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Name: Robert Samuel Herring
Military Cross (MC)
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 48
Victories: 5
Born: 13 October 1896
Place of Birth: Norfolk
Place of Death:  
Robert Samuel Herring's birth war registered in the 3rd quarter of 1896 at Docking, Norfolk.
Military Cross (MC)
2nd Lt. Robert Samuel Herring, Lond. R., and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He carried out a valuable reconnaissance under heavy fire from the ground, obtaining valuable information and engaging enemy troops with machine-gun fire with good effect. On another occasion, while on a photographic reconnaissance he was attacked by six enemy triplanes. He drove them all off after a hard fight and returned with his photographs. He has driven down four enemy machines out of control and has set a splendid example of determination and resource.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 25 Jan 1918 1425 48 Bristol F.2b (B1187) 1 Albatros D.III (OOC) NE of St. Quentin
2 28 Jan 1918 1240 48 Bristol F.2b (B1193) 2 Rumpler C (OOC) Beaurevoir
3 09 Feb 1918 1200 48 Bristol F.2b (C4628) 3 Albatros D.V (OOC) S of Guise
4 16 Mar 1918 1210 48 Bristol F.2b (B1181) 4 Albatros D.V (OOC) Bellicourt-Bellenglise
5 16 Mar 1918 1211 48 Bristol F.2b (B1181) 4 DFW C (OOC) Bellicourt-Bellenglise

1 Pilot Lt Hugh Elliott
2 Pilot 2Lt Frank Ransley
3 Pilot 2Lt Herbert Hartley
4 Pilot Lt P Burrows
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