Lamason, Phillip John

Geboortedatum:
15 september 1918 (Napier, Nieuw-Zeeland)
Overlijdensdatum:
19 mei 2012 (Dannevirke, Nieuw-Zeeland)
Nationaliteit:
Nieuw-Zeelandse

Biografie

Rang: Squadron Leader

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Periode:
Tweede Wereldoorlog (1939-1945)
Rang:
Pilot officer
Eenheid:
RNZAF
Pilot Wing
Periode:
Tweede Wereldoorlog (1939-1945)
Rang:
Pilot Officer (2e Luitenant-vlieger)
Eenheid:
No. 218 Squadron, Roya Air Force
Toegekend op:
15 mei 1942
Samenvatting:
One night in April, 1942, this officer was the captain of an aircraft which attacked Pilsen. During the return flight his aircraft was attacked by an enemy fighter and sustained damage; the hydraulics were shot away and the turret rendered unserviceable, while a fire broke out in the middle of the fuselage. Displaying great presence of mind, Pilot Officer Lamason coolly directed his crew in the emergency and, while 2 of them dealt with the fire, he skilfully outmanoeuvred his attacker and finally shook him off. By his fine airmanship and great devotion to duty, Pilot Officer Lamason was undoubtedly responsible for the safe return of the aircraft and its crew. This officer has completed 21 sorties and he has at all times displayed courage and ability.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Periode:
Tweede Wereldoorlog (1939-1945)
Eenheid:
No. 15 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Toegekend op:
2 juni 1943
Mentioned in Despatches
Periode:
Tweede Wereldoorlog (1939-1945)
Rang:
Acting Squadron Leader (Waarnemend Majoor-vlieger)
Eenheid:
No. 15 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Toegekend op:
14 januari 1944
Mentioned in Despatches
Periode:
Tweede Wereldoorlog (1939-1945)
Rang:
Squadron Leader (Majoor-Vlieger)
Eenheid:
No. 15 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Toegekend op:
27 juni 1944
Samenvatting:
Voor "heldenmoed en devotie van een hogere order" en "vastberadenheid" in de aanvallen op Berlijn en andere zwaar verdedigde doelwitten.
Bijzonderheden:
2e onderscheiding: gesp
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

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