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Name: William Durrand, Jr.
Military Cross (MC)
Country: Canada
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 20
Victories: 8
Born: 04 May 1885
Place of Birth: Wick, Caithness, Scotland
Died: 12 October 1939
Place of Death: Kenmore, New York, USA
 
 
William Durrand enlisted on 11 March 1916, served with the 66th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, and was promoted to Sergeant. On 28 August 1916 he was commissioned temporary 2nd Lieutenant and transferred to the Royal Flying Corps. After pilot training, he was posted to 20 Squadron and was made Flight Commander with the rank of temporary Captain on 17 October 1917. He scored 8 victories that year flying two-seaters.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 08 Jun 1917 0745 20 F.E.2d (A1965) 1 Albatros D.III (DESF) Comines
2 17 Jul 1917 0845 20 F.E.2d (A6548) 2 Albatros D.V (OOC) Polygon Wood
3 17 Aug 1917 2000 20 F.E.2d (A6456) 3 Albatros D.V (DES) 7 E of Polygon Wood
4 21 Sep 1917 1100 20 F.E.2d (B1892) 4 Albatros D.V (OOC) Becelaere
5 27 Sep 1917 1300 20 Bristol F.2b (A7245) 5 Albatros D.V (DESF) Moorslede
6 17 Oct 1917 0925 20 Bristol F.2b (A7141) 6 DFW C (DES) Wervicq-Menin
7 27 Oct 1917 1310 20 Bristol F.2b (A7298) 6 Albatros D.V (DES) SW of Roulers
8 08 Nov 1917 1330 20 Bristol F.2b (A7253) 6 Albatros D.V (DES) NE of Houthoulst Wood

1 Observer Sgt Edward Sayers
2 Observer 2Lt S F Thompson
3 Observer 2Lt J P Flynn
4 Observer Lt Archie Jenks
5 Observer Sgt William Benger
6 Observer 2Lt Albert Woodbridge
7 Shared by Lt Reginald Makepeace & Gunner J McMechan
 
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