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Name: William James Middleton
Croix de Guerre avec Glaives, en Argent
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)
Country: England
Rank: Sergeant
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Air Force
Units: 5N (RNAS)
205 (RAF)
Victories: 6
Born: 1897
Place of Birth: Horton Kirkby, Kent
Died: 04 October 1918 Died From Wounds
Place of Death:  
 
 
216604 Sgt.-Obsr. William James Middleton, D.F.M. — Medaille d'Honneur avec Glaives, en Argent, gazetted 23 August 1919.
 
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)
No. F.16604 A.C.1 (Gunlayer) William James Middleton (Woodford Green).
   He has taken part in 67 raids and has shown conspicuous gallantry and skill in bombing enemy lines of communication, dumps and aerodromes. On one occasion he obtained six direct hits, despite intense anti-aircraft fire.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 09 Mar 1918 1045 5N D.H.4 (N6095) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Mont d'Origny
2 23 Apr 1918 1920 205 D.H.4 (A8071) 1 Fokker DR.I (OOC) Chaulnes
3 03 May 1918 1545 205 D.H.4 (A8071) 1 Pfalz D.III (DESF) 4 Chaulnes-Rosières
4 03 May 1918 1545 205 D.H.4 (A8071) 1 Pfalz D.III (OOC) 4 Chaulnes-Rosières
5 10 Aug 1918 1540 205 D.H.4 (D9255) 2 Pfalz D.III (DESF) Brie Bridge
6 04 Sep 1918 1715 205 D.H.4 (D9259) 3 Fokker D.VII (OOC) Roisel

1 Pilot Lt G E Siedle
2 Pilot Capt J M Mason
3 Pilot Lt D J T Mellor
4 Shared with Capt Euan Dickson & AGL Charles Robinson, Lt Cyril Heywood & AGL SF Langstone, Lt William Elliott & AGL Whalley, Lt Wilson & AGL Mackay, Lt William Grossart & AGL Richards, Lt Fox & AGL C F Ambler, Capt John Gamon & 2Lt Walter Scott, Lt Robert Chalmers & 2Lt Stanley Hamblin, Lt Scott & AGL Humphrey
 
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