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Flying Officer Andrew McPherson DFC RAF

 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:12 pm    Post subject: Flying Officer Andrew McPherson DFC RAF Reply with quote

Located within New Kilpatrick Parish Church, 28 Kirk Place, Bearsden, Glasgow G61 3RT

The window was donated by the daughters and BB friends in commemoration of Andrew McPherson DFC. The window was designed by Gordon M. Webster.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote




McPHERSON, ANDREW
Rank: Flying Officer
Trade: Pilot
Service No: 39200
Date of Death: 12/05/1940
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force 139 Sqdn.
Awards: D F C
Grave Reference Coll. grave 6. F. 17-19.
Cemetery HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Capt. Andrew McPherson, D.S.O., and Jean McPherson, of Glasgow.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

(from Bomber Command losses 1939 - 1940)

139 Sqn Blenheim IV code XD- was on Op Maastricht
F/O A McPherson DFC
Sgt F W Gregory
LAC H F Over

Take off 0500 Plivot, shot down by ME 109s near Lanaken (Limburg) Belgium. The crew are buried in Heverlee War cemetery.

This same aircraft, with F/O McPherson as pilot carried out Bomber Command's first operation sortie of the war on 3 Sep 1939.

Another story which perhaps deserves to be more widely known.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Citation for the Distinguished Flying Cross L/Gaz 10/10/1939 page 6796

Flying Officer Andrew McPHERSON (39200).
This officer carried out reconnaissance flights early in September, 1939. On one occasion he was forced by extremely bad-weather conditions to fly close to the enemy coast at very low altitudes. These flights made possible a successful raid on enemy naval forces.
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