" Pino " Leva Paul G. F. (RAF n° 1299863)
Belgian Croix de Guerre 1940 with Palm and Bronze Lion, Croix des Evadés, 1939/43 Star, ...
(André Bar Collection)
Born on 24 March 1920 at Etterbeek. Enlisted into Belgian Section of the RAF on 7 August 1941. Send for training to: 5 ITW (8 December 1941), 10 EFTS (4 April 1942) after promotion to Leading Aircraftman (13 February 1942). He joined the RAF Depot of Wolverhampton (8July 1942) followed by 22 SFTS (22 July 1942) and after a promotion as Sergeant (6 January 1943) ended his training with 58 OTU where he arrived on 12 January 1944. Posted into 350 Sqn on 23 March 1943. Promoted Flight Sergeant on 6 January 1944 and commisioned Pilot Officer on 23 September 1944.  Stayed at 350 Sqn for the rest of the War. Died 14 July 1991.
 
             His claims are :
26/04/1945 1/4 Fw-190  
01/05/1945 1 Fw-190  
     
16/08/1944 1/2 V-1  
20/08/1944 1 V-1  
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