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Name: James Leith Leith
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 25, 46
Victories: 9
Born: 20 December 1896
Place of Birth: Southampton, Hampshire
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
After serving with the Hampshire Regiment, James Leith Leith joined the Royal Flying Corps in February 1916. Posted to 25 Squadron, he scored 8 victories with the F.E.2b before joining 46 Squadron as a flight commander, scoring 1 more victory with the Sopwith Camel.
 
Opponents
#9 GermanySylwester Garsztka
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 22 Oct 1916 0904 25 F.E.2b (7693) 1 D (DES) Seclin
2 09 Nov 1916 0830 25 F.E.2b (7693) 2 Fokker D (OOC) Henin-Lietard
3 24 Jan 1917 1500 25 F.E.2b (4946) 3 Albatros D.II (DES) Lieven-Lens
4 29 Jan 1917 1050 25 F.E.2b (7693) 4 Albatros D.II (OOC) Harnes
5 01 Mar 1917 1500 25 F.E.2b (A782) 5 Albatros D.II (OOC) Mericourt
6 17 Mar 1917 1725 25 F.E.2b (7693) 6 Albatros D.II (OOC) Arras
7 13 Apr 1917 1930 25 F.E.2b (A782) 5 Albatros D.III (DES) 7 Sallaumines
8 21 Apr 1917 1855 25 F.E.2d (A6383) 5 Albatros D.III (OOC) Rouvroy-Oppy
9 02 Oct 1918 1030 46 Sopwith Camel (H7279) Fokker D.VII (OOC) 8 Morcourt

1 Observer Sgt Leslie Court
2 Observer 2Lt E L Chadwick
3 Observer 2Lt A G Severs
4 Observer 2Lt D C Woollen
5 Observer Lt G M A Hobart-Hampden
6 Observer AM2 Leonard Emsden
7 Shared with Sgt W J Burtenshaw & Sgt J H Brown (7003)
8 Shared with Capt Donald MacLaren, Lt Cyril Sawyer
 
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