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Name: William Norman Dyke
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)
Country: England
Rank: Sergeant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 18
Victories: 5
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Serjeant William Norman Dyke scored five victories as a D.H.4 observer with 18 Squadron in 1918.
 
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)
No. 121180 Serjt. William Dyke, D.C.M. (Nuneaton).
   On all occasions this N.C.O. observer has carried out his work conscientiously and well, notably when engaged on photographic service, obtaining excellent results often under very difficult conditions. Since joining his present squadron he has taken part in twenty-nine bombing raids, ten photographic flights, and fourteen reconnaissances, many at low altitudes. On four occasions he has encountered large formations of enemy aeroplanes, and has himself shot down out of control three machines.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 06 Mar 1918 1115 18 D.H.4 (A7833) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Lens/Pont-à-Vendin
2 06 Mar 1918 1115 18 D.H.4 (A7833) 1 Two-seater (OOC) Lens/Pont-à-Vendin
3 17 Jun 1918 0850 18 D.H.4 (A7799) 2 Pfalz D.III (OOC) Hulloch
4 19 Jun 1918 2000 18 D.H.4 (A8010) 2 Pfalz D.III (OOC) Lille
5 20 Jul 1918 0830 18 D.H.4 (A7931) 3 Pfalz D.III (DES) Douai

1 Pilot Sgt W McCleery
2 Pilot 2Lt A Pickin
3 Pilot Lt R Minors
 
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