550 Squadron Photos
F/O M L Dubois DFC and Crew
The F/O Dubois crew was as follows:
- F/O M L Dubois DFC RCAF (P)
- Sgt H Tulip DFM (F/Eng)
- F/O J C Young RCAF (Nav)
- F/O W F Cox RCAF (B/A)
- Sgt H Wood (W/Op)
- Sgt R Eves (A/G)
- Sgt L R R Haynes RCAF (A/G)
Several different crew-men flew with this crew on various operations as stand-in W/Op:
The Dubois crew flew a tour with 550 between 5/44 and 10/44.
|F/O Dubois Crew And Ground Crew|
This crew flew ops in the following aircraft:
F/O Dubois (P)
F/O Dubois was awarded an immediate DFC after being hit in the neck by sharpnel on the day raid on Duigny fuel depot 10 August 1944.
The citation for DFC in the SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 3 OCTOBER, 1944 reads:
Flying Officer Maurice Leo DUBOIS (Can/J.25922), R.C.A.F., 550 Sqn In August, 1944. Flying Officer Dubois was detailed to attack an oil storage depot at Dugny. On the bombing run his aircraft was twice hit by anti-aircraft fire and on the second occasion this officer was severely wounded in the neck by shrapnel. He fainted momentarily but recovered to find the aircraft in a steep dive. Regaining control of the aircraft he called for a first aid kit and had his wounds dressed by a member of the crew. Although feeling very weak from loss of blood, he made another bombing run and successfully attacked the target. He afterwards flew his aircraft back to base and made a successful landing. Flying Officer Dubois has participated in many sorties and his determination to complete his missions regardless of his own personal safety has set a fine example to his squadron.