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Name: Frank Ford Babbage
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 20
Victories: 5
Born: 1896
Place of Birth: Exeter, Devon
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
Frank Ford Babbage was promoted to Temp. 2nd Lt. (on probation) on 28 March 1917. A two-seater pilot with 20 Squadron, he scored five victories in 1917.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 06 May 1917 1745 20 F.E.2d (A1935) 1 Albatros C (CAP) Hollebeke
2 07 May 1917 1100 20 F.E.2d (A1935) 1 Albatros D.III (DES) SE of Courtrai
3 11 Sep 1917 1400 20 Bristol Fighter (A7193) 2 Albatros D.V (DESF) E of Menin
4 27 Sep 1917 1300 20 Bristol Fighter (A7255) 2 Albatros D.V (DES) Moorslede
5 27 Oct 1917 1510 20 Bristol Fighter (B1104) 3 Albatros D.V (OOC) Moorslede

1 Observer AM2 B Aldred
2 Observer 2Lt W C Purvis
3 Observer Gunner J McMechan
 
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