CLARKSON [DFC], Ronald Victor

"Ron was born in Peterhead, South Australia and during WW11 was sent to England and was posted to Lissett Air force Base in Yorkshire and became a member of 158 Squadron, his plane being the famous “Friday the 13th” which was awarded the Victoria Cross and went on display in Oxford St, London after the war. Ron did 40 sorties over enemy territory and was awarded the DFC for his courage. Ron received the French Medal of Honour of which he was very proud. Posted by Sue Clarkson. Albury. NSW"

Last Name
CLARKSON [DFC]
Given Names
Ronald Victor
Service Number
417805
Distinguished Flying Cross
YES
Date of Birth
17/05/1918
Birth Location
Peterhead South Australia
Enlistment Date
18/07/1942
Enlistment Location
Adelaide S.A.
Course Details
WAGS Course 30, 1 W.A.G.S Gallantry Citations
Intake Date
17/09/1942
Finish Date
03/03/1943
To
3 BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
08/08/1945 (Discharged)
Discharge Unit
30 OTU
Rank
Flying Officer
Medals
DFC, French Medal Of Honour
Notes

"Ron was born in Peterhead, South Australia and during WW11 was sent to England and was posted to Lissett Air force Base in Yorkshire and became a member of 158 Squadron, his plane being the famous “Friday the 13th” which was awarded the Victoria Cross and went on display in Oxford St, London after the war. Ron did 40 sorties over enemy territory and was awarded the DFC for his courage. Ron received the French Medal of Honour of which he was very proud. Posted by Sue Clarkson. Albury. NSW"

NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1 WAGS - CLARKSON Ronald Victor - 417805 Citation
1 WAGS - CLARKSON Ronald Victor - 417805
1 WAGS - CLARKSON Ronald Victor - 417805 Citation

Acknowledgements

National Archives of AustraliaUBC Web DesignCity of BallaratDepartment of Veterans+39 AffairsAustralian War MemorialRSL Virtual War Memorial