Air Vice Marshal Donald Clifford Tyndall Bennett, CB, CBE, DSO

Date of birth  1910-09-14  Toowoomba, QLD. 
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs)  1930  Enlisted in the RAAF. 
Other  1931  Transferred to RAF and intially posted to No 29 Squadron. 
Other  1935  Resigned from the RAF. 
Other  1936  Joined Imperial Airways, a civilian sea plane airline in England. 
Other  1941  Bennett returned to the RAF as an acting wing commander. 
Other units  1941-12  Appointed as commander of No 77 Squadron. 
Other  1942-04  Became commander of No 10 Squadron. 
Date of honour or award  1942-06-16  Awarded Distinguished Service Order for actions over Norway. Bennett was shot down during a raid on the Tirpitz but managed to escape home through Sweden. 
Date promoted  1942-07-05  Appointed as commander of Bomber Command's new Pathfinder Force. 
Date promoted  1943-01  Promoted to air vice marshal and given command of No 8 Pathfinder Force. 
Date of honour or award  1943-07-02  Commander of the Order of the British Empire. 
Date of honour or award  1944-06-08  Companion of the Order of the Bath. 
Date of death  1986-09-15