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Name: James 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: 04 January 1891
Place of Birth: Stoodley Hall, Todmorden, Yorkshire, England
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
James Mitchell was the son of Ams and Edith Anne Mitchell, both natives of Todmorden. He was educated at Sedbergh School from 1905 to 1911 and was in the OTC at Sedbergh. He joined the Territorial Army on 29 March 1911. Serving with the Essex Regiment when the war began, he joined the Royal Flying Corps on 28 March 1916. He served with 28 Squadron from 14 July 1917 to 19 June 1918. Posted to Home Establishment on 4 July 1918, he was at 3 School of Aerial Fighting from 16 August to 20 January 1919. Mitchell was transferred to the Unemployed List on 2 February 1919.
 
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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