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Name: James Hart Mitchell
Military Cross (MC)
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Metal for Military Valor [Italy]
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 28
Victories: 11
Born: 08 May 1899
Place of Birth: Hereford, Herefordshire, England
Died: 1974
Place of Death: Dorset, England
 
 
The son of James John and Florence May (Hart) Mitchell, James Hart Mitchell scored eleven victories flying the Sopwith Camel with 28 Squadron in France and Italy.

WO 339/115321
 
Military Cross (MC)
Lt. (T./Capt.) James Mitchell, R.F.C., Spec. Res.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When on patrol work, on four separate occasions, he has shot down five enemy planes, three of which were observed to burst into flames, one being a large three-seater. On two of these occasions his formation was attacked by superior formations of the enemy. His magnificent work has been marked by great dash and fearlessness.
 
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. (T./Capt.) James Mitchell, M.C.
   During the last few months this officer has destroyed five enemy aeroplanes, displaying at all times gallantry and devotion to duty.
   (Notification of this award appeared in Gazette 2nd July 1918.)
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 20 Oct 1917 1215 28 Sopwith Camel (B6344) Albatros D.III (DES) Roulers
2 27 Oct 1917 1343 28 Sopwith Camel (B6362) Albatros D.V (OOC) E of Roulers
3 27 Oct 1917 1345 28 Sopwith Camel (B6362) Albatros D.V (DESF) E of Roulers
4 08 Dec 1917 1110 28 Sopwith Camel (B6406) C (DES) NW of Asiago
5 10 Dec 1917 1115 28 Sopwith Camel (B6406) Albatros D.III (DESF) 2 mi NW of Fontane
6 26 Dec 1917 1215 28 Sopwith Camel (B6344) AEG C (CAP) 1 Montebelluna
7 04 Feb 1918 1005 28 Sopwith Camel (B6344) Albatros D.III (DES) 1 km S of Motta
8 18 Mar 1918 1530 28 Sopwith Camel (B6344) Albatros D.III (DESF) Cordigano
9 17 Apr 1918 1315 28 Sopwith Camel (B6344) Albatros D.III (DESF) 2 mi SW of Motta
10 26 May 1918 0845 28 Sopwith Camel (B6344) Albatros D.III (DESF) 2 km N of Arcade
11 07 Jun 1918 0520 28 Sopwith Camel (D8110) Berg D.I (DES) 6 km SW of Motta

1 Shared with Lt Silvio Scaroni, Sgt Brenta
 
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