|Place made||United Kingdom|
|Date made||c 1946|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Air Crew Europe Star : Flying Officer M F Manning, 466 Squadron RAAF
Air Crew Europe Star. Unnamed as issued.
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.