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Name: Owen Morgan Baldwin
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) and Bar
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
Croix de Guerre with Palm
Owen Baldwin
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 73
Victories: 16
Born: 21 February 1893
Place of Birth: Twyford, Berkshire
Died: 12 January 1942
Place of Death: Berkshire
Cemetery: Twyford (St. Mary) Churchyard, Berkshire
 
 
Owen Morgan Baldwin was promoted to temporary 2nd Lieutenant (on probation) on 26 September 1917. Posted to 73 Squadron in 1918, he scored 16 victories flying the Sopwith Camel.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. Owen Morgan Baldwin.
   A gallant and skilful pilot who has on many occasions attacked troops and transport at low altitudes. Recently he encountered twelve enemy aeroplanes, two of which he crashed. He has, in addition, accounted for five other machines, showing at all times fearlessness and resource.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Bar
Lieut. (A./Capt.) Owen Morgan Baldwin, D.F.C. (FRANCE)
   A gallant and determined officer, conspicuous for his skill and daring in attack. Since he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross he has destroyed six enemy aircraft and driven down two out of control, accounting for four in one day. In all he has to his credit thirteen machines destroyed and three driven down out of control.
(D.F.C. gazetted 21st September, 1918.)
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 07 Apr 1918 1200 73 Sopwith Camel (D1832) Fokker DR.I (DES) S of Cerisy
2 12 Apr 1918 1240 73 Sopwith Camel (D1832) Albatros D.V (DESF) Lestrem
3 11 Jun 1918 1415 73 Sopwith Camel (D1832) C (DES) E of Méry
4 09 Jul 1918 1205 73 Sopwith Camel (D1898) Fokker DR.I (DES) Monchaux, N of Douai
5 16 Jul 1918 2000 73 Sopwith Camel (D1898) Fokker D.VII (DES) S of Roncheres
6 22 Jul 1918 1810 73 Sopwith Camel (D1898) Fokker DR.I (DES) S of Paars
7 22 Jul 1918 1815 73 Sopwith Camel (D1898) Fokker D.VII (DES) Bazoches
8 29 Jul 1918 1950 73 Sopwith Camel (D1898) Fokker D.VII (OOC) NE of Soissons
9 19 Aug 1918 0810 73 Sopwith Camel (D1898) Fokker D.VII (DES) Combles
10 15 Sep 1918 1105 73 Sopwith Camel (D1898) Fokker D.VII (DES) Cambrai
11 15 Sep 1918 1110 73 Sopwith Camel (D1898) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Cambrai
12 15 Sep 1918 1120 73 Sopwith Camel (D1898) C (DES) La Folie
13 15 Sep 1918 1815 73 Sopwith Camel (D1898) Fokker D.VII (DES) S of Gouy sous Bellone
14 15 Sep 1918 1815 73 Sopwith Camel (D1898) Fokker D.VII (OOC) S of Gouy sous Bellone
15 17 Sep 1918 1230 73 Sopwith Camel (D1898) Rumpler C (DES) E of Cambrai
16 27 Sep 1918 1410 73 Sopwith Camel (E7178) LVG C (DESF) N of Graincourt
 
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