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Distinguished Flying Medal group to 1238624 Sergeant Walter Atkins, Flight Engineer, 578 Squadron, R.A.F.V.R.

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Distinguished Flying Medal group to 1238624 Sergeant Walter Atkins, Flight Engineer, 578 Squadron, R.A.F.V.R.

£2,400.00

Sergeant Atkins flew on 29 operations totaling 137.10 hours. On the night of 5/6th January 1945 his Halifax aircraft was involved in a collision with another aircraft when returning from an attack on Hanover. The recommendation for the DFM states that with 'complete coolness' Sergeant Atkins 'stood by and advised his captain until the aircraft with great difficulty was brought over friendly territory and the crew were able to safely bale out'.

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