THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
WHITLEY Eric William
RAF29195, Wing Commander

CITATION
Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted
During a certain period of the fighting in the Western Desert, this officer commanded a force which inflicted much damage on the Axis forces.  Wing Commander Whitley, who planned all the sorties, displayed fine leadership and great courage and contributed materially to the excellent results achieved

Distinguished Flying Cross
Gazetted

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted


AWARDS
Distinguished Service Order
Distinguished Flying Cross
General Service Medal 1918
       Iraq
1939-45 Star
      Battle of Britain
Air Crew Europe Star
       Atlantic
Africa Star
Defence Medal
War Medal 1939-45
       Mention in Despatches

NOTES
Born 17 August 1902, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand
Died 25 October 1973, Christchurch, New Zealand
Buried in Auckland, New Zealand