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Name: Ralph Luxmore Curtis
Ralph Curtis
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Unit: 48
Victories: 13
Born: 19 March 1898
Place of Birth: Rainham, Essex, England
Died: 21 September 1917 Died From Wounds
Place of Death: West Vlaanderen, Belgium
Cemetery: Harlebeke New British Cemetery, Harelbeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
 
 
2nd Lieutenant Ralph Luxmore Curtis received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 4289 on the L. & P. biplane at London & Provincial School, Hendon on 17 February 1917. He and his observer, Desmond Uniacke, scored 13 victories flying the Bristol F.2b. Uniacke was captured and Curtis died from wounds when they were shot down over Roulers by Hermann Göring, commander of Jasta 27.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 03 Jul 1917 0910 48 Bristol F.2b (A7149) 1 Two-seater (OOC) Quéant
2 05 Jul 1917 2020 48 Bristol F.2b (A7153) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Bapaume
3 07 Jul 1917 0550 48 Bristol F.2b (A7107) 1 Albatros D.V (DES) Vitry
4 28 Jul 1917 0815 48 Bristol F.2b (A7121) 1 Albatros D.III (OOC) Ghistelles
5 16 Aug 1917 1955 48 Bristol F.2b (A7151) 1 Albatros D.V (DESF) St. Pierre-Capelle
6 16 Aug 1917 1955 48 Bristol F.2b (A7151) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) St. Pierre-Capelle
7 20 Aug 1917 2005 48 Bristol F.2b (A7224) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Ghistelles
8 22 Aug 1917 0907 48 Bristol F.2b (A7224) 1 Albatros D.V (DES) Ostende
9 22 Aug 1917 0907 48 Bristol F.2b (A7224) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Ostende
10 02 Sep 1917 0930 48 Bristol F.2b (A7224) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) 2 E of Dixmude
11 05 Sep 1917 0840 48 Bristol F.2b (A7170) 1 DFW C (OOC) Middlekerke
12 14 Sep 1917 1640 48 Bristol F.2b (A7224) 1 Albatros D.V (DES) Ghistelles
13 17 Sep 1917 0915 48 Bristol F.2b (A7224) 1 Two-seater (OOC) 3 Leke

1 Observer 2Lt Desmond Uniacke
2 Shared with Lt Keith Park & 2Lt Alan Light
3 Shared with Sgt J Oldham & AM2 William Walker
 
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