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Name: Gwilym Hugh Lewis
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Gwilym Lewis
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 32, 40
Victories: 12
Born: 05 August 1897
Place of Birth: Moseley, Birmingham
Died: December 1996
Place of Death:  
 
 
Author of "Wings Over the Somme," Gwilym Hugh Lewis was an active member of "Cross & Cockade" in Great Britain.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. (T./Capt.) Gwilyn Hugh Lewis (Northamptonshire Regiment).
   It is largely due to this officer's ability and judgment as a flight leader that many enemy machines have been destroyed with very few casualties in his formation. He is bold in attack, and has personally accounted for eight enemy aircraft, displaying marked disregard of personal danger.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 15 Jul 1916 0500 32 D.H.2 (7859) Fokker E (DES) 1 E of La Bassée
2 22 Sep 1916 1115 32 D.H.2 (7888) Roland C.II (DES) Bancourt
3 19 Dec 1917 1300 40 S.E.5a (B24) Albatros D.III (OOC) Lens-Pont a Vendin
4 19 Jan 1918 1115 40 S.E.5a (C9534) Albatros D.V (OOC) Henin-Lietard
5 16 Feb 1918 1005 40 S.E.5a (C9534) Pfalz D.III (OOC) 2 Lille
6 11 Apr 1918 1655 40 S.E.5a (D3540) Fokker DR.I (DES) E of Lens
7 12 Apr 1918 1730 40 S.E.5a (D3540) Pfalz D.III (OOC) Croix Barbee
8 20 May 1918 2000 40 S.E.5a Pfalz D.III (OOC) 3 Merville
9 21 May 1918 0840 40 S.E.5a (D3540) Pfalz D.III (DES) Douai
10 27 May 1918 2025 40 S.E.5a (D3540) Pfalz D.III (DESF) E of Hulloch
11 02 Jul 1918 1220 40 S.E.5a (D3511) Fokker D.VII (OOC) NE of Lens
12 07 Jul 1918 0925 40 S.E.5a (D3511) LVG C (CAP) 4 Lens

1 Shared with 2Lt K Mathewson & AM1 J Booth (4272)
2 Shared with Lt C W Usher
3 Shared with Maj Roderic Dallas, Lt Ivan Hind, Lt H H Wood, Lt C O Rusden, Lt D S Poler
4 Shared with Lt Ivan Hind
 
Books
Wings Over the Somme, 1916-1918
Gwilym Hugh Lewis / Unknown Binding / Kimber
 
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