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Name: Reginald Morse "Reg" Charley
Military Cross (MC)
Croix de Guerre [France]
Reg Charley
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 54
Victories: 6
Born: 03 August 1892
Place of Birth: Blakeney, Gloucestershire, England
Died: 1986
Place of Death: Yorkshire, England
 
 
The son of James Smith and Eva (Morse) Charley, Reginald Morse Charley studied electrical engineering before accepting employment in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, arriving in New York, New York on 1 February 1914. On 2 May 1916, he received his pilot's certificate on a Curtiss biplane at the Atlantic Coast Aeronautic School, Newport News, Virginia. The following month, he was back in England as a member of the Royal Flying Corps and received a promotion to 2nd Lieutenant (on probation) on 14 June 1916. The following year, Charley flew Sopwith Pups with 54 Squadron in Belgium. On the day he became an ace, 11 September 1917, Lieutenant Charley with appointed Flight Commander and promoted to temporary Captain. After scoring his sixth victory in November 1917, he returned to England.

AIR 76/84/117
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 05 Apr 1917 54 Sopwith Pup Balloon (DES) 1 Gouy
2 26 Apr 1917 1910 54 Sopwith Pup (A672) Albatros D.III (OOC) Premont
3 13 Jul 1917 am 54 Sopwith Pup (A672) Albatros D.III (OOC)  
4 05 Sep 1917 1830 54 Sopwith Pup (A6203) Albatros D.V (DES) Near Slype
5 11 Sep 1917 1845 54 Sopwith Pup (A7344) Albatros D.V (OOC) Near Ostend
u/c 11 Sep 1917 0900 54 Sopwith Pup (A6203) Albatros D.III Slype
6 12 Nov 1917 1345 54 Sopwith Pup (A6203) Albatros D (OOC) Near Westende

1 Shared with Capt R G H Pixley, Lt Maurice Scott, Capt Frank Hudson
 
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