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Name: John Gamon
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Air Force
Units: 5N (RNAS)
205 (RAF)
Victories: 7
Born: 25 July 1898
Place of Birth: Chester, Cheshire
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
John Gamon was the son of John Percival (born 1865, Chester) and Margaret A. Gamon.
 
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Flt. Lieut. John Gamon, R.N.A.S.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On the 30th March, 1918, whilst returning from a bombing raid, he was attacked by three enemy triplanes, one of which he brought down and drove off the other two. He has carried out very many bombing raids on enemy lines of communication, aerodromes, and dumps. His work has always been of the greatest merit, and he has set a splendid example to those around him.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 08 Dec 1917 1150 5N D.H.4 (N6004) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Aertrycke Airfield
2 30 Mar 1918 0912 5N D.H.4 (N6004) 2 Fokker DR.I (DES) Villers Bretonneux
3 23 Apr 1918 1950 5N D.H.4 (N6004) 3 Fokker DR.I (DESF) Chaulnes
4 23 Apr 1918 1950 5N D.H.4 (N6004) 3 Pfalz D.III (DES) Chaulnes
5 03 May 1918 1545 205 D.H.4 (N6004) 3 Pfalz D.III (DESF) 5 Chaulnes
6 03 May 1918 1545 205 D.H.4 (N6004) 3 Pfalz D.III (OOC) 5 Chaulnes
7 20 May 1918 0830 205 D.H.4 (N6004) 4 Pfalz D.III (DESF) Mericombe

1 Observer AGL Winter
2 Observer 2Lt F G Stringer
3 Observer Lt R Scott
4 Observer Sgt J Jones
5 Shared with Lt G E Siedle & AGL William Middleton, Capt Euan Dickson & AGL Charles Robinson, Lt Cyril Heywood & AGL SF Langstone, Lt William Elliott & AGL Whalley, Lt Wilson & AGL Mackay, Lt William Grossart & AGL Richards, Lt Fox & AGL C F Ambler, Lt Robert Chalmers & 2Lt Stanley Hamblin, Lt Scott & AGL Humphrey
 
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