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Name: William Edward George "Pedro" Mann
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Air Force
Units: 8N (RNAS)
208 (RAF)
Victories: 13
Born: 20 April 1899
Place of Birth: Brentford, Middlesex
Died: 1966
Place of Death:  
 
 
Flying the Sopwith Camel, William Edward George Mann scored 13 victories with 208 Squadron in 1918. Post-war, he served as a Central Flying School instructor and flew in the Hendon Air Pageants of 1921 and 1924. He was promoted to Squadron Leader in 1934 and attended Staff College at Andover in 1936. Before he retired from the Royal Air Force, he achieved the rank of Air Commodore and was awarded the Order of the Bath and the Order of the British Empire. Before his death in 1966, he was employed by the Decca Navigation Company in Beirut.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. (A./Capt.) William Edward George Mann. (FRANCE)
   This officer has led many patrols into action, and invariably displays marked fearlessness and ability, setting a fine example to other Pilots. He has accounted for nine enemy aeroplanes, and in these combats his success has been largely due to his skill in manoeuvre and bold daring in closing to short range with the enemy.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 08 May 1918 1115 208 Sopwith Camel (D1845) Albatros D.V (OOC) Provin
2 09 May 1918 1345 208 Sopwith Camel (D1845) Albatros D.V (OOC) Phalempin
3 08 Jul 1918 0810 208 Sopwith Camel (D1834) Rumpler C (DES) 1 SW of Estaires
4 31 Jul 1918 2020 208 Sopwith Camel (D1834) Albatros D.V (DES) 2 SW of Douai
5 09 Aug 1918 1125 208 Sopwith Camel (D1834) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Nesle
6 16 Aug 1918 0905 208 Sopwith Camel (D6634) Hannover C (DES) Oppy
7 27 Aug 1918 0750 208 Sopwith Camel (F1588) Fokker D.VII (DESF) S of Scarpe River
8 01 Sep 1918 1000 208 Sopwith Camel (F1588) DFW C (OOC) N of Gloster Wood
9 03 Sep 1918 1425 208 Sopwith Camel (F1588) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Marquion
10 06 Sep 1918 1830 208 Sopwith Camel (F1588) Fokker D.VII (DESF) Canal du Nord
11 06 Sep 1918 1830 208 Sopwith Camel Fokker D.VII (OOC) Canal du Nord
12 25 Sep 1918 1750 208 Sopwith Camel (D9484) Halberstadt C (DES) Gouy
13 26 Sep 1918 1840 208 Sopwith Camel Fokker D.VII (OOC) SE of St. Quentin

1 Shared with Lt J Mollison
2 Shared with Lt L E A Green
 
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