Flight Lieutenant Doug Orr DFC

ORR James Douglas (F/L) RCAF n° R56907 (NCO) J10391

Distinguished Flying Cross

London Gazette 29 December 1944

This officer has completed many sorties during which he has either destroyed or damaged more than 100 enemy vehicles. In addition he has destroyed three enemy aircraft and damaged two others. He has proved himself a keen and efficient pilot whose leadership and fine fighting spirit have won the admiration of his squadron.

Doug Orr

Collection Walter Neil Dove

More on Doug Orr…

ORR, F/L James Douglas (J10391)

– Distinguished Flying Cross 

– No.403 Squadron

– Award effective 18 December 1944 as per London Gazette dated 29 December 1944 and AFRO 379/45 dated 2 March 1945.  

Born 1916 in Elm Creek, Manitoba; home in Vancouver; enlisted in Winnipeg 18 April 1940.  Trained at No.1 ITS (graduated 23 May 1940), Winnipeg Flying Club (graduated 19 July 1940) and No.1 SFTS (graduated 18 September 1940).  Commissioned 1942.  Medal presented in Vancouver, 22 October 1949.  

Credited with the following victories: 15 May 1944, one FW.190 destroyed (shared with three other pilots); 26 Jun 1944, one Bf.109 destroyed plus one Bf.109 damaged; 30 June 1944, one Bf.109 destroyed; 5 July 1944, one FW.190 damaged; 28 August 1944, one FW.190 destroyed.

Now for more on Doug Orr. 

He also served with No.111 f Squadron, a little known RCAF Squadron just like 128 Squadron.

Click on this link.

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4 thoughts on “Flight Lieutenant Doug Orr DFC

  1. Before he flew with 403 Sqn, Doug Orr served with RCAF 111 in the Aleutian Campaign. See website http://www.RCAF111fSquadron.com for an overview of that little known but important campaign. The site is an attempt to honour Doug’s work and the work of all of the other servicemen who endured the brutal weather and drove back a Japanese advance.
    Please contact me if you can supply information or critique the content.Thank you
    Bill Eull

  2. Pierre I have a photo I came across of Doug Orr from June 1945 sitting in his plane If you like I can email it to you
    Ben Kristensen Kelowna BC

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