St JOHN John Ramsey
39687, Wing Commander, Reserve of Air Force Officers

CITATION
Distinguished Flying Cross
Gazetted 20 July 1943, p3277
One night in June, 1943, this officer piloted an aircraft detailed to attack Mulheim. During the flight the bomber was attacked by 2 hostile aircraft and repeatedly hit. Displaying supurb airmanship Squadron Leader St. John succeeded in evading the attackers. Although one engine was unserviceable, a rudder missing, the starboard elevator damaged and the elevator controls jammed, course was set for this country. In the face of great odds, Squadron Leader St. John flew the aircraft to base and landed it safely. This officer displayed outstanding skill, courage and tenacity

bar to the Distinguished Flying Cross
Gazetted 12 November 1943, p4971

Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 1 May 1945
This officer has completed three tours of operational duty.  His record is one of gallant and distinguished service.  He has commanded the Squadron for almost a year.  By his skilful leadership, exceptional ability and unswerving devotion to duty, Wing Commander St John has contributed in good measure to the cuccess obtained

AWARDS
Distinguished Flying Cross and bar
Distinguished Service Order
1939-45 Star
Air Crew Europe Star
Defence Medal
War Medal 1939-45

NOTES
Born 13 March 1917 Nelson, New Zealand
Died
THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT