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Name: James Child
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 45
Victories: 5
Born: 1882
Place of Birth: Poplar, Middlesex, England
Place of Death:  
A Sopwith Camel pilot serving with 45 Squadron, James Child scored three victories in France and two victories in Italy. On 10 March 1918, his flight was mistakenly attacked by Italian scouts. In the brief action that followed, Child may have downed one of the Italians.

Birth in the 1st quarter of 1882 and registered at Poplar, Middlesex. Listed as James E. Child in some sources.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 11 Sep 1917 1200 45 Sopwith Camel (B2328) Albatros D.III (OOC) E of Ypres
2 27 Oct 1917 1015 45 Sopwith Camel (B2443) Albatros D.V (DES) 1 NE of Comines
3 08 Nov 1917 1025 45 Sopwith Camel Junkers J.I (DES) Westroosebeke
4 22 Feb 1918 1300 45 Sopwith Camel (B2443) Albatros D.III (DESF) Salgareda
5 07 Jul 1918 abt 0900 45 Sopwith Camel (D1975) LVG C (DES) Val d'Assa

1 Shared with Lt Matthew Frew and 2Lt Raymond Brownell
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