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Looking for information on Thomas Leak

I am looking for information for my friend about his uncle DFC LEAK, Thomas William Leslie PO 172951 RAFVR LG 17.10.44

He was a bomb aimer on lancasters in 97 squadron part of the Path Finder Force. Most of the information so far comes from the squadron web page http://www.97squadronassociation.co.uk/ so please check them out.

I will upload what I find here please feel free to contact me with any info you might have.

Update:

The DFC Medal was awarded to RAF Airmen for the below
“an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty whilst flying in active operations against the enemy”

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The Medal and Ribbon

From the notes above it appears Thomas was awarded his on 17/10/1944 I will check the ops book to see if I can find what mission it was for. If anyone can help please comment.

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