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Name: James Jeffery Dawe
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 24
Victories: 8
Born: 1898
Place of Birth: Watford, Hertfordshire
Died: 07 June 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death: Over Rosières
Cemetery: Rosières Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France
 
 
From Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, James Jeffery Dawe joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1917 and was posted to 24 Squadron on 20 November. Flying the S.E.5a, he scored 8 victories before he was killed in action, shot down over Rosières by Fritz Rumey of Jasta 5.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 26 Feb 1918 0900 24 S.E.5a (B85) Fokker DR.I (DES) 1 E of Samoussy
2 06 Mar 1918 1340 24 S.E.5a (B85) Fokker DR.I (OOC) La Fère
3 16 Mar 1918 1700 24 S.E.5a (C1789) Rumpler C (OOC) Lesdins
4 10 Apr 1918 1145 24 S.E.5a (B611) Albatros D.V (OOC) NE of Moreuil
5 12 Apr 1918 1615 24 S.E.5a (B611) Pfalz D.III (DES) Hangard-Moreuil
6 19 May 1918 0835 24 S.E.5a (B611) Pfalz D.III (OOC) Chaulnes/Albert
7 31 May 1918 1730 24 S.E.5a (C1081) Pfalz D.III (DES) Becquigny
8 03 Jun 1918 1120 24 S.E.5a (B611) LVG C (DES) SE of Marcelcave

1 Shared with Lt Ian McDonald (C1057), Lt Herbert Richardson, 2Lt W F Poulter (C9342), Lt Ronald Mark (B67)
 
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