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Name: Walter Beales
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) Walter Beales
Country: England
Rank: Sergeant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 48
Victories: 9
Born: 1893
Place of Birth: Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England
Died: 1962
Place of Death: Goxhill, Lincolnshire, England
 
 
The son of Walter Samuel and May Beales, Walter Beales was wounded in action on 28 March 1918.
 
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
2565 Cpl. W. Beales, R.A.F. (Grimsby).
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Whilst returning alone from a reconnaissance he was attacked by three enemy machines. Though he was wounded in the hand he drove down one of them out of control, and drove off the others in a running fight lasting ten minutes. On a later occasion he ably assisted his pilot in bringing down two enemy machines, one of which went down in flames. He performed excellent work during recent operations in engaging ground targets, often flying at very low altitudes under heavy fire. His keenness and deteirmination have been a great incentive to the other N.C.Os. in his squadron.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 21 Mar 1918 1420 48 Bristol F.2b (C4707) 1 Pfalz D.III (DES) SW of Honnecourt
2 23 Mar 1918 1155 48 Bristol F.2b (C4707) 1 LVG C NE of Ham
3 23 Mar 1918 1625 48 Bristol F.2b (C4707) 1 LVG C Matigny
4 23 Mar 1918 1625 48 Bristol F.2b (C4707) 1 Pfalz D.III Matigny
u/c 28 Mar 1918 48 Bristol F.2b (C4701) 2 Scout  
5 01 Apr 1918 1745 48 Bristol F.2b (C4701) 3 Albatros D.V Quesnil
6 25 Apr 1918 1705 48 Bristol F.2b (C814) 4 Rumpler C E of Harbonnières
7 09 May 1918 1540 48 Bristol F.2b (C4750) 4 Fokker DR.I Wiencourt-Mericourt
8 09 May 1918 1550 48 Bristol F.2b (C4750) 4 Fokker DR.I Wiencourt-Mericourt
9 09 May 1918 1600 48 Bristol F.2b (C4750) 4 Pfalz D.III Wiencourt-Mericourt

1 Pilot William Wells
2 Pilot 2Lt C L Glover
3 Pilot Robert Little
4 Pilot Charles Napier
 
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