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Name: Harold Anthony "Doc" Oaks
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Country: Canada
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 48
Victories: 11
Born: 12 November 1896
Place of Birth: Hespeler, Ontario, Canada
Died: 21 July 1968
Place of Death: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 
 
The son of Anthony Oaks, Harold Anthony Oaks was living at Preston, Ontario when he enlisted (CEF # 500705). He was wounded on 24 August 1918. Post-war he was awarded the McKee Trophy in 1927 and became a well-known bush pilot. He was inducted into the Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame in 1974.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 21 May 1918 1815 48 Bristol F.2b (C883) 1 Fokker DR.I (OOC) Carnoy
2 21 May 1918 1853 48 Bristol F.2b (C883) 1 Fokker DR.I (DES) 1 mi N of Mericourt
3 10 Jun 1918 1745 48 Bristol F.2b (C883) Albatros D.V (DESF) 6 Roye
4 25 Jun 1918 1145 48 Bristol F.2b (C883) 2 Fokker D.VII (OOC) Foucaucourt-Rosières
5 02 Jul 1918 0745 48 Bristol F.2b (C883) 2 Pfalz D.III (DES) Foucaucourt
6 02 Jul 1918 0840 48 Bristol F.2b (C883) 2 Pfalz D.III (DES) 7 Soyecourt
7 24 Jul 1918 0730 48 Bristol F.2b (F6094) 3 Fokker D.VII (OOC) Foucaucourt
8 24 Jul 1918 0730 48 Bristol F.2b (F6094) 3 Fokker D.VII (OOC) Foucaucourt
9 03 Aug 1918 0640 48 Bristol F.2b (F6094) 4 Albatros C (CAP) Aveluy
10 05 Sep 1918 1240 48 Bristol F.2b (D7984) 5 Fokker D.VII (DESF) Courtrai-Roulers
11 05 Sep 1918 1240 48 Bristol F.2b (D7984) 5 Fokker D.VII (OOC) Courtrai-Roulers

1 Observer 2Lt C S Bissett
2 Observer 2Lt G J Maynard
3 Observer 2Lt Clive Davies
4 Observer 2Lt H Knowles
5 Observer Lt T Beck
6 Shared with Capt Charles Steele, Capt Frank Ransley, Lt John Drummond
7 Shared with Lt N Y Lewis & Lt H Buckner, Lt E D Shaw
 
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