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DFC/DFM Medal Group | 115 & 40 Squadrons | Family Provenance

DFC/DFM Medal Group | 115 & 40 Squadrons | Family Provenance
DFC/DFM Medal Group | 115 & 40 Squadrons | Family Provenance
DFC/DFM Medal Group | 115 & 40 Squadrons | Family Provenance
DFC/DFM Medal Group | 115 & 40 Squadrons | Family Provenance
DFC/DFM Medal Group | 115 & 40 Squadrons | Family Provenance
DFC/DFM Medal Group | 115 & 40 Squadrons | Family Provenance
DFC/DFM Medal Group | 115 & 40 Squadrons | Family Provenance
DFC/DFM Medal Group | 115 & 40 Squadrons | Family Provenance

DFC/DFM Medal Group | 115 & 40 Squadrons | Family Provenance

High-Flying Medal Group For Sale | Fresh-To-Market

Flying Officer William Kenneth Dunn, DFC, DFM

 

 

 

DFC

DFM

39-45 STAR

ITALY STAR

AIR CREW EUROPE

1939-45 MEDAL

DEFENCE MEDAL

 

PILOT FLYING LOG BOOK 1940-1943 MAGISTER/OXFORD/WELLINGTON

PILOT FLYING LOG BOOK 1943 – 1945 MAINLY WELLINGTONS

 

50+ VARIOUS PHOTOGRAPHS AND POSTCARDS. Some showing FL/LT Dunn

RAF  visor cap originally belonging to Dunn, but bearing another name to the sweatband. Possible re-issue.

Newspaper articles relating to Dunn’s awards of the DFC and DFM

 

DFM 1942. 22.9.1942.  while with 115 Squadron. Citation states, “he undertook a daylight attack to aid the Yugoslavian forces. This attacK was very successful, and Flying Officer Dunn took some excellent photographs.”

DFC. 25.August 1944 40 Squadron.

Condition report:  The medals on original ribbons with silver metaltop suspensions, near excellent condition and free from damage or contact marks. DFC with original case. Log Books, RAF cap and  photographs in very good to near excellent condition with storage age only.

Background to Fl/Lt William Dunn:

 

Training | Chronology

 

22 Decenber 1940: air experience in a Miles Magister.

Dual experience included taxiing,flying controls, take-off,  landing, unpowered flight, navigation, spin recovery, aircraft management, emergency recovery, up to solo flight 14th March after 13 hours.

Further practise, instrument flying, forced landings, cross country flying, aerobatics, signed off after 57 hours.

25 April 1941: converted to Oxford, twin-engine aircraft. Training topics & sequence.

1 July 1941: 1st pilot, low flying, formation flying, photography, overshoot landings, Link trainer, completed after 139 hours @ 1st July.

6 August 1941: Converted to Wellington bomber. Maiden flight @ 6th August 1941. Joined D flight at OTU.

October 1941: Signed-off for Wellington Bombers @ 171 hrs 10 October 1941.

 

Operations

 

20 October 1941: First bombings

Nov 7 1941: First German operation, Berlin 7 Nov

November 24 1941: Instrument flying

Op to Essen 8 March, then Le Havre, Dortmund, Cologne, Lubeck

Engine and equipment failure, 17 April 1942

Mine laying 2 May 422 hrs

St Nazaire, 1000 plane raid on Cologne, 30 May

1000 plane raid on Essen, 1 June

4000lb bomb to Emden, 6 June

Mine laying in the Baltic, 11 July, 513 hrs

Training others, 1 August

Flew Anson, 21 Dec

Flew Whitley with cine camera gun, Jan 17 1943, 762 hrs

Halifax, 2 April

Low level bombing Whitley, 23 April

Link trainer 31 hrs

 

Book 2 - Italy & North Africa

 

Started operations in N Africa, 13 Nov, 1314 hrs

Bombed planes on Rome Campiano

Based at Foggia, Italy, 31 Dec

Flew Dakota, 3 April 1944, 1463 hrs

Bombed Simiane la Rotonde, May 14, 1492 hrs (subsequently revisited and filmed by BBC)

Returned to UK via Liberator

Training pilots on Proctor, 24 Nov, 1654 hrs

 

Other information:

 

Planes flown Magister, Tiger Moth, Oxford, DC3, Liberator, Proctor, Halifax, Whitely

Ranks held: sergeant, flight sergeant, pilot officer, flight officer, flight lieutenant


Provenance: The William Dunn medal group is for sale by the family for the first time. Documents confirming the provenance are included in the sale.

Price: POA

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