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Name: William Henry Maxted
Country: England
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 3
Victories: 5
Born: 02 July 1899
Place of Birth: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England
Died: 17 December 1918 Killed In Flying Accident
Place of Death: Berck-sur-Mer, France
Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
 
 
The son of James Samuel and Minnie Maxted, William Henry Maxted scored five victories flying the Sopwith Camel with 3 Squadron in the autumn of 1918.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 16 Sep 1918 1810 3 Sopwith Camel (B7905) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Bourlon Wood
2 27 Sep 1918 0805 3 Sopwith Camel (B7903) LVG C (DESF) 57C L27
3 27 Sep 1918 0805 3 Sopwith Camel (B7905) LVG C (DES) 57C L27
4 27 Sep 1918 0820 3 Sopwith Camel (B7905) Balloon (DES) 1 57B M14
5 01 Oct 1918 1610 3 Sopwith Camel (B7905) Fokker D.VII (OOC) 57B M6

1 Shared with Lt George Riley
 
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