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Name: James Victor Gascoyne
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) James Victor Gascoyne
Country: England
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Service: Royal Air Force
Unit: 92
Victories: 5
Born: 25 May 1892
Place of Birth: Royston, Hertfordshire, England
Died: 1976
Place of Death: Taunton Deane, Somerset, England
The son of Hugh and Agnes Gascoyne, James Victor Gascoyne enlisted in the Royal Flying Corps on 28 May 1913. Sergeant Gascoyne received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 5605 on a Maurice Farman biplane at Military School, Thetford on 5 February 1918. Posted to 92 Squadron, he scored 5 victories in the last two months of the war.

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UK, Royal Air Force Airmen Records, 1918-1940
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators’ Certificates, 1910-1950
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
2nd Lieut. James Victor Gascoyne. (FRANCE)
   During the months of October and November this officer has accounted for five enemy machines, and during recent operations he has displayed splendid daring and great skill in attacking enemy troops, etc. On 9th November, although he was wounded in the head early in the attack and his machine was badly shot about, 2nd Lieut. Gascoyne made a most successful attack on the enemy from a height of 100 feet, obtaining three direct hits and inflicting heavy casualties.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
3 23 Oct 1918 1300 92 S.E.5a DFW C (DES) 1 S of Pont du Nord
4 27 Oct 1918 0735 92 S.E.5a C (DES) 2 2 mi E of Le Quesnoy
5 29 Oct 1918 1605 92 S.E.5a DFW C (DES)  3 Favril

1 Shared with Capt James Robb, Lt E S Robins, Lt C H E Coles, Lt E Madill, Capt William Reed, Lt Evander Shapard, Lt Thomas Horry, Lt J Daniel
2 Shared with Lt James Victor Gascoyne, Lt J Daniel
3 Shared with Capt W S Philcox, Lt Oren Rose, Lt W S Rogers
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