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Name: Douglas Graham Cooke
Military Cross (MC) Douglas Graham Cooke
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 20
Victories: 13
Born: 26 July 1895
Place of Birth: Wimbledon, Surrey, England
Died: 1955
Place of Death: Surrey, England
 
 
The son of William James and Evelyn Cooke, 2nd Lieutenant Douglas Graham Cooke received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 4825 on a Maurice Farman biplane at military school, Ruislip on 16 June 1917. Posted to 20 Squadron, he scored thirteen victories flying the Brisfit in 1918.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
 
Military Cross (MC)
T./Lt. Douglas Graham Cooke, R.A.F.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when engaged in many low bombing patrols and low reconnaissances. On one occasion, when important information was required, he flew along a front of ten miles at 100 feet, being subjected the whole way to heavy fire from the ground, and on the same day along another front of twelve miles at 300 feet, each time returning with the information and his machine much shot about. He has destroyed several hostile machines in air combats, and has invariably displayed the highest courage and a splendid fighting spirit.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 22 Jan 1918 1110 20 Bristol F.2b (A7256) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) SW of Roulers
2 22 Jan 1918 1115 20 Bristol F.2b (A7256) 1 Albatros D.V (DESF) S of Moorslede
3 04 Feb 1918 abt 1415 20 Bristol F.2b 2 Albatros D.V (OOC) Roulers
4 05 Feb 1918 1120 20 Bristol F.2b (C4605) 2 Albatros D.V (OOC) N of Staden
5 05 Feb 1918 1120 20 Bristol F.2b (C4605) 2 Albatros D.V (OOC) N of Staden
6 09 Mar 1918 0800 20 Bristol F.2b (C4605) 3 Albatros D.V (OOC) S of Comines
7 21 Apr 1918 1100 20 Bristol F.2b (C4749) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) N of Wervicq
8 03 May 1918 1720 20 Bristol F.2b (C4749) 1 Fokker DR.I (DESF) SE of Hollebeke
9 03 May 1918 1730 20 Bristol F.2b (C4749) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) SE of Ypres
10 08 May 1918 1650 20 Bristol F.2b (C4749) 1 Fokker DR.I (DES) Comines-Wervicq
11 17 May 1918 0815 20 Bristol F.2b 4 Albatros D.V (OOC) E of Armentières
12 19 May 1918 1025 20 Bristol F.2b (C4749) 5 Pfalz D.III (DESF) Estaires
13 19 May 1918 1030 20 Bristol F.2b (C4749) 5 Pfalz D.III (DES) Laventie

1 Observer Lt Henry Crowe
2 Observer 2Lt Cyril Agelasto
3 Observer 2Lt James Scaramanga
4 Observer 2Lt Ernest Hardcastle
5 Observer Lt Stanley Masding
 
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