ON THIS DAY

28 November

1942
Flight Sergeant R.H. Middleton, VC 28-29 Nov
Flight Sergeant R.H. Middleton, posted to No. 149 Squadron, RAF, Bomber Command, is awarded the Victoria Cross after a raid on Turin, Italy. This was a posthumous award. Though terribly wounded, Middleton kept his damaged bomber flying, saving the lives of his crew at the cost of his own.

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1988 HARDY Robert RAF 919150
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