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Name: George William Bulmer
Military Cross (MC)
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Country: Canada
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 22
Victories: 9
Born: 01 September 1898
Place of Birth: Dixon, Illinois, USA
Died: 05 April 1987
Place of Death: San Diego, California, USA
 
 
The son of British parents, George William Bulmer was born in the United States. By 1910, his family was living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada where George trained as an accountant before joining the Royal Flying Corps at Ottawa in April 1917. He was commissioned a Flying Officer on 24 December 1917 and served as a Bristol Fighter pilot with 22 Squadron from 24 December 1917 to 20 August 1918. He and his observers scored nine victories in the spring and summer of 1918. Bulmer was then posted to Home Establishment and left the Royal Air Force in 1919. Post-war, he returned to Toronto and worked as an accountant before returning to Dixon, Illinois in 1925. He later lived in Chicago, Illinois.
 
Military Cross (MC)
T./Lt. George William Bulmer, Gen. List, and R.A.F.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as a fighting pilot. In recent operations he destroyed seven enemy machines and an observation balloon. By has tenacity and zeal he set a magnificent example in his squadron.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 06 Mar 1918 1115 22 Bristol F.2b (C4810) 1 Pfalz D.III (OOC) E of La Bassée
2 16 Mar 1918 1030 22 Bristol F.2b (C4810) 2 Pfalz D.III (OOC) Henin Lietard
3 16 Mar 1918 1030 22 Bristol F.2b (C4810) 2 Pfalz D.III (OOC) Henin Lietard
4 23 Mar 1918 1100 22 Bristol F.2b (A7251) 2 Albatros D.V (DES) Bussy
5 06 May 1918 1025 22 Bristol F.2b (C4888) 3 Pfalz D.III (OOC) Fresnoy
6 08 May 1918 1015 22 Bristol F.2b (C4888) 2 Pfalz D.III (DES) Brebieres
7 16 May 1918 1045 22 Bristol F.2b (C4888) 2 Balloon (DES) 1 mi NE of Neuf Berquin
8 17 May 1918 1200 22 Bristol F.2b (C4888) 2 C (DES) SE of Douai
9 09 Jul 1918 1100 22 Bristol F.2b (C4888) 4 C (DESF) N of Bois de Phalempin

1 Observer 2Lt S J Hunter
2 Observer 2Lt Percy Williams
3 Observer Lt H E Elsworth
4 Observer 2Lt James McDonald
Books
In Clouds of Glory: American Airmen Who Flew With The British During The Great War
by James J. Hudson / Paperback / University of Arkansas Press (October 1, 1990)
 
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