Bravery Awards for Aerial Combat: Stories behind the award of the CGM (Flying)

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The first recipient was Flight Sergeant Leslie Wallace, a wireless operator with 83 Squadron, who extinguished a major fire in his Lancaster and despite his severe wounds returned to his radio until the crippled aircraft returned to England.

The final CGM was awarded to Flight Sergeant John Couglan in Vietnam, when he assisted boarding casualties in the face of heavy fire from the Vietcong. In between there are a host of tales that recount ...

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Overview

The first recipient was Flight Sergeant Leslie Wallace, a wireless operator with 83 Squadron, who extinguished a major fire in his Lancaster and despite his severe wounds returned to his radio until the crippled aircraft returned to England.

The final CGM was awarded to Flight Sergeant John Couglan in Vietnam, when he assisted boarding casualties in the face of heavy fire from the Vietcong. In between there are a host of tales that recount incredible feats of courage.

Lengthy appendices list recipients of the medal and other statistics concerning the award.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781844155989
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
  • Publication date: 4/27/2008
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements     15
For Conspicuous Gallantry     17
First Awards     22
Bomber Command - Spring 1943     38
High Endeavour     56
Men of Coastal Command     62
The Night Raiders     74
Bomber Command-Autumn 1943     87
The Battle of Berlin     96
Middle East Heroes     113
Build-up to Invasion     123
By Night and Day     138
Above and beyond...     150
The Final Assault     158
Far East, Final Europe and Vietnam     173
Text of HM King George VI's formal approval of the CGM     191
Recipients of the CGM     194
CGM awards by crew category     197
CGMs awarded     198
Other awards to CGM holders     199
CGMs awarded by aircraft types     200
CGMs awarded by squadrons     201
Index     203

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