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Name: Melville Wells Waddington
Country: Canada
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 20
Victories: 12
Born: 21 December 1895
Place of Birth: York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: 14 August 1945
Place of Death:  
 
 
The son of Herbert and Edna Waddington, Melville Wells Waddington was over six feet tall. He attended the University of Toronto and after serving with the 12th Brigade Ammunition Column, Lieutenant Waddington transferred to the Royal Flying Corps on 16 April 1917. He was posted to 20 Squadron on 18 June 1917 and scored 12 victories that year as an observer. When the war ended, he returned to Canada where he sold insurance and real estate until his death in 1945.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 29 Jun 1917 1330 20 F.E.2d (A6498) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Houthem
2 06 Jul 1917 1830 20 F.E.2d (A6498) 2 Albatros D.V (DESF) Comines
3 17 Jul 1917 1955 20 F.E.2d (A6548) 3 Albatros D.V (OOC) Polygon Wood
4 21 Jul 1917 1850 20 F.E.2d (A6548) 3 Albatros D.V (OOC) Menin
5 27 Jul 1917 2015 20 F.E.2d (A1956) 3 Albatros D.V (DESF) N of Menin
6 27 Jul 1917 2020 20 F.E.2d (A1956) 3 Albatros D.V (OOC) N of Menin
7 16 Aug 1917 0905 20 F.E.2d (A3) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Zonnebeke
8 03 Sep 1917 1010 20 Bristol F.2b (A7214) 1 Albatros D.V (DESF) Menin-Wervicq
9 05 Sep 1917 1117 20 Bristol F.2b (A7203) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) W of Lille
10 11 Sep 1917 1010 20 Bristol F.2b (A7214) 1 Albatros D.V (DES) E of Menin
11 17 Oct 1917 0840 20 Bristol F.2b (A7255) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Zonnebeke
12 17 Oct 1917 0845 20 Bristol F.2b (A7255) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) NE of Zonnebeke

1 Pilot Lt Reginald Makepeace
2 Pilot 2Lt Malcolm McCall
3 Pilot Lt Harry Luchford
 
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