R.C.A.F. Operational Tour Wings

Item

Title

R.C.A.F. Operational Tour Wings

Description

R.C.A.F. Operational Wings pin representing one tour posthumously awarded to Flight Sergeant Dennis Haig Kurtz from Burlington, Ontario, Canada. The letter "O" with wings on either side in sterling silver, with 2 screw posts soldered to rear surface, with brass plate backing. Reverse reads "BIRKS" and "STERLING"

Identifier

015.112.007

Provenance

To be worn on the centre panel of the left breast pocket of aircrew uniforms during the latter part of World War II. An exclusively Canadian award, designed by W.D. Dunbar. 30 Sorties = 1 Tour for Bomber Command ( including Pathfinders).

Awarded to 21 year old Flight Sergeant Dennis Haig Kurtz, member of the overseas air crew in Europe. Dennis was an Air Observer in the #16 Operational Training Unit who was killed in action on August 1, 1942. Shot down at Eindhoven, Holland in a Wellington aircraft on an operation attached to 405 Squadron. He is buried in Woensel General Cemetery, Eindhoven, North Brabant, Holland.

Date

May 9, 1946

Medium

Sterling silver, brass plate

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