1939-45 Star : Flying Officer M F Manning, 466 Squadron RAAF

Accession Number REL25556.002
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Medal
Physical description Bronze
Maker Unknown
Place made United Kingdom
Date made c 1946
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

1939-45 Star. Unnamed as issued.

History / Summary

Awarded to 420953 Flying Officer Martin France Manning, 466 Squadron RAAF. Manning was born in Sydney in 1919 and was a chartered accountant when he enlisted in December 1941. He qualified as an Air Observer, Bomb Aimer, Air Gunner and Astro Navigator during his RAAF service. He served in Wellington and Halifax bombers flying missions over Europe. By the time he was awarded his Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC), in June 1944, he had flown 239 operational hours, including 28 night missions, over heavily defended targets in Germany such as Essen, Duisberg, Berlin, Schweinfurt Leipzig and Hamburg.