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Name: Howard Redmayne Harker
Military Cross (MC) Howard Redmayne Harker
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 57
Victories: 5
Born: 12 May 1891
Place of Birth: Prestwich, Manchester
Died: 27 February 1919
Place of Death: Barracks Hospital, Tidworth, Hampshire
Cemetery: Manchester Southern Cemetery, Lancashire
 
 
Educated at Rossell School and Manchester University, Howard Redmayne Harker was employed by the Royal Aircraft Factory at Farnborough in 1913. He joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1916 and received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 2945 on a Maurice Farman biplane at military school, Birmingham on 18 May 1916. Flying the F.E.2 and D.H.4 with 57 Squadron, he scored five victories in 1917. Harker died from influenza at Tidworth Barracks Hospital in 1919.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
 
Military Cross (MC)
2nd Lt. (T./Capt.) Howard Redmayne Harker, R.F.C., Spec. Res.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. For nearly, a year he has carried out extremely valuable work in taking aeroplane photographs and leading bombing raids far behind the enemy lines, often in the face of great opposition and trying weather conditions. On a recent occasion while returning from a successful bombing raid his formation was attacked by more than twice its number, but by his fine offensive spirit and skilful leadership, the enemy were dispersed. He has consistently set a splendid example to his brother officers.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 24 Mar 1917 1145 57 F.E.2d (A1954) 1 Albatros D.II (OOC) E of Lens
2 18 Jun 1917 0645 57 D.H.4 (A7455) 2 Albatros D.III (DES) S of Houthulst
3 17 Jul 1917 1830 57 D.H.4 (A7492) 3 Albatros D.V (OOC) Roulers
4 28 Jul 1917 1810 57 D.H.4 (A7492) 2 Albatros D.V (OOC) Ingelmunster
5 21 Aug 1917 1815 57 D.H.4 (A7568) 2 Albatros D.V (DES) Ledeghem-Menin

1 Observer 2Lt V D Fernauld
2 Observer W E B Barclay
3 Observer Sgt A G Broad
 
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