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Name: Harold Edgar Mott
Harold Edgar Mott
Country: Canada
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Air Force
Unit: 9N (RNAS)
Victories: 5
Born: 04 December 1897
Place of Birth: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Died: 27 January 1992
Place of Death: Brantford, Ontario
On 2 August 1916, Mott graduated from the Wright Flying School at Mineola, New York. He was posted to 9 Naval Squadron in 1917 and scored four victories flying the Sopwith Pup and one victory flying the Sopwith Camel. In November 1917, he was posted to the Aerial Gunnery School at Beamsville, Ontario, in charge of crash investigations.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 02 May 1917 2030 9N Sopwith Pup (N5188) C (DES) 1 Middelkerke
2 12 May 1917 0715 9N Sopwith Pup (N6193) C (OOC) Zeebrugge
3 05 Jun 1917 1700 9N Sopwith Pup (N6193) C (DESF) Off Ostende
4 07 Jul 1917 abt 1730 9N Sopwith Pup (N6469) Albatros D.V (OOC) 2 SW of Haynecourt
5 25 Jul 1917 1730 9N Sopwith Camel (B3832) C (OOC) 3 Off Westende

1 Shared with FSL Harold Stackard
2 Shared with FCdr G E Hervey (N6174), FSL Arthur Whealy, FSL John Pinder, FSL J C Tanner (N6166)
3 Shared with FLt Fred Banbury, FSL John Pinder, FSL Snell, FSL Oliver Redgate
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