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Name: Claude Melnot Wilson
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Country: Canada
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 25, 29, 93
Victories: 8
Born: 16 September 1898
Place of Birth: Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada
Died: 14 October 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death: East of Roulers, Belgium
Cemetery: Dadizeele New British Cemetery, Moorslede, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Image
 
 
The son of C. K. Wilson of Vancouver, B.C., Claude Melnot Wilson served in an artillery regiment before he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in July 1917. He was posted to 29 Squadron on 4 May 1918 and scored 8 victories flying the S.E.5a. Wilson was killed in action when his aircraft was shot down east of Roulers by a Fokker D.VII.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. Claude Melnot Wilson. (FRANCE)
   Bold in attack, this officer never hesitates to join in an engagement with the enemy, regardless of their numerical superiority. On 18th August, with four other machines, he attacked a large hostile formation. Five enemy machines were destroyed, Lt. Wilson accounting for one. In all he has four machines and one balloon to his credit.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 22 Jul 1918 0825 29 S.E.5a (C9582) Hannover C (OOC) Armentières
2 08 Aug 1918 1940 29 S.E.5a (D6940) Albatros C (DES) 1 E of La Gorgue
3 09 Aug 1918 2025 29 S.E.5a (D6949) Hannover C (DES) S of Lestrem
4 18 Aug 1918 1720 29 S.E.5a (C8859) DFW C (DES) N of Neuve Eglise
5 24 Aug 1918 0945 29 S.E.5a (D6940) Balloon (DES) E of Steenwerck
6 25 Aug 1918 0835 29 S.E.5a (D6940) Fokker D.VII (DES) Hollebeke
7 25 Aug 1918 0840 29 S.E.5a (D6940) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Hollebeke
8 16 Sep 1918 0917 29 S.E.5a (D6940) Fokker D.VII (DES) N of Loos aerodrome

1 Shared with Lt Arthur Reed, Lt R H Humphries, Lt D A O'Leary, Lt Henry Rath
 
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