Corbin joined the RAFVR in November 1940 and completed his pilot training in the USA. Back in the UK he converted to Beaufighters in May 1942. In May 1943 he was chased by Ju 88s in the Bay of Biscay area, resulting in a crash landing and was injured. He was posted to 235 Squadron in February 1944. In April 1944 he was posted to 248 Squadron and converted to Mosquito aircraft and attacked enemy shipping and twice returned to base on one engine due to flak damage during these attacks. In August 1944 while attacking enemy ships at Bordeaux his Mosquito was severely damaged forcing him to bale out over Brittany and evaded capture, and was awarded the CGM for this action. In September 1944 the squadron joined the BANFF Wing which patrolled Norwegian waters and on 18 September he attacked and badly damaged U-867, which was sunk the next day by 224 Squadron. On 26 December he crash landed on the airfield boundary while attempting to land his badly flak damaged aircraft on one engine.
Flying Officer Harold Arthur Corbin CGM
Hand signed 5in x 7in photograph - numbered and certified on reverse.
Accompanied by matching biography card giving RAF career details.