Men of Bomber Command who were awarded the Victoria Cross
Flight Lieutenant Rod Learoyd
12 August 1940
For an attack on the Dortmund Ems Canal
Sergeant John Hannah
15 September 1940
For fighting a fire on board his aircraft. Aged 18 Hannah was the youngest airmen VC recipient.
Wing Commander Hughie Edwards
4 July 1941
For leading a daylight raid on Bremen.
Sergeant Jimmy Ward
7 July 1941
For tackling a fire aboard his aircraft.
Squadron Leader John Nettleton
17 April 1942
For successfully bombing Augsburg in daylight.
Flying Officer Leslie Manser
30 May 1942
For holding his aircraft level while his crew baled out. Posthumous.
Pilot Officer Ron Middleton
28 November 1942
For flying his aircraft home despite being mortally wounded. Posthumous.
Squadron Leader Leonard Trent
3 May 1943
For leading a daylight raid on Amsterdam.
Wing Commander Guy Gibson
16 May 1943
For leading the Dambusters Raid
Flight Sergeant Arthur Aaron
12 August 1943
For landing his damaged aircraft safely despite being mortally wounded. Posthumous.
Flight Lieutenant Bill Reid
3 November 1943
For continuing his mission and returning safely despite severe wounds.
Pilot Officer Cyril Barton
30 March 1944
For crashlanding his bomber away from a village, despite serious wounds. Posthumous.
Sergeant Jorman Jackson
26 April 1944
For tackling a fire on board his aircraft..
Pilot Officer Andrew Mynarski
12 June 1944
For rescuing the rear gunner of his aircraft from flames. Posthumous.
Squadron Leader Ian Bazalgette
4 August 1944
For continuing his mission despite being wounded and the bomber damaged. Posthumous.
Wing Commander Leonard Cheshire
For completing 100 Operations.
Squadron Leader Robert Palmer
23 December 1944
For continuing his mission despite the aircraft being in flames. Posthumous.
Flight Sergeant George Thompson
1 January 1945
For rescuing fellow crew members from the crashed and burning aircraft. Posthumous.
Captain Edwin Swales
23 February 1945
For holding his aircraft level so that his crew could bale out. Posthumous.
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