Lot Archive


№ 584


27 September 1994

Hammer Price:

A Pathfinder's D.F.M. group of five awarded to Sergeant G.A. Bancroft, No. 405 (R.C.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force

DISTINGUISHED FLYING MEDAL, G.VI.R. (1140325 Sgt., R.A.F.); 1939-45 STAR; FRANCE AND GERMANY STAR, clasp, Air Crew Europe; DEFENCE AND WAR MEDALS, together with Buckingham Palace letter and another from R.A.F. Record Office forwarding the D.F.M., good very fine (5)

D.F.M., London Gazette, 7 December, 1945: Sergeant George Arthur Bancroft, R.A.F.V.R., No. 405 Squadron (R.C.A.F.) The following recommendation was extracted from official records: 'This airman, who is a member of a very successful crew, has shown skill and determination in all his sorties, which include such heavily-defended areas as Dortmund, Essen and Hamburg. As Flight-Engineer, he has shown great tenacity and devotion to duty in trying circumstances, and both in the air and on the ground, his work has set an inspiring example to his crew and his Squadron, and is worthy of high praise.'

Sold with further details including details of sorties carried out berween October 1944 and April 1945.