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Name: Donald Charles Cunnell
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Unit: 20
Victories: 9
Born: 1893
Place of Birth: Norwich, Norfolk
Killed In Action: 12 July 1917 Killed In Action
Place of Death:  
Cemetery: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France
 
 
After being commissioned in the Hampshire Regiment, Donald Charles Cunnell transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in late 1915. As a flight commander with 20 Squadron in 1917, he scored 9 victories flying the F.E.2d. Near Wervicq on 6 July 1917, Cunnell and his observer fought Jasta 11 and claimed four Albatros D.Vs out of control. A fifth Albatros, flown by Manfred von Richthofen, was also hit but not claimed. Killed in action on 12 July 1917, Cunnell's observer flew the F.E.2d back to base.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 02 May 1917 1115 20 F.E.2d (A6431) Albatros D.III (DESF) Comines
2 26 May 1917 1035 20 F.E.2d (A6431) Albatros D.III (DES) Comines-Quesnoy
3 31 May 1917 1920 20 F.E.2d (A6430) Albatros D.III (DES) Comines
4 05 Jun 1917 0810 20 F.E.2d (A6414) Albatros D.V (DESF) Coucou
5 06 Jul 1917 1030 20 F.E.2d (A6512) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Wervicq
6 06 Jul 1917 1030 20 F.E.2d (A6512) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Wervicq
7 06 Jul 1917 1030 20 F.E.2d (A6512) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Wervicq
8 06 Jul 1917 1030 20 F.E.2d (A6512) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Wervicq
9 11 Jul 1917 1400 20 F.E.2d (A6412) Albatros D.V (DESF) Wervicq-Menin

1 Observer Albert Edward Woodbridge
 
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