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Name: Geoffrey Herbert Hooper
Military Cross (MC)
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Geoffrey Herbert Hooper
Country: Australia
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 11, 20
Victories: 11
Born: 15 April 1891
Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
Joining the Royal Engineers on 1 November 1915, Geoffrey Herbert Hooper served as a Bristol Fighter pilot after transferring to the Royal Flying Corps in August 1916 and received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 3846 on 14 November 1916. Posted to 11 Squadron on 12 April 1917, he and his observers scored three victories during the summer of 1917. Following a rest and instructor duty with 38 Training Squadron, Hooper was reassigned to 20 Squadron on 14 September 1918. By the end of the month, he and his observer claimed six Fokker D.VIIs. He scored his final victory the following month on the morning of 10 November 1918, downing his seventh Fokker D.VII near Charleroi. Hooper later served with the Royal Australian Air Force.
 
Military Cross (MC)
2nd Lt. (T./Capt.) Geoffrey Herbert Hooper, R.E., attd. R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When leading a patrol of four machines, he attacked ten enemy aircraft; during the engagement five of them were destroyed, two by himself. He had previously led a very successful night bombing attack on an aerodrome, in unfavourable weather, dropping bombs from a very low altitude, and doing a great amount of damage. He has invariably displayed great gallantry and skill when engaged in aerial combats.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 26 Jun 1917 1845 11 Bristol F.2b (A7140) 1 Albatros D.III (DES) Etaing-Dury
2 18 Aug 1917 0615-0645 11 Bristol F.2b (A7121) 2 Albatros D.III (OOC) Douai
3 11 Sep 1917 1845 11 Bristol F.2b 3 Albatros D.V (OOC) Cagnicourt
4 24 Sep 1918 1600 20 Bristol F.2b (E2536) 4 Fokker D.VII (DES) SE of St. Quentin
5 25 Sep 1918 1815 20 Bristol F.2b (E2536) 4 Fokker D.VII (DES) NE of St. Quentin
6 25 Sep 1918 1815 20 Bristol F.2b (E2536) 4 Fokker D.VII (DES) NE of St. Quentin
7 25 Sep 1918 1820 20 Bristol F.2b (E2536) 4 Fokker D.VII (DESF) NE of St. Quentin
8 29 Sep 1918 1020 20 Bristol F.2b (E2536) 4 Fokker D.VII (OOC) N of St. Quentin
9 29 Sep 1918 1025 20 Bristol F.2b (E2536) 4 Fokker D.VII (OOC) N of St. Quentin
10 29 Sep 1918 1025 20 Bristol F.2b (E2536) 4 Fokker D.VII (DES) N of St. Quentin
11 10 Nov 1918 0830 20 Bristol F.2b (E2407) 5 Fokker D.VII (OOC) Charleroi

1 Observer Capt F J Carr
2 Observer Lt H G Kent
3 Observer Leslie Powell
4 Observer Harold Edwards
5 Observer Lt M A McKenzie
 
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