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Name: Charles Philip Harrison
Military Cross (MC)
Croix de Guerre [France]
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 98
Victories: 5
Born: 27 July 1888
Place of Birth: Wimbledon, London
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
Charles Philip Harrison served with the Royal Engineers in France and German West Africa before being seconded to the Royal Flying Corps on 1 November 1917. An observer with 98 Squadron, he scored five victories from the rear seat of the D.H.9.
 
Military Cross (MC)
T./Lt. Charles Philip Harrison, R.E., attd. R.A.F.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This officer was acting as observer when his pilot was severely wounded. He opened fire and shot down the enemy aeroplane, which fell in flames. He then took control of his own machine, which was very badly damaged, his pilot being "hors de combat," and notwithstanding complete inexperience in piloting a machine he managed to bring it safely back to an aerodrome. His skill and courage undoubtedly saved his pilot's life, and prevented the machine from falling into the hands of the enemy.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 21 Apr 1918 0700 98 D.H.9 (C6108) 1 Fokker DR.I (OOC) Bailleul
2 08 May 1918 1920 98 D.H.9 (C6108) 2 Albatros D.V (DESF) Menin-Wervicq
3 16 Jul 1918 1920 98 D.H.9 (C2221) 3 Fokker DR.I (DESF) Forêt de Ris
4 16 Jul 1918 1920 98 D.H.9 (C2221) 3 Fokker DR.I (DES) Forêt de Ris
5 18 Jul 1918 0800 98 D.H.9 (C2221) 3 Pfalz D.III (DES) Forêt de Fère

1 Pilot Lt A M Phillips
2 Pilot Lt N C MacDonald
3 Pilot Lt Frederick Wilton
 
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