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WO Tom Mclean DFM DFC

PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:15 pm
by SimonK123
WO Tom Mclean DFM DFC

Thomas Joseph McLean died on July 20 2011, aged 89. He is arguably the highest-scoring gunner, his DFC citation crediting him with seven confirmed kills as well as two probables. He was awarded an immediate DFM after shooting down two Junkers Ju88 on 6 December 1942, on his 17th mission. He eventually joined 617 Squadron completing 51 missions. After a brief time a civilian, he rejoined the RAF in 1946 and remained there until 1956. Details about his wartime exploits are in the book “617 Squadron – The Dambusters at War” by Tom Bennett. Our apologies for not including his details before

A more detailed obituary of this master gunner can be read here:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/military-obituaries/air-force-obituaries/8702865/Warrant-Officer-Tom-McLean.html