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MAYHILL Desmond Ronald
NZ429967 & 133808. Flight Lieutenant, Royal New Zealand Air Force

CITATION
Distinguished Flying Cross
Gazetted 23 October 1944
No 75 (NZ) Squadron, RAF (Lancaster)
In August 1944, during a daylight attack on Pont Remy, the aircraft of which this officer was bomb aimer was hit by anti-aircraft fire, during the bombing rrun.  Flying Officer Mayhill was injured and temporarily blinded in one eye.; blood streamed down his face, but he insisted on the captain making a further bombing run on which the target was successfully attacked.  He showed outstanding devotion to duty and courage.

Legion of Honour - Knight (France)
Awarded October 2015


AWARDS
Distinguished Flying Cross
1939-45 Star
Bomber Command
France & Germany Star
Defence Medal
War Medal 1939-45
New Zealand War Service Medal
Cadet Forces Medal
Legion of Honour - Knight (France)

NOTES
Born 6 February 1924 Auckland, New Zealand
Died