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Name: John Denis Breakey
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Air Force
Units: 3N (RNAS)
203 (RAF)
Victories: 9
Born: 19 May 1899
Place of Birth: Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Died: 8 January 1965
Place of Death: London, England
 
 
The son of John and Mary Breakey, John Denis Breakey scored nine victories as a Sopwith Camel pilot with 203 Squadron in 1918. In October 1945, Air Vice-Marshal Breakey was posted to Kuala Lumpur, Malaya as Air Officer Commanding Air Headquarters; in 1947, he was appointed Air Officer in charge of Administration, Bomber Command; and in 1950, he was appointed Air Officer Commanding, No. 21 Group, Flying Training Command.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. (A./Capt.) John Denis Breakey. (FRANCE)
   This officer has flown about 500 hours on active service. He has carried out 170 special missions, and has bombed and attacked enemy troops, transport, &c., from low altitudes with great success, causing serious damage. Capt. Breakey has shown marked ability and skill as a flight leader, and by his fine spirit of determination and disregard of personal danger sets a fine example to other pilots.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 15 May 1918 1145 203 Sopwith Camel (D3384) LVG C (DES) 1 Salome, E of La Bassée
2 16 May 1918 1120 203 Sopwith Camel (D3384) Pfalz D.III (OOC) N of La Bassée
3 17 May 1918 1120 203 Sopwith Camel (D3384) Albatros D.V (DES) 2 Merville
4 18 May 1918 1120 203 Sopwith Camel (D3384) Rumpler C (DESF) 3 Merville
5 25 Aug 1918 1300 203 Sopwith Camel (D9651) DFW C (DES) N of Hem
6 20 Sep 1918 1530 203 Sopwith Camel Fokker D.VII (OOC) Haynecourt
7 26 Sep 1918 1300 203 Sopwith Camel (D9651) Fokker D.VII (DESF) SW of Lieu St. Amand
8 29 Sep 1918 0730 203 Sopwith Camel (D9651) LVG C (DES) Sensee Canal, Hem
9 02 Oct 1918 0850 203 Sopwith Camel (D9592) Fokker D.VII (DES) Morenchies

1 Shared with Capt Harold Beamish, 1/Lt W W Goodnow (B7198), Lt A N Webster (B3788), Lt H W Skinner (B7123), Lt Edwin Hayne
2 Shared with Capt Harold Beamish, 1/Lt W W Goodnow (B6212), Lt Ronald Sykes, Lt H W Skinner (B7331)
3 Shared with Capt Harold Beamish
 
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