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Name: David James Hughes
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Unit: 3
Victories: 5
Born: 16 April 1899
Place of Birth: Hoole, Chester
Place of Death:  
David James Hughes was living in Hoole in 1901.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. David James Hughes. (FRANCE)
   A gallant and skilful officer. On 4th September his patrol was attacked by eight Fokker biplanes. Proceeding to the assistance of one of our machines that was in difficulties, Lieut. Hughes was himself attacked by two enemy aeroplanes and driven down, to 4,000 feet, his petrol and oil tanks being shot through. By skilful manoeuvring he regained our lines, pursued by one of the enemy, which, at 2,000 feet, he engaged, bringing it down in our lines.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 08 Aug 1918 1800 3 Sopwith Camel (D6603) Albatros C (DESF) N of Chaulnes
2 10 Aug 1918 1040 3 Sopwith Camel (D6603) Fokker D.VII (OOC) 62? C54
3 26 Aug 1918 0700 3 Sopwith Camel (F1972) Albatros C (DES) 1 SW of Bapaume
4 04 Sep 1918 1010 3 Sopwith Camel (F1972) Fokker D.VII (CAP) 51B W21
5 23 Oct 1918 1210 3 Sopwith Camel (H829) C (OOC) 57S ?4

1 Shared with Lt V H McElroy (C8344)
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