Hit by Incendiaries over the Target: the true story of Brock Robertson’s DFC

Brock Robertson won his Distinguished Flying Cross for an operation to Hamburg on 24/25 July 1943, just over a month before his death. What the official citation for the award deliberately omitted to say was that Brock’s aircraft had been badly damaged by incendiaries dropped by another aircraft when over the target. The true cause of the damage would not have been made publicly known because it would have been bad for the war effort. This is no way diminishes the courage and fortitude of Brock and his crew in getting their job done and the aircraft home. READ THE FULL ACCOUNT