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Surname REYNOLDS   Initials L E   First Name LESLIE EWART  
Decorations DFM  
Rank Sergeant   Unit RAF   Service No. 1258143  
Age   Deceased   Previous Squadron  
Comments See mission to Duisberg 21/5/44

V B Temple crew arrives 30/4/44  
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Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFM  4/07/1944  1258143 Sergeant Leslie Ewart REYNOLDS, R.A.F.V.R. 156 Sqn.

This airman was the mid-upper gunner of an aircraft detailed to attack a target in the Ruhr area. After leaving the target area, the aircraft was attacked by two enemy fighters, much damage was sustained, whilst Sergeant Reynolds was wounded in the neck and face by splinters. Nevertheless, he continued to man his guns and greatly assisted in driving off the attackers. Although weak from the loss of blood and suffering from the lack of oxygen and severe shock, this valiant airman refused to leave his turret until this country was reached.

This airman displayed unbeatable courage and determination throughout. On three other occasions he has defended his aircraft with great skill agains enemy fighters. 
Source Date Comments
ORB  12/06/1944  Sgt Reynolds (A.G.) awarded immediate DFM. 
LG 36598  4/07/1944  DFM Commendation 
ORB  14/07/1944  Sgt L.E. Reynolds awarded immediate DFM.