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Valachos, Peter John DFC (Flight Lieutenant)

Prisoner of War 1941-May-31

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Birth Date: unkown date (age )

Home: Brantford, Ontario

Decorations: DFC, MiD

Distinguished Service CrossMentioned in Dispatches
214 Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Ultor In Umbris (Avenging in the shadows)
Flight Lieutenant
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Service Numbers
RAF Commands says 99 Sqn. No entry for Valachos in ORB for this period. Info. below not verifed by ORB records for 214 Sqn Peter Valachos was born in 1915 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada and prior to joining the RAF in 1938 he served in the Dufferin Rifles in Canada. He arrived at 99 Squadron on 11th July 1940 and as a Flying Officer was later awarded the DFC for service with 99 Squadron on 11th February 1941. He had already transferred to 214 Squadron on 12th December 1940 however and flew out to the Middle East. On 31st May 1941 he was shot down and taken PoW. He was Mentioned in Despatches on 1st January 1942. As a PoW he relinquished his RAF Commission on 24th November 1944 on appointment to the RCAF. After repatriation he returned to Canada and joined the Royal Canadian Artillery from 1953-1959. Hugh Halliday's RCAF awarded research has been used for this part of the account.

214 Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Ultor In Umbris

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