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Name: Henry Arthur Richard "Weegee" Biziou
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Henry Arthur Richard Biziou
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 42, 87
Victories: 8
Born: 18 September 1896
Place of Birth:
Died: 14 July 1919 Killed In Flying Accident
Place of Death: Farnborough, Hampshire, England
Cemetery: Aldershot Military Cemetery, Hampshire, England
 
 
Having served with the Yorkshire Regiment in Gallipoli, Egypt and France, Henry Arthur Richard Biziou transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in late 1916. In 1918, flying Sopwith Dolphins with 87 Squadron in France, Lieutenant Biziou scored his first victory on 6 May. Promoted to temporary Captain on 2 July, he downed seven more enemy machines by the end of September. Post-war, the 22 year old was flying an S.E.5a when he was killed in a mid-air collision with an Avro 504k two-seater at Farnborough.

WO 339/57589
British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
The Dundee Courier, Angus, Scotland, Tuesday, 15 July 1919, page 5
The Cheltenham Chronicle, Gloucestershire, England, Saturday, 19 July 1919, page 6
Aldershot Military Cemetery, Hampshire, England
Find A Grave Memorial# 11993665
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
"Lieut. (A./Capt.) Henry Arthur Richard Biziou. (FRANCE)
   A most successful leader of marked gallantry. During recent operations he has destroyed four enemy aeroplanes and driven down one out of control; two of these he accounted for in one engagement on September 15th with a number of Fokker biplanes. In addition he has driven down a hostile balloon."
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 06 May 1918 1740 87 Sopwith Dolphin (C4165) Rumpler C (DESF) Gheluvelt
2 08 Jul 1918 0925 87 Sopwith Dolphin (C8072) DFW C (DES) Aveluy Wood
3 21 Aug 1918 1815 87 Sopwith Dolphin (C8072) Albatros D.V (DES) Bapaume
4 16 Sep 1918 1735 87 Sopwith Dolphin (E4493) Fokker D.VII (DES) N of Cambrai
5 16 Sep 1918 1735 87 Sopwith Dolphin (E4493) Fokker D.VII (OOC) N of Cambrai
6 20 Sep 1918 1530 87 Sopwith Dolphin (E4493) Fokker D.VII (DES) Noyelles
7 22 Sep 1918 0840 87 Sopwith Dolphin (E4493) Fokker D.VII (DES) Bourlon Wood
8 22 Sep 1918 0840 87 Sopwith Dolphin (E4493) Fokker D.VII (DES) Bourlon Wood
 
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