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Name: Norman William "Bill" Reginald Mawle
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Norman Mawle
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 7, 84
Victories: 12
Born: 27 February 1897
Place of Birth: Banbury, Oxfordshire, England
Died: 28 December 1971
Place of Death: Leicester, Leicestershire, England
 
 
Cadet Norman William Reginald Mawle, with the London Regiment, Inns of Court Officers Training Corps, was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant (on probation) on 5 September 1916. He transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in 1918. An S.E.5 pilot with 84 Squadron, Lieutenant Mawle scored twelve victories. He was credited with shooting down three Fokker D.VIIs on 30 July 1918. He flew his last combat mission on 8 August 1918. On that day, whilst strafing two horse-drawn balloons, he was badly wounded in the stomach and arm by ground fire.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. Norman William Reginald Mawle (Lond. R.).
   A courageous and skilful leader, who has destroyed nine enemy machines and four kite balloons. While leading his patrol of five scouts he observed a hostile formation of fifteen scouts. Nothing daunted by the disparity in numbers, he at once engaged them, driving down three himself. During a recent patrol he engaged two kite balloons, one of which he shot down in flames at 25 feet altitude. Later, he attacked an anti-tank gun, stampeding the horses and causing the gun to overturn in a ditch. In this patrol he was seriously wounded, but flew his machine back to his aerodrome.
 
Entry from Lt. Mawle's Flight Log
29 May 1918, Wednesday
   I intend keeping a record of all patrols and flights made with this squadron so that I may refer to my various experiences and experiences of others... more
 
Entry from Lt. Mawle's Diary
17 June 1918, Monday:   Spent the morning playing cricket in the sands after a rotten breakfast. Had a good bathe. Played cricket again in the afternoon. Wrote letter in the evening. After dinner went for a walk with Robert... more
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 17 Jul 1918 1035 84 S.E.5a (D6917) Balloon  (DES) Proyart
2 20 Jul 1918 0910 84 S.E.5a (D6917) Balloon  (DES) SW of Proyart
3 20 Jul 1918 0915 84 S.E.5a (D6917) Fokker D.VII   (DES) NE of Morcourt
4 24 Jul 1918 1115 84 S.E.5a (C1868) Fokker D.VII  (DES) 1 Warfusée
5 29 Jul 1918 0715 84 S.E.5a (D6917) LVG C   (DES) 2 SE of Proyart
6 30 Jul 1918 1015 84 S.E.5a (D6917) Fokker D.VII   (OOC) S of Warvillers
7 30 Jul 1918 1020 84 S.E.5a (D6917) Fokker D.VII   (DES) S of Warvillers
8 30 Jul 1918 1020 84 S.E.5a (D6917) Fokker D.VII   (DES) S of Warvillers
9 04 Aug 1918 0550 84 S.E.5a (D6917) Balloon  (DES) SE of Proyart
10 07 Aug 1918 0850 84 S.E.5a (D6917) Fokker D.VII   (OOC) NE of Le Quesnel
11 07 Aug 1918 0910 84 S.E.5a (D6917) Fokker D.VII   (DES) SE of Villers/Brettoneaux
12 08 Aug 1918 1000 84 S.E.5a (D6917) Balloon  (DESF) E of Harbonnières

1 Shared with Capt John Ralston
2 Shared with Lt A C Lobley (C8693)
 
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