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Name: Harry King Goode Balloon-Buster
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Harry Goode
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Unit: 66
Victories: 15
Born: 22 October 1892
Place of Birth: Handsworth, Staffordshire, England
Died: 21 August 1942 Killed In Flying Accident
Place of Death: Near Carnlough, Northern Ireland
Cemetery: Ballykelly Church of Ireland, Londonderry, Northern Ireland
 
 
The son of Florence Annie King, Harry King Goode was adopted by Thomas and Margaret Goode of Ryton, Bulkin. He joined the Royal Engineers on 8 September 1914 and served as a motorcycle dispatch rider before he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps on 14 November 1917. Posted to 66 Squadron, he scored fifteen victories flying the Sopwith Camel in 1918.
Harry King Goode's Medal Group
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
2nd Lieut. (A./Capt.) Harry King Goode. (ITALY)
   A brilliant fighting pilot who sets a fine example of courage and determination to the officers of his squadron. He has destroyed six enemy aeroplanes and two kite balloons.
 
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
2nd Lieut. (A./Capt.) Harry King Goode, D.F.C. (ITALY)
   During the recent operations this officer has displayed magnificent courage and determination in attacking enemy aerodromes, kite balloons and retreating columns, inflicting very heavy loss. On 29th October he led two other machines in a bombing raid against an enemy aerodrome; he completely destroyed with a bomb, one hostile machine on the ground; and, attacking the hangars and workshops with machine-gun fire, he caused many casualties amongst the mechanics. Later on in the same day he returned alone to attack the same aerodrome, and found the enemy about to evacuate it. Flying at a very low altitude—at times his wheels almost touched the ground—-he destroyed one machine with a bomb and set fire to another with machine-gun fire. The enemy personnel were driven back into the village by the vigour of his attack. Captain Goode's utter disregard of personal danger inspired all who served with him.
   (D.F.C. gazetted 3rd December, 1918.)
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 25 Jun 1918 0735 66 Sopwith Camel (D9410) Albatros C (DESF) Vazzena, S of Asiago
2 18 Jul 1918 0805 66 Sopwith Camel (B2363) Albatros D.III (DES) Mt. Baldo
3 01 Aug 1918 0930 66 Sopwith Camel (E1494) Roland C (DES) S of Guistina
4 05 Aug 1918 0920 66 Sopwith Camel (E1494) Balloon (DES) SE of Oderzo
5 09 Aug 1918 0740 66 Sopwith Camel (E1494) Hansa-Brandenburg C (DES) N of Motta
6 11 Aug 1918 1950 66 Sopwith Camel (E1494) Albatros D.III (OOC) Valpregara
7 22 Aug 1918 1110 66 Sopwith Camel (E1494) Albatros D.III (DESF) Conegliano
8 30 Sep 1918 1815 66 Sopwith Camel (E7211) LVG C (DES) NE of Conegliano
9 08 Oct 1918 1120 66 Sopwith Camel (E7211) Roland C (DES) SW of Vallo
10 16 Oct 1918 66 Sopwith Camel (E7211) Balloon (DES) Oderzo
11 22 Oct 1918 1645 66 Sopwith Camel (E7211) Balloon (DES) 1 SW of Vazzolo
12 27 Oct 1918 0815 66 Sopwith Camel (E7211) Balloon (DES) 38K 55 38
13 28 Oct 1918 0810 66 Sopwith Camel (E7211) Balloon (DES) S of Oderzo
14 28 Oct 1918 1045 66 Sopwith Camel (E7211) Balloon (DES) St. Stino
15 29 Oct 1918 0730 66 Sopwith Camel (E7211) Balloon (DES) 39M 93 24

1 Shared with Capt H Hindle-James (E1576)
 
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