Clifford McEwen
Clifford McEwen
Clifford Mackay McEwen
  • Country: Canada
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Service: Royal Flying Corps Royal Air Force
  • Units: 28
  • Victories: 27
  • Date Of Birth: July 2, 1897
  • Place of Birth: Griswold, Manitoba
  • Date Of Death: August 6, 1967
  • Place of Death: Toronto, Ontario
  • Buried: Pointe Claire, Quebec

A graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, McEwen joined the Canadian Army in 1916. In 1917, he was seconded to the Royal Flying Corps. A founding member of 28 Squadron, he served in Italy as a Sopwith Camel pilot, scoring 27 victories. After the war, he returned to Canada where he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. During World War II, he attained the rank of Air Vice-Marshal and served as Air Officer Commanding, 6 Bomber Group in England.

Military Cross (MC)

"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in destroying six enemy aeroplanes. A most gallant pilot and patrol leader." MC citation, London Gazette, September 16, 1918

Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

"A skilful and fearless officer who in three weeks destroyed five enemy aeroplanes." DFC citation, London Gazette, September 21, 1918

Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Bar

"A brilliant and courageous pilot who has personally destroyed twenty enemy machines. Exhibiting entire disregard of personal danger, he never hesitates to engage the enemy, however superior in numbers, and never fails to inflict serious casualties. His fine fighting spirit and skilful leadership inspired all who served with him." DFC Bar citation, London Gazette, December 3, 1918