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ALLPORT Valentine
NZ402839, Squadron Leader

CITATION
Distinguished Flying Cross
11 August 1942, 18 Squadron RAF: This officer joined the Squadron in August 1941, and took part in several shipping sweeps over the North Sea
before proceeding overseas.  In November 1941 Flight Lieutenant ALLPORT was the pilot of an aircraft which attacked a large supply vessel with
destroyer escort.  In heavy rain and poor visibility he made his attack and left the ship on fire

AWARDS
Distinguished Flying Cross
1939-45 Star
Africa Star
Air Crew Europe Star
Defence Medal
War Medal 1939-45
NZ War Service Medal

NOTES
Born 18 February 1916, Nelson, New Zealand
Killed in Action 26 March 1944, near Folkingham, Licolnshire, England
Buried Cambridge City Cemetery, Cambridgeshire, England

Enlisted into the RNZAF 31 August 1940

Squadron Leader ALLPORT flew with 18 Squadron from England against targets on the Dutch Coast and in Europe, moving with the squadron to Malta and North Africa in October 1941 where he operated against targets in Italy, Greece, Libya, Sicily and Italian islands in the Mediterranean.  In March 1942 he returned to England for an instructors course, serving as an instructor with 17 OTU until January 1944 when he joined 1655 Mosquito Training Unit.  He was Killed in Action 26 March 1944 near Folkingham, Licolnshire, England with 1655 MTU, RAF Warboys.