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Surname WRIGHT   Initials L R   First Name LESLIE ROBERT  
Decorations DFM  
Rank Warrant Officer   Unit RAF   Service No. 1388495  
Age Unknown  Deceased   Previous Squadron  
Comments Would appear to be two tours with 156 or we have two L R Wrights. First was injured on Berlin mission on 23/8/43 and reappears 2/11/44  
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War Graves Link   Grave Photo NO Cemetery Photo NO
Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFM  1/10/1943  1388495 Sergeant Leslie Robert WRIGHT, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 156 Squadron.

One night in August, 1943, Sergeant Wright was the mid-upper gunner of an aircraft which attacked Berlin.

At the commencement of the attack the bomber was hit by anti-aircraft fire which wounded the navigator and seriously injured Sergeant Wright. Immediately afterwards the aircraft was attacked by an enemy fighter. Despite his wounds, Sergeant Wright returned the fire and with one long burst drove the attacker away.

This airman displayed skill and cool determination whilst his conduct during the remainder of the flight was exemplary. 
Source Date Comments
LG 36192  28/09/1943  DFM Commendation 
TAV  1/10/1943  Vol 2 Page 1027