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Name: Edward Carter Eaton
Croix de Guerre
Country: Canada
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 65
Victories: 5
Born: 17 September 1898
Place of Birth: Montreal, Quebec
Died: 26 June 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death: NE of Albert, France
Cemetery: Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery, Albert, Somme, France
 
 
After serving on the Western Front with the 60th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, Edward Carter Eaton, the son of Edward C. & Isabella (Carter) Eaton, transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in 1917. Later that year, he was assigned to 65 Squadron as a Sopwith Camel pilot. He was credited with five confirmed victories before he was killed in action by Fritz Rumey of Jasta 5.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 23 Nov 1917 1525 65 Sopwith Camel (B2413) Albatros D.III (OOC) 1 2 mi E of Passchendaele
2 04 Jan 1918 1045 65 Sopwith Camel (B2394) Albatros D.V (OOC) Passchendaele
3 16 Feb 1918 0735 65 Sopwith Camel (B5621) Albatros D.V (DES) 2 Moorslede-Dadizeele
4 20 May 1918 2030 65 Sopwith Camel (D6630) Fokker DR.I (DES) 3 SE of Albert
5 28 May 1918 0955 65 Sopwith Camel (D6630) Pfalz D.III (OOC) Bois de Tailleux

1 Shared with Capt L S Weedon (B2394), Lt B Balfour (B5221)
2 Shared with Lt H D Harrington (B2416)
3 Shared with Capt John Gilmour
 
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