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Name: James Alpheus "Jimmy" Glen
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Croix de Guerre [France] with Palm
James Glen
Country: Canada
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Air Force
Units: 3N, 10N (RNAS)
203 (RAF)
Victories: 15
Born: 23 June 1890
Place of Birth: Near Turtle Mountain, Manitoba
Died: 07 March 1962
Place of Death: Eton, England
 
 
The son of Andrew and Agnes Glen, James Alpheus Glen was born on a farm near Turtle Mountain, Manitoba. He attended high school in Enderby, British Columbia. He joined the Royal Naval Air Service in 1915. Flying the Sopwith Pup, he became an ace during the summer of 1917 but was ill in August and went home to Canada to recuperate. In January 1918, he returned to active duty, scoring nine more victories with the Sopwith Camel. Glen retired from the Royal Air Force in 1928.
 
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Flt. Lieut. James Alpheus Glen, R N.A.S.
   For exceptional gallantry and skill as a fighting pilot and flight leader. On the 7th July, 1917, he attacked two seaplanes off Ostend. In conjunction with other pilots he shot down one which crashed into the sea. The second he attacked himself, and after a short combat it also crashed into the sea, sinking immediately. He has destroyed and driven down out of control many enemy machines.
 
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) Bar
Flt. Lieut. James Alpheus Glen, D.S.C., R.N.A.S.
   For exceptional gallantry and skill as a Flight Leader when engaging enemy aircraft. He has destroyed or driven down out of control many enemy machines.
 
French Citation
Glen (James-Alphonse), flight sub. Lieutenant: "a exécuté, comme pilote, sept expéditions de bombardement importantes en territoire ennemi."
L'Aérophile
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 23 May 1917 1340 3N Sopwith Pup (N6183) Albatros D.III (OOC) Bourlon Wood
2 27 May 1917 0730 3N Sopwith Pup (N6183) Albatros D.III (DES) Ecourt St Quentin
3 17 Jun 1917 0630 3N Sopwith Pup (N6479) DFW C (OOC) NE of Ypres
4 07 Jul 1917 1110 3N Sopwith Pup (N6183) Seaplane (DES) 1 6 mi N of Ostend
5 07 Jul 1917 1120 3N Sopwith Pup (N6183) Seaplane (DES) 12 mi NW of Ostend
6 27 Jul 1917 1415 3N Sopwith Camel (B3782) Seaplane (DES) 2 20 mi off Ostend
7 28 Jan 1918 1105 3N Sopwith Camel (B6408) DFW C (OOC) 3 Houthoulst Forest
8 30 Jan 1918 1045 3N Sopwith Camel (B6408) Albatros D.V (OOC) 4 Gheluvelt
9 30 Jan 1918 1045 3N Sopwith Camel (B6408) Albatros D.V (OOC) 4 Gheluvelt
10 09 Mar 1918 1120 3N Sopwith Camel (B7185) DFW C (DESF) 5 Henin-Lietard
11 16 Mar 1918 1120 3N Sopwith Camel (B7185) Hannover C (DESF) 4 Gavrelle
12 21 Mar 1918 1115 3N Sopwith Camel (B7185) Albatros D.V (OOC) 6 Douai
13 21 Mar 1918 1645 3N Sopwith Camel (B7185) Albatros C (DESF) 7 4 mi E of Bapaume
14 09 Apr 1918 1610 203 Sopwith Camel (B7185) Albatros C (DESF) 8 Givenchy
15 11 Apr 1918 1830 203 Sopwith Camel (B7185) Albatros C (DESF) Laventie

1 Shared with FSL James Fall, FSL Leonard Rochford, FSL Frederick Armstrong and FSL R F P Abbott
2 Shared with FSL James Fall, FSL Louis Bawlf, FSL Harold Beamish and FSL Aubrey Ellwood
3 Shared with FLt Leonard Rochford, FSL C S Devereux (B7230)
4 Shared with FLt Leonard Rochford, FSL Aubrey Ellwood
5 Shared with FSL William Chisam
6 Shared with FCdr Leonard Rochford
7 Shared with FCdr Leonard Rochford, FSL O P Adam (B3798), FSL K D MacLeod (B7222), FSL William Chisam, FSL Aubrey Ellwood, FSL C S Devereux (B7228), FSL L A Sands (B7216), FSL Ronald Berlyn, FSL Edwin Hayne
8 Shared with Capt Robert Little, Lt Aubrey Ellwood
 
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