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Name: William John Gillespie
Croix de Guerre with Palm
Country: Canada
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 41
Victories: 5
Born: 20 March 1897
Place of Birth: Beaverton, Ontario
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
William John Gillespie was a student at Daysland, Alberta when he enlisted in the army (CEF service number 487452). After serving in the 74th Reserve Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in the summer of 1917. He was posted to 41 Squadron on 11 December 1917. Before he was hospitalized with influenza on 18 August 1918, Gillespie scored five victories flying the S.E.5a.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 25 Mar 1918 1050 41 S.E.5a (B8254) Albatros D.V (OOC) Sailly
2 27 May 1918 1600 41 S.E.5a (C5436) Albatros D.V (OOC) E of Merville
3 27 Jun 1918 2010 41 S.E.5a (C1895) Albatros D.V (OOC) SE of Albert
4 03 Jul 1918 1915 41 S.E.5a (C1895) Pfalz D.III (OOC) E of Lamotte
5 07 Jul 1918 1215 41 S.E.5a (C1895) Albatros C (OOC) 1 La Boissiere

1 Shared with Capt Frederick McCall
 
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