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Name: Ernest Arthur Deighton
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) Ernest Arthur Deighton
Country: England
Rank: Sergeant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 20
Victories: 15
Born: 28 May 1889
Place of Birth: Masham, Yorkshire
Died: 05 December 1957
Place of Death: Bournemouth, Hampshire
 
 
Ernest Arthur Deighton enlisted in the Royal Flying Corps on 15 March 1917 as a transport driver. As a Corporal mechanic, he became a Brisfit observer and scored fifteen victories with 20 Squadron in 1918.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 11 Apr 1918 1515 20 Bristol F.2b (C4616) 1 Two-seater (DES) S of Armentières
2 09 May 1918 1330 20 Bristol F.2b (C817) 2 Albatros D.V (DES) E of Warneton-Comines
3 16 May 1918 1830 20 Bristol F.2b (C4763) 3 Albatros D.V (DES) Wervicq
4 19 May 1918 1035 20 Bristol F.2b (C4763) 3 Pfalz D.III (OOC) Armentières
5 19 May 1918 1035 20 Bristol F.2b (C4763) 3 Pfalz D.III (DESF) Near Armentières
6 19 May 1918 1040 20 Bristol F.2b (C4763) 3 Pfalz D.III (DES) N of Frelinghien
7 27 May 1918 1125 20 Bristol F.2b (C889) 2 Albatros D.V (DESF) NE of Armentières
8 27 May 1918 1130 20 Bristol F.2b (C889) 2 Fokker DR.I (OOC) NE of Armentières
9 27 May 1918 1135 20 Bristol F.2b (C889) 2 Fokker DR.I (DES) NE of Armentières
10 29 May 1918 1825 20 Bristol F.2b (C889) 2 Fokker DR.I (DES) Bac St. Maur
11 31 May 1918 1850 20 Bristol F.2b (C850) 4 Pfalz D.III (DES) S of Armentières
12 13 Jun 1918 0800 20 Bristol F.2b (C889) 2 Albatros D.V (OOC) NW of Armentières
13 17 Jun 1918 0740 20 Bristol F.2b (C4604) 1 Pfalz D.III (OOC) N of Comines
14 17 Jun 1918 0755 20 Bristol F.2b (C4604) 1 Pfalz D.III (DES) NE of Gheluvelt
15 23 Jun 1918 0930 20 Bristol F.2b (C4604) 1 Pfalz D.III (DES) Laventie

1 Pilot Lt Leslie Capel
2 Pilot Capt Wilfred Beaver
3 Pilot Lt David Weston
4 Pilot Lt Ernest Lindup
 
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