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Name: Risdon MacKenzie Bennett
Risdon Bennett
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Air Force
Unit: 4N (RNAS)
204 (RAF)
Victories: 5
Born: 12 February 1900
Place of Birth: Staplehurst, Kent, England
Died: 28 September 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death: France
Memorial: Arras Flying Services Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
 
 
The son of James and Lucy Bennett, Risdon MacKenzie Bennett was wounded on 31 July 1918. He is believed to be the youngest ace killed in the Great War.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 31 Jul 1918 1930 204 Sopwith Camel (D3354) Fokker D.VII (DES) Roulers
2 15 Aug 1918 1900 204 Sopwith Camel (D3354) Pfalz D.III (DES) Menin
3 15 Aug 1918 1905 204 Sopwith Camel (D3354) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Menin
4 16 Sep 1918 1855 204 Sopwith Camel (D8187) Fokker D.VII (DESF) 1 Blankenburghe-Zeebrugge
5 16 Sep 1918 1900 204 Sopwith Camel (D8187) LVG C (DES) Blankenberghe

1 Shared with Capt Charles Hickey, 2Lt N Smith (D8188), Lt F G Bayley and 2Lt J R Chisman
 
Books
Sopwith Camel Aces of World War 1
Norman Franks / Softcover / Osprey Publishing (March 25, 2003)
 
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