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Name: Norman Craig Millman
Military Cross (MC)
Air Force Cross (AFC)
Norman Craig Millman
Country: Canada
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 48
Victories: 6
Born: 30 March 1890
Place of Birth:  
Died: 27 July 1981
Place of Death:  
A Bristol Fighter pilot, Norman Craig Millman joined the Royal Flying Corps and received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 2392 on 27 January 1916. Serving first as an instructor and test pilot, he was posted to 48 Squadron on 20 August 1917. In 1918, he assumed command of this squadron and increased his score to six victories. He then returned to England where he finished the war as an instructor.
Military Cross (MC)
Lt. (T./Capt.) Norman Craig Millman, R.F.C., Spec. Res.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Whilst on offensive patrol, he encountered a hostile formation of 12 machines. He led his patrol in such brilliant fashion that five of the enemy machines were shot down either in flames or out of control, two of these being accounted for by himself and his observer. Previously to this, he had carried out voluntarily a reconnaissance, from which he succeeded in returning with most valuable information, despite the fact that he had been heavily engaged by machine-gun fire during the greater part of the flight. Later, he commanded a formation on one flank of the attack during a daylight bombing raid on a hostile aerodrome, and carried out his task in a most dashing and successful manner. He has at all times displayed powers of leadership of the highest order.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 11 Nov 1917 1510 48 Bristol F.2b (B1134) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) E of St. Georges
2 03 Jan 1918 1130 48 Bristol F.2b (B1187) 2 Albatros C (OOC) Le Catelet
3 01 Mar 1918 1010 48 Bristol F.2b (B1190) 2 C (OOC) Joncourt
4 01 Mar 1918 1030 48 Bristol F.2b (B1190) 2 Albatros D.III (OOC) S of St. Quentin
5 08 Mar 1918 1040 48 Bristol F.2b (B1190) 2 Albatros D.V (OOC) Bohain
6 08 Mar 1918 1555 48 Bristol F.2b (B1190) 2 Albatros D.V (OOC) Bohain

1 Observer Thomas Tuffield
2 Observer Arthur Cooper
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