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Name: Victor Emmanuel Groom
Distinguished Flying Cross [DFC] and Bar Victor Emmanuel Groom
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 20, 111
Victories: 8
Born: 04 August 1898
Place of Birth: Peckham, Surrey, England
Died: December 1990
Place of Death: Surrey, England
 
Victor Emmanuel Groom transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in September 1917. A Bristol Fighter pilot with 20 Squadron, he scored 8 victories in 1918 before returning home in September.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. Victor Emmanuel Groom.
   An officer of great courage and dash who never hesitates to attack the enemy regardless of the superiority in numbers. While on a recent patrol this officer was one of a formation of eight that engaged twenty-five hostile scouts. Lieut. Groom shot down one, and his observer (Lieut. Hardcastle) a few minutes later destroyed another. On a later date, accompanied by the same observer, they were attacked by twelve scouts; two of these they shot down.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 08 May 1918 1645 20 Bristol Fighter Fokker DR.I (DESF) NW of Wervicq
2 14 May 1918 1845 20 Bristol Fighter (C4764) Albatros D.V (DES) E of Zillebeke Lake
3 14 May 1918 1850 20 Bristol Fighter (C4764) C (DES) SW of Polygon Wood
4 19 May 1918 1030 20 Bristol Fighter Albatros D.V (OOC) S of Calonne
5 01 Jun 1918 0630 20 Bristol Fighter (C4764) Pfalz D.III (DES) NW of Comines
6 01 Jun 1918 0630 20 Bristol Fighter (C4764) Pfalz D.III (DES) NW of Comines
7 30 Jul 1918 1930 20 Bristol Fighter (C7939) Fokker D.VII (DESF) Bailleul
8 30 Jul 1918 1930 20 Bristol Fighter (C7939) Fokker D.VII (DESF) Bailleul
 
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