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Name: Leonard Herbert Emsden
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Country: England
Rank: Sergeant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 25
Victories: 8
Born: 1893/1894
Place of Birth: Bosmere, Suffolk, England
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
An F.E.2b observer with 25 Squadron, 2nd Class Air Mechanic Leonard Herbert Emsden scored eight victories with his pilots in 1917.
 
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
65935 2nd Class Air Mech. L. H. Emsden, R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has displayed the utmost gallantry and skill as an observer in aerial combats, continually bringing down his opponents with great skill and daring.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 04 Mar 1917 1115 25 F.E.2b (7693) 1 LVG C (DES) 5 Courrières
2 17 Mar 1917 1115 25 F.E.2b (6940) 2 Albatros D.III (DESF) Oppy-Beaumont
3 17 Mar 1917 1725 25 F.E.2b (7683) 3 Albatros D.III (OOC) Arras
4 06 Apr 1917 1045 25 F.E.2b (4847) 4 Halberstadt D (DES) E of Vimy
5 13 Apr 1917 1930 25 F.E.2b (A6383) 1 Albatros D.III (DES) Hénin-Liétard
6 01 May 1917 0620 25 F.E.2b (7672) 1 Albatros D.III (DES) Izel
7 01 May 1917 0645 25 F.E.2b (7672) 1 Albatros D.III (CAP) W of Lens
8 01 May 1917 1800 25 F.E.2b (7672) 1 Albatros D.III (DESF) Bois Bernard

1 Pilot 2Lt Reginald Malcolm
2 Pilot Lt H E Davis
3 Pilot Capt James Leith
4 Pilot 2Lt B King
5 Shared with Lt A E Boultbee & Sgt J Brown (A5439), 2Lt William Drummond Matheson & Lt W A Barnes (7025) and 2Lt R N L Munro & Lt G Goodburn (A780)
 
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