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Name: Bernard Paul Gascoigne Beanlands
Military Cross (MC) Bernard Beanlands
Country: Canada
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 24, 70
Victories: 9
Born: 09 September 1897
Place of Birth: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Died: 08 May 1918 Killed In Flying Accident
Place of Death: Northolt, England
Cemetery: St. Nicholas Churchyard, Sevenoaks, Kent, England
 
 
Bernard Paul Gascoigne Beanlands joined the Hampshire Regiment in December 1914. 2nd Lieutenant Beanlands received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 2473 on a Maurice Farman biplane at military school, Shoreham on 20 February 1916 and transferred to the Royal Flying Corps later that year. Posted to 70 Squadron, he scored his first victory flying a Sopwith 1½ Strutter on 6 September 1916. In the summer of 1917, he was reassigned to 24 Squadron as a flight commander. After scoring seven victories flying the D.H.5, his squadron was re-equipped with the S.E.5a. With this aircraft, Beanlands scored his final victory on 18 March 1918. Three days later, he was wounded in action and did not return to combat duty.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
 
Military Cross (MC)
Lt. (T./Capt.) Bernard Paul Gascoigne Beanlands, Hamp. R. and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has brought down three enemy aeroplanes out of control and driven down several others over the enemy lines.
 
Opponents
#1 Wilhelm Fahlbusch and Hans RosencrantzGermany
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 06 Sep 1916 1845 70 Sopwith 1½ Strutter (A1902) 1 Roland C (DESF) 2 Elincourt
2 25 Aug 1917 0600 24 D.H.5 (A9165) C (DESF) Bellenglise
3 25 Aug 1917 0600 24 D.H.5 (A9165) C (OOC) 3 Bellenglise
4 12 Nov 1917 1415 24 D.H.5 (A9304) C (OOC) 2 mi E of Dixmude
5 13 Nov 1917 1230 24 D.H.5 (A9304) Albatros D.III (CAP) Schoorbakke
6 13 Nov 1917 1230 24 D.H.5 (A9304) Albatros D.III (OOC) Schoorbakke
7 18 Nov 1917 1105 24 D.H.5 (A9304) Albatros D.III (OOC) 4 Nieuport-Dixmude
8 30 Nov 1917 1255 24 D.H.5 (A9304) Albatros D.V (OOC) E of Bourlon Wood
9 18 Mar 1918 1140 24 S.E.5a (C1081) C (OOC) 5 Villers Le Sec

1 Observer Lt C A Good
2 Shared with Capt William Sanday & Lt Busk, Lt Selby & Lt Thomas (A394)
3 Shared with 2Lt W B Ives (A9389)
4 Shared with 2Lt D Sutherland
5 Shared with Lt Harold Redler
 
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