AWARDED BAR TO DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER.
ACTING SQUADRON LEADER HAROLD BROWNLOW MARTIN, DSO.,DFC.,[right] R.A.F.V.R. No.617 Squadron.
Original wartime caption: Since being awarded a Bar to the D.F.C. this officer has completed numerous sorties and has continued to set the highest example of courage and devotion to duty. He is a brilliant and fearless leader, whoe iron determination in the face of the fiercest opposition has won great priase. One night in February 1944 Squadron Leader Martin captained an aircraft detailed to attack a target in southern France. During the run-up to the target his aircraft was repeatedly hit. One member of the crew was killed and another one was wounded. Squadron Leader Martin pressed home his attack, however, and afterwards flew the damaged bomber to an airfield where he effected a masterly landing in difficult circumstances. He displaye great skill and resolution throughout. RAF AWARDS LIST NO.785.