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Name: John Charles Bradley Firth
Military Cross (MC)
Bronze Medal for Military Valor [Italy]
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 45
Victories: 11
Born: 08 August 1894
Place of Birth: Redbourn, Wiltshire, England
Died: 23 August 1931
Place of Death: Blyth, Nottinghamshire, England
 
 
Temp. Lt. J. C. B. Firth, Shrops. L.I., transferred to Gen. List on 17 April 1917.
 
Military Cross (MC)
T./Lt. (T./Capt.) John Charles Bradley Firth, Gen. List and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has on various occasions, during a period of two months, completely destroyed two enemy planes and shot down out of control seven others. The latter, by reason of the manner in which they were observed to go to earth, were probably all rendered useless for further service. He has set a very fine example as a patrol leader, and has displayed much skill and courage.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 12 Jul 1917 1315 45 Sopwith 1½ Strutter (A1036) 1 Albatros D.III (OOC) E of Messines
2 22 Jul 1917 1030 45 Sopwith 1½ Strutter (A1036) 1 Albatros D.III (OOC) Menin
3 25 Sep 1917 1450 45 Sopwith Camel (B2374) Albatros C (OOC) Passchendaele
4 26 Sep 1917 1130 45 Sopwith Camel (B2350) Albatros D.III (DES) Passchendaele
5 27 Oct 1917 1025 45 Sopwith Camel (B6354) Albatros D.III (DESF) NE of Comines
6 31 Oct 1917 1030 45 Sopwith Camel (B6354) C (DES) 2 E of Quesnoy
7 05 Nov 1917 1150 45 Sopwith Camel (B6354) Albatros D.V (OOC) Poelcapelle
8 08 Nov 1917 1610 45 Sopwith Camel (B6423) Albatros D.V (OOC) Houthoulst Forest
9 15 Nov 1917 0945 45 Sopwith Camel (B6423) Albatros D.V (OOC) E of Comines
10 02 Jan 1918 1045 45 Sopwith Camel (B6423) C (DESF) 3 E of Conegliano
11 27 Mar 1918 1205 45 Sopwith Camel (B6423) Albatros D.V (OOC) Ceggia

1 Observer 2Lt J H Hartley
2 Shared with Lt Peter Carpenter
3 Shared with Lt H T Thompson (B4609)
 
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