1947 - 1970

1947 – 1970 Overview Honours Awards Overview  Air Force Cross (AFC) The cross is awarded to an officer or a Warrant Officer for an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty whilst flying, but not while in active operations against an enemy.               Distinguished Flying Cross (United States)   Any individual, who while serving in any means with the Armed Forces of the United States, that is singled out by extreme valor or exceptional achievement while engaged in aerial flight may…

1941 - 1946

Honours and Awards 1941 – 1946 Overview A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T V W Y Overview The following is a list of all personnel who received honours and awards while serving with the Squadron during this time period. It is arranged in alphabetical order. Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) The cross is awarded to officers and Warrant Officers for an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty performed whilst flying in active operations…

1971 - Present

Honours and Awards    1971 to Present Overview Order of Canada CMM OMM MMM MSM Overview Order Of Canada The Order of Canada (French: Ordre du Canada) is a Canadian national order, admission into which is, within the system of orders, decorations, and medals of Canada, the second highest honour for merit. It comes second only to membership in the Order of Merit, which is within the personal gift of Canada’s monarch. To coincide with the centennial of Canadian Confederation, the three-tiered order was established in 1967 as a fellowship that…

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  1. chris geis

    We laid to rest my wifes grandfather today. He was bombadier in the 408 from 1942 till 1946 , his name was Joseph “Shorty” Karasin .

    1. Terri Henderson

      My father’s name was Richard (Dick) E. Henderson, he was the Flight Lieutenant (pilot) of Shorty’s flight crew during the war. Everyone call my Dad “Skip”. My Dad passed away in 1985. I actually met Shorty once when my Dad took us on a trip across Canada. My Dad always had wonderful things to say about your wife’s grandfather, and when we visited, your wife’s family were so very nice to us.
      We’re travelling to the UK this fall and are hoping to visit where they were stationed. I’ve been looking at some of the photos and information of my father’s as well as doing web searches to find out more, that’s how I ran across this message. God bless.

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