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Name: George Everard Gibbons
Military Cross (MC)
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 20, 62
Victories: 17
Born: 15 February 1895
Place of Birth: Dudley, Staffordshire, England
Died: 20 March 1923
Place of Death: Stourbridge, Worcestershire, England
 
 
George Everard Gibbons, standing 5 feet 10 inches tall, enlisted in the 6th Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment on 2 September 1914. He transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in 1916 and served as an observer until November. On 21 March 1918, having joined 62 Squadron as a Bristol Fighter pilot, he was appointed Flight Commander with the rank of temporary Captain. He and his observers scored seventeen victories in 1918.

WO 339/31489
British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920
 
Military Cross (MC)
T./Capt. George Everard Gibbons, Gen. List and R.A.F.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has lately destroyed three enemy machines and driven down others out of control. He has always shown great gallantry and keenness, and has commanded his flight with distinction, performing invaluable services in training young officers in the squadron.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. (A./Capt.) George Everard Gibbons, M.C. (FRANCE)
   On 4th August, when leading a patrol, his formation was attacked by twenty enemy aeroplanes. Seeing one of our Bristol fighters, in difficulties with its propeller, being attacked by one of the enemy machines, he dived and drove it down to crash; when climbing back to join his formation his observer shot down another enemy machine. In addition to the foregoing Capt. Gibbons has destroyed four enemy aeroplanes and driven down three out of control. The gallantry in action he invariably displays sets an inspiriting example to those with whom he serves.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 12 Mar 1918 1100 62 Bristol Fighter 1 Fokker DR.I (OOC) NE of Nauroy
2 17 Mar 1918 62 Bristol Fighter 1 EA (OOC)  
3 03 May 1918 1145 62 Bristol Fighter (C779) 1 Albatros D.V (DES-F) N of Armentières
4 03 May 1918 1145 62 Bristol Fighter (C779) 1 Albatros D.V (DES) N of Armentières
5 03 May 1918 1200 62 Bristol Fighter (C779) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) N of Armentières
6 22 May 1918 0805 62 Bristol Fighter (C919) 1 LVG C (DES) W of Laventie
7 28 May 1918 1950 62 Bristol Fighter (C919) 1 Fokker D.VII (DES-F) Menin-Armentières
8 28 May 1918 1945 62 Bristol Fighter (C919) 1 Rumpler C (OOC) La Creche-Steenwerck
9 01 Aug 1918 62 Bristol Fighter 2 EA (OOC)  
10 03 Aug 1918 62 Bristol Fighter 2 EA (OOC)  
11 13 Aug 1918 1025 62 Bristol Fighter (E2457) 2 C (DES) Bullecourt
12 22 Aug 1918 0740 62 Bristol Fighter (E2457) 2 Fokker D.VII (DES) W of Pronville
13 22 Aug 1918 0740 62 Bristol Fighter (E2457) 2 Fokker D.VII (DES-F) W of Pronville
14 03 Sep 1918 1845 62 Bristol Fighter (E2457) 2 Fokker D.VII (OOC) N of Cambrai
15 03 Sep 1918 1845 62 Bristol Fighter (E2457) 2 Fokker D.VII (OOC) N of Cambrai
16 04 Sep 1918 0930 62 Bristol Fighter (E2457) 2 Fokker D.VII (DES) Abancourt-N of Cambrai
17 04 Sep 1918 0930 62 Bristol Fighter (E2457) 2 Fokker D.VII (OOC) N of Cambrai

1 Observer Lt Sidney Knights
2 Observer 2Lt Thomas Elliott
 
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