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Name: William Hastings Farrow
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 47, 64
Victories: 10
Born: 30 March 1893
Place of Birth: London, England
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
The son of Reuben Eugene Albert and Emily (Scully) Farrow, William Hastings Farrow served with the Royal Engineers before he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps. He scored his first victory with 47 Squadron in 1916, flying an Armstrong-Whitworth F.K.3. Posted to 64 Squadron in 1918, Farrow claimed nine more victories flying the S.E.5a.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. (T./Capt.) William Hastings Farrow.
   A brilliant fighting Pilot, who never hesitates to engage the enemy, regardless of the latter's numerical superiority. His courage and tenacity sets a fine example to others in his formation. He has led numerous offensive patrols, and has personally destroyed five enemy machines and shot down two others out of control.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 22 Dec 1916 1030 47 Armstrong-Whitworth F.K.3 (5528) 1 C (OOC) 2 Hudova
2 17 May 1918 1925 64 S.E.5a (C6448) Fokker DR.I (DESF) Lagnicourt
3 27 May 1918 1100 64 S.E.5a (C6402) Albatros D.V (OOC) Cagnicourt
4 31 May 1918 1940 64 S.E.5a Pfalz D.III (DES) La Bassée
5 31 May 1918 1942 64 S.E.5a Pfalz D.III (OOC) La Bassée
6 21 Aug 1918 1630 64 S.E.5a (E5941) Fokker D.VII (DES) NE of Douai
7 22 Aug 1918 1000 64 S.E.5a (E5941) Fokker D.VII (DESF) Queant
8 25 Aug 1918 0900 64 S.E.5a (E5941) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Haucourt
9 02 Sep 1918 1200 64 S.E.5a (E5941) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Aubencheul
10 05 Sep 1918 1015 64 S.E.5a (C1874) Fokker D.VII (DES) NE of Cambrai

1 Observer Lt F C Brooks
2 Shared with 2Lt H J Gibson & 2Lt A P Adams (6199)
 
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