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Name: Edward Barfort Drake
Edward Barfort Drake
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Air Force
Units: 9N, Manston Defence Flight (RNAS)
209 (RAF)
Victories: 5
Born: 13 February 1898
Place of Birth: Weymouth
Died: 29 September 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death:  
Memorial: Arras Flying Services Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Flight Sub-Lieutenant Edward Barfort Drake received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 3907 on 26 October 1916. Scoring his 4th victory on the evening of 27 June 1918, he shot up a Pfalz D.III over Warfusée. His opponent, Helmut Steinbrecher, jumped from the burning plane, becoming the first pilot to successfully deploy a parachute in combat. Two months later, Drake was reported missing in action. It was supposed that his Sopwith Camel (E4376) was shot down by ground fire.

1901 residence was Neyland, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
#4 Helmut SteinbrecherGermany
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 22 Aug 1917 1120 MDF Sopwith Camel (B3844) Gotha G.IV (DES) Off Dover
2 02 May 1918 1845 209 Sopwith Camel (D3345) Albatros D.V (OOC) Cayeux
3 03 Jun 1918 2000 209 Sopwith Camel (D3345) Fokker DR.I (OOC) 3 mi NW of Montdidier
4 27 Jun 1918 2050 209 Sopwith Camel (D3345) Pfalz D.III (DESF) Warfusée
5 08 Aug 1918 1915 209 Sopwith Camel (C1672) Fokker D.VII (DES) NW of Rosières
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