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Name: Ernest Francis Hartley Davis
Country: Canada
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 41
Victories: 7
Born: 12 July 1897
Place of Birth: Georgeville, Quebec
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
The son of Rev. E. A. Davis, Ernest Francis Hartley Davis enlisted in the 249th Overseas Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force in November 1916. He was promoted to temporary 2nd Lieutenant (on probation) on 19 August 1917. An S.E.5a pilot serving with 41 Squadron, he scored seven victories during the war.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 06 Dec 1917 1450 41 S.E.5a (B666) Albatros D.V (OOC) 1 Sailly
2 23 Mar 1918 1130 41 S.E.5a (C6396) Albatros D.V (OOC) Bourlon Wood
3 12 Apr 1918 1515 41 S.E.5a (C6396) Albatros D.V (DES) Bac St. Maur
4 30 Jun 1918 2015 41 S.E.5a (D6023) Albatros D.V (OOC) E of Albert
5 02 Jul 1918 2020 41 S.E.5a (D6023) Pfalz D.III (DES) E of Caveux
6 04 Jul 1918 1330 41 S.E.5a (D6023) Fokker D.VII (OOC) 2 Proyart
7 04 Jul 1918 1330 41 S.E.5a (D6023) Fokker D.VII (OOC) 2 Proyart

1 Shared with Capt Meredith Thomas, 2Lt Anderson (B596)
2 Shared with Capt Frederick McCall
 
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