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Name: Roy Manzer
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Roy Manzer
Country: Canada
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 84
Victories: 12
Born: 31 August 1896
Place of Birth: Maple Creek, Saskatchewan
Died: 26 August 1956
Place of Death: Victoria, British Columbia
 
 
Roy Manzer joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1917. On 28 May 1918, he shot down an Albatros D.V then collided with another, causing it to crash. Manzer was captured on 8 August 1918 when his S.E.5a was shot down while bombing and strafing the German positions during the battle of Amiens. After the war, he returned to Canada and became a barrister.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. Roy Manzer.
   While carrying out a solitary patrol he observed a two-seater below him; diving on it he opened fire, and following it down to 1,000 feet, caused it to land outside the aerodrome. During his return to our lines he saw a hostile kite balloon; attacking it as it was being hauled down he closed to point blank range at 300 feet altitude; on reaching the ground, the balloon burst into flames. In addition to the above, this officer has accounted for seven enemy machines, four of which were destroyed and three driven down out of control.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 25 Apr 1918 1700 84 S.E.5a (D259) Albatros D.V (DES) E of Abancourt
2 16 May 1918 1805 84 S.E.5a (D259) Fokker DR.I (DES) S of Herleville
3 28 May 1918 0920 84 S.E.5a (D259) Albatros D.V (OOC) SE of Warfusée
4 28 May 1918 0920 84 S.E.5a (D259) Albatros D.V (DES) SE of Warfusée
5 18 Jun 1918 1055 84 S.E.5a (C1871) Fokker DR.I (DES) SE of Warfusée
6 29 Jun 1918 2045 84 S.E.5a (C8732) Fokker D.VII (OOC) SE of Wiencourt
7 19 Jul 1918 1815 84 S.E.5a (C8732) Balloon (DES) E of Le Quesnel
8 28 Jul 1918 0940 84 S.E.5a (C8732) Rumpler C (DES) 1 Harbonnières
9 29 Jul 1918 0800 84 S.E.5a (C8732) Rumpler C (DES) 1 1 mi E of Bois de Tailles
10 03 Aug 1918 0650 84 S.E.5a (C8732) Fokker D.VII (DESF) Bray
11 04 Aug 1918 0830 84 S.E.5a (C8732) Albatros D.V (DES) 3 mi E of Warfusée
12 07 Aug 1918 0910 84 S.E.5a (C8732) Pfalz D.III (DES) E of Le Quesnel

1 Shared with Lt George Vaughn
 
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