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Name: Stanley Cockerell
Order of the Crown, Chevalier [Belgium]
Croix de Guerre [Belgium]
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 24, 50, 78, 112, 151
Victories: 7
Born: 09 February 1895
Place of Birth: Wood Green, Middlesex
Died: 04 December 1921
Place of Death: Birchington, Kent
 
 
Stanley Cockerell received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 3271 on 21 July 1916. While serving with 24 Squadron, he was wounded and forced to land by Martin Zander of Jasta 1 on 10 October 1916.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 14 Sep 1916 2045 24 D.H.2 (7873) Fokker D.II (DESF) 1 Manancourt
2 30 Sep 1916 0945 24 D.H.2 (A2556) Albatros D.I? (DESF) Grevillers
3 04 Feb 1917 1315 24 D.H.2 (A2541) C (DESF) 2 Templeux
4 06 Feb 1917 1415 24 D.H.2 (A2581) C (DESF) Velu
5 02 Apr 1917 0850 24 D.H.2 (A2581) Albatros D.III (DESF) Gouzeaucourt
6 25 May 1917 1145 24 D.H.5 (A9363) Albatros D.III (DESF) Ligny
7 02 Aug 1918 0045 151 Sopwith Camel (C6717) Gotha (DESF) Guizencourt

1 Shared with Lt Arthur Knight (5931)
2 Shared with Lt Begbie (A2544), Lt Evans (A2563)
 
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