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Name: George William Francis Darvill
Military Cross (MC)
Distinguished Flying Cross (MC)
George William Francis Darvill
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 9, 18
Victories: 9
Born: 26 October 1898
Place of Birth: East Meon, Hampshire, England
Died: September 1950
Place of Death: Christchurch, Hampshire, England
 
 
The son of George and Minnie M. Darvill, 2nd Lieutenant George William Francis Darvill received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 4973 on an L. & P. biplane at London & Provincial School, Edgware on 13 July 1917. Posted to 18 Squadron in France, he scored nine victories flying the D.H.4.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lt. George William Firancis Darvill.
   When returning from a bombing raid this officer, singlehanded, engaged three Fokkers. Despite the fact that his observer's gun jambed, he drove down one out of control, which was seen to crash. He has carried out forty-four successful bombing raids, several of which he has led. In addition, he has rendered valuable service on photographic and other reconnaissance duty. A keen and zealous officer, who sets a fine example of devotion to duty to younger pilots.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 10 Mar 1918 1215 18 D.H.4 (B9435) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Allenes
2 19 May 1918 1200 18 D.H.4 2 Albatros D.V (OOC) 6 Douai
3 21 May 1918 1045 18 D.H.4 (A8034) 3 Albatros D.V (DES) Douai
4 08 Jul 1918 0830 18 D.H.4 (A7815) 4 Fokker D.VII (DES) Hénin-Liétard
5 28 Jul 1918 0735 18 D.H.4 (A7815) 4 Fokker D.VII (OOC) Vitry
6 09 Aug 1918 1050 18 D.H.4 5 Fokker D.VII (OOC) 7 W of Douai
7 12 Aug 1918 1100 18 D.H.4 (F5857) 5 Fokker D.VII (OOC) W of Somain
8 04 Sep 1918 0750 18 D.H.4 (A7815) 4 Fokker D.VII (DESF) Cantin
9 04 Sep 1918 0755 18 D.H.4 (A7815) 4 Fokker D.VII (DESF) Aubigny-au-Bac

1 Observer Sgt A Pollard
2 Observer Lt E Collins
3 Observer AM2 L Vredenberg
4 Observer Lt William Miller
5 Observer Lt J Fenwick
6 Shared with Capt Albert Waller & Lt Ayres and 2Lt A Green & 2Lt F Lolly
7 Shared with Capt Herbert Gould & 2Lt E Jinman, Lt John Gillanders & Lt McCall, Lt A Pickin & Lt Hutchinson, Lt E Peskett & 2Lt W Clark, Lt Snook & Lt Aslin and Lt Kearney & Lt Buckner
 
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