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Name: Ernest Graham Joy
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Country: Canada
Rank: Major
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 49, 57 (RFC)
205 (RAF)
Victories: 8
Born: 02 November 1888
Place of Birth: Anniston, Alabama, USA
Died: 21 June 1993
Place of Death: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 
 
An American by birth, Ernest Graham Joy of Toronto was studying the law and a married man when he enlisted in July 1915. Before he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps, he served with the 74th O.S. Battalion and was promoted to Major. Posted to 57 Squadron, he scored 7 victories flying the D.H.4 in 1917. He joined 205 Squadron in 1918 and scored his last victory flying the D.H.9a. Post-war, he returned to Canada and practiced law. Joy served with the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 28 Jul 1917 1830 57 D.H.4 (A7537) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Ingelmunster
2 28 Jul 1917 1830 57 D.H.4 (A7537) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Ingelmunster
3 16 Aug 1917 1745 57 D.H.4 (A7563) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Houthulst
4 17 Aug 1917 0730 57 D.H.4 (A7563) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Menin
5 17 Aug 1917 0730 57 D.H.4 (A7563) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Menin
6 17 Aug 1917 0732 57 D.H.4 (A7563) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) W of Menin
7 20 Aug 1917 1115 57 D.H.4 (A7564) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) E of Ypres
8 04 Nov 1918 1535 205 D.H.9a (F1025) 2 Fokker D.VII (DES) Mauberge

1 Observer Lt Forde Leathley
2 Observer 2Lt L A Drain
 
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