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Name: Edwin Arnold Clear
Military Cross (MC) Edwin Clear
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 84
Victories: 12
Born: 28 May 1896
Place of Birth: London
Died: 21 February 1960
Place of Death:  
 
 
Edwin Arnold Clear was seconded for duty with the Royal Flying Corps on 28 April 1917.

Listed as Edward Arnold Clear in the London Gazette and other sources.
 
Military Cross (MC)
T./2nd Lt. Edward Arnold Clear, Gen. List, R.F.C.
    For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During an encounter between one of our patrols and nine enemy machines, he observed an enemy triplane which was about to attack his patrol leader from the rear. He at once dived to the attack, firing on the enemy machine, which turned to avoid him and collided with an enemy scout. The two enemy machines crashed to earth locked together. On the following day, during an engagement between 12 of our machines and about 30 enemy scouts, he attacked an enemy triplane which he observed beneath him. He dived after it, and, following it down, eventually destroyed it. He has destroyed seven enemy machines, and has proved himself a most enterprising and courageous pilot.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 29 Jan 1918 1325 84 S.E.5a (B627) C (DESF) SE of Bellicourt
2 10 Mar 1918 1420 84 S.E.5a (C5326) C (DES) W of Estrées
3 15 Mar 1918 0945 84 S.E.5a (C1075) Albatros D.V (DES) Mesnil St. Laurent
4 17 Mar 1918 1730 84 S.E.5a (C1075) Fokker DR.I (DES) Crevecoeur
5 17 Mar 1918 1730 84 S.E.5a (C1075) Albatros D.V (DES) Crevecoeur
6 18 Mar 1918 1135 84 S.E.5a (C1075) Fokker DR.I (DES) W of Busigny
7 30 Mar 1918 0930 84 S.E.5a (C1075) Albatros D.V (DES) S of Somme at Cerisy
8 12 Apr 1918 1150 84 S.E.5a (C1075) Hannover C (DES) Longueval
9 12 Apr 1918 1810 84 S.E.5a (C1075) Pfalz D.III (DES) W of Plessier
10 25 Apr 1918 1700 84 S.E.5a (C1075) Pfalz D.III (DES) E of Wiencourt
11 25 Apr 1918 1710 84 S.E.5a (C1075) C (DES) S of Hangard Wood
12 28 May 1918 1330 84 S.E.5a (C1871) Albatros D.V (DES) NE of Moreuil
 
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