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Name: Richard Watson Howard
Military Cross (MC)
Country: Australia
Rank: Captain
Service: Australian Flying Corps
Units: 57, 68 (RFC)
2 (AFC)
Victories: 8
Born: 09 October 1896
Place of Birth: North Sydney, New South Wales
Died From Wounds: 22 March 1918 Died From Wounds
Place of Death: Near Vermond
Memorial: Arras Flying Services Memorial, Pas de Calais, France Image
 
 
Richard Watson Howard was fatally wounded when his S.E.5a was shot down on 22 March 1918.
 
Military Cross (MC)
Lt. Richard Watson Howard, F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Whilst separated from his patrol owing to thick mist he drove down an enemy aeroplane out of control. He then engaged a hostile two-seater, which he forced to land in our lines. On another occasion, though attacked at a height of 400 feet by an enemy two-seater, he manoeuvred, shot the observer, and caused the hostile machine to land, apparently in difficulties, but intact. He has consistently done excellent work at very low altitudes.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 22 Nov 1917 1140 2 (AFC) D.H.5 (A9294) DFW C (CAP) 1 Graincourt
2 28 Feb 1918 1230 2 (AFC) S.E.5a (D212) Albatros D.V (OOC) Carvin
3 08 Mar 1918 1100 2 (AFC) S.E.5a (D212) C (OOC) 2 Henin-Lietard
4 08 Mar 1918 1120 2 (AFC) S.E.5a (D212) Albatros D.V (OOC) Brebieres
5 09 Mar 1918 0935 2 (AFC) S.E.5a (D212) Albatros D.V (OOC) NE of La Bassée
6 09 Mar 1918 0945 2 (AFC) S.E.5a (D212) Albatros D.V (OOC) NE of La Bassée
7 10 Mar 1918 1540 2 (AFC) S.E.5a (D212) Albatros D.V (OOC) Pont-a-Vendin
8 18 Mar 1918 1255 2 (AFC) S.E.5a (D212) Rumpler C (DESF) Habourdin

1 Shared with James Child
2 Shared with Lt A L Paxton (C9496)
 
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