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Name: James Cromwell Bush
Military Cross (MC)
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Units: 22
Victories: 6
Born: 1891
Place of Birth: Salisbury, Wiltshire
Died: 07 October 1917 Killed In Action
Place of Death: Near Kruishoek
Cemetery: Neuville-en-Ferrain Communal Cemetery, Nord, France
 
 
The son of a Wiltshire clergyman, James Cromwell Bush served with the 5th Wiltshire Regiment and Dorsets before joining the Royal Flying Corps. Posted to 22 Squadron in 1917, he often flew with author "Arch" Whitehouse as his observer. Having initially flown the F.E.2b, Bush scored all of his victories as a Bristol Fighter pilot. The day after he scored his 6th victory, he and his observer, Lt. Chapman, were killed in action when they were shot down by Hans von Häbler of Jasta 36.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 12 Aug 1917 1930 22 Bristol Fighter (A7174) 1 Albatros D.V (DESF) 3 Lens-Douai
2 12 Aug 1917 1945 22 Bristol Fighter (A7174) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) 4 Lens
3 17 Aug 1917 1915 22 Bristol Fighter (A7174) 2 Albatros D.V (OOC) Staden
4 05 Sep 1917 1900 22 Bristol Fighter (A7185) 2 Albatros D.V (DESF) E of Houthoulst Wood
5 01 Oct 1917 1750 22 Bristol Fighter (B1114) 2 Albatros D.V (OOC) Westroosebeke
6 02 Oct 1917 1041 22 Bristol Fighter (B1123) 1 C (DES) N of Courtrai

1 Observer AM1 A G Whitehouse
2 Observer Lt W W Chapman
3 Shared with Capt Carleton Clement & Lt R B Carter (A7172), Lt M W Turner & Lt Edson
4 Shared with Capt Carleton Clement & Lt R B Carter (A7172)
 
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