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Name: John Edgcumbe Doyle
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) John Edgcumbe Doyle
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 56, 60
Victories: 9
Born: 18 April 1893
Place of Birth: Wynberg, Cape Colony, South Africa
Died: 24 November 1974
Place of Death: Devon
 
 
After serving as a 2nd Lieutenant with the Army Service Corps in the trenches of France, John Edgcumbe Doyle joined the Royal Flying Corps in September 1916. From 56 Squadron he was posted to 60 Squadron as a flight commander on 17 July 1918. After scoring 9 victories with the S.E.5a, he was shot down by Egon Koepsch near Cambrai on 5 September 1918. Doyle was captured and his wounded leg was amputated. In magazine articles written in the 1930s, Doyle claimed that Koepsch shot him down and then proceeded to strafe him on the ground. Post-war, Doyle received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 9434 on a D.H.60 Moth at Haldon Aerodrome & School of Flying on 6 September 1930.

Living in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire in 1901. Listed in some sources as John Edgcombe Doyle.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 22 Jul 1918 0540 60 S.E.5a (E1288) Pfalz D.III (OOC) Aveluy Wood
2 8 Aug 1918 1640 60 S.E.5a (E1397) Hannover C (DES) 1 Foucaucourt
3 8 Aug 1918 1655 60 S.E.5a (E1397) Hannover C (DES) Estrées
4 9 Aug 1918 0835 60 S.E.5a (E1288) Hannover C (DES) 1 Croisilles
5 14 Aug 1918 0955 60 S.E.5a (E1397) Albatros D.V (DES) Guemappe
6 23 Aug 1918 0955 60 S.E.5a (E1397) DFW C (DES) Croisilles
7 3 Sep 1918 1010 60 S.E.5a (D6953) Fokker D.VII (DES) Inchy
8 5 Sep 1918 1810 60 S.E.5a (E1397) Fokker D.VII (DES) Avesnes
9 5 Sep 1918 1810 60 S.E.5a (E1397) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Avesnes

1 Shared with Robert Whitney
 
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