Lieutenant Frederick James Powell, Manchester Regiment, received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 1130 on a Maurice Farman biplane at Farnborough on 2 March 1915. Posted to 5 Squadron, he scored two victories flying the Vickers F.B.5 and four victories flying the F.E.8. After serving with 40 Squadron, Powell assumed command of 41 Squadron on 2 August 1917. Now flying the S.E.5a, he was shot down over Auberchicourt by Jasta 10 and captured.
1901 residence was Great Crosby, Lancashire.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviatorsí Certificates, 1910-1950
Photo given to Dr Richard Quinton by Powell's wife in late 1989, Cambridge. Stamped on back: Royal Artillery Range Hebrides, APR1977, RAOC PHOTO SECTION