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Name: Chester Stairs Duffus
Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Country: Canada
Rank: Major
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 22, 25
Victories: 5
Born: 01 March 1891
Place of Birth: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Died: 23 February 1981
Place of Death:  
 
 
Chester Stairs Duffus joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1915. Before assuming command of 25 Squadron, he scored five victories in 1916 while serving with 22 Squadron as a Bristol F.E.2b pilot.
 
Military Cross (MC)
2nd Lt. Chester Stairs Duffus, R.F.C., Spec. Res.
   For conspicuous skill and gallantry in fights with hostile aircraft. On one occasion, after hard fighting, he brought down a hostile machine in flames on our side of the line.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 17 Aug 1916 1020 22 F.E.2b (6931) 1 C (CAP) 4 W of Pozières
2 23 Aug 1916 1310 22 F.E.2b (6931) 1 Fokker E (OOC) Bapaume
3 16 Oct 1916 1440 22 F.E.2b (4855) 2 D (OOC) Guedecourt
4 04 Dec 1916 1015 22 F.E.2b (4883) 3 Albatros D.I (OOC) Barastre
5 11 Dec 1916 1000 22 F.E.2b (7697) 3 C (DESF) 5 Bapaume

1 Observer Cpl A Winterbottom
2 Observer Cpl Frank Johnson
3 Observer 2Lt G O McEntee
4 Shared with Capt J G Swart & 2Lt L C L Cook
5 Shared with Capt Selden Long, 2Lt Eric Pashley
 
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