BROOKS, Edward John  
 
PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Brooks, Edward John
Date of birth: Unknown
Nationality:  British
BIOGRAPHY: 
Service Number: 37378.
     
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS (DFC)
Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Unit: No. 228 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on: January 17th, 1941
Action: Citation:
"Flight Lieutenant Brooks has been engaged on operational flying since September 1939. He has made three successful attacks on enemy submarines. In April 1940, he carried out a reconnaissance of the Norwegian coast which earned him the congratulations of the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Coastal Command. In July, whilst operating near Gibraltar, he was engaged by three French fighters, and although possibly two of these were destroyed, he did not open fire until he was certain that the intention of the French aircraft was hostile. He has at all times shown great courage and devotion to duty."
Details: Published in the London Gazette, dated 17th January 1941.
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - London Gazette dated 17th January 1941
   
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