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Name: Walter Noble
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 20, 43, 79
Victories: 12
Born: 15 October 1884
Place of Birth: Creeting St.Peter, Suffolk
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
Before the war, Walter Noble was a tea planter in India. He served with the 9th Battalion of the Essex Regiment before joining the Royal Flying Corps in September 1917 and scored 12 victories as a Bristol F.2b observer with 20 Squadron in 1918. Noble's book, With a Bristol Fighter Squadron, was published in 1920.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
2nd Lt. Walter Noble (formerly Essex Regt.).
   A skilful and determined observer who has been most successful in destroying enemy machines, very often when in superior strength to his own formation.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 25 Jan 1918 1225 20 Bristol F.2b (B1177) 1 Albatros D.V (DES) SE of Staden
2 25 Jan 1918 1226 20 Bristol F.2b (B1177) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) SE of Staden
3 04 Feb 1918 1415 20 Bristol F.2b 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Menin-Roulers Road
4 17 Feb 1918 1125 20 Bristol F.2b (B1209) 2 Pfalz D.III (OOC) NW of Menin
5 30 May 1918 1725 20 Bristol F.2b (C979) 1 Pfalz D.III (DES) Lille Citadel
6 31 May 1918 0740 20 Bristol F.2b (C4699) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Estaires
7 13 Jun 1918 0800 20 Bristol F.2b (B1122) 3 Albatros D.V (OOC) NNW of Armentières
8 17 Jun 1918 0755 20 Bristol F.2b (B1122) 3 Pfalz D.III (DES) Houthem
9 30 Jun 1918 0730 20 Bristol F.2b (B1307) 1 Pfalz D.III (DES) Wervicq
10 30 Jun 1918 0732 20 Bristol F.2b (B1307) 1 Pfalz D.III (OOC) Wervicq
11 30 Jun 1918 0735 20 Bristol F.2b (B1307) 1 Pfalz D.III (OOC) NE of Wervicq
12 02 Jul 1918 0845 20 Bristol F.2b (B1168) 1 Fokker D.VII (DES) Gheluvelt-Menin

1 Pilot 2Lt David Weston
2 Pilot 2Lt L P Roberts
3 Pilot Lt Paul Iaccaci
 
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