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Name: Charles Roger Lupton
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) and Bar Charles Roger Lupton
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Air Force
Unit: 5N (RNAS)
205 (RAF)
Victories: 5
Born: 27 January 1898
Place of Birth: Potternewton, Yorkshire, England
Died: 09 May 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death: France
Memorial: Vignacourt British Cemetery, Somme, France
 
 
The only son of Charles and Katherine Lupton, of Carn Head, Roundhay, Leeds, Charles Roger Lupton was educated at Hillbrow and at Mr. G. F. Bradby's house at Rugby. He was 17 years old when he left school in July 1916 to join the Royal Naval Air Service. Flight Sub-Lieutenant Lupton received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 3734 on a Maurice Farman biplane at the Royal Naval Air Station, Eastbourne on 14 September 1916. He served at home stations until a serious accident in April 1917 and was incapacitated for two months. When he recovered, he joined Naval 5 in Flanders in August 1917. With this unit he received the Distinguished Service Cross and was made an acting Flight Commander in January 1918. In March 1918, his squadron was moved and shortly afterwards, Lupton received a Bar to the D.S.C. Upon his transfer to the Royal Air Force, he was promoted to Captain. He was 20 years old when he was killed in action on 9 May 1918.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
 
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Flt. Sub-Lieut. Charles Roger Lupton, R.N.A.S.
Flt. Sub-Lieut. Euan Dickson, R.N.A.S.
Obs. Sub-Lieut. William Lawrence Hill, R.N.A.S.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in a bombing raid on Thourout Railway Station and Varsennaere Aerodrome on the 25th October, 1917. These officers volunteered for the expedition in spite of extremely unfavourable weather conditions. They have all previously taken part in many bombing raids.
 
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) Bar
Flt. Lieut, (act. Flt. Cdr.) Charles Roger Lupton, D.S.C., R.N.A.S.
   For conspicuous bravery and skill in leading bombing formations, especially on 26th March, 1918, when he carried out at low altitudes four bombing raids on enemy communications. In the course of these raids he caused great damage to enemy transport, and inflicted serious casualties on large numbers of their reinforcements. He has carried out very many bombing raids, and by his courage and resource has instilled a spirit of confidence and daring in all those who have flown with him.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 28 Sep 1917 5N D.H.4 (N6009) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Blankenberghe
2 08 Dec 1917 1100 5N D.H.4 (N6000) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) 3 Aertrycke Airfield
3 22 Mar 1918 1520 5N D.H.4 (N6009) 2 Albatros D.V (OOC) SW of Vendhuille
4 06 Apr 1918 1540 205 D.H.4 (N6009) 2 Fokker DR.I (DESF) NE of Villers Bretonneux
5 07 Apr 1918 1350 205 D.H.4 (N6000) 2 Pfalz D.III (OOC) Lamotte

1 Observer AGL Smith
2 Observer AGL A G Wood
3 Shared with FSL John Gamon & AGL Winter
 
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