Rank/Name: Sgt S.H. Webb DFM
Date of Award: 28/01/1941

Group of Five: Distinguished Flying Medal (GVIR); 1939-
45 Star; Atlantic Star; British War Medal 1939-45; Defence
Medal 1939-45. 632851 Sgt H.S.Webb RAF on first medal.
First medal engraved, remaining medals unnamed. Good
very fine.

SIDNEY HOWARD WEBB Sidney Howard Webb. Sergeant No.59 Squadron, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner. DFM. L.G.: 28Jan1941 'Sergeant Webb has been the Wireless
Operator/Air Gunner to Flt.Lt.R.W.Ayres, D.F.C. and has taken part in a
large number of operational flights. He has at all times shown great courage,
determination and coolness of a high order and has been of the greatest
assistance to his pilot. On one occasion when his guns had been damaged
and after he had been slightly wounded in the face, he directed his pilot's
evasive manoeuvres while being attacked by twelve Me.109s. The aircraft
returned safely to base. On another occasion, although wounded by anti-
aircraft fire, he continued to direct the pilot's tactics for the evasion of flak
and searchlights and, on the way home, made persistent efforts to repair
his wireless set which has been put out of action by shell fire. He has shot
down one enemy aircraft and has probably damaged others. He has set a fine
example to others and his conduct is worthy of an award.' Together with
Goldfish Club embroidered badge, Logbook 17.12.1939 - 12.9.1949, Services
& Release book, photographs, original carboard box as mailed.

Source: London Gazette