JAN GOULEVITCH
460 SQUADRON RAAF
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS

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Warrant Officer Jan GOULEVITCH of Ayr after being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with his novel headgear which he acquired in a bar in England after an undertaker had "misplaced it".

Jan (John) Goulevitch received the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) for "his tenacity and determination to make all missions successful by dropping his payload on the target even under difficult conditions".

 

 

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE

HONOURS AND AWARDS

DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS

WARRANT OFFICER JAN GOULEVITCH (414019)

CITATION:

Warrant Officer GOULEVITCH has an outstanding operational record. On no less than nine successive occasions he has secured valuable photographs.

During an attack on Milan his starboard outer engine failed before the Alps were reached. In spite of this and of the loss of altitude he flew on to the target which he bombed successfully and made a safe return to base.

On another occasion over Cologne the aircraft was damaged by anti-aircraft fire, the port wing tip being shot off, the hydraulic system was punctured and the port engine put out of action. Despite this extensive damage, by very skilful airmanship a safe landing was made.

Warrant Officer GOULEVITCH has invariably displayed commanding courage.

PRIVATE ADDRESS: Flinders Parade, SANDGATE. QLD

 

 

John received the following letter advising of his receipt of the DFC:-

 

Commonwealth of Australia

Royal Australia Air Force
Overseas Headquarters
Kodak House
63, Kingsway
London, W.C. 2.

W/O J. Goulevitch, D.F.C.
Aus. 414019,
No. 81 O.T.U.,
R.A.F. Station,
Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Dear Goulevitch,

I have just received the good news from Air Ministry that you have been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

2. Please accept my heartiest congratulations on this award.

3. With this note I am forwarding a small piece of D.F.C. ribbon in case you are unable to obtain this locally.

Kindest personal regards,

Yours sincerely,

? Wrigley
Air Vice Marshal,
Air Officer Commanding

Encl.

 

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