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Name: Edward Grahame Johnstone
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) Edward Johnstone
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Air Force
Units: 8N, 12N (RNAS)
208 (RAF)
Victories: 17
Born: 06 May 1899
Place of Birth: Tooting, London, England
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
The son Edward Henderson and Stella (Fraser) Johnstone, Edward Grahame Johnstone joined the Royal Naval Air Service on 6 May 1917. After training with 12 Naval Squadron, he was posted to 8 Naval Squadron where he scored 17 victories flying the Sopwith Camel.
 
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Flt. Sub-Lieut. Edward Grahame Johnstone, R.N.A.S.
   For the pluck and determination shown by him in engaging enemy aircraft.
   On the 19th January, 1918, he attacked five Albatross scouts, and engaged one, nose on, opening fire at 75 yards range. The enemy aircraft turned on its side and spun. He followed, and engaged again at 30 yards range. The enemy aircraft went down completely out of control Later in the day, in a general engagement with fourteen Albatross scouts, he followed one down to 8,000 feet, firing all the time. This is confirmed by other pilots of the patrol to have fallen completely out of control.
   On several other occasions he has destroyed enemy machines or brought them down completely out of control.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 06 Dec 1917 0900 8N Sopwith Camel DFW C (OOC) 1 Henin-Lietard
2 01 Jan 1918 1500 8N Sopwith Camel (N6376) Albatros D.V (OOC) 2 Bailleul
3 04 Jan 1918 1130 8N Sopwith Camel (N6376) DFW C (DES) 3 Oppy-Monchy
4 19 Jan 1918 1125 8N Sopwith Camel (N6377) Albatros D.V (OOC) 4 Wingles
5 19 Jan 1918 1500 8N Sopwith Camel (N6377) Albatros D.V (OOC) Henin-Lietard
6 24 Jan 1918 1130 8N Sopwith Camel (N6377) Albatros D.V (OOC) 5 Neuvreuil
7 24 Jan 1918 1130 8N Sopwith Camel (N6377) Albatros D.V (OOC) 6 Neuivireuil
8 25 Jan 1918 1315 8N Sopwith Camel (N6377) Pfalz D.III (DES) 5 Beaumont
9 03 Feb 1918 1225 8N Sopwith Camel (N6377) DFW C (DES) 7 Sallaumines
10 18 Feb 1918 1115 8N Sopwith Camel (B7218) Albatros D.V (OOC) NE of Vitry
11 08 May 1918 1115 208 Sopwith Camel (D1813) Albatros D.V (DES) Meurchin
12 22 May 1918 0800 208 Sopwith Camel C (OOC) 8 NE of Lens
13 04 Jun 1918 1820 208 Sopwith Camel Albatros D.V (OOC) 5 E of Merville
14 28 Jul 1918 0915 208 Sopwith Camel DFW C (OOC) Merville
15 31 Jul 1918 0930 208 Sopwith Camel Pfalz D.III (OOC) Estaires
16 07 Aug 1918 1150 208 Sopwith Camel Pfalz D.III (OOC) Meurchin
17 14 Aug 1918 0600 208 Sopwith Camel DFW C (OOC) 9 E of Oppy

1 Shared with William Jordon, Pruett Dennett
2 Shared with William Jordon, FSL Reid (N6448)
3 Shared with William Jordon, Pruett Dennett, FSL A J Dixon (N6278)
4 Shared with William Jordon, Pruett Dennett
5 Shared with William Jordon
6 Shared with William Jordon, Reginald Johns
7 Shared with Robert Compston, FSL W L Crundall (N6356)
8 Shared with William Jordon, Reginald Johns, Lt John McDonald, Pruett Dennett, Gerald Cooper, Herbert Fowler
9 Shared with James White, Lt Allison, Rupert Gifford
 
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