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Name: Douglas Arthur Davies
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Croix de Guerre with Palm
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 150
Victories: 10
Born: 12 January 1896
Place of Birth: Harrow, Middlesex, England
Died: 1992
Place of Death:  
 
 
Serving with the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment), Douglas Arthur Davies, the son of Herbert Arthur and Elsie Davies, was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 17 October 1915. He was seconded to the Royal Flying Corps and appointed Flying Officer on 20 November 1917. Posted to Salonika with 150 Squadron in 1918, Lieutenant Davies scored ten victories flying the Sopwith Camel in the summer of 1918.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lt. Douglas Arthur Davies (Wilts. R.).
   This officer sets a fine example of gallantry and courage, notably on two occasions. On the 12th of June he, single-handed, engaged four enemy scouts, one of which he shot down in flames and a second out of control; the latter was seen to catch fire on reaching the ground. Some weeks later he led his patrol of four scouts against a formation of eleven hostile machines; two of these were shot down in flames, the wings fell off another, and the remainder dispersed.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 12 Jun 1918 0600 150 Sopwith Camel (C1599) Albatros D.V (DESF) N of Guevgueli
2 12 Jun 1918 0800 150 Sopwith Camel (C1599) Albatros D.V (DES) N of Guevgueli
3 17 Jul 1918 0735 150 Sopwith Camel (C1599) Albatros D.V (DES) Hudova
4 17 Jul 1918 0735 150 Sopwith Camel (C1599) Albatros D.V (DES) Hudova
5 17 Jul 1918 abt 0900 150 Sopwith Camel (C1599) Albatros D.V (OOC) Balinge
6 23 Jul 1918 0730 150 Sopwith Camel (C1599) 1 Albatros D.V (DES) NE of Boluntili
7 08 Aug 1918 abt 0800 150 Sopwith Camel (C1599) D (OOC) Piravo
8 08 Aug 1918 0810 150 Sopwith Camel (C1599) D (OOC) Boluntili
9 18 Aug 1918 0745 150 Sopwith Camel (C1599) Albatros D.V (OOC) N of Lake Doiran
10 18 Aug 1918 0745 150 Sopwith Camel (C1599) Albatros D.V (OOC) N of Lake Doiran

1 Shared with Lt John Preston
 
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