Fourth Supplement


The London Gazette

of Friday the 27th of July 1945

Air Ministry 31st July 1945

The King has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallantry and devotion to duty in the execution of air operations:-

Distinguished Flying Cross

Captain Henry Paul Wiles (8899V) SAAF 2 Squadron

This officer has displayed a high degree of skill and courage in air operations. He has participated in a large number of sorties and throughout has pressed home his attacks with great determination. In harassing attacks on enemy transport Captain Wiles has been responsible for the destruction of many mechanical vehicles. On one occasion in March 1945 this officer led an attack against a sugar refinery near Migliarino. Intense and accurate anti-aircraft fire was encountered but due to the fine leadership and ability of Captain Wiles, the target was successfully bombed. This officer has set a fine example of devotion to duty and coolness in the face of the enemy and has done much to build up and maintain the high standard of his squadron.




Distinguished Flying Cross


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