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Name: Percy Jack "Pip" Clayson
Military Cross (MC)
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Percy Clayson
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 1
Victories: 29
Born: 07 June 1896
Place of Birth: Croydon, Surrey
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
2nd Lieutenant Percy Jack Clayson received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 5617 on 30 September 1917.
 
Military Cross (MC)
T./2nd Lt. Percy Jack Clayson, Gen. List, and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When on low-flying offensive patrol, he engaged an enemy scout and shot it down, with the result that it crashed to earth. He has brought down several hostile machines, one of which he forced to land in our lines, and has engaged massed enemy troops and transport from very low altitudes with machine-gun fire, inflicting heavy casualties. He has displayed the most marked determination, courage and skill.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lt. (temp. Capt.) Percy Jack Clay son, M.C.
   A patrol leader of great skill, and a skilful marksman, whose personal fighting successes have proved of much value to his squadron.
   Captain Clayson's patrol frequently encountered enemy formations in superior numbers, but invariably succeeded in inflicting serious losses.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 16 Feb 1918 1130 1 S.E.5a (B4881) Albatros D.V (CAP) Bailleul
2 28 Feb 1918 1715 1 S.E.5a (B8930) Albatros D.V (OOC) Gheluvelt
3 11 Mar 1918 1810 1 S.E.5a (A8908) C (OOC) Ypres
4 13 Mar 1918 1220 1 S.E.5a (A8908) Pfalz D.III (DES) Wieltje
5 27 Mar 1918 0935 1 S.E.5a (A8908) Albatros D.V (DES) Achiet le Grand
6 21 Apr 1918 0915 1 S.E.5a (C1095) Pfalz D.III (OOC) NW of Pacaut Wood
7 29 Apr 1918 0650 1 S.E.5a (C1095) Pfalz D.III (DES) Kemmel-Wytschaete
8 02 May 1918 1350 1 S.E.5a (C1095) Pfalz D.III (OOC) SE of Bailleul
9 14 May 1918 1735 1 S.E.5a (C1102) Albatros D.V (DES) Dickebusch
10 27 May 1918 1425 1 S.E.5a (C1114) C (DESF) 1 mi S of Bailleul
11 27 May 1918 1450 1 S.E.5a (C1114) C (DES) Kemmel
12 27 May 1918 1940 1 S.E.5a (C1114) Albatros D.V (DES) Steenwerck
13 28 May 1918 0635 1 S.E.5a (C1849) DFW C (OOC) Meteren-Bailleul
14 28 May 1918 0635 1 S.E.5a (C1849) DFW C (DES) Meteren-Vieux Berquin
15 29 May 1918 1630 1 S.E.5a (C1114) Albatros D.V (DES) Merville-Neuf Berquin
16 29 May 1918 1645 1 S.E.5a (C1114) Halberstadt C (DES) 1 mi E of Vieux Berquin
17 01 Jun 1918 1940 1 S.E.5a (C1114) Pfalz D.III (OOC) Armentières
18 02 Jun 1918 0940 1 S.E.5a (C1114) Albatros D.V (DES) N of Pacaut Wood
19 06 Jun 1918 0740 1 S.E.5a (C1114) Albatros D.V (DESF) Ploegsteert Wood
20 06 Jun 1918 0745 1 S.E.5a (C1114) Pfalz D.III (DESF) Ploegsteert
21 09 Jun 1918 0630 1 S.E.5a (C1114) Fokker DR.I (CAP) Dickebusch
22 13 Jun 1918 2035 1 S.E.5a (C1114) Pfalz D.III (DESF) Near Passchendaele
23 15 Jun 1918 1315 1 S.E.5a (C1114) Balloon (DES) S of Estaires
24 23 Jun 1918 0600 1 S.E.5a (C1114) C (DES) ½ mi NW of Lestrem
25 27 Jun 1918 0427 1 S.E.5a (C1114) LVG C (DESF) E of Meteren
26 30 Jun 1918 1900 1 S.E.5a (C1114) Fokker D.VII (DESF) Wulverghem
27 02 Jul 1918 1110 1 S.E.5a (C1114) Hannover C (DESF) Ploegsteert Wood
28 04 Jul 1918 2045 1 S.E.5a (C1114) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Salome
29 14 Jul 1918 1735 1 S.E.5a (C1114) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Neuf Berquin-Estaires
 
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