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LANGLEY Marcus Louis
NZ421067, Flying Officer, Royal New Zealand Air Force

CITATION
Conspicuous Gallantry Medal
Gazetted 13 June 1944
1466012 Flight Sergeant E.G PARRISH, RAFVR. As pilot and navigator of aircraft respectively these airmen have participated in numerous attacks on enemy shipping and have set a fine example of skill and dash.  In May 1944, they took part in an attack on a heavily armed convoy and obtained a hit on one of the vessels.  Flight Sergeant LANGLEY also used his machine guns to good effect on 2 minesweepers.  Some days later these airmen were again in action against enemy shipping.  At the outset of the fight Flight Sergeant LANGLEY was wounded in the throat, arms and thigh.  In spite of this he pressed home his attack and afterwards flew the aircraft to base.  He displayed courage and fortitude of the highest order.  Flight Sergeant PARRISH also proved himself to be a cool and resolute member of the aircraft crew.  On the return flight he tened to his wounded pilot and did everything in his power to assist him in his endeavours to reach this country.  He proved a tower of strength

AWARDS
Conspicuous Gallantry Medal

NOTES
Born 10 March 1946 Dunedin, New Zealand
Died 17 July 1983 Christchurch, New Zealand