SIMPSON [DFM, DFC], Thomas Drayton [Tammy]

Distinguished Flying Cross,Distinguished Flying Medal Germany (Dams) 1943 (DFM) London Gazette 14.4.1944 (DFC) " DFC Citation: “Joint Citation for the Dam Busters raid on the Moehne, Eder and Scorpe Dams in Germany on the night of 16th May 1943, with the award of the DSO to Acting Flight Lieutenant D J Shannon (1), and Pilot Officer L G Knight (2), a bar to the DFC of Acting Flight Lieutenant J F Leggo (3), the DFC to Flight Lieutenant R C Hay (4) to Pilot Officer C L Howard (5) and Pilot Officer F M Spafford DFM and the DFM to Flight Sergeant T D Simpson (6). On the night of 16th May 1943, a force of Lancaster bombers was detailed to attack the Moehne, Eder and Scorpe dams in Germany. The operation was one of great difficulty and hazard, demanding a great degree of skill and courage and close cooperation between the crews of the aircraft engaged. Nevertheless a telling blow was struck at the enemy by the successful breaching of the Moehne and Eder dams. This outstanding success reflects the greatest credit on the efforts of the following personnel who participated in the operation in various capacities as members of aircraft crews. (London Gazette 28/5/1943 P2361)

Last Name
SIMPSON [DFM, DFC]
Given Names
Thomas Drayton [Tammy]
Service Number
408076
Distinguished Flying Medal
YES
Distinguished Flying Cross
YES
Date of Birth
23/11/1917
Birth Location
Hobart Tasmania
Enlistment Date
10/10/1940
Enlistment Location
Hobart Tasmania
Course Details
WAGS Course 8
Intake Date
12/12/1940
Kill Date or Discharge Date
28/03/1945 (Discharged)
Discharge Unit
6 REC C
Rank
Flying Officer
Notes

Distinguished Flying Cross,Distinguished Flying Medal Germany (Dams) 1943 (DFM) London Gazette 14.4.1944 (DFC) " DFC Citation: “Joint Citation for the Dam Busters raid on the Moehne, Eder and Scorpe Dams in Germany on the night of 16th May 1943, with the award of the DSO to Acting Flight Lieutenant D J Shannon (1), and Pilot Officer L G Knight (2), a bar to the DFC of Acting Flight Lieutenant J F Leggo (3), the DFC to Flight Lieutenant R C Hay (4) to Pilot Officer C L Howard (5) and Pilot Officer F M Spafford DFM and the DFM to Flight Sergeant T D Simpson (6). On the night of 16th May 1943, a force of Lancaster bombers was detailed to attack the Moehne, Eder and Scorpe dams in Germany. The operation was one of great difficulty and hazard, demanding a great degree of skill and courage and close cooperation between the crews of the aircraft engaged. Nevertheless a telling blow was struck at the enemy by the successful breaching of the Moehne and Eder dams. This outstanding success reflects the greatest credit on the efforts of the following personnel who participated in the operation in various capacities as members of aircraft crews. (London Gazette 28/5/1943 P2361)

NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1 WAGS - SIMPSON Thomas Drayton - 408076
1 WAGS - SIMPSON Thomas Drayton - 408076
1 WAGS - SIMPSON Thomas Drayton - 408076
1 WAGS - SIMPSON Thomas Drayton - 408076
1 WAGS - SIMPSON Thomas Drayton - 408076 Citation
1 WAGS - SIMPSON Thomas Drayton - 408076 Citation

Acknowledgements

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