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Name: Francis Stephen Bowles
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 45
Victories: 5
Born: 30 October 1899
Place of Birth: Croydon, Surrey
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
Francis Stephen Bowles served with the Royal Air Force in Italy, scoring 5 victories as a Sopwith Camel pilot. Joining the Independent Air Force in France toward the end of the war, he was shot down by Jasta 80 on 3 November 1918 and captured. During World War II, Flight Lieutenant Bowles served as an accounts officer.

1901 residence same as place of birth.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 13 May 1918 0630 45 Sopwith Camel (B2426) C (DES) 1 Frison
2 15 Jun 1918 1330 45 Sopwith Camel (B5181) C (OOC) Ponte di Piave
3 20 Jul 1918 0720 45 Sopwith Camel (B5181) Albatros D.V (DES) SE of Feltre
4 20 Jul 1918 0720 45 Sopwith Camel (B5181) Albatros D.III (DES) Feltre-Cesana
5 05 Aug 1918 1030 45 Sopwith Camel (D9392) D (OOC) Grappa

1 Shared with Lt Ernest Masters
 
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