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Name: George Rensbury "Bill" Hicks
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Air Force
Unit: 74
Victories: 8
Born: 24 January 1900
Place of Birth: Walthamstow, Essex, England
Died: 24 November 1951
Place of Death: Liverpool, England
 
 
George Rensbury Hicks was the son of George and Matilda Ann (Mizzen) Hicks of Woodford. Gazetted to the Royal Flying Corps on 3 November 1917. Flying the S.E.5a, he scored 8 victories including one Siemens Schuckert D.IV. He was wounded in action on 2 October 1918.

WO 339/127410
Certified Copy of an Entry of Birth
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 15 Jul 1918 0850 74 S.E.5a (C6474) Fokker D.VII (OOC) SE of Roulers
2 24 Jul 1918 0625 74 S.E.5a (C6474) DFW C (DESF) Lestrem
3 19 Aug 1918 2010 74 S.E.5a DFW C (DES) Ploegsteert Wood
4 05 Sep 1918 1045 74 S.E.5a Fokker D.VII (DES) S of Cambrai
5 05 Sep 1918 1910 74 S.E.5a Fokker D.VII (OOC) W of Lille
6 24 Sep 1918 1030 74 S.E.5a Siemens Schuckert D.IV (OOC) E of Armentières
7 24 Sep 1918 1045 74 S.E.5a Rumpler C (DES) Capinghem
8 26 Sep 1918 1510 74 S.E.5a DFW C (DES) SE of Srmentieres
 
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