BERNARD COSTELLO RECEIVES LEGION OF HONOR AWARD

Hello all our family and friends it is with great pride we announce that Bernard Costello, my dad has been been awarded the Legion of Honour by the French Government for his part in the liberation of France in 1944/45. Bernard served as a Flight Lieutenant navigator in 115 squadron RAF 3 Group Bomber Command. He completed his 30 mission tour, and than was appointed squadron navigation officer. He continued to fly, and he and his squadron led Operation Manna dropping supplies to starving civilians in the Netherlands in 1945 in a half truce with the Germans. After the surrender he flew on repatriation missions for prisoners of war. Yet he waited to marry his beautiful Muriel until peace in the Pacific, as he was to again to fly with Tiger Force against Japan. He is very humbled. We looked forward to the investiture.