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Name: Earl McNabb "Handie" Hand
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Croix de Guerre [France]
Country: Canada
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 45, 71, 73
Victories: 5
Born: 10 March 1897
Place of Birth: Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario
Died: 19 March 1954
Place of Death: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 
 
Flying the Sopwith Camel with 45 Squadron, Earl McNabb Hand, the son of Thomas A. and Hannah Jane Hand, was credited with five victories before he was wounded and captured on 1 June 1918. He was shot down by Frank Linke-Crawford. Hand later became a magistrate of the city of Toronto and was the first president of Toronto Flying Club.

Manitoba Free Press, Winnipeg, Monday, May 19, 1930
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 15 Nov 1917 0940 45 Sopwith Camel (B2430) Albatros D.V (OOC) Poelcapelle
u/c 11 Jan 1918 1145 45 Sopwith Camel (B6238) Albatros D.III (OOC) Vittorio
u/c 11 Jan 1918 1145 45 Sopwith Camel (B6238) Albatros D.III (OOC) Vittorio
2 30 Jan 1918 1050 45 Sopwith Camel (B4609) DFW C (DES) Ormelie
3 23 Apr 1918 0900 45 Sopwith Camel (B2430) Albatros D.III (DES) N of Levico
4 02 May 1918 1035 45 Sopwith Camel (B2430) Albatros D.III (DES) Mt. Chiesa
5 09 May 1918 1040 45 Sopwith Camel (B2430) Albatros D.III (DES) Vazzolo
 
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