Gooding gets DFC

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Gooding gets DFC - Sqdn. Lr. Gooding Awarded D.F.C. For Able...
Sqdn. Lr. Gooding Awarded D.F.C. For Able Leadership, Sqdn. Ldr. Harold O. Gooding, American Air If edal, of 76 Kenil-worth avenue, Ottawa, has been awarded the Distinguished Flying ! Cross for his work as an ."exceptionally able leader". Air Force Headquarters announced today in a list of awards. Other awards included the Bar to the D.F.C. to Fit. Ltv W. J. Banks, D.C.F., Toronto; Fit Lt C. W. Fox. D.F.C, Dunnville, Ont, and Fit. Lt. J. M. G. Plamondon, D. F.C, Quebec City, and the DJ.C. to Sqdn. Ldr. R. F. Reid, Vancouver, and FO. D. M. Mac-Kenzie, London, Ont ( The citation of Sqdn Ldr. Gooding's award states: "Before joining his present squadron this officer took part in many power diving and low level attacks against enemy gun positions. Since April, 1944, he has commanded a flight and has led the squadron pn numerous sorties against a wide variety of targets. He is an exceptionally able leader who has continually displayed the greatest keenness for operational flying. During the period he has been in command, the squadron has destroyed 43 enemy mechanical vehicles and damaged many' others." Sqdn. Ldr. Gooding, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gooding, of 19 Morris street, Ottawa, was in the news last Thursday when he led his squadron, the City of Ottawa, in a successful raid on V-l bomb sites near Rotterdam. A graduate of Glebe Collegiate and former member - of the Montagnards hockey team, Sqdn. Ldr. Gooding won his American award on September 23, 1942, when he took part with Sqdn. Ldr. Ken Boomer, of Ottawa, and other Canadian and American flyers in an attack on the base at Kiska Island, Alaska, then held by the Japanese. He was former? ly employed with the Civil Aviation branch of the Department of Transport

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  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 27 Feb 1945, Tue,
  3. Page 3

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