal, G.VI.R. (1822281 F/Sgt J.S.Robertson. R.A.F.); 1939-1945 Star; Air Crew Europe Star with France and Germany bar; War Medal. Mounted as worn. Very fine. (Lot)

Footnotes

  • D.F.M. London Gazette 20.2.1945.

    As rear gunner of a blind marker crew, Flight Sergeant Robertson has made 54 sorties including many to heavily defended areas. His ceaseless vigilance has given a sense of security to other crew members and thus improved the quality of their work. He is an excellent gunner who is at pains to keep himself and his armament at the peak of efficiency and is always prepared to give a good account of himself in a tight corner. He is strongly recommended for a non-immediate award of the Distinguished Flying Medal.

    Remarks by Station Commander: This N.C.O. has proved himself in his operational career to have outstanding courage and efficiency. His high senses of devotion to duty makes him very worthy of the D.F.M.


    The lot includes his log book, Buckingham Palace letter, group photograph taken in front of a Lancaster, and two photographs of him in Battledress uniform.

    John Scott Robertson was born at St.Catherines, Ontario, his home was later at Bisley, Renfrew. He was a former ATC cadet and enlisted in 1943 and began training in May 1943. His Ops begin in August 1943. He joins No.576 Squadron at Elsham Wolds in January 1944 and carries out Ops at Brunswick, Berlin and Magdeburg. In February he has Ops to Leipzig (Aborted), Stuttgart (Aborted), Schweinfurt and Augsberg. He transfers to No.156 Squadron in March 1944 and has Ops to Berlin and Essen. In April 1944 he transfers to No.582 Squadron and has Ops to Lille, Laon, Cologne, Laan, Karlsruhe, Essen and Aulnoye. May continues to be a busy month and has Ops at Mantes-Gassicourt, Cap Griz Nez, Rennes Aerodrome and Montcouple. On the 6th June he bombs Longues and on the 9th Fougers, then Tours (Rail Yards), Lens (Rail Yards), Coubronne (Pilotless Plane Base), Wizerne (Pilotless Plane Base), Villers Bocage. July continues to be a busy month with his 28th Op on Cagny, followed by, Foret du Croc, Linceaux, Kiel, Stuttgart, and a Battle Area Aiming Point. August sees him complete a further 5 Ops and September another seven Ops including Le Havre, Boulogne and Calais. October sees Ops on Saarbrucken, Dortmund, Essen, Homburg and Cologne. November Ops include Dusseldorf and Dortmund. In December 1944 he completes his tour with his 56th Op to Leuna and 57th and final Op to Essen.
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