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Name: James Robert Smith
Croix de Guerre [France] with Palm James Robert Smith
Country: Canada
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Unit: 18, 33, 51, 78
Victories: 5
Born: 08 May 1891
Place of Birth: Harray, Orkney Islands, Scotland
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
The son of James B. Smith, James Robert Smith emigrated to Canada in 1910. He returned to Britain to join the Royal Flying Corps. Posted to 18 Squadron, he scored 5 victories as an F.E.2b observer before being wounded in the stomach on 11 April 1917. After recovering from his wounds, he served with 33 and 51 Squadrons in 1918, received Competitor's Certificate 7767 on 25 February 1918, and injured his left eye on 6 August 1918. Before returning to Canada at the end of 1919, Smith also served with 78 Squadron.
Competitor's Certificate
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 26 Dec 1916 0950 18 F.E.2b (A5458) 1 Albatros D.II (OOC) Velu
2 11 Mar 1917 1145 18 F.E.2b (4984) 2 Albatros D.II (DES) Velu-Bapaume
3 11 Mar 1917 1200 18 F.E.2b (4984) 2 Albatros D.II (OOC) Velu-Bapaume
4 05 Apr 1917 1200 18 F.E.2b (A5464) 3 Albatros D.II (OOC) Inchy
5 06 Apr 1917 1000 18 F.E.2b (A5464) 3 Albatros D.II (CAP) Ecoust St. Mein

1 Pilot 2Lt W F MacDonald
2 Pilot Lt H A R Boustead
3 Pilot Capt R H Hood
 
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