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Name: Robert James Cullen
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 88
Victories: 5
Born: 1893
Place of Birth: Walmer, Hampshire
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
After serving with the Lowland Brigade Field Artillery and receiving a commission in the Black Watch, Robert James Cullen transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in January 1917. Posted to 88 Squadron, he scored 5 victories with the Bristol Fighter before he was wounded in action on 29 June 1918.

1901 residence was Portsmouth; birth registered in the 2nd quarter of 1893 at Eastry, Kent.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 15 May 1918 0635 88 Bristol Fighter (C780) 1 Albatros D.V (DES) Ghistelles
2 18 May 1918 0800 88 Bristol Fighter (C780) 1 Albatros D.III (OOC) Zandvoorde
3 29 Jun 1918 2010 88 Bristol Fighter (D8062) 1 Fokker D.VII (OOC) W of Ghistelles
4 29 Jun 1918 2010 88 Bristol Fighter (D8062) 1 Fokker D.VII (DES) W of Ghistelles
5 29 Jun 1918 2010 88 Bristol Fighter (D8062) 1 Fokker D.VII (DES) 2 Ghistelles

1 Observer Lt Edward Ward
2 Shared with Capt K R Simpson & Sgt Charles Hill; Lt Kenneth Conn & 2Lt Bertram Smyth (C787); Lt William Wheeler & 2Lt Thomas Chiltern (C774)
 
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