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R.J. Wisker


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: DFC Citation, 17 October 1944
: Acting Flying Officer Raoul John WISKER (N.Z.415255), R.N.Z.A.F., 75 i(N.Z.) Sqn. On one occasion in July, 1944, Flying Officer Wisker was captain of an aircraft detailed to attack a flying bomb site near Lizzieux. On the bombing run, the aircraft was repeatedly hit by anti-aircraft fire, one shell bursting immediately beneath the starboard iwing causing the aircraft to go into a violent spiral dive. This officer managed to regain control, however, and despite severe damage to the aircraft, he made a second bombing run and executed a successful attack. It was later discovered that his aircraft had sustained 205 holes. Flying Officer Wisker has just completed a most successful tour of operations and throughout has proved himself to be a keen and conscientious pilot.
: London Gazette, 17 October 1944
: 30 March 2021

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