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Name: Stuart Harvey Pratt
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 46
Victories: 7
Born: June 1893
Place of Birth: Streatham, Surrey
Place of Death:  
Pratt was wounded in action whilst serving with the Royal Fusilers in France. He transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in June 1916 and was posted to 46 Squadron in August 1916. Flying a Nieuport two-seater, Pratt scored his first victory in February 1917, downing an Albatros D.III flown by Hans von Keudell, leader of Jasta 27. Having been posted to Home Defence, Pratt lost his right eye and left foot in a crash on 31 August 1917 at Herne Bay. He was invalided out of service due to ill health in December 1918.

1901 residence, the Streatham, Surrey; birth registered 3rd quarter 1893 at Wandsworth. Sometimes listed as S.W. Pratt.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 Feb 1917   46 Nieuport 1 Albatros D.III (2017/17)  
2 Mar 1917   46 Nieuport    
3 25 May 1917   46 Sopwith Pup (A7327) Albatros D (OOC)  
4 03 Jun 1917   46 Sopwith Pup (A7327) Albatros D (OOC)  
5 05 Jun 1917   46 Sopwith Pup (A7327) Albatros D.III (OOC)  
6 15 Jun 1917 1050 46 Sopwith Pup (A7327) DFW C (OOC) Ploegsteert
7 17 Jun 1917 1930 46 Sopwith Pup (A7327) Albatros D.V (OOC) Lens

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