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Name: Frank Neville Hudson
Military Cross (MC) Frank Hudson
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 15, 54
Victories: 6
Born: 04 November 1897
Place of Birth: Beckenham, Kent
Place of Death:  
Frank Neville Hudson was wounded in action in early 1916. He was wounded again and captured on 13 July 1917 when his plane was shot down between Bruges and Ostend by Jasta 20.
Military Cross (MC)
2nd Lieutenant Frank Neville Hudson, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) and Royal Flying Corps.
   For conspicuous gallantry and skill on several occasions, notably when, although severely wounded in the head, he successfully completed his aerial reconnaissance. After recrossing the line and landing at an aerodrome, he at once lost consciousness. This young officer is only 18 years of age, but has many times driven off enemy machines and twice forced them to the ground.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 27 Jan 1917 1410 54 Sopwith Pup (A652) C (DESF) Courcelette
2 13 Feb 1917 1045 54 Sopwith Pup C (OOC) Le Transloy
3 05 Apr 1917 54 Sopwith Pup Balloon (DES) 1 Gouy
4 06 Apr 1917 0730 54 Sopwith Pup (A6166) C (OOC) Le Catelet
5 26 Apr 1917 1910 54 Sopwith Pup Albatros D.III (OOC) Premont
6 11 Jul 1917 0410 54 Sopwith Pup (A6246) Albatros C (DES) NW of Nieuport

1 Shared with Capt R G H Pixley, Lt Maurice Scott, 2Lt Reginald Charley
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