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Name: Carleton Main Clement
Military Cross (MC)
Croix de Guerre [France]
Carleton Main Clement
Country: Canada
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Units: 22
Victories: 14
Born: 15 May 1896
Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: 19 August 1917 Killed In Action
Place of Death: Near Langemarck
Memorial: Arras Flying Services Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
 
 
The son of the Hon. Justice W. H. P. Clement, Carleton Main Clement attended public school in Vancouver, British Columbia before attending Victoria College at the University of Toronto in 1912 and 1913. Having served with the 31st B.C. Horse, Clement resigned his commission in the militia and enlisted as a private in the 30th Battalion in June 1915. In March 1916 he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps and received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 2563 on 16 March 1916. After training and a promotion to First Lieutenant he was posted to 22 Squadron in June 1916. He was promoted to Captain in January 1917 and scored his first 8 victories flying the F.E.2b. In July and August of 1917, he scored 6 more victories flying the Bristol F.2b. Missing in action on 19 August 1917, Clement's Bristol Fighter was seen going down near Langemarck, out of control. He was shot down by anti-aircraft fire. His Military Cross was awarded posthumously.
 
Opponents
#7 or #8 Kurt SchneiderGermany
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 04 Dec 1916 1010 22 F.E.2b (7703) 1 Albatros D.I (OOC) Baraste
2 04 Feb 1917 1400 22 F.E.2b (A5461) 2 Albatros D.II (DES) 6 Rocquigny
3 06 Apr 1917 0800 22 F.E.2b (A5461) 3 Albatros D.III (DES) 7 St. Quentin
4 08 Apr 1917 0700 22 F.E.2b (A5461) 3 Albatros D.III (DES) 8 Regny
5 09 May 1917 1545 22 F.E.2b (A5461) 2 Albatros D.III (OOC) Honnecourt
6 09 May 1917 1545 22 F.E.2b (A5461) 2 Albatros D.III (DES) SW of Lesdains
7 05 Jun 1917 0715 22 F.E.2b (A5461) 3 Albatros D.V (DES) NW of Lesdains
8 05 Jun 1917 0730 22 F.E.2b (A5461) 3 Albatros D.V (OOC) NW of Lesdains
9 29 Jul 1917 0650 22 Bristol F.2b (A7174) 3 C (DESF) Tortequesne
10 10 Aug 1917 1845 22 Bristol F.2b (A7172) 4 Albatros D.V (OOC) Aubigny au Bac
11 12 Aug 1917 1915 22 Bristol F.2b (A7172) 5 Albatros D.V (OOC) Biache St. Vaast
12 12 Aug 1917 1915 22 Bristol F.2b (A7172) 5 Albatros D.V (DESF) Biache St. Vaast
13 12 Aug 1917 1930 22 Bristol F.2b (A7172) 5 Albatros D.V (OOC) 9 Douai-Lens
14 12 Aug 1917 1945 22 Bristol F.2b (A7172) 5 Albatros D.V (OOC) 10 Lens

1 Observer 2Lt J K Campbell
2 Observer 2Lt Medley Parlee
3 Observer 2Lt Llewelyn Davies
4 Observer Pvt D W Clement
5 Observer Lt R B Carter
6 Shared with 2Lt Eric Pashley
7 Shared with Capt Gladstone & Lt Friend, Lt John Aspinall & 2Lt Medley Parlee, Lt J F Day & 2Lt J K Campbell
8 Shared with Capt L W Beale & Lt Gerald Bell, Lt J F Day & Lt Taylor, Lt John Aspinall & 2Lt Medley Parlee, Lt Furlonger & Lt W C Lane, Lt H G Spearpoint & 2Lt J K Campbell
9 Shared with Lt M W Turner & Lt Edson, Lt James Bush & AM A Whitehouse
10 Shared with Lt James Bush & AM A Whitehouse
 
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