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Name: Charles Philip Oldfield Bartlett
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) and Bar Charles Philip Oldfield Bartlett
Country: England
Rank: Major
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Air Force
Units: 5N (RNAS)
205 (RAF)
Victories: 8
Born: 03 January 1889
Place of Birth: Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset
Died: March 1986
Place of Death: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
 
 
Flight Sub-Lieutenant Charles Philip Oldfield Bartlett received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 3118 on a Maurice Farman biplane at Royal Naval Air Station, Chingford on 21 June 1916.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
 
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Flt. Sub-Lieut. Charles Philip Oldfield Bartlett, R.N.A.S.
   For exceptionally good work on the occasion of a bombing raid on Houttave Aerodrome on the 25th July, 1917.
 
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) Bar
Flt. Cdr. Charles Philip Oldfield Bartlett, D.S.C., R.N.A.S.
   For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty in carrying out bombing raids and in attacking enemy aircraft.
    On the 28th March, 1918, he carried out three bombing raids. Whilst returning from one of these missions he was attacked at a height of about 2,500 feet by three enemy triplanes, and five other scouts. One of these he drove down, attacking it with his front guns, whilst his observer shot down out of control a second. Observing that two of the triplanes were diving on him and converging, he side-slipped his machine away with the result that the two enemy machines collided and fell to the ground together, where they burst into flames.
    He has carried out very many bombing raids, and brought down several enemy machines, invariably showing the greatest skill and determination.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 02 Jul 1917 1230 5N D.H.4 (N5967) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Zeebrugge
2 30 Jan 1918 1330 5N D.H.4 (N6001) 2 Albatros D.V (OOC) Engel Airfield
3 18 Mar 1918 1102 5N D.H.4 (N5961) 2 Albatros D.V (OOC) Beaurevoir
4 21 Mar 1918 1804 5N D.H.4 (N6000) 2 Fokker DR.I (OOC) Honnecourt
5 27 Mar 1918 1045 5N D.H.4 (N6000) 2 Albatros D.V (OOC) Fontaine
6 28 Mar 1918 abt 1000 5N D.H.4 (N6001) 2 Fokker DR.I (DES) Raincourt
7 28 Mar 1918 abt 1000 5N D.H.4 (N6001) 2 Fokker DR.I (DES) Raincourt
8 28 Mar 1918 abt 1000 5N D.H.4 (N6001) 2 Fokker DR.I (DES) Raincourt

1 Observer AGL S D Sambrook
2 Observer Walter Naylor
 
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