WW2 British RAF DFM Medal Group 138 Squadron SOE Sgt V Hodgkinson with Logbook. DFM named as follows; 1072877 F/S Hodgkinson RAF. The other medals of course are not named as they are British standard issue. The logbook covers his service from May 10 1941 to March 19 1946. All operations for 138 squadron are written in red and are detailed as Operations as Detailed. His trade was wireless operator flying in Halifaxs doing special duties. His citation for the DFM is as follows:
Flight Sergeant Hodgkinson has now completed 38 operations. He has proved to be a keen and most efficient Wireless Operator. His abilit has greatly contributed to the efficiency of his crew and he has set a fine example to other Wireless Operators in the squadron. On the night of the 14th May 1943 when his aircraft was damaged by flak and was in difficulties with engine failure at only 300 feet, Flight Sergeant Hodgkinson calmly carried on and obtained W/T fixes which were instrumental in the safe return of the aircraft.
Included in this lot is a copy of the modern soft cover squadron history of 138 by Chris Ward. A copyof his recomendation for honours and awards, a copy of flight magazine listings his DFM. Included not but not pictured is three unit photos with one of them being in front of a halifax. No writting on the back of them to designate unit but one would assume 138 squadron. Also a photo of him with possibly his wife and mother in front of buckinham palace during the investiture of the DFM by the king.
Great Special Operations Executive grouping which rarely come up